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by mjhale
July 18th, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support

Microcenter seems to be very selective as to where they open locations. I didn't realize it but they only have 25 stores nationwide. I'm lucky that I have a Microcenter store near me. They are competitively priced and have the products that I am looking for. They avoid me having to mail order comput...
by mjhale
June 16th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Dance Music
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Target Dance Music

Target's recent remodels (ie the Sterling , VA store off Route 7) look like an ode to what they think millennial shoppers want in a store. No problem with them catering to a certain demographic. However as a store they have to consider that folks might come in and go what the heck happened in here I...
by mjhale
June 16th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Registers Fail Nationwide
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Target Registers Fail Nationwide

These systems are far from fool proof. It is interesting Target did not have a back up mode or offline mode that would allow transactions to keep processing. But that causes a lot of problems as inventory tracking, pricing, etc. would not be available. Also it is strange timing for this to happen, ...
by mjhale
March 25th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 29558

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

It will be very interesting to see who the buyer is, or if we have "buyers." I'm just trying to figure out who would be interested in the Shoppers stores. Aldi or Lidl taking a portion of a store? International grocery stores? ShopRite especially in Baltimore where they already have stores? Giant h...
by mjhale
March 20th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger sells Turkey Hill brand
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Kroger sells Turkey Hill brand

I've always wondered what the goal was for Kroger owning Turkey Hill. Was it for the convenience stores? Was it to have dairy products for their stores or a dairy product manufacturer? There are no Kroger owned stores in Pennsylvania. The closest are the Harris Teeter store in Baltimore, MD.
by mjhale
January 6th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Ahold Delhaize (Stop & Shop) buys King Kullen
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Ahold Delhaize (Stop & Shop) buys King Kullen

With as boring, uninspired, and high priced as Stop & Shop is, it is hard to imagine King Kullen was any worse. This is clearly a loss. And there appear to be a lot of overlapping stores. Any thought as to who might be interested in any overlapping stores? The only big players I can think of are Ac...
by mjhale
September 30th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 29558

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Shop Rite is probably the right buyer... I think they would continue the stores similar to Shoppers in mix/format/product quality (very average and mid market), and to some degree sharpen them up on pricing. If ShopRite were to make a play for some or all of Shoppers do you think it would be a corp...
by mjhale
July 12th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 29558

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Giant is taking three former Shoppers locations: Landmark, VA, Herndon, VA and Olney, MD. https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2018/07/11/giant-taking-over-former-shoppers-in-alexandria.html I think the last paragraph of the article above is pretty telling especially the last sentence: Giant’...
by mjhale
June 29th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Publix buys Florida Safeway supermarkets
Replies: 19
Views: 4623

Re: Publix buys Florida Safeway supermarkets

If Publix is able to make an entry into DC over the coming years, Safeway's presence there could also potentially be reduced. Does anyone know how Safeway is doing in the DC area under the new ownership? Safeway is the closest grocery store to my house. It is a spectacularly average store with no c...
by mjhale
May 31st, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 29558

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Either Shoppers is getting out of the Virginia suburbs because they are highly competitive markets or this is the slow bleeding out of Shoppers until it fully closes in the DC area. Shoppers has no identity and the donuts are no longer enough to get people into the store. Supervalu has too much debt...