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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:44 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 80
Views: 2583

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

Virtually all research into the efficacy of hand dryers vs. paper towels in public restrooms is funded by either paper companies or dryer manufacturers. Unsurprisingly, each individual study tends to draw conclusions favorable to the industry that sponsored the research. At this point I think it is...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:20 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and masks in stores
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Coronavirus and masks in stores

I just really, really wish we could at least make masks, drugs, vaccines... maybe this virus will teach us a lesson. Hopefully we do learn a lesson. We used to have laws that at least some essential items had to be manufactured in the U.S. We need to reactivate some those laws. 4012 has been saying...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 5:59 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 80
Views: 2583

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

If one washes their hands properly prior to using the blowers there shouldn't be any germs left to be spread. What if someone coughs or sneezes and some of those germs land on the wall surrounding or under the hand dryer (when the hand dryer isn't turned on)? Also not sure if the temperature of the...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 5:55 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans

San Francisco has now banned reusable bags in supermarkets for the next month. No word on the thin bags being explicitly allowed for the next month or if the stores are expected to give away the in short supply paper bags at no fee or if customers are expected to still pay for bags. We will see what...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 5:51 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 228
Views: 7156

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

Kroger was trying to get the stores back to 100% normal for the first of the month. I am not sure if they reopened the closed service meat/seafood at Smiths yet. Smiths deli/bakery was pretty much normal throughout this whole thing other than closing stuff like self serve olive bar. They packaged up...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 5:49 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and masks in stores
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Coronavirus and masks in stores

Thanks late 1980's and all of the 1990's for shifting so much production out of the US to cheaper places. I assume you're referring to NAFTA? While a lot of unskilled and lower-skilled labor went to Mexico you have to remember that 1.2 million jobs were created in the U.S. producing products that a...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 8:02 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 228
Views: 7156

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

There is something about this virus that it multiplies quickly in small crowded spaces. Unfortunately Trader Joe's fits that bill much moreso than almost any other retail outlet I can think of. It is also pretty social in there and people spend a while inside when they shop there. Compare this to sa...
by storewanderer
April 1st, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 80
Views: 2583

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

What about these various businesses, especially in CA I have noticed it more, along with signs that they are trying to be "green," that only have hand dryers? I have noticed this a lot in Safeway in California, they only have hand dryers. Yet here in NV the Safeway all have paper towels in its restr...
by storewanderer
April 1st, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Pay increases in grocery stores as a result of Coronavirus
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: Pay increases in grocery stores as a result of Coronavirus

Interesting. Smiths in Reno area is in great shape (was not in such great shape 2-3 weeks ago when center store shelves were literally 95% empty). I guess the Las Vegas warehouse they opened for dry grocery last year was well stocked. I shopped there yesterday and was able to get everything I needed...
by storewanderer
April 1st, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Pay increases in grocery stores as a result of Coronavirus
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: Pay increases in grocery stores as a result of Coronavirus

After much pressure Kroger is also doing the $2/hr pay increase through April. So Kroger employees actually have had it a lot better than any other retailer in this mess. First, they were allowed unlimited overtime if they wanted it. Then they got a $25 gift card (complained...). Then they got the $...