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by HCal
August 5th, 2022, 1:12 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Geico Closes All Offices in California
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Geico Closes All Offices in California

Anyone remember storefront travel agents? Those are long gone. I'm surprised insurance agents lasted this long. Even the elderly can use the internet just fine these days.
by HCal
August 5th, 2022, 1:09 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores
Replies: 27
Views: 3739

Re: Halloween Stores

What would anyone want to shoplift from Spirit Halloween? Their merchandise is cheap and I don't think there's a huge resale market for it since it's so seasonal.
by HCal
August 5th, 2022, 1:07 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Trader Joe Store Unionizes
Replies: 20
Views: 538

Re: Trader Joe Store Unionizes

Pretty useless union vote. It isn't even aligned with UFCW. One of the biggest selling points of grocery being unionized is access to UFCW's programs for benefits. Without that, I fail to see what this union is even bringing to the table. I also suspect the wages here are already higher than other ...
by HCal
August 5th, 2022, 1:00 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Terrible Experience With Vons
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Terrible Experience With Vons

I'm guessing that the stores just don't have a way of fixing this. If a customer buys 2 of something when 3 are needed to get a discount, the system has no way of knowing whether that is because the third was out of stock or the customer simply didn't order it. Programming this might be complicated ...
by HCal
August 2nd, 2022, 10:20 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Aldi Temporary Closures and Burglaries
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Aldi Temporary Closures and Burglaries

I don't think the statistics are being collected equally in all of these cities. Pretty easy to make crime look lower when you don't prosecute so many crimes, then have lousy statistics when you are tough on crime (suspect that is how Salt Lake City got on the list, laughable to see that city on th...
by HCal
August 1st, 2022, 7:09 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Aldi Temporary Closures and Burglaries
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Aldi Temporary Closures and Burglaries

storewanderer wrote: July 31st, 2022, 1:51 pm Funny how the most dangerous cities prohibit cashless stores.
Which of the most dangerous cities has prohibited cashless stores?

The most dangerous cities in the US are generally in the deep south and the rust belt.
by HCal
August 1st, 2022, 3:47 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Terrible Experience With Vons
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Terrible Experience With Vons

Have you gone to the store and spoken to a manager in person? That can often yield better results than online complaints.
by HCal
July 29th, 2022, 12:06 am
Forum: Online Retailers
Topic: Amazon to include 1 year of free GrubHub delivery in Prime membership
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Amazon to include 1 year of free GrubHub delivery in Prime membership

Probably more than you think. College students, busy parents, millennials who don't know how to cook, etc. I know people who order food delivery multiple times a week.
by HCal
July 29th, 2022, 12:04 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: The General Store by Walmart (Mini-retail)
Replies: 14
Views: 471

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

I thought Walmart gave up on tiny stores a while ago. Interesting they are trying again. These locations are probably secluded, so that means less competition and higher prices.
by HCal
July 29th, 2022, 12:02 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Fruit Stands
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Fruit Stands

I don't "shop" there as such, but if I'm driving by and see one, I might pick something up. Often they have higher quality than supermarkets. Prices vary but you can get good deals on occasion.