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by storewanderer
Today, 8:16 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 112
Views: 44207

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

I suspect UNFI sees what happens to most of what it sells- like Farm Fresh. They do not retain the wholesale business despite their intentions to do so. Even if they sell the stores off to independents, the stores do not stay in business long. There is a reason why Supervalu had these odd scattered ...
by storewanderer
Today, 7:54 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Stores blocking Samsung Pay
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Stores blocking Samsung Pay

The problem is since those Samsung Pay transactions are going through as Swipe-emulated transactions there is a fraud liability to the merchant for accepting the Swipe based transaction I think is the issue with this. The merchant is responsible for fraud if a transaction is processed as Swipe when ...
by storewanderer
Today, 7:47 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Logo Change
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Rite Aid Logo Change

Now here's something somebody who actually goes into a Rite-Aid can help me with-their weekly ad has featured Thrifty Ice Cream for some time now. I know it's been discussed here before but is it still regional and that's more or less a "stock" ad or has it indeed gone nationwide? They have rolled ...
by storewanderer
Today, 7:45 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: New Amazon Grocery Chain
Replies: 46
Views: 6180

Re: New Amazon Grocery Chain

Some photos of the new Woodland Hills store are showing up on Yelp now. The biggest innovation seems to be the shopping carts which serve as self-checkout: https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/amazon-fresh-los-angeles-3 In the low margin grocery business, those carts strike me as very cost prohibitive. ...
by storewanderer
September 20th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Pavilions?
Replies: 60
Views: 1605

Re: Pavilions?

Based on what I've read and heard, Pavilions was a novel concept for Southern California when VONS created the banner. It probably made sense to create a separate banner, although I would have branded them "VONS Pavilions" much like Albertsons Market Street, The prime motivation for development of ...
by storewanderer
September 20th, 2020, 10:46 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Logo Change
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Rite Aid Logo Change

Logo has now changed on website as well.

Still no new logo visible in the store other than the receipt and ad at the store I went to today.
by storewanderer
September 20th, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 102
Views: 21363

Re: Walmart observations

Walmart stores in the San Francisco Bay Area are still very strict on masks. Most customers are wearing them as well as the employees. However, you do see people doing stupid things such as pulling their masks down to talk on their phones or eat. The supermarkets such as Safeway and the rest in Nor...
by storewanderer
September 20th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Fuddrucker's and Luby's To Liquidate
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Fuddrucker's and Luby's To Liquidate

Fuddrucker's never really made sense to even before it had been bought and sold a couple times. They had some odd locations---the one I remember in Atlanta was in a flagship Home Depot and despite a steady business was closed when the store was downgraded. They didn't seem to have a real strategy f...
by storewanderer
September 20th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: What exactly happened with Kroger?
Replies: 30
Views: 3605

Re: What exactly happened with Kroger?

The free-standing Ralphs was a dive from the time I moved to San Diego until they tore it down. The replacement Ralphs was built with the then-current decor package (which is quite nice, IMO) but I never liked that store, either. Could never put my finger on why, though. The free-standing Ralphs wa...
by storewanderer
September 20th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Pavilions?
Replies: 60
Views: 1605

Re: Pavilions?

Based on what I've read and heard, Pavilions was a novel concept for Southern California when VONS created the banner. It probably made sense to create a separate banner, although I would have branded them "VONS Pavilions" much like Albertsons Market Street, Jewel Grand Bazaar, and Ralphs Fresh far...