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by luckysaver
May 4th, 2022, 1:18 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Pep Boys & Advance Auto
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: Pep Boys & Advance Auto

Covina and West Covina (CA) Pep Boys stores getting co-branded as well. Both stores are along Azusa Ave. Advance Auto Parts has the retail shop while Pep Boys has the service bays. Advance used to be part of Sears in the 1980's until it was spun off in the '90's and a just few years ago bought the D...
by luckysaver
May 3rd, 2022, 2:52 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Texas supermarket private brand merchandise appearing in California stores
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Texas supermarket private brand merchandise appearing in California stores

Two examples of Texas-based supermarket private brand products that appeared in Southern California stores: In 2018, Bodega Latina (dba El Super) acquired FIesta Mart stores. Just last week, Fiesta Mart-branded foam drink cups debuted at El Super stores in Southern California, temporarily replacing ...
by luckysaver
May 3rd, 2022, 2:33 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Unusual mall anchors
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: Unusual mall anchors

The closed Carousel Mall in San Bernardino CA at its final year had the studios and offices for a local news-talk radio station (KCAA NBC News Radio) as well as a charter elementary school and a handful of government offices as the final anchors before the mall permanently closed in 2017. The radio ...
by luckysaver
May 3rd, 2022, 2:13 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Westfield Says It Is Done With The U.S.
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: Westfield Says It Is Done With The U.S.

The "Shoppingtown" name was a very poor fit for the US too. That definitely did not help their case any. Often times when "town" follows a retail establishment name in the US, it seems to either be a backwoods sort of operation or a poor operation. The first time I saw the Westf...
by luckysaver
May 3rd, 2022, 1:45 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Dollar Tree Operations
Replies: 24
Views: 1434

Re: Dollar Tree Operations

West Covina CA also has an ex-Walgreens turned Dollar Tree (corner of Glendora and Merced). They actually remodeled the ENTIRE interior to Dollar Tree specs so that the interior looks nothing like a Walgreens. I can't even tell where Walgreens had their photo and pharmacy departments. Besides Dollar...
by luckysaver
May 3rd, 2022, 1:28 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: My Goods Market Rebrands to Rocket
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

Re: My Goods Market Rebrands to Rocket

United Oil (based in Carson CA) is the owner of both My Goods and Rocket c-store banners. Rocket sounds way better as a gas station C-store name than My Goods (which sounds more appropriate as a college campus c-store). Just like any other C-store, they are supplied by CoreMark as well as the variou...
by luckysaver
May 3rd, 2022, 1:04 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Ralphs Signature (San Diego)
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Ralphs Signature (San Diego)

The San Diego store (R123) in Horton Plaza was indeed a Signature store. I see no difference with other Ralphs stores and not sure why it was called a Signature store in the first place. R291 on Pico and San Vicente (LA's Mid City district) was also a Signature store. It recently had a major remodel...
by luckysaver
May 3rd, 2022, 12:34 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: What Stores Will Close?
Replies: 34
Views: 2342

Re: What Stores Will Close?

Amazon announced yesterday that the Tarzana Whole Foods (on Ventura Blvd in the City of Los Angeles) will permanently close after May 5. About a dozen other Whole Foods will also permanently close by the end of the month, mostly in the South and East Coast. This is part of Amazon's plan to close a l...
by luckysaver
May 3rd, 2022, 12:29 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros. New Decor - back to the 80s?
Replies: 28
Views: 1443

Re: Stater Bros. New Decor - back to the 80s?

For the last few years, Staters has been "modernizing" itself - they've remodeled many stores, changed the corporate logo, completely changed the look of their weekly ads, elliminated the color-coded employee aprons (now everyone wears blue or white), and greatly expanded product offerings...
by luckysaver
May 3rd, 2022, 12:19 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: New 99 Ranch Market locations coming to Westwood (L.A.) & Tustin
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: New 99 Ranch Market locations coming to Westwood (L.A.) & Tustin

Tawa Supermarket (99/168 parent company) selected Westwood because of the close proximity to UCLA and its very high Asian population (especially Chinese/Taiwanese students, faculty, and staff). The location might also suit well with the Asians that live in Beverly Hills/Century City. It would also b...