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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 7:08 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 122
Views: 37996

Re: The present and future of Randalls

Several of these stores have recently been remodeled and now have the Colorful Lifestyle interior: Ben White, West Lake Hills, Mesa, Exposition, Brodie and Round Rock. It wouldn’t make sense to spend $$$ on stores you’re planning to dump. Several other locations, including Brodie and Braker, just g...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 7:05 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart closures
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Save Mart closures

They remodeled Tehachapi about 2 years ago; it was one of the initial stores in their remodel program after they started it back up again. I'm not sure how much they spent, but with the condition the store was previously in (1985 at best), I am sure things greatly improved with them remodeling it. S...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:05 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart closures
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Save Mart closures

Food Maxx has been a heavy radio advertiser ever since they converted two stores in NV to Food Maxx. Now that I think about it, I haven't heard one of their ads since around the holidays. On an old country station that runs in Carson City, it seemed sometimes they were the only advertiser, and you'd...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:51 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: J.C. Penney hires former Shopko executive to aid turnaround
Replies: 32
Views: 5016

Re: J.C. Penney hires former Shopko executive to aid turnaround

It looks like that mall in Missoula has been active bringing in other tenants. So now the only department store will be Dillards who expanded into a previous Herbergers space last year also (that is the only expansion/new store project I've heard of out of Dillards last year). Also mall has Lucky's ...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:42 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertsons Costa Mesa Closing, Northgate Gonzalez Will Replace
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Albertsons Costa Mesa Closing, Northgate Gonzalez Will Replace

The other odd twist to this story is that Vons staying open was actually built as an Albertsons Grocery Palace interior store (hence the layout with bakery on the back wall, deli on the front wall, and frozen foods on the opposite side wall. It was actually one of the first stores of that prototype....
by storewanderer
January 18th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 122
Views: 37996

Re: The present and future of Randalls

I can't imagine the remaining 13 stores are that much more profitable to keep worthwhile interest in. My theory is that Albertsons has a buyer (or buyers) lined up for the other stores. I could even imagine a scenario like an independent like Arlan's Market buying most of the remaining stores (may ...
by storewanderer
January 18th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS and cutting store hours
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: CVS and cutting store hours

Given that whenever a prescription is filled it goes through a series of steps on the computer from entry, to fill, to verify, to complete, I would think the CVS computer would be tracking this and it would not be terribly difficult to detect that the store on Oddie Blvd. in Sparks or 7th St. in Ren...
by storewanderer
January 18th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?

Maybe they are in some sort of transition to straighten out the stores, declutter them, and bring in some new products. These BBB Stores have over the years always seemed overstocked, with a lot of inaccessible merchandise on high high shelves, dust, dated packaging, etc. I think I'd consider "open...
by storewanderer
January 18th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: J.C. Penney hires former Shopko executive to aid turnaround
Replies: 32
Views: 5016

Re: J.C. Penney hires former Shopko executive to aid turnaround

Also noticed last week when I went in, the men's restroom in this store is a one person use (lock the door as you go in) restroom. What kind of a major department store in a mall with a big 2 floor 125k sq ft. store has a gas station level bathroom that is one person use? Only JCP. Older store, I s...
by storewanderer
January 18th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags

Then there is the topic of a compostable plastic bag (which will be illegal in WA under the WA proposal). It will also be illegal under the WA proposal to bring your own plastic bags (thin ones) to a store. This goes too far. It is actually environmentally sensible to bring bags you have at home re...