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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:39 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Costco heavily pushing Executive Memberships in store?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Costco heavily pushing Executive Memberships in store?

How do you know they had a drop in sales? It could easily be an ordering error, or excess inventory that the distribution center needed to get rid off. Even if it was a drop in sales, it may not be due to gas prices. Costco sells a lot of essentials (like food and consumables) that people still hav...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 5:12 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Costco heavily pushing Executive Memberships in store?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Costco heavily pushing Executive Memberships in store?

Luckily, according to GasBuddy's analyst Spot prices are what influence retail prices... what happens today in the spot market dictates where retail prices go in the days ahead. OHHHH MY!!! California spot gasoline prices absolutely collapsing, down nearly $1/gal... hold off on filling up in Califo...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 12:54 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart closing pharmacy
Replies: 94
Views: 3455

Re: Save Mart closing pharmacy

The major profit of pharmacies today is vaccinations. Each vaccination is very profitable except for COVID vaccinations. You get an administration fee along with the cost of the vaccine. The profit of one shingles vaccination equals the profit of dozens of prescriptions. For shingles you have to ge...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 12:25 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores
Replies: 531
Views: 36502

Re: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores

Rocklin granite drive was Payless as far back as at least 1984 while the parent center (Rocklin square)dates from at least 1981 as the Safeway originally had signage predating the ribbon leaf era(it has received a lifestyle remodel though I can't speak for whether it still has that decor package). ...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 12:08 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens Closures Continue in San Francisco
Replies: 110
Views: 21684

Re: Walgreens Closures Continue in San Francisco

If that was an issue, the pharmacy stores could have simply opted NOT to do the shots, or they could have done (like CVS, in fact, did) get people SPECIFICALLY to give the shots on particular days (the guy that was here was telling someone that he basically worked daily, just going to different sto...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 12:03 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: 99 Cents Only
Replies: 36
Views: 2282

Re: 99 Cents Only

Some stores are better than others. The El Toro 99's -- once identified as their second highest-grossing store (and probably still among the top) -- produce selection is disgusting, filled with fruit flies and smelling of rot. But a few miles down the street, the Foothills Ranch location actually r...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 12:01 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Associated Supermarket Group Midwest?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Associated Supermarket Group Midwest?

I'm not sure this website helps, it lists a bunch of random stores.
https://www.shopavenuea.com/
by storewanderer
October 4th, 2022, 11:51 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Click bait on most popular store per state
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Click bait on most popular store per state

Those lucky Kansans have both Save Mart and Vons! I see Save Mart is in quite a few states now according to this poll. Their rapid expansion to random states has been amazingly successful and they are highly sought after. Clearly I have really lost touch in the past couple years with what is going ...
by storewanderer
October 4th, 2022, 11:37 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Looking for a summary of NC grocery operators
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Looking for a summary of NC grocery operators

Also plenty of Walmart Neighborhood Markets, a few Sprouts, and Fresh Market (founded in NC). There are a couple of Super Target locations around Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham. Agreed with @storewanderer on Ingles (mostly west of the Triad) and Lowes, which positions itself as "local" and ...
by storewanderer
October 4th, 2022, 11:34 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Looking for a summary of NC grocery operators
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Looking for a summary of NC grocery operators

My own take on Harris-Teeter is that they're a place where things look better than they taste--I've been sick from their deli from multiple locations, but they're still better than most of their competition. I felt this way about Harris-Teeter in DC and Nashville, however in NC I found they did a m...