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by storewanderer
Today, 12:10 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Albertsons buys Kings
Replies: 30
Views: 2167

Re: Albertsons buys Kings

Yeah, my math is wrong, it should be only one Balducci's closing. If one closes, they have 8 Balducci's stores (with at least one airport store) and coming out to 27 between Kings and Balducci's. The airport stores are run by HMS Host but get some products from Balducci's. So these are more of a li...
by storewanderer
Today, 11:11 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Capacity Limits... in the winter
Replies: 31
Views: 1570

Re: Capacity Limits... in the winter

I was in South Lake Tahoe last night and the restaurants at Heavenly Village (this is a few hundred feet into CA) were all doing outdoor dining and tables packed together, a couple feet apart at best, at 100% capacity, and nobody wearing masks while they were sitting at the tables. No six foot dista...
by storewanderer
Today, 10:59 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 416
Views: 30807

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

I work in a pharmacy and I do temperature checks on customers all day long before they can get a vaccination. Those touchless thermometer guns are very unreliable. You have to place the gun very close to the skin but not touch the skin. If it is too far from the skin even by a few centimeters, the ...
by storewanderer
Today, 12:29 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)
Replies: 87
Views: 24480

Re: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)

Speedway appears to have opened or be about to open a new build site in Mesa, AZ at 7405 East Main Street. Kind of an odd location to pick to enter a market, near one of the few (only?) metro Phoenix Dollar General locations... but it doesn't appear to have much competition... looks like the lot was...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:33 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sephora to move to Kohl's
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Sephora to move to Kohl's

Sephora might be responsible for demolishing the space as part of their termination agreement with JCP. JC Penney already announced a rollout of a new cosmetics department. Why would they demolish it? They will just remove the Sephora branding and replace the merchandise. Will it work? Only time wi...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:29 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 416
Views: 30807

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

I'm not sure if this is the best thread for this, but it seemed the most appropriate. It's sort of a head scratcher to me that an ABS employee would report without a mask, but it's reassuring to know that the employer continues to step up and provide them even in operating environments where they m...
by storewanderer
December 3rd, 2020, 12:31 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 170
Views: 26720

Re: Walmart observations

Checked Wal Mart tonight. Vast majority of Christmas Wrap is Made in USA this year. Same with the Christmas Tissue Paper, the Christmas paper plates, Christmas paper cups, Christmas paper tablecloths, bags of bows... way more wrap Made in USA this year than last year. I would say at this point possi...
by storewanderer
December 3rd, 2020, 12:29 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sephora to move to Kohl's
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Sephora to move to Kohl's

When they built the Sephora in the local JCPenney, it really screwed up the traffic flow of the store and made the store even more of a dated, confusing mess than it was (mirrored columns, low lighting). I'd hate to see the Kohl's get mangled the same way. And what of the Sephora stores inside of J...
by storewanderer
December 2nd, 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart Sells (and leases back??) 6 San Jose Stores for $131 million
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Save Mart Sells (and leases back??) 6 San Jose Stores for $131 million

Leasing back only works if the company has some sort of long-term profitability plan, which is why it seems to be working for Albertsons and why it didn't for Sears. If Save Mart Cos. wants to just inject some money into the company as it reworks what makes it tick, it could work. If they're just t...
by storewanderer
December 2nd, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons & Smith's Las Vegas Observations
Replies: 21
Views: 844

Re: Albertsons & Smith's Las Vegas Observations

The bins have hard plastic underneath the product as they do now. There is also plexiglass in front of the product. Functionally these cases are not that different than what they have already been using. They just display the product a little better and are more space efficient. Actually, they are ...