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by storewanderer
Today, 12:08 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Ascena Retail Group preparing Chapter 11 filing
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Ascena Retail Group preparing Chapter 11 filing

Way too many stores, in the wrong locations (malls). All this "work from home" will significantly hurt demand for the clothing they sell. Wonder if the mall landlords will swoop in on this one too. They can't bail out every retailer that goes under to keep their malls viable.. or can they? Run the r...
by storewanderer
Today, 12:05 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: New Build Pavilions La Quinta Coming in 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 2689

Re: New Build Pavilions La Quinta Coming in 2021

The new build Safeway in Sacramento that opened last year was delayed for many years due to this. The neighborhood did not want a gas station. The old pre-Albertsons Safeway refused to build without it. The developer tried various threats like that if they would not allow the gas station he would br...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:24 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Loose Bakery
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Loose Bakery

Also Smiths "Doho" program for donuts appears to be a complete flop. The cases are still full at night at all locations I visit. There are also many boxes of donuts left with $2 off coupons (10.88/dozen minus $2 is still a lot more than the old donuts were- especially at night when the old donuts go...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:14 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Loose Bakery
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Loose Bakery

Some NorCal Safeways look this way. Other NorCal Safeways have a very nice spread of items packaged neatly with donuts in plastic cake slice boxes and bagels neatly in small plastic bags with a tie wrap, organized, and very presentable. Still others have a good spread of items, but packaged so poorl...
by storewanderer
July 7th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Bulk Foods and Self Serve Food Bars
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Bulk Foods and Self Serve Food Bars

A couple changes I noticed the past few days: 1. Bulk foods: WinCo now has bulk barrels again with dry pasta, dry rice, dry beans out loose and you dispense them with the scoop from the barrel. I am surprised by this - no other stores have opened loose bulk bins back up yet. I thought it was a healt...
by storewanderer
July 7th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart to build new store in Redding
Replies: 14
Views: 3874

Re: Save Mart to build new store in Redding

The lot in Redding where Shopko was and where there is a Raleys was supposed to be a Fred Meyer back in the early 90's but they pulled from building there. It sits right against I-5. It is too bad, I think that could have been a good Fred Meyer. That was a pretty decent performing Shopko, the only o...
by storewanderer
July 7th, 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Fred Meyer "Spokane Test" - eliminate dedicated electronics, reduce GM, expand liquor/food, require card for sale prices
Replies: 36
Views: 8686

Re: Fred Meyer "Spokane Test" - eliminate dedicated electronics, reduce GM, expand liquor/food, require card for sale pr

I think requiring a card will turn off a small number of customers. At this point so many stores have these loyalty cards (many of which are seemingly useless- maybe get you 1% back or something) that it isn't even about smart loyalty programs anymore it is simply about "me too" loyalty programs. In...
by storewanderer
July 7th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 81
Views: 8786

Re: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?

Went to Kmart at South Lake Tahoe again. I don't think it will be there much longer. I don't think they've received any merchandise in this store in at least a month. At this point the clothing racks are being spread out more, shoe racks are no longer filled (too few shoes), they did take down the s...
by storewanderer
July 6th, 2020, 11:03 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid changes logo
Replies: 46
Views: 2941

Re: Rite Aid changes logo

According to Rite Aid's earnings call recently they will be changing all exterior signage on all stores by the end of this year. However they only plan to remodel 25 stores into their "new format" between now and the end of the year. What a colossal waste of money. I'd rather see them take the mone...
by storewanderer
July 6th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid changes logo
Replies: 46
Views: 2941

Re: Rite Aid changes logo

I'm almost certain two of the chains are unionized: RiteAid (legacy Thrifty Drugs contract) and CVS (legacy SavOn Drugs contract). Walgreens entered Southern California with new build stores, as opposed to an acquisition of an existing unionized chain, so I would be surprised if they are unionized ...