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by HCal
Today, 2:13 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores
Replies: 88
Views: 9600

Re: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores

I'm real curious why the pricing in NorCal is so much higher than SoCal. This is very noticeable. And it did not used to be this way. Both regions used to be equally expensive/out of line in price. But pricing in SoCal for some mysterious reason is looking much better. It isn't as good as you'd see...
by HCal
May 19th, 2022, 2:10 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom: dying too?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Nordstrom: dying too?

I've noticed this too. I wonder if their online sales have picked up. They might be thinking of the stores as showrooms at this point.

But of course Nordstrom has higher margins than Sears, so they need fewer customers to be profitable.
by HCal
May 18th, 2022, 4:05 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Sam's Club to focus Member's Mark on sustainability
Replies: 46
Views: 1411

Re: Sam's Club to focus Member's Mark on sustainability

I haven't seen a Sam's Club that didn't accept all the major credit cards. My guess would be that they piggy-back off Walmart's merchant agreements. I think Sam's Club's main draw over Costco is superior technology. Costco's tech is firmly stuck in the 90s. No ability to check items/prices in stock ...
by HCal
May 18th, 2022, 3:52 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target and Unions
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Target and Unions

Or you just make a change to what INSURANCE you use and stay with whatever doctor you want to see :) No reason you need to "start over" with something that could be important just to satisfy someone who cares nothing about your health, just wants to take your money. That isn't always poss...
by HCal
May 18th, 2022, 3:48 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores
Replies: 261
Views: 15893

Re: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores

I bet Walgreens paid a pretty penny for those files. The other Rite Aid store may not have the staff or capacity to absorb so many extra prescriptions, or they figured they would rather have the cash now than the long-term profits.

Things aren't looking too good for Rite Aid.
by HCal
May 18th, 2022, 3:45 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertsons closing Irvine, CA
Replies: 55
Views: 8809

Re: Albertsons closing Irvine, CA

I used to this this was how it worked too. And I think it is how it used to work. The Conservatives were pro business and would approve anything, at warp speed. But that isn't how it seems to work in the real world anymore. The Liberal side seems to approve anything, make it as dense as possible, f...
by HCal
May 16th, 2022, 5:51 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target and Unions
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Target and Unions

BillyGr wrote: May 16th, 2022, 1:29 pm You wouldn't have to change doctors, just give the current one your new insurance card.
Possibly, but not every doctor is part of the network of every insurance company.
by HCal
May 14th, 2022, 1:19 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target and Unions
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Target and Unions

I mean any job. Let's say I go to work for Starbucks for 5 years. Then I am done with that and I decide okay now I want to go work in a hotel. Then after 5 years I am tired of the hotel and I say okay now I want to go work in the road construction industry turning around the "stop" and &q...
by HCal
May 13th, 2022, 12:46 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores
Replies: 261
Views: 15893

Re: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores

I just read that last month Rite Aid rejected a buyout for a 56% premium over their current valuation. The buyers threatened a hostile takeover but I don't know if they are going to actually try. This means that either management has a plan they are really confident in, or they are just being foolis...
by HCal
May 12th, 2022, 12:31 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Franchisees opposed to improved McDonald's operations?
Replies: 26
Views: 702

Re: Franchisees opposed to improved McDonald's operations?

They work for McDonald's Corporation in a profit sharing system. McDonald's is the boss. They are not. Period. If I was McDonald's corporate I would have people on planes unannounced heading to every store opposed to this program with legal queued up ready to revoke the franchise and finance ready ...