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by BatteryMill
Yesterday, 7:33 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Fastest Drive Thru
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Fastest Drive Thru

Probably because not many people go there these days, compared to Cane's, CFA, Popeyes... :lol:
by BatteryMill
Yesterday, 6:10 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target 2022
Replies: 79
Views: 6342

Re: Target 2022

The rail lights are probably triple the amount of light compared to any other part of the store. They didn't look good when they were also removing the ceiling above and painting the rafters dark charcoal gray, but now they're just hanging them from the t-frame ceiling. They look great. Hopefully t...
by BatteryMill
Yesterday, 11:49 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target 2022
Replies: 79
Views: 6342

Re: Target 2022

I was in Portland and saw the Cascade Station store by the airport is also getting remodeled. I did like the new lighted department signs, surprising how much of a difference that makes. Also the removal of recessed lighting above checkout and replacement with hanging LED rail lights. But I also no...
by BatteryMill
Yesterday, 11:46 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 207
Views: 85731

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

According to Shoppers' recent Facebook posts, they are now hiring for the 7051 MLK location in Landover which is to reopen in November. It, however is drawing ire for reopening when they aren't considering employees who worked before closing. This is something that has happened with the numerous Toy...
by BatteryMill
October 3rd, 2022, 10:13 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Looking for a summary of NC grocery operators
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Looking for a summary of NC grocery operators

Aldi/Lidl will be the closest thing to WinCo. You will probably really miss WinCo. Food Lion isn't Safeway (it is cheaper, has far less fresh product, far less selection in general) by any stretch but Food Lion can sort of be okay. Harris Teeter runs a very solid operation in NC, they are extremely...
by BatteryMill
October 3rd, 2022, 6:37 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target 2022
Replies: 79
Views: 6342

Re: Target 2022

I was in the Clackamas Target today, which is undergoing a remodel. This store is across from Clackamas Town Center and was part of Target's entry into Portland in the 1980s. I have noticed some tweaks to the format they have been updating with, such as removing recessed lighting above the register...
by BatteryMill
October 2nd, 2022, 11:22 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 207
Views: 85731

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Aldi and Lidl have the lock on deep discount. When people think warehouse they think Costco, BJs and Sam's. In Shoppers heyday none of those companies were in the DC/Baltimore area so the warehouse discount format worked. If one wants cheap food you have to go to Aldi, Lidl or Walmart and shop in t...
by BatteryMill
October 1st, 2022, 11:01 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 207
Views: 85731

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

I don't want to get too wrapped up in rumors or speculation, but I am also wondering here, we know there are these rumors there about something possibly going on with Albertsons/Ahold but it is not clear what. I am wondering if they are potentially working on divesting stores and if UNFI would end ...
by BatteryMill
October 1st, 2022, 8:48 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 207
Views: 85731

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Lets not forget that Supervalu had remodeled a few of the Shoppers locations before the sale to UNFI. The concept was called Shoppers Market. I visited the former Potomac Yards (Alexandria) location after it was remodeled into this format. The store was downsized in the remodel. Even so, the store ...
by BatteryMill
October 1st, 2022, 3:39 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 207
Views: 85731

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Prior to SuperValu stepping in, Shoppers was a warehouse grocery store (similar to WinCo or Redner's... a.k.a. Wegners). Along the lines of this format, Shoppers employed warehouse shelving and was able to stock pallets above the aisles. While I have seen some backrooms from that era, I can't imagi...