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by buckguy
August 25th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Kroger to outsource Drug Dept. to Walgreens in Knoxville, TN Market
Replies: 15
Views: 1237

Re: Kroger to outsource Drug Dept. to Walgreens in Knoxville, TN Market

Outsourcing the Rx might make more sense--it's not the profit center or traffic draw it once was and Walgreen could supply it more efficiently. OTOH, Walgreen private label health and beauty allows Kroger to have more private label merchandise in this part of the store.
by buckguy
August 25th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: NoVA Harris Teeters reducing hours
Replies: 10
Views: 2808

Re: NoVA Harris Teeters reducing hours

It's been a while since I've been in NoVa after midnight but I doubt that they are losing many customers. The other DC area chains have cut back on 24 hour stores over the past several years and there have never been that many and often they closed at midnight on weekends. I'm not a big fan of H-T, ...
by buckguy
July 19th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location

Dillard may not do a lot of markdowns, but their profits have been halved in the last 5-10 years. They have a model that isn’t sustainable.I wouldn’t be surprised if Belks new owner will eventually acquire them—it would be like a replay of the merger with Mercantile, although there might be some eff...
by buckguy
July 12th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location

Given Dillard's overall financial performance over quite a few years, I'd say Reno is an outlier. They have closed a lot of stores in other markets and have done particularly poorly in their more northerly markets. Their neglect has been much greater than Macy's--Its only in the last decade that the...
by buckguy
July 11th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location

Dillard hasn't been benefiting from anything. Their sales did a little better in the last quarter they reported than the year before but have been flat or declining for years and their profits have been dropped sharply overtime. Their service has been non-existent for years and they rely a lot on ho...
by buckguy
June 28th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location

Even when there was more oil money, I can't imagine Anchorage having the population base to support a Nordstrom well.
by buckguy
June 10th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Simon mall branding homogenization
Replies: 12
Views: 1329

Re: Simon mall branding homogenization

There malls are pretty uniform and have been since the wave of renovations they did to long neglected DeBartolo properties in the early 2000s.
by buckguy
May 30th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: All Dressbarn stores to close
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: All Dressbarn stores to close

Roz & Ali will be closing, too. The company has had an executive suite shakeup and needed a way to raise their stock price. The cheaper end of the market is probably oversaturated at this point and they reach a lot of the same demographic with their other chains.
by buckguy
May 23rd, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: MOD Pizza and the rise of Fast Casual pizza chains
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: MOD Pizza and the rise of Fast Casual pizza chains

"&pizza" is the DC equivalent. They have proliferated like crazy. The pizza itself isn't very good, but DC is a place where pizza has long been pretty bad--bland sauce, cheap toppings and a crust that gets rubbery if not eaten immediately. Blaze is in Pittsburgh and they seem marginally better than ...
by buckguy
May 15th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Safeway Mid-Atlantic Remodels
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Safeway Mid-Atlantic Remodels

Interesting that they remodeled the Rosslyn store. I wondered if it would survive as it hadn't super busy the couple times I was there. It also has an awkward layout. I don't recall all the specifics but it was clearly merchandised in an odd way when I was there before, perhaps reflecting their loca...