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by TW-Upstate NY
October 2nd, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 134
Views: 24060

Re: Walmart observations

One thing that would help them further if they are trying to make it easier for the customer would be standard layouts for departments as their department layout is kind of all over the place in my area. Weird differences like pet on the back wall in one store and in the opposite front corner in an...
by TW-Upstate NY
September 30th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers

I can tell you stores and warehouses around here are not getting paid by cardboard haulers anymore here in NV for cardboard scrap. Maybe we have too many warehouses around here and a glut of cardboard... but that changed a few years ago and now these places are paying haulers to haul the stuff off....
by TW-Upstate NY
September 30th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers

You're right the dirty bag from another customer probably doesn't effect you. It effects the cashier who is potentially handling a dirty contaminated bag, or dozens of dirty contaminated bags during their shift. It DOES effect you because that cashier that packed someone else's dirty and contaminat...
by TW-Upstate NY
September 29th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers

veteran+ wrote: September 28th, 2020, 7:16 am So what do you do with the boxes when you get home?
I know what I did with them back in the 60's when I was growing up-boxes were actually one of my favorite things to play with. I had plenty of toys but give me a cardboard box and I'd be fascinated by it. I doubt I'm alone either.
by TW-Upstate NY
September 29th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers

Those are (surprisingly) not new - the chain in New England/NJ Edwards (which somehow wound up with one store here in Latham, NY) had boxes like that back in the 1980's. They were positioned as a warehouse store (sort of the early version of Aldi before Aldi existed) so they didn't provide bags. Th...
by TW-Upstate NY
September 27th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers

At this point with NJ, maybe it would be best for everyone to get boxes from the store (the boxes the store receives product in) to take their items out in. That puts the disposal of the box on the customer however. This turns the box into a multiple-use item. I don't think customers would like thi...
by TW-Upstate NY
September 26th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: New Jersey Ban On Paper Bags, Single Use Plastic Bags, & Plastic Food Containers

Grocery stores will be prohibited from providing paper bags. What will this do? Here's what it might do-cause a lot (more) NJ residents to do their shopping in neighboring states. Wouldn't at all be surprised to see some store closures in NJ as a direct result of this. Wonder if any more states wil...
by TW-Upstate NY
September 25th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Logo Change
Replies: 21
Views: 1406

Re: Rite Aid Logo Change

Just for curiosity's sake, checked on their website the other day and there's a locator feature on there that does indeed say Thrifty Ice Cream is available at the stores nearest to me. Have no desire to go out and try it but just read about it here for several years and found it interesting it's fi...
by TW-Upstate NY
September 25th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 134
Views: 24060

Re: Walmart observations

Saw something at one of their local stores this morning and am wondering if this is happening anywhere else-in some areas of the store, the one way arrow markers on the floor have been removed. I saw this near the pharmacy and the HBA and cosmetics area and also in electronics and cleaning supplies....
by TW-Upstate NY
September 25th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales
Replies: 24
Views: 1373

Re: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales

Target finally added a Halloween section. The selection is much less than last year. It seems like Target purposely made the Halloween area smaller this year. Was in my local Target earlier this morning and all I saw was a few clothing items for kids mixed in with the regular offerings-nothing real...