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by BreakingThrough
July 8th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Reports: Walmart+ expected to launch later this year
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Reports: Walmart+ expected to launch later this year

Walmart announced they were selling Vudu to Fandango in April. Not sure if the deal closed yet.
by BreakingThrough
February 12th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 82
Views: 9101

Re: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?

Apparently Sears did an update to that weird house / heart icon they introduced late last year. The update is getting slaughtered in the design community (as did the original version of icon when it launched last year): https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_for_sears_again.ph...
by BreakingThrough
January 15th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy’s 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 9678

Re: Macy’s 2020

I wouldn't necessarily label them as "core" stores. Only a small number of locations have received major remodels; Macy's prefers light refreshes and only performs major when it's necessary. The Ala Moana location is thought to be its most profitable location, but it hasn't seen a major remodel sin...
by BreakingThrough
January 13th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy’s 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 9678

Re: Macy’s 2020

Regarding Macy's "top tier" stores, I was in the recently renovated Manhattan Beach, Calif. location on Friday evening. This store was a former Bullock's (early 1980s build) that became a Macy's in the '90s. Until this latest renovation, this former Bullock's housed the women's store, while a smalle...
by BreakingThrough
November 8th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding
Replies: 36
Views: 5588

Re: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding

I'm actually surprised by how much attention this re-brand is getting in the media. Here's a critique of the new branding from a design blog (the comments, mostly from working designers, skew negative): https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_and_identity_for_kroger_by_ddb.php ...
by BreakingThrough
October 31st, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Ralphs Fresh Fare Trademark
Replies: 49
Views: 8582

Re: Ralphs Fresh Fare Trademark

As others have covered here, I think Ralphs did a poor job early on in communicating to customers the difference between a "Fresh Fare" and a "regular" Ralphs, and that's part of why we are where we are today - very little difference between the two banners. In ~2005, I moved to an area with both ty...
by BreakingThrough
September 30th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Vons Inglewood, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: Vons Inglewood, CA

The Vons in Hermosa Beach also received this decor package over the past couple of months, and are currently running a "Come See What's New!" grand re-opening promo. I like how they work local elements into the package. There are several prints of old historic photos from the area. Adds a nice touch...
by BreakingThrough
August 16th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros. new visual identity
Replies: 11
Views: 6797

Stater Bros. new visual identity

Looks like Stater Bros. is on a chain-wide visual identity refresh, including a new logo that they describe as "retro modern."

More here: https://www.staterbros.com/freshandnew
by BreakingThrough
August 8th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: marie callender's
Replies: 10
Views: 3921

Re: marie callender's

Marie Callender's seems like a great brand to do limited-time "pop-up" stores featuring nothing but pies. Easter thru Mother's Day, then Thanksgiving through Holiday. They don't even have to nurture the brand very much to keep it alive in the off-seasons, because it has a year-round presence via its...
by BreakingThrough
June 21st, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons to bring self-checkout to all stores
Replies: 19
Views: 4480

Re: Albertsons to bring self-checkout to all stores

They just installed self-checkouts in the Vons store in Hermosa Beach, CA. As far as I can tell, this is a high-volume store with a bit of a theft problem, especially liquor. Although the neighborhood is coastal upscale, Hermosa Beach gets lots of "tourists" from surrounding areas who visit the beac...