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by mjhale
August 9th, 2022, 9:29 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons announces strategic review of company
Replies: 154
Views: 10491

Re: Albertsons announces strategic review of company

I'm trying to figure out how an Ahold/Delhaize-Albertsons merger, whoever buys whom, benefits anyone other than the companies themselves. It seems like a plan to get Cerberus its money back on the Albertsons deal they were involved in. As for the actual operation of the stores, Albertsons and Ahold/...
by mjhale
August 6th, 2022, 4:30 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Gas Price-Zone Price
Replies: 41
Views: 2523

Re: Gas Price-Zone Price

Sam's Club and Costco in Reno started pricing gas about .60 below the next closest competitor a few weeks ago. Some competitors have caught up but they are still way below typical price. They are likely losing .40 on every gallon. I am not sure who started this gas price war between these two chain...
by mjhale
August 5th, 2022, 9:04 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Trader Joe Store Unionizes
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Trader Joe Store Unionizes

Any corp is not going to have anything good to say about a Union. And all employees are never going to be 100% happy with a Union. This is exactly the point - nothing is perfect. However, reading some of these articles about the motivation to unionize, a lot of these employees think the union is go...
by mjhale
August 5th, 2022, 6:09 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Trader Joe Store Unionizes
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Trader Joe Store Unionizes

This other stuff about "better working conditions" - the union isn't going to do anything. This is hard work, these jobs are not easy, they never will be. If they are easy it means they get automated, that will be easy, the only employee will be a salaried manager and a contracted tech to...
by mjhale
July 30th, 2022, 3:07 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?
Replies: 89
Views: 19716

Re: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?

I heard an ad on TV recently that Bed Bath and Beyond now has a rewards program . Costs $29/year. You get the usual points that can be spent on other stuff plus free shipping, skip the line with mobile payments, free same day shipping four times a year and 15 percent off purchases. I guess this brin...
by mjhale
July 30th, 2022, 2:52 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: The General Store by Walmart (Mini-retail)
Replies: 14
Views: 472

Re: The General Store by Walmart (Mini-retail)

That said, I could see there being a niche for shops of this type in places like KOAs if they actually had a product mix that catered to actual tent and RV campers, although most campgrounds of that type will already have a "general store" that covers that type of thing anyway. As I read ...
by mjhale
July 29th, 2022, 7:07 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Stop & Shop closures
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Stop & Shop closures

If Giant-MD is any indication, perhaps Ahold is culling out the low performing, older Stop and Shop locations. Also, locations that have high rent. Down here in Northern Virginia Ahold has renovated, relocated or closed the older, outdated Giant-MD locations. I can't think of a Giant-MD location tha...
by mjhale
July 24th, 2022, 7:01 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Speedway/7-Eleven integration
Replies: 55
Views: 4691

Re: Speedway/7-Eleven integration

The problem with 7-11 is that most of its stores are franchisees-unlike its main competitors which are majority company-owned sites and have better quality control. 7-11 corporate is in a continuous conflict with the franchisee association(which is independent of 7-11). You can’t have QC when you h...
by mjhale
July 22nd, 2022, 7:35 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Chipotle closes union store
Replies: 16
Views: 535

Re: Chipotle closes union store

I don't know... I know of a lot of union shops where the employees are unhappy, management is terrible, corporate is completely out of touch, and operations are poor. It all adds up to high turnover. And I'm not just talking retail here. I'm also talking gaming, education, government......... the u...
by mjhale
July 22nd, 2022, 7:30 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Chipotle closes union store
Replies: 16
Views: 535

Re: Chipotle closes union store

Until Business America embraces the idea that the MOST important asset they have is their employees nothing will change. Publicly traded American businesses are beholden to Wall Street not the employees or the customer. It is a double edged sword because with pensions being a rarity American's reti...