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by BreakingThrough
April 9th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Lord and Taylor's New Logo and Tag Line
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Lord and Taylor's New Logo and Tag Line

Interesting write-up on the new logo from a design blog's perspective here: https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_for_lord_taylor_1.php The blog linked above echoes your sentiments about the new identity feeling cheap: "The new logo now makes Lord + Taylor (with a plus sign i...
by BreakingThrough
February 4th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway re-installs self checkout
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: Safeway re-installs self checkout

The Starbucks inside my local Vons (Southern Calif.) was recently remodeled to a bigger kiosk. The biggest upgrade coming from the new kiosk: an oven, so they can sell the whole line of Starbucks hot foods. It took one month for them to do what seems like a simple job. The cashiers say they lost man...
by BreakingThrough
January 16th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements
Replies: 16
Views: 1758

Re: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

I don't find the "tidy up" announcements creepy per se. Maybe I'm desensitized from hearing similar announcements at every 24 Hour Fitness I've been to. If anything, I find them pointless. What I DO find offputting are employees loudly barking to eachother over the PA. Not talking, barking. "ALBERTO...
by BreakingThrough
January 11th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger (Simple Truth) commercial airing nationally
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Kroger (Simple Truth) commercial airing nationally

This commercial is also in rotation on the in-house TV channel run by 24 Hour Fitness that airs on screens in all of its gyms around the country. Noticed it last night while I was at my local 24. Good targeting IMO.
by BreakingThrough
December 13th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Gelsons opening first of former Haggen locations January 14
Replies: 124
Views: 24987

Re: Gelsons opening first of former Haggen locations January 14

I pass directly by the Manhattan Beach Gelson's and the new Hermosa Beach Lazy Acres on my drive home from work. Lazy Acres looks MUCH busier on any given weeknight than Gelson's. Just an observation.
by BreakingThrough
November 28th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target debuts new store designs to launch in October
Replies: 35
Views: 7271

Re: Target debuts new store designs to launch in October

Target has apparently opened another small format store in Portland, at a former bowling alley along Powell Blvd: https://katu.com/news/local/target-spares-bowling-alley-charm-with-store-in-se-portlands-old-amf-bowling-center I will check this out next time I am in the area. It looks interesting to...
by BreakingThrough
November 1st, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target closing 6 stores in early 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2417

Re: Target closing 6 stores in early 2019

One thing interesting to note here, the closing of the Commack, NY store will mark the end of the Target Greatland brand as we know it. This store was the last one remaining with this signage after other locations remodeled this moniker away in the past decade. Anyhow, best of luck to these communi...
by BreakingThrough
October 17th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Gelson's looking to sell owned stores....
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: Gelson's looking to sell owned stores....

Carlsbad was indeed downsized. I think Manhattan Beach will do very well. It is surrounded on all sides by pure, high-income residential. Many, many people will be in walking distance of that store. As in, blocks away with no need to cross major streets. The store itself also looks great from the ex...
by BreakingThrough
September 21st, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Shari's takes over Cocos and Carrows
Replies: 13
Views: 2441

Re: Shari's takes over Cocos and Carrows

All this Coco's talk makes me realize that I haven't been to one since I was a child. They recently closed the closest Coco's to me (Manhattan Beach, CA). For kicks I took a look at their current Lunch / Dinner menu, which you can see here . Coco's seems to really be hitting on fresh, high-quality i...
by BreakingThrough
December 19th, 2017, 11:55 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Mother's Market & Kitchen coming Manhattan Beach & Signal Hill
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Mother's Market & Kitchen coming Manhattan Beach & Signal Hill

https://www.dailybreeze.com/2017/11/27/mothers-market-plans-expansion-to-manhattan-beach/ I haven't heard anything about the Mother's chain, which apparently has had a presence in Orange County for quite some time. Interesting that both sites will be former Fresh & Easy stores -- including the Manha...