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by Bagels
August 1st, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Stores Returning to Regular Hours
Replies: 36
Views: 1621

Re: Stores Returning to Regular Hours

Here in Orange County, I’m betting many stores may “never” return to their normal hours. For example, every Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions now closes at 11PM. Previously, closing times were mixed between 10PM, 11PM, 12AM and 1AM... with some locations open until 2AM. All Ralph’s close at 12AM, when they ...
by Bagels
August 1st, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans
Replies: 107
Views: 7290

Re: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans

My local Albertsons and Ralph’s are charging for bags once again. Albertsons is still using the traditional, “thin” bags. I only see the genetic type these days, that say “thank you” across them. They previously had Albertsons and Randall’s-branded bags. The paper bags at Albertsons and Pavilions st...
by Bagels
June 23rd, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Favorite supermarket interior? (1995-present)
Replies: 26
Views: 1163

Re: Favorite supermarket interior? (1995-present)

I think the last Albertsons in SoCal to open before SVU was the store in Murrieta at Scott Rd and I-215. It also had Jewel interior. There is a 2004 build Albertsons off Highway 79 in Murrieta. I'm sure this was the last Grocery Palace to open. Later versions of Grocery Palace didn't have the weird...
by Bagels
June 23rd, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 135
Views: 6643

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

JCPenney seems to have an image problem. Their stores seem stuffy and old. Even recently remodeled stores, look old. The Sunvalley Mall JCPenney spent months totally remodeling and when you walk inside the decor looks as if it could be from 20 years ago. They spend all that money for new carpets an...
by Bagels
June 23rd, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Private label products being sold at other chains
Replies: 40
Views: 2255

Re: Private label products being sold at other chains

The Giant Eagle and Signature Select tissues likely come from the same vendor. This week, the GE are $2, but the SS are $1. Ironic... maybe not, I'm sure they paid a premium for the product. It appears the GE Tissue are made by the same provider as the Open Nature Tissue (but not the SS). The SS is...
by Bagels
June 21st, 2020, 1:30 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 135
Views: 6643

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

They got rid of the hardlines decades ago and they never took up the kind of space that they did at Sears. Penney even integrated hardlines into some of the larger soft line only stores that dated back to the 50s. The problem is closer to the one of cramped spaces and poorly maintained displays. Th...
by Bagels
June 21st, 2020, 1:23 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway sued for price gouging toilet paper
Replies: 17
Views: 970

Re: Safeway sued for price gouging toilet paper

What is interesting is the White Cloud brand name was being used exclusively in Walmart for a while. It was positioned as a step below the national brands but a step up from the store brands. Proctor and Gamble has since discontinued the brand and passed it over to an outfit called Kruger Products ...
by Bagels
June 21st, 2020, 1:11 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Private label products being sold at other chains
Replies: 40
Views: 2255

Re: Private label products being sold at other chains

The Giant Eagle and Signature Select tissues likely come from the same vendor. This week, the GE are $2, but the SS are $1. Ironic... maybe not, I'm sure they paid a premium for the product.
by Bagels
June 21st, 2020, 1:09 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros opening new store tomorrow.
Replies: 28
Views: 1365

Re: Stater Bros opening new store tomorrow.

The reason that many of the Stater Bros. that were acquired during the Albertsons-Lucky merger are now flourishing, is because Ralphs, Albertsons and VONS have closed their locations in close proximity. Had it not been for this, I imagine that many of those Stater Bros. would've ultimately closed. S...
by Bagels
June 21st, 2020, 1:03 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Raising Wage To $15
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: Target Raising Wage To $15

I think it changed a bit on their wages when they got into the Supercenter business. I can tell you back here in Reno in 2000 for a basic starting job (floor stock, cashier, etc.) the wage was $8/hr at Wal Mart (Super), $7/hr at Kmart (Super), and $6.50/hr at Target (non-Super). Wal Mart and Kmart ...