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by buckguy
September 15th, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Harris Teeter Hours 6 AM - 9 PM effective 9/15/21
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Harris Teeter Hours 6 AM - 9 PM effective 9/15/21

Shorter hours might actually help a lower volume store if it can reduce its costs relative to sales. They have stores in DC that probably aren't losing many sales by closing at 9 and I wouldn't be surprised if this was true, too, in inner Northern Virginia. Stores with a mostly walk-in trade don't g...
by buckguy
September 13th, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Winn Dixie back on expansion/remodel campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Winn Dixie back on expansion/remodel campaign

Winn Dixie failed in Nashville, a growing market without tons of competition and that was back in their glory days. The post-Olympic resurgence of Atlanta and the increasing density of inner neighborhoods and suburbs did nothing for WD’s intown Atlanta stores. Publix was the beneficiary. Walmart and...
by buckguy
September 12th, 2021, 7:54 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Winn Dixie back on expansion/remodel campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Winn Dixie back on expansion/remodel campaign

They have the good fortune of being in a growing part of the country....see what they did parceling out Bi-Lo. Had they been in a slower-growth area (Midwest)...they'da been toast (see how far fading #2/#3s in a low-growth region get you...Shop and Save in St. Louis/Dominicks in Chicago) Location d...
by buckguy
September 11th, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Winn Dixie back on expansion/remodel campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Winn Dixie back on expansion/remodel campaign

The usual sequence of events with troubled retail chains is that they survive a long time because they have cash flow, but ultimately it isn’t enough for them to invest in their infrastructure at scale. Also, trying to implement stronger fresh foods or even basic perishables also is expensive. The o...
by buckguy
September 8th, 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Publix entering Louisville, KY in 2023
Replies: 30
Views: 937

Re: Publix entering Louisville, KY in 2023

Publix will buy outdated stores if they want the location and are willing to redo them. They did ground up replacements for several stores they picked up in Atlanta—the Ponce and outer Buckhead A&Ps and a former Kroger/Colonial in Ansley Park. They also were willing to go into “up and coming” ar...
by buckguy
September 8th, 2021, 5:07 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Publix entering Louisville, KY in 2023
Replies: 30
Views: 937

Re: Publix entering Louisville, KY in 2023

Louisville isn't the Midwest. It is closer to Nashville than Memphis and arguably more middle class plus there are places either the same distance as Louisville or in between that could work for them: Clarksville, Bowling Green, KY and Lexington. Memphis has been pretty resistant to a wide range of ...
by buckguy
September 8th, 2021, 4:59 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: Halloween Stores

Haven't seen many this year, but stores seem to have bigger stocks of Halloween candy than last year. With schools open and some low-key events continuing, there's probably some cautious optimism for the holiday which falls on a weekend and may still be celebrated in some fashion.
by buckguy
September 1st, 2021, 4:56 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Buys Bartell Drugs
Replies: 47
Views: 8350

Re: Rite Aid Buys Bartell Drugs

Drug stores often were exempt from blue laws and the drug chain stores, in particular, kept longer hours than was typical for other kinds of stores---that's how drug stores came to carry a little of everything. It used to be possible to buy radios and portable tvs at drug stores East of the Mississi...
by buckguy
August 29th, 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Winchester/Front Royal: Martin's Monopoly?
Replies: 67
Views: 6017

Re: Winchester/Front Royal: Martin's Monopoly?

Beyond labor climate, there's the issue of how difficult it is to build/enter the DC market. Developers still have an outsized amount of political clout in the region, but the process of new development esp. in existing areas is not easy. It used to be that Prince Georges Co in MD and the Virginia j...
by buckguy
August 25th, 2021, 6:22 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Bank Branches Inside Supermarkets
Replies: 25
Views: 813

Re: Bank Branches Inside Supermarkets

The heyday for these things was probably 30 years ago and they've had some ups and downs since then and have been more of a thing in certain regions and with certain chains than others. Giant was the chain that went all-in in DC, going back many years, originally with Chevy Chase Bank (now part of C...