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by storewanderer
September 26th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Publix entering Louisville, KY in 2023
Replies: 82
Views: 2598

Re: Publix entering Louisville, KY in 2023

Kroger being on top in the Atlanta area and Georgia is interesting. It is behind Publix in supermarket market share, and its Kroger Marketplace stores are behind Walmart Supercenter in hypermarket market share. As of 2018: Kroger, which has 150 Georgia stores, dominates with more than 30% of the gr...
by storewanderer
September 26th, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Five Below
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Five Below

Five Below goes into locations that normally wouldn't rent to a dollar store, like power centers and even "lifestyle" centers. At one time, they apparently targeted "tweens" but the couple stores I've seen seem much broader in their appeal than that. The stores have seemed clean...
by storewanderer
September 26th, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertsons/Vons Giving Away Sanitation Products
Replies: 44
Views: 3408

Re: Albertsons/Vons Giving Away Sanitation Products

Just curious if any of my fellow shoppers who patronize the Albertsons/Safeway family of stores have ever seen the mythical 12-ounce Riley’s Brewing hand sanitizer they’ve offered for free each week for well over a month now. Here in Texas, the 2-ounce Pro Sanitize sanitizers also offered each week...
by storewanderer
September 26th, 2021, 12:18 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Open discussion: Car dealer industry
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Open discussion: Car dealer industry

veteran+ wrote: September 26th, 2021, 9:06 am

I remember those days gone by when my father bought directly from the manufacturer (a state of bliss in comparison to today).
Tesla will sell in that manner, in the states they are allowed to.
by storewanderer
September 26th, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Five Below
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Five Below

Less merchandise, higher prices, cleaner store. Reminds me of a limited assortment Dollar General or Family Dollar. I'd rather go to Dollar General or Family Dollar who get the same items plus a whole lot more into a similar space, with better or similar pricing. But Five Below "looks" and...
by storewanderer
September 26th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: DFW Grocers Market Share 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: DFW Grocers Market Share 2021

Another takeway I got from this article and the other posts in this thread is that no one really knows what to do with the DFW retail market. They know they all want in (to be expected, given it's the fastest growing market in the US), but they all seem to struggle with executing a strategy that wa...
by storewanderer
September 26th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?
Replies: 177
Views: 27671

Re: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?

retailfanmitchell019 wrote: September 25th, 2021, 8:37 pm Sears Mexico (which was spun off from Sears in 1997) might change its name.
https://www.america-retail.com/mexico/s ... das-sears/
I wonder if they are having to pay the US Sears to use its name.
by storewanderer
September 26th, 2021, 12:02 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Publix entering Louisville, KY in 2023
Replies: 82
Views: 2598

Re: Publix entering Louisville, KY in 2023

IMHO, Publix is waaay overrated. They've had 20 years to battle Kroger in Atlanta and Kroger is still on top. Don't get me wrong, Publix is good. They're just not as godlike as people build them up to be. Kroger being on top in the Atlanta area and Georgia is interesting. It is behind Publix in sup...
by storewanderer
September 26th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: DFW Grocers Market Share 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: DFW Grocers Market Share 2021

I ignored the fact that Target's share is above Tom Thumb, yet with a lower store count. I am assuming the majority of those are not Super Target locations (but some are). The fact that Target is getting higher share with a lower store count than Tom Thumb, shows just how poorly Tom Thumb is doing. ...
by storewanderer
September 26th, 2021, 12:29 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Five Below
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Five Below

Five Below has entered my area first with a store in Sparks. I guess it opened a month ago. I went in. The shelves were less than 50% stocked and what was stocked, was not well stocked. Price points do not seem particularly attractive. In talking to the employees, I was told the store was fully stoc...