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by CalItalian
Yesterday, 11:55 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: New Build Pavilions La Quinta Coming in 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 2693

Re: New Build Pavilions La Quinta Coming in 2021

Hearing continued until October 6. Residents don't want the Pavilions gas station. Albertsons won't build it without it.
https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/lo ... 392894002/
by CalItalian
Yesterday, 11:10 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans
Replies: 91
Views: 5905

Re: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans

Vons and Albertsons in Riverside County started charging for bags again on Monday, July 6. They have a new, much thicker plastic bag for 10 cents. Thicker than Ralphs. It's almost as nice as the ones Gelson's have.
by CalItalian
June 26th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans
Replies: 91
Views: 5905

Re: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans

Vons in Temescal Valley (Riverside County) were still giving out free thin plastic bags tonight. Manager told me corporate has not told them when they would start charging for bags again.
by CalItalian
June 25th, 2020, 12:35 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans
Replies: 91
Views: 5905

Re: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans

Noticed something interesting in a local Wal-Mart earlier this morning. The way the entrance is set up I somehow found myself walking in back of the registers in the front end and noticed the bagging carousels were not stocked very well. I did end up buying a few items (not my store of choice but t...
by CalItalian
June 22nd, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway sued for price gouging toilet paper
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Safeway sued for price gouging toilet paper

What is interesting is the White Cloud brand name was being used exclusively in Walmart for a while. It was positioned as a step below the national brands but a step up from the store brands. Proctor and Gamble has since discontinued the brand and passed it over to an outfit called Kruger Products ...
by CalItalian
June 22nd, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros opening new store tomorrow.
Replies: 28
Views: 1047

Re: Stater Bros opening new store tomorrow.

Stater Bros got a very good deal on those stores. They're also used to operating low volume stores. When they first took over those stores they got off to a rough start. The pharmacies remained closed for a long time and they didn't spend any capital on those stores for years. Gradually sales slowl...
by CalItalian
June 22nd, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros opening new store tomorrow.
Replies: 28
Views: 1047

Re: Stater Bros opening new store tomorrow.

After all the usual complaining about California chains like Vons, Ralphs, Smart & Final and the Central valley ones I've never seen, etc., it's funny to see people pick on Stater Bros for not being something they aren't. They've managed to avoid vulture capital, they competently run their stores, ...
by CalItalian
June 22nd, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros opening new store tomorrow.
Replies: 28
Views: 1047

Re: Stater Bros opening new store tomorrow.

The reason that many of the Stater Bros. that were acquired during the Albertsons-Lucky merger are now flourishing, is because Ralphs, Albertsons and VONS have closed their locations in close proximity. Had it not been for this, I imagine that many of those Stater Bros. would've ultimately closed. ...
by CalItalian
June 18th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Loose Bakery
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Loose Bakery

At the 7-eleven locations here, donuts are now being individually wrapped. That presumably works OK for the small volumes they sell in a convenience store, but would likely be impractical for bulk donuts in a supermarket. Vons, Albertsons and Pavilions have all donuts, bagels, muffins and loose bre...
by CalItalian
June 18th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros opening new store tomorrow.
Replies: 28
Views: 1047

Re: Stater Bros opening new store tomorrow.

Stater Bros. also opened a brand new store in Calimesa today, June 17, 2020. https://www.theshelbyreport.com/2020/06/11/stater-bros-markets-new-store-calimesa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stater-bros-markets-new-store-calimesa This store is so close to the Beaumont store in Beaumont ...