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by cathandler
September 20th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Market Basket opens second Maine store (Westbrook)
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Market Basket opens second Maine store (Westbrook)

storewanderer wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 10:00 pm
It says the "beignets" are Made in France. They must have a special vat of garbage ingredients for the US-bound product.
If you want a French bakery product to survive a transatlantic journey, compromises have to be made.
by cathandler
September 20th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Market Basket opens second Maine store (Westbrook)
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Market Basket opens second Maine store (Westbrook)

Look at all that great Polar Seltzer. It must be close to 1/3 aisle worth. Plus more of the aisle for private label seltzer. You just can't beat the selection at this chain, or the pricing, on center store items especially. This is the type of item to seek out at this chain. Shaw's also has a "Pola...
by cathandler
August 22nd, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Market Basket opens second Maine store (Westbrook)
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Market Basket opens second Maine store (Westbrook)

Nice store overall. I met Arthur T (again) at the grand opening Friday morning. Little if any vendor activity noted, quite unlike the Biddeford opening. I guess they were trying to limit the amount of non-customer presence due to Covid-related capacity limits (300 in the case of MB.) Even so, quite ...
by cathandler
December 29th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: International (Non-US)
Topic: Tesco Considering Sale of Asian Businesses
Replies: 10
Views: 2362

Re: Tesco Considering Sale of Asian Businesses

Hubris is one thing (and there was a fair amount of it with respect to Tesco's history in the US) but the thing is that Tesco had run out of growth opportunities in its home territory so in order to continue to grow they had to look to new territories. It's the same impulse that led J. Sainsbury to ...
by cathandler
September 3rd, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is the end near at Sears?
Replies: 43
Views: 14683

Re: Is the end near at Sears?

Things are getting interesting. The sale of Sears HQ may be pending: https://www.forbes.com/sites/warrenshoulberg/2019/09/03/is-this-the-sears-endgame-reported-77-more-stores-closing-hq-being-sold/#f7979594444b If there's any truth to this, the vendor community has to be on the verge of either dema...
by cathandler
September 3rd, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is the end near at Sears?
Replies: 43
Views: 14683

Re: Is the end near at Sears?

In the last day or so the media started embracing the 100-store-closure narrative in reporting local impacts. Case in point:
https://bangordailynews.com/2019/09/03/ ... years-end/
by cathandler
August 30th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is the end near at Sears?
Replies: 43
Views: 14683

Is the end near at Sears?

The rumor mill is abuzz about massive store closures and a huge RIF at corporate headquarters. A list of 80 Kmart and 14 Sears stores to close by December is circulating online at The Layoff and on social media, and a Forbes article today citing vendors and buyers inside the company states that most...