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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:06 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Open Discussion: Grocery Formats in Urban WA / OR
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Open Discussion: Grocery Formats in Urban WA / OR

I can tell you what Fred Meyers plan was for QFC when they bought them.. They viewed it as a no-brainer. Just by switching distribution from Associated Grocers to their new warehouse in Seattle, it would pay for the transaction in two years. In both the Portland and Seattle markets, they viewed QFC...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:57 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay
Replies: 34
Views: 899

Re: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay

We were seeing QFC ads down here in the Coachella Valley in mid-January--the branding clearly should have been Ralphs, but who knows how the cable ad server got messed up. San Diego has gotten Winn-Dixie ads before, even though the nearest Winn-Dixie is thousands of miles from here. The cable ad se...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:55 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Fry’s Electronics out of business
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Fry’s Electronics out of business

I considered going into the Roseville Fry's quite a few times over the last 3 months as I've driven right by it multiple times. But I just kept passing it up. I didn't really want to see the zombie Fry's. I wanted to remember Fry's as that buzzing Costco-like electronic store with crazy crowds of pe...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:53 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Amazon Fresh coming to Sacramento (Citrus Heights)
Replies: 17
Views: 809

Re: Amazon Fresh coming to Sacramento (Citrus Heights)

I know Aldi has been slowly making its way north from SoCal… is this Amazon’s attempt at gaining some market share and cutting off a possible Aldi expansion into NorCal? It doesn't seem like Amazon is following the same real estate strategy as Aldi typically follows. Also the boxes Amazon is buildi...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:48 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Gelsons Sold to Japanese company PPIH
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Gelsons Sold to Japanese company PPIH

Times is nothing special- marginal conventional store is all I'll say. C&S supplied I think... Don Quijote has some deals but is quite awful. I really do not see the synergy with Gelson's... at ALL (Supervalu/UNFI supplied). At all. Hopefully the other operations are far enough away that they wi...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:47 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Chickfila "reopening guide"
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Chickfila "reopening guide"

We just got a brand new location in Carson City, NV and it’s just curbside / drive-through for the time being - and from what I’m hearing, will be for a while. I’m guessing they probably won’t open their dining rooms (at least in Nevada) until after May 1st. I saw Oregon and California were followi...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 12:30 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kohls
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Kohls

And when your faux currency can be the butt of so many American produced TV programs (like Canadian Tire Money in Canada)... seems like something is there. ((shrug)) Exposure is exposure. Seems like a marketing success. Personally no fan of Kohl's Cash due to limited ongoing need for their products...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 12:25 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay
Replies: 34
Views: 899

Re: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay

Fred Meyer is a supercenter brand, so I'm not sure they would want to use it for a regular supermarket. Kroger seems to be perfectly fine with having different banners in a market. If things are integrated on the back end, they can take advantage of the efficiencies, so having some stores operate u...
by storewanderer
February 22nd, 2021, 9:44 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Belk
Replies: 20
Views: 1685

Re: Belk

Heard Belk is losing Lancome cosmetics counters and possibly some of the other service cosmetics brands.
by storewanderer
February 22nd, 2021, 9:26 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Open Discussion: Grocery Formats in Urban WA / OR
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: What is a QFC exactly?

I think all the deli locations carry Boars Head meat and cheese Fred Meyer Carry's Boar's Head in their deli at all locations. It's why Zupans dropped it. I think QFC has been offering Boar's Head for quite a bit longer than Fred Meyer. I know 10 years ago it was in most QFCs but not in many Fred M...