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by BatteryMill
Today, 12:19 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Kroger in Milwaukee: 3rd time a charm?
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Kroger in Milwaukee: 3rd time a charm?

And in Southern Cal, it is Round 2 for Kroger with ownership of Ralphs’/Food 4 Less, they owned the Market Basket chain in LA until the mid 80s. Even offered Tenderay brand beef and a few Kroger branded products. (But no Top Value stamps-they offered Blue Chips like almost every other LA chain) Int...
by BatteryMill
Today, 12:15 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...
Replies: 144
Views: 16668

Re: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...

I saw some somewhat recent photos of the last NY Store and it appears the Sears Appliance Department is basically emptied out, but in clothing they are somehow sourcing some brand name items that are not present even in the remaining Sears locations that I've seen. Really tough to understand what t...
by BatteryMill
Today, 12:14 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target 2022
Replies: 53
Views: 3625

Re: Target 2022

What advantages do you see with the SuperTarget format? I've seen those nicely populated, but I'm not sure if the inventory count or having a deli or bakery would sound 'worth it' to Target. The advantages to Super Target are that it drives visits to the stores more often. This results in increased...
by BatteryMill
Today, 12:06 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Best Buy and the Smartphone Era
Replies: 17
Views: 5580

Re: Best Buy and the Smartphone Era

I spoke with our Real Estate director about a closing of a BBY at Grossmont Center in San Diego. She said that they did not care that it was their highest volume store in the area - it was also their highest rent location in the area and they were confident that the sales would migrate to the other...
by BatteryMill
Today, 11:59 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...
Replies: 144
Views: 16668

Re: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...

DFWRetaileWatcher wrote: May 5th, 2022, 11:55 am No clue on the timeline, if that's actually the case.
Well I guess since Kmart is Kmart, they may stretch these stores out a couple more years.
by BatteryMill
Today, 11:55 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target 2022
Replies: 53
Views: 3625

Re: Target 2022

The problem with the small stores is that they're already in Target markets, and the markets that Target went into...some back in the 1980s and 1990s, were already medium-sized markets with an existing retail base--a few Wal-Mart and/or Kmart stores, a competitive grocery store ecosystem, and likel...
by BatteryMill
May 5th, 2022, 10:43 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...
Replies: 144
Views: 16668

Re: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...

DFWRetaileWatcher wrote: May 5th, 2022, 5:58 am I suspect the real reason these 3 Kmart stores remain open is that they're waiting on the leases to run out.
Do you see this happening this year?
by BatteryMill
May 4th, 2022, 8:43 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...
Replies: 144
Views: 16668

Re: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...

Rumor has it they still have leftover Christmas Sweaters taken from various 95% off liquidation sales. For some reason those just aren't selling. As soon as they can get rid of all of those, they will finally close down the remaining stores. They are very hopeful the current NJ closure will turn th...
by BatteryMill
April 25th, 2022, 11:28 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Stop & Shop closures
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Stop & Shop closures

https://hudsonvalleypost.com/stop-shop-closing-two-new-york-stores/ Recently announced closures of Stop & Shop locations in LIC (Queens) and Islandia (Long Island). This comes right after closures of Little Neck (Queens), Dayton, and Paramus. The Eastchester Road location in the Bronx is also s...
by BatteryMill
April 21st, 2022, 8:46 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration
Replies: 79
Views: 45858

Re: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration

cw06 wrote: April 21st, 2022, 5:02 am It looks like Harris Teeter's homepage has been merged with the rest of Kroger's. It's now just the kroger.com layout with the HT logo in the corner.
Boo. At least it still has mostly HT-exclusive ad elements. No Krojis or cart-slice logo to report, but this is still a sign of the times.