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by babs
November 12th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 14051

Re: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

The Kmart had very little food the last time I checked. The refrigerators were filled with bottled water. They apparently do not sell milk or orange juice anymore. The store has practically given up restocking new merchandise. Target could open a successful new store selling very little food, but 9...
by babs
November 6th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding
Replies: 28
Views: 1571

Re: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding

Kroger is unifying the design for all of its various stores weekly print ads under the slogan “Fresh for Everyone”...could this eventually mean all of the regional brands become Kroger? This almost reminds me of the time right before the Federated / May merger (2003) when Macy's merged all of its v...
by babs
September 21st, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Lowe's "Appliance-Centric" Store
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Re: Lowe's "Appliance-Centric" Store

After OSH separated from Sears (Sears owned OSH), they had to continue to pay residuals to Eddie Lambert as part of the separation agreement. Those payments were to much for OSH forcing them into bankruptcy. Lowe's purchased them out of bankruptcy, mostly because they wanted a larger presence in Ca...
by babs
September 21st, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Lowe's "Appliance-Centric" Store
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Re: Lowe's "Appliance-Centric" Store

I'm not so sure I agree with your conclusion. OSH was losing money. Eddie Lambert bled cash out of them but they were breakeven at best thus the original BK filing. Lowe's bought them, infused cash in them and the stores till lost money. OSH as a chain was a failure with too high prices. The places...
by babs
September 20th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Lowe's "Appliance-Centric" Store
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Re: Lowe's "Appliance-Centric" Store

Lowe's is fearful of Outdoor Supply Hardware opening up new stores in former OSH buildings and is pushing back. I still believe Outdoor Supply is planning new stores. Ace corporate (Westlake Ace Hardware) has also reopened a number of OSH locations. I am not sure what Lowes thought- did they think ...
by babs
September 20th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: WinCo interior changes
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: WinCo interior changes

The Cedar Hills Crossing store in Beaverton, Oregon was remodeled about 2 years to the new look. The perimeter of the store stayed pretty much the same but the center store was completely rearranged.
by babs
September 13th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Portland suburbs: Bales Markets struggling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: Portland suburbs: Bales Markets struggling?

On a related note, there appears to be separate Thriftway chains for Oregon and Washington (with different logos), however, there doesn't appear to be a main site for the Oregon Thriftway stores (which I think are independent franchises) Is the Oregon Thriftway chain gradually being phased out? The...
by babs
August 26th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Oregon and SW Washington UFCW Union May Strike
Replies: 33
Views: 8983

Re: Oregon and SW Washington UFCW Union May Strike

According to the link in the OregonLive story I didn't realize grocery wages had declined so much. Having said that, this strike isn't going to fix it. If they strike, this will help Winco, Costco, Walmart, Whole Foods, New Seasons and others to gain market share. Some people will discover these new...
by babs
August 26th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: "Disney stores" to open in some Target locations
Replies: 11
Views: 2652

Re: "Disney stores" to open in some Target locations

Disney stores are high priced. Target usually sold items for less. Will this be a high priced area with more expensive items such as custom lightsabers or expensive Star Wars items? Or will will this be like a Build A Bear opening up inside a Walmart? If the Disney section inside the SuperTarget ne...
by babs
August 26th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: "Disney stores" to open in some Target locations
Replies: 11
Views: 2652

Re: "Disney stores" to open in some Target locations

https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/target-store-coming-to-walt-disney-world-and-new-disney-stores-coming-to-target-stores-nationwide/ Announced at Disney's D23 Expo this weekend, 25 Target locations nationwide will be opening Disney "Store-within-a-store" sections in October, with an additional 4...