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by Bagels
May 15th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Private label products being sold at other chains
Replies: 25
Views: 870

Private label products being sold at other chains

In order to handle unprecedented demand, some chains are using other chains private label products to fill their shelves: - At multiple Meijer stores, there were tons of SE Grocers-branded canned vegetables, substituting for the Meijer brand. - At multiple Albertson stores in SoCal, there were tons ...
by Bagels
May 15th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans
Replies: 71
Views: 4362

Re: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans

Interesting. Raleys and Save Mart both removed the prompt. What happens when you enter the quantity at Target? Does it zero charge? I tried it at Safeway and know what happens: they still charge you 10 cents. I don't know, as I enter 0. Given that the sign instructs us to enter such, I suspect it w...
by Bagels
May 15th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans
Replies: 71
Views: 4362

Re: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans

Safeway in NorCal is still trying to get you to pay a 10 cent bag fee if you go through self checkout. The machine prompts for number of bags used, even though they have thin bags now. Nothing is posted to indicate the thin bags are free (but they are). The fee prompt is supposedly if you still tak...
by Bagels
April 13th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 338
Views: 14836

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

Jeeze, that's kinda pricey for a four pack of Regio TP. Pre-Wuhan Flu, it was sold for 50c to a buck at various Mexican "bargain" stores in Santa Ana. It seems a little excessive right now to be pushing high cost fruit trays (aren't those for large gatherings, which I would assume have been banned b...
by Bagels
April 12th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 338
Views: 14836

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

We stopped by the Woodward Corner Market again last night. It's Meijer's second "artisan" (high end) small format store (first in SE Mich). It opened earlier this year as part of a development that replaced an aging strip mall that was anchored by one of Kroger's top performing stores. It's sad -- i...
by Bagels
April 8th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 180
Views: 9582

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

Forgot to mention -- I'm not surprised hours are being cut. Most fast food restaurants see minimal business overnight, unless it's a Friday or Saturday night. Many establishments in Southern California have cut their hours in recent years, as minimum wage crept up to $15/hour. Most people are home, ...
by Bagels
April 8th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Restaurants Selling Ingredients
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Restaurants Selling Ingredients

Wow, sad, I didn't realize this was as widespread as it is. While I don't think it indicates these specific locations/restaurants are about to go out of business, it's definitely a sign of just how bad things are. Two Fuddruckers in Florida are selling, toilet paper, bleach, hand towels, gloves, and...
by Bagels
April 8th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Restaurants Selling Ingredients
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Restaurants Selling Ingredients

So it's come to this. In the last day, I've read about restaurants, including Texas Roadhouse and Potbelly, that are now willing to sell their ingredients to the public. For example, at Texas Roadhouse you can buy some steaks, or a few pounds of potatoes (no word on whether they're selling the dough...
by Bagels
April 8th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 180
Views: 9582

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

Restaurants that used to be 24 hours have now switched to limited hours. Jack In The Box used to be the only 24 hour place, now they close at midnight. Taco Bell used to be 3 AM, and now it is 10:30. Business is even down at Uber Eats and Grubhub. The food delivery business is actually down from be...
by Bagels
April 8th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: What now, SuperValu?
Replies: 63
Views: 22154

Re: What now, SuperValu?

Was Kroger always so gung-ho on "distinct remodels"? They were pushing the "Fresh Fare" décor really hard for a few years, even with old Greenhouse stores and newer (less than 10 years old) stores alike. As I had grown up in an area with always Kroger, I never experienced anything that was acquired...