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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 ...
- Today, 7:54 pm
- Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
- Topic: Stores blocking Samsung Pay
- Replies: 1
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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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
- September 20th, 2020, 10:44 pm
- Forum: Department Store Chains
- Topic: Walmart observations
- Replies: 102
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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...
- September 20th, 2020, 10:42 pm
- Forum: Restaurant Chains
- Topic: Fuddrucker's and Luby's To Liquidate
- Replies: 9
- Views: 411
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...
- September 20th, 2020, 10:37 pm
- Forum: Non Region-Specific
- Topic: What exactly happened with Kroger?
- Replies: 30
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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...
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...