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by BreakingThrough
September 17th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Pavilions?
Replies: 68
Views: 3442

Re: Pavilions?

Albertsons opened a very nice store in La Costa (NE corner of La Costa and El Camino) in March 2004. It was going to open in October 2003, but it was delayed by the strike. Lucky was going to build on that lot, but planning of the store was delayed before. This store had a Jewel interior like this:...
by BreakingThrough
September 17th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Pavilions?
Replies: 68
Views: 3442

Re: Pavilions?

A lot of stores developed by Vons in the 1985-90 period were intended to be Pavilions but then two things happened that changed the plan. Interesting. I grew up in the La Costa area and I remember when the La Costa Vons (El Camino Real & Aviara Pkwy) opened in the early '90s, it was an absolute REV...
by BreakingThrough
July 28th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 169
Views: 12702

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Also, westerners have NO concept of what Belk is. I still remember seeing the 'Belk bowl' on TV and having to go search what in the heck Belk was. I can attest to this. I've lived my entire life in Southern California and never heard of Belk until I started visiting these message boards. When I fir...
by BreakingThrough
July 8th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Reports: Walmart+ expected to launch later this year
Replies: 1
Views: 276

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: 102
Views: 13912

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: 109
Views: 13231

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: 109
Views: 13231

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: 65
Views: 8181

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: 9906

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: 2192

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...