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by BatteryMill
September 27th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Retail design trends
Replies: 44
Views: 2183

Re: Retail design trends

And of course Walmart uses wood in their clothing departments only from what I've seen. The newer wood floors they're using in their stores when they do concrete have more of a grippy feel while the older wood look floors were glossy just like the tiles. I saw them putting them down one night and t...
by BatteryMill
September 27th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding
Replies: 65
Views: 8180

Re: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding

With recent changes at Fred Meyer to their card program, and the replacement of the Fred Meyer brand with the Kroger brand on many private label items, as well as the general merchandise side gradually being whittled away, I wouldn't rule out an eventual rebranding down the road. Fred Meyer's GM si...
by BatteryMill
September 25th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Retail design trends
Replies: 44
Views: 2183

Re: Retail design trends

Terrazzo seems to wear like iron too. Good example of that-I graduated high school in 1980 and the school itself was built in the mid-1960's. The main entrance in front of the office and auditorium had terrazzo flooring which looked original to the building. I just saw a recent picture of that entr...
by BatteryMill
September 25th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 114
Views: 45672

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

I suspect UNFI sees what happens to most of what it sells- like Farm Fresh. They do not retain the wholesale business despite their intentions to do so. Even if they sell the stores off to independents, the stores do not stay in business long. There is a reason why Supervalu had these odd scattered...
by BatteryMill
September 22nd, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 114
Views: 45672

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Another semi-new update: Shoppers, alongside Cub are to remain open until about mid-2022, under UNFI/SuperValu's control. These articles state that Shoppers will close some stores in the meantime, however no final sale/shutdown for either banner is to occur. * https://www.grocerydive.com/news/unfi-d...
by BatteryMill
September 22nd, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Retail design trends
Replies: 44
Views: 2183

Re: Retail design trends

Publix has always used terrazzo in their stores, going back to the 1950s. Our old 1960s Publix had them originally, but in the 1990s when the store was expanded into an adjacent Eckerd, they were covered with white and gray linoleum tiles. Over time, you could see the lines showing through the tile...
by BatteryMill
September 18th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Retail design trends
Replies: 44
Views: 2183

Re: Retail design trends

Thrifty Drug Stores heavily used terrazzo floors in their stores in the 70's and into the 80's. At this point most of those have been covered up with tiles. A lot of grocery and drug stores used terrazzo in the 50's and 60's because the maintenance costs are very low and it lasts forever. It starte...
by BatteryMill
September 17th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Retail design trends
Replies: 44
Views: 2183

Re: Retail design trends

I have seen some epoxy based finishes that are used in new builds that hold up fairly well. The white floors in many WinCo stores come to mind. As a question, does epoxy = terrazzo? I do know terrazzo was quite common in retail buildings before the 2000s. True..........but I do not often see those ...
by BatteryMill
September 16th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration
Replies: 57
Views: 23046

Re: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration

Sounds a lot like when they bought Fred Meyer....gradually integrating things here and there while letting Fred Meyer largely do their own thing, until the last couple years where they have accelerated the "Kroger way" of doing things and have changed many aspects of Fred Meyer for the worse. That'...
by BatteryMill
September 14th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration
Replies: 57
Views: 23046

Re: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration

Let's hope that HT continues to stay this way... right after Kroger bought HT was when they started to seriously over-centralize the other divisions... Much agreed. Who knows what may happen that'll cause the Teeter to integrate more into Kroger. I'm delighted of some things they've added, such as ...