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by TW-Upstate NY
October 21st, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Signs of trouble at Target?
Replies: 92
Views: 25028

Re: Signs of trouble at Target?

A few observations as of late at my local store: -I have seen floor cleaning/polishing done during the mornings around 9:00 AM and as was just mentioned I would say it is not done in house any longer because the people running those machines and others doing cleaning in the store are wearing hats an...
by TW-Upstate NY
October 13th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Child Labor & Employee Shortages at Grocery Stores
Replies: 6
Views: 2843

Re: Child Labor & Employee Shortages at Grocery Stores

In regards to alcohol and tobacco sales, my experience in New York state has been when someone underage is working a register and a customer is purchasing alcohol, the checker always calls for a supervisor or manager (presumably 21 or over) who completes that part of the transaction by scanning that...
by TW-Upstate NY
September 30th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)
Replies: 60
Views: 14039

Re: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)

Shortly after Speedway took over all the Hess stations around here, they stated they would have the lowest priced gas in the market and they've pretty much kept to that. They may only beat the competition in the immediate area by one cent a gallon but they have done what they said they were going to...
by TW-Upstate NY
August 8th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens plans to close 200 stores
Replies: 10
Views: 2849

Re: Walgreens plans to close 200 stores

I wonder if any of the acquired (but as yet renamed) Rite Aid stores are among this number or will it just be strictly Walgreen's bannered outlets. Speaking of which, that acquired Rite Aid store I mentioned a while ago as having the Walgreen's pharmacy closing did indeed close its doors shortly aft...
by TW-Upstate NY
May 2nd, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 62
Views: 11640

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: 5237

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: 9
Views: 3152

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: 9
Views: 3152

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: 2437

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: 10041

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...