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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:33 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)
Replies: 15
Views: 3586

Re: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)

I've noticed that there are several more Tesoro stations that became Arco throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. What's the point if they're all supposed to go to Marathon? Or has something changed. With regard to the comments about Marathon keeping the Arco brand in Southern California, I think th...
by storewanderer
July 14th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Oregon and SW Washington UFCW Union May Strike
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Oregon and SW Washington UFCW Union May Strike

More of an explanation on this: https://www.bendbulletin.com/business/7292407-151/oregon-grocery-workers-point-out-gender-pay-gap Once again these unions are missing the point. The meat people get paid more than seafood because meat is a higher sales/higher profit department. The produce gets paid m...
by storewanderer
July 14th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Small Regional Mar Val Switches Suppliers
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Small Regional Mar Val Switches Suppliers

This is too bad. The Mar Val in Colfax has been nicely remerchandised with the Supervalu brands and looks better than before with the Western Family brands. It is probably over-SKUed on those items at this point and I wonder if that is part of what led to this decision.
by storewanderer
July 14th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: 7-Eleven to buy Stripes
Replies: 70
Views: 15510

Re: 7-Eleven to buy Stripes

I was in a corporate Sunoco A-Plus (7-Eleven) and they were in the process of resetting the center store to having 7-Eleven brands. They still had the Sunoco cash registers and Sunoco drink/food programs in place. Promotion signage was also not 7-Eleven signage. I am a little curious about the 7-Ele...
by storewanderer
July 14th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's franchisees want a better chicken sandwich
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: McDonald's franchisees want a better chicken sandwich

Come out here to Reno and all your impressions of consistency at McDonalds will go out the window. Look at 5 locations in Reno on Yelp with 1.5/5 star reviews. There are some other locations I didn't post about that are solid 2 or 2.5 out of 5... I think all but one of the locations I'm referencing ...
by storewanderer
July 12th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location

Dillard’s thrives by being the fashion store in smaller cities that Macy’s won’t go into (cities under 100k in population). And the Dillard family still owns a large share of the company. The definition of "fashion" in many of Dillard's markets is much different than the definition of "fashion" in ...
by storewanderer
July 12th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dunkin Donuts Carson City, NV Out of Business
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Dunkin Donuts Carson City, NV Out of Business

I wish I had seen this topic a couple of weeks ago! I was on vacation in Reno/Tahoe and saw the sign on the highway for this location only to be disappointed! The state highway department had not removed it yet! You didn't miss much. It was rough at that location all along and only got worse toward...
by storewanderer
July 12th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's franchisees want a better chicken sandwich
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: McDonald's franchisees want a better chicken sandwich

McDonalds needs to improve the operations of its locations. They are losing customers because their execution is not consistent. Lukewarm food and undercooked fries are common. Very inconsistent execution. They are also losing customers because their prices are too high (some franchisees are much mo...
by storewanderer
July 12th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location

Given Dillard's overall financial performance over quite a few years, I'd say Reno is an outlier. They have closed a lot of stores in other markets and have done particularly poorly in their more northerly markets. Their neglect has been much greater than Macy's--Its only in the last decade that th...
by storewanderer
July 11th, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dunkin Donuts Carson City, NV Out of Business
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Dunkin Donuts Carson City, NV Out of Business

That store used frozen donuts- not like other Dunkin’ stores I’ve been to that fried the donuts in-store. It was pretty bad - they were out of donuts quite a bit. The Sparks location is not much better. I am still waiting for that new Reno Dunkin location that is supposedly coming (per their closin...