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by Romr123
August 12th, 2022, 4:36 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart closing pharmacy
Replies: 33
Views: 853

Re: Save Mart closing pharmacy

Interesting, but I'm not sure you can blame Schnucks' departure from pharmacy strictly on problems with Topco...CVS needed to get bigger in St. Louis in the worst way--they didn't even enter until about 2006, and were woefully underrepresented as Walgreens had about a 30 year head start on a monopol...
by Romr123
August 8th, 2022, 7:39 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Geico Closes All Offices in California
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Geico Closes All Offices in California

the company for which I worked had these type of agents as a separate distribution channel (they had it split: internal phone agents; internal office agents, licensee agents, independent agents). The company offered both their own insurance products as well as complimentary products from other compa...
by Romr123
August 8th, 2022, 4:59 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Burger King Replaces Ch'King Sandwich With BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwiches
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Burger King Replaces Ch'King Sandwich With BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwiches

Darn--we quite liked the ChicKing. Second only to the Popeye's sandwich.
by Romr123
August 8th, 2022, 4:57 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Geico Closes All Offices in California
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Geico Closes All Offices in California

The other benefit of an independent agent is to know which carrier to place the business with. Michigan's extraordinarily sensitive to insurance rates (highest in the country, albeit with the best coverage you could get). I worked for one of the big local insurers for a while in the HQ. Rating is ve...
by Romr123
August 5th, 2022, 4:22 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?
Replies: 89
Views: 19753

Re: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?

I made a $39 order of various clearance things yesterday--should be interesting what ships and what doesn't.
by Romr123
July 31st, 2022, 7:23 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: The General Store by Walmart (Mini-retail)
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: The General Store by Walmart (Mini-retail)

exactly--tie it in with WM replenishment and the campground can get a boxful shipped every Tuesday to replenish weekend sales. As stated, so many times these are just the campground staff hitting the local stores/Dollar General/... that an efficient reorder and ship process would solve a lot of prob...
by Romr123
July 28th, 2022, 5:14 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Panera Bread Sacramento Country Club closed
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Panera Bread Sacramento Country Club closed

Raising Cane's is the Abercrombie of fast food--bland and patronized by empty-headed blonde high school and college bros.
by Romr123
July 28th, 2022, 5:11 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bed Bath & Beyond Selling Cost Plus World Market
Replies: 12
Views: 2661

Re: Bed Bath & Beyond Selling Cost Plus World Market

Palm Springs is one of the higher volume stores, I'd think--it was a little thinly stocked early in the winter, but by April was looking good. We ended up buying a sectional there (was pretty clearly last-year's line stuck on a boat somewhere from Vietnam) and they more than met their delivery date ...
by Romr123
July 26th, 2022, 9:57 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Chipotle closes union store
Replies: 16
Views: 548

Re: Chipotle closes union store

Pensions are a whoooooole 'nother animal... I was referring more to operations (as an example the Raley's/Basha's rationalization...wouldn't consider Basha's abundantly healthy but, still)
by Romr123
July 26th, 2022, 5:17 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Chipotle closes union store
Replies: 16
Views: 548

Re: Chipotle closes union store

Private ownership would be my guess...not so beholden to the vagaries of Wall Street (though they have their own problems in longevity beyond the founder's generation and the next generation). There is always that frisson of fear when you've got a locally dominant chain, privately held and the futur...