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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:04 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Raleys to close pharmacies
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Raleys to close pharmacies

Well, 4 of the 27 pharmacy closures were in Nevada. I would guess the wages here are lower. I wonder how much cash this got them, selling off these files. It is more ironic given Raleys history; they had pharmacies in their stores as a usual feature way before Safeway, Save Mart, etc. did in CA. I h...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:00 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Subway Closures Explained
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Re: Subway Closures Explained

20 year leases are a little tough with landlords too, for these types of spaces. This does not seem practical.

I'm not sure where they are going with this.

Also with the rate at which locations are closing, I think it will be kind of hard to control this...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:58 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Ralphs Fresh Fare Trademark
Replies: 47
Views: 2362

Re: Ralphs Fresh Fare Trademark

If my memory serves correctly, the Ralphs "Signature" in downtown San Diego was branded as such soon after Kroger transferred someone from a different division in to run Ralphs. I think it was around the same time they opened one or two Frys Signature Stores (which also had Fresh Fare interiors; Fry...
by storewanderer
November 12th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS Closing 22 Stores
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: CVS Closing 22 Stores

CVS seems to have a very short list of closing stores each year. Compared to Walgreens who is closing hundreds of stores (but if you take out former Rite Aids, I'm not sure how many they are closing)... I drove past a nice looking CVS building NW of Minneapolis the other day (may have still been in ...
by storewanderer
November 12th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 12968

Re: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

I don’t know why Target couldn’t do a small town format store, especially because they already have the smaller City Targets in downtown areas Target's format is not geared toward small towns. Limited hardlines, no garden center, overly trendy clothing where basic clothing is more in demand, combin...
by storewanderer
November 12th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Ralphs Fresh Fare Trademark
Replies: 47
Views: 2362

Re: Ralphs Fresh Fare Trademark

According to the LA Times article quoted in the Amazon store thread 63 of Ralphs 189 stores are Fresh Fares (33.3%). Is that a recent number? If so, what is Vons excuse with Pavilions? I'm sure between Vons and Albertson's, there's locations perfect for Pavilions. When’s the last time you were in a...
by storewanderer
November 12th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Dean Foods declares bankruptcy amid decline in milk consumption
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Dean Foods declares bankruptcy amid decline in milk consumption

Dean Foods was pulled together through the purchase of many smaller "local" milk bottlers and I think they generally bought "local" milk bottlers and lost significant chunks of the local bottler business for one reason or another. In Nevada, the dairy that Dean Foods ended up with was Model Dairy (i...
by storewanderer
November 10th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Frys downtown Phoenix now open
Replies: 15
Views: 1832

Re: Frys downtown Phoenix now open

Any changes yet to the new store in its first couple weeks? Not really. The produce is still better than most Fry's (that's a huge plus!) and the meat has improved. I tried the fried chicken at lunch on Friday (worked from home that day) and it was pretty good.`No sign of a hot food bar. Salad bar ...
by storewanderer
November 10th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 12968

Re: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

The 90,000 square foot Kmart in Concord, California will not become a Target. Target rejected the location as the shopping center will only allow 1 store in the shopping center to sell groceries. It is a lease restriction since there is already a Lucky Supermarket. The space will be divided into so...
by storewanderer
November 10th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Popeyes closures in Idaho
Replies: 17
Views: 2721

Re: Popeyes closures in Idaho

It appears the NorCal Cajun group (also known as "Elite") is not following through with plans to build a Popeyes and Habit in Spokane, WA. https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/oct/08/habit-burger-withdraws-building-permits-for-north-/ Reviews for the Concord Popeyes right by their HQ are laughably...