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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:10 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: All Dressbarn stores to close
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: All Dressbarn stores to close

They sold Maurice's. I would guess they probably wanted to sell Dress Barn and when that finally did not happen they decided to just shut the thing down. It is kind of odd no events like you describe took place prior, but maybe they were trying to paint a rosy picture to sell it. The Dress Barn in R...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:08 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Fred Meyer attempts to curb shrink "a new way"
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Fred Meyer attempts to curb shrink "a new way"

Noticed at the Gateway store in Portland, they moved HBA all in to one caged off section of the store. And you have to buy them all there as you leave the caged off area. Never seen that before at a Fred Meyer. The store was packed with shoppers so it doesn't seem to have impacted sales but man tha...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:04 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Western Family being replaced by Food Club at Associated Food Stores??
Replies: 17
Views: 7811

Re: Western Family being replaced by Food Club at Associated Food Stores??

Does SuperValu/UNFI still offer the Springfield brand in CA? Yes, Springfield is still being offered on dry grocery categories. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts. Wild Harvest, Equaline, and other old Albertsons, Inc. friends are all present in other categories in SoCal. The Springfie...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 8:59 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: MOD Pizza and the rise of Fast Casual pizza chains
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: MOD Pizza and the rise of Fast Casual pizza chains

I had MOD back when they only had a few locations, up in Bellevue. It was well under $5 for a mini and seemed like a great deal. The place ran like a well oiled machine and it was just really really good. MOD eventually showed up in Reno. Pricing is much higher now. I went once and while it still ra...
by storewanderer
May 19th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Odd changes at DQ here
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Odd changes at DQ here

DQ is really loose with its operators. There isn't much of a standard. I hesitate to call it a dying brand, but it kind of feels like one from my viewpoint. They are out of Reno proper entirely. We had 3 locations a decade ago. One in the mall closed (probably failed). One was demolished in downtown...
by storewanderer
May 19th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 207
Views: 53699

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings

The Lucky was probably on a different program for meat and produce than Vons (lower prices and different mix). But their ad looks like a standard Vons ad, so maybe that changed recently. If so that may be why the store finally tanked. Albertsons has had a "discount/Hispanic" format running in SoCal ...
by storewanderer
May 18th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger May Sell Off Its Convenience Store Chains, Including Kwik Shop, Tom Thumb, Turkey Hill
Replies: 52
Views: 9649

Re: Kroger May Sell Off Its Convenience Store Chains, Including Kwik Shop, Tom Thumb, Turkey Hill

Went to a second Quik Stop today here in NV with busted out price sign. Again from wind months ago and still not fixed. The entire site looks kind of rough. Weeds all over landscaping, etc. Not clear if they are responsible from landscaping or the property owner because there is a little strip mall ...
by storewanderer
May 18th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Popeyes closures in Idaho
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Popeyes closures in Idaho

I was really surprised when I heard they got a Habit franchise. I thought maybe Habits are easier to run than a Popeyes and perhaps it could work out. It will be interesting to see what happens. The Popeyes reviews for locations run by NorCal Cajun (or "Elite") are truly awful. https://www.yelp.com/...
by storewanderer
May 17th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Popeyes closures in Idaho
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Popeyes closures in Idaho

I wonder if Habit read some of the reviews of the Popeyes that franchisee runs....
by storewanderer
May 17th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell Opening Hotel
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Taco Bell Opening Hotel

What a promotion. Taco Bell seems to have a fan base... I sure don't know who they are.