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by Bakeragr
August 1st, 2022, 8:53 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Hy-Vee- shift 500 corporate employees back to retail stores
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Hy-Vee- shift 500 corporate employees back to retail stores

I'm a little baffled by Hy-Vee's expansion plans to the Mid-South (KY & TN). It really doesn't make much sense to me to enter a crowded (but growing) market that has little overlap with their current footprint. Additionally, I doubt there's a whole lot of name recognition. I think Publix, Kroger...
by Bakeragr
July 14th, 2022, 7:14 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: WinCo- Oklahoma City- ending credit card acceptance
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: WinCo- Oklahoma City- ending credit card acceptance

I think them not accepting credit cards is a good show to their customers that they are trying to keep prices down. As a longtime Aldi shopper, I wish they did not accept credit cards, because I know that they're passing that expense along to me in the form of slightly higher prices. Since they acce...
by Bakeragr
June 23rd, 2022, 6:28 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 555
Views: 103778

Re: Walmart observations

A couple of thoughts to reply to various comments on this thread: -I don't think Kroger is disinterested in the general merchandise "Marketplace" store. I believe they have a few new ones in the works, but they're in their saturated markets like Ohio. I do feel like my regular Gerbes has m...
by Bakeragr
May 18th, 2022, 9:10 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Sam's Club to focus Member's Mark on sustainability
Replies: 50
Views: 2597

Re: Sam's Club to focus Member's Mark on sustainability

I live in deep Walmart territory here in central Missouri, but the Sam's in Jefferson City, MO was just remodeled and I think it's only about 7-8 years old. I've heard it has exceeded expectations and honestly is set up and run better than other Sam's locations I've been to. It seems like the local ...
by Bakeragr
May 13th, 2022, 6:26 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Meijer entering St. Louis Metro
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Meijer entering St. Louis Metro

It really does look like the Fresh Thyme Foundry Market is basically just like the other one-off markets that Meijer has done in Grand Rapids and elsewhere in Michigan. My guess is they thought St. Louis wasn't familiar with the Meijer name so they labeled it with Fresh Thyme branding? It's odd that...
by Bakeragr
May 11th, 2022, 10:43 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Meijer entering St. Louis Metro
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Meijer entering St. Louis Metro

I guess I should add that Fresh Thyme, which is somehow related to Meijer, already has six locations in the St. Louis area. In addition, there is a "Fresh Thyme Market" in an emerging area called The Foundry that is close to St. Louis University and the Washington University Medical School...
by Bakeragr
May 11th, 2022, 5:57 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Meijer entering St. Louis Metro
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Meijer entering St. Louis Metro

A new shopping center in Glen Carbon, IL, is in the works and will contain a new Meijer. Glen Carbon is next to Edwardsville, IL, home of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. They're both to the northeast of St. Louis, but very much part of the metropolitan area. Sounds like Menards has backed...
by Bakeragr
February 17th, 2022, 7:53 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Hy-Vee: The "Haggen" of the Midwest?
Replies: 16
Views: 9553

Re: Hy-Vee: The "Haggen" of the Midwest?

A lot of the Market Grille areas are quite popular for breakfast and there's always a lot of older folks enjoying coffee and visiting there. I know the location at Osage Beach, MO (Lake of the Ozarks) switched to the full-service format and I think it turned off a lot of people. It wasn't as relaxed...
by Bakeragr
February 3rd, 2022, 9:43 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Dicks stores in malls
Replies: 31
Views: 2791

Re: Dicks stores in malls

There used to be a Galyan's in both KC and St. Louis. I really, really liked those stores. For awhile, Dick's kept the climbing walls, and a larger selection of the outdoor gear that Galyan's did. Slowly over time it downgraded to more of what Dick's sells, and just typical Nike, Adidas and Under Ar...
by Bakeragr
January 14th, 2022, 7:27 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's Closing More Stores? (Later in 2022 or in 2023?)
Replies: 20
Views: 4219

Re: Macy's Closing More Stores? (Later in 2022 or in 2023?)

Just to tie a few parts of this conversation together, of the three remaining Macy's in the KC area, one was originally a Jacobson's (Town Center Plaza, Leawood) and one was originally a Montgomery Wards (Oak Park Mall, Overland Park). Both became The Jones Store before Macy's. Both of those malls a...