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by Bagels
August 7th, 2022, 10:18 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: 99 Cents Only
Replies: 22
Views: 1310

Re: 99 Cents Only

The 99 continues to raise its prices — candy was 99.9 cents but now 1.29 - but I think I saw the biggest bargain of all-time: sweet organic Japanese watermelons for $8.99. These are sold for $150 at speciality Asian grocers.
by Bagels
August 7th, 2022, 10:16 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...
Replies: 150
Views: 18945

Re: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...

"Just for fun," we stopped at the Whittier Sears the other day. For the most part, the store was neat & clean, but there wasn't much merchandise in it. The clothing sections seemed like a thrift shop -- random collections of various items moved from nearby Sears & Kmarts that have...
by Bagels
August 7th, 2022, 10:13 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 555
Views: 103809

Re: Walmart observations

Interesting. I visited three stores recently (Anaheim, Irvine & Foothill Ranch), and all three had dedicated $1 clearance racks in men/women's/boys/girls, but it was all dated merchandise (mostly last fall & winter). The men's was almost entirely XS and big & tall sizes (much of which w...
by Bagels
August 2nd, 2022, 12:21 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...
Replies: 150
Views: 18945

Re: 2022: 10 Kmart, 23 Sears stores remain...

"Just for fun," we stopped at the Whittier Sears the other day. For the most part, the store was neat & clean, but there wasn't much merchandise in it. The clothing sections seemed like a thrift shop -- random collections of various items moved from nearby Sears & Kmarts that have ...
by Bagels
August 2nd, 2022, 12:13 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 555
Views: 103809

Re: Walmart observations

Historically, Walmart begins marking apparel down at the end of the season, and continues to mark it down for several months until it reaches $1 or less. It’s mostly unpopular styles and sizes that reach that price point. For example, a local store has plenty of 6-packs of George-branded men’s brie...
by Bagels
July 31st, 2022, 1:21 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 555
Views: 103809

Re: Walmart observations

Historically, Walmart begins marking apparel down at the end of the season, and continues to mark it down for several months until it reaches $1 or less. It’s mostly unpopular styles and sizes that reach that price point. For example, a local store has plenty of 6-packs of George-branded men’s brief...
by Bagels
July 25th, 2022, 10:28 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kohls and JCPenney Post-Pandemic
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Kohls and JCPenney Post-Pandemic

I stopped at the Fox Hills JCPenney yesterday. Wow, did this store have the merchandise! So much that it was tough to navigate around. Probably more people shoplifting than buying - I opened up four boxes of shoes in my size, and all four had somebody’s old pair of shoes. The dressing room had a co...
by Bagels
July 22nd, 2022, 10:57 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kohls and JCPenney Post-Pandemic
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Kohls and JCPenney Post-Pandemic

I stopped at the Fox Hills JCPenney yesterday. Wow, did this store have the merchandise! So much that it was tough to navigate around. Probably more people shoplifting than buying - I opened up four boxes of shoes in my size, and all four had somebody’s old pair of shoes. The dressing room had a cou...
by Bagels
July 22nd, 2022, 10:32 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: TJ Maxx & Homegoods Selling Halloween Items in July
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: TJ Maxx & Homegoods Selling Halloween Items in July

Kohls also had a fairly large selection. Not unusual, either. Since the Great Recession, Kohls begins to stock Christmas stuff in mid-August,
by Bagels
July 20th, 2022, 8:07 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Chipotle closes union store
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Chipotle closes union store

Tiny businesses? Chipotle restaurants are entirely corporate owned…