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by TW-Upstate NY
May 2nd, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 37
Views: 2713

Re: Walmart observations

Alpha8472 wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 4:39 am
My local Walmart has stopped restocking fish. The fish tanks are empty. Has this happened at any other Walmart?
Noticed almost half the tanks empty in the Amsterdam, NY store this morning.
by TW-Upstate NY
May 1st, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Conversions or Closings
Replies: 12
Views: 2194

Re: Rite Aid Conversions or Closings

NY State Route 30 in Amsterdam-I can't be sure but I'm thinking this one may be on the way out. Was there earlier this afternoon and there was a sign on the door saying the Walgreen's Pharmacy in the store will be closing May 22nd. AND there were 50% off signs on various items throughout the store w...
by TW-Upstate NY
March 22nd, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Self-Checkout
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Target Self-Checkout

There are 4 of these and thinking about it more I now remember that when I was walking into the store I saw a customer at another one with an attendant doing the same thing and there was a cash drawer there as well so apparently each one has its own drawer.
by TW-Upstate NY
March 21st, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Self-Checkout
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Target Self-Checkout

My local Target (Amsterdam, NY) finally got self-checkout within the last couple months but I hadn't used it until this morning. After I had scanned and bagged my items and before I had a chance to pay, an attendant said she had to complete the transaction because I was using cash. Is that the norm ...
by TW-Upstate NY
February 26th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 10 Years of RetailWatchers
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: 10 Years of RetailWatchers

Retail events of note that have happened in my neck of the woods in the intervening years: -P+C Foods goes out of business and a lot of the stores are purchased by Tops Friendly Markets which itself has sought bankruptcy protection as of late. -Tops purchases the remaining Grand Union stores (rename...
by TW-Upstate NY
January 24th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: The Admin's Soapbox
Topic: Emails I get through the forum...
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Emails I get through the forum...

One day I get a call at home from what sounded like an elderly lady complaining about a tree "you guys" had planted improperly. I had no idea what she was talking about and asked her who she wanted to speak to. Her reply was "well isn't this so and so's Tree Farm." I told her no and hung up. Checked...
by TW-Upstate NY
January 8th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar
Replies: 22
Views: 7252

Re: Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar

Maybe I'm naïve when it comes to money and investing, but how can they even be a factor if they only own 1.7% of the shares?
by TW-Upstate NY
December 28th, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 41040

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

For example, the one remaining Kmart that hasn't either closed or on a list of closing/sold to other groups stores in this part of NY state is in a town called Greenwich (not to be confused with the village in NYC). Not anymore unfortunately-it's on the latest closing list along with the one in Que...
by TW-Upstate NY
March 28th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Raleys remodeling Windsor, CA - closing store for 90 days
Replies: 9
Views: 2921

Re: Raleys remodeling Windsor, CA - closing store for 90 days

Aldi has done that with two stores in my area they've remodeled and expanded. And from a customer's perspective, I think it's for the best to do it this way. Shopping in a store that is undergoing a remodel is not exactly the most pleasant of experiences. Price Chopper is currently remodeling one of...
by TW-Upstate NY
February 4th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Multiple Sam's Club Stores to close
Replies: 55
Views: 10427

Re: Multiple Sam's Club Stores to close

How does BJ’s Warehouse manage to thrive between Sam’s & Costco? Not sure how many areas this applies to, but most of this area (Albany NY and northward) has a limited amount of Sam's Club stores and BJ's but nothing from Costco so BJ's has the upper hand in this area. Costco has been mentioned a c...