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by klkla
December 27th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Belk
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Belk

I've never been to either chain but in general December 27th is not a good day to judge store conditions at any retail company because the of the fluctuation in sales caused by the Holidays. Unfortunately a lot of private equity companies aren't interested in the operations of the companies they buy...
by klkla
December 27th, 2020, 2:09 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons & Smith's Las Vegas Observations
Replies: 29
Views: 2099

Re: Albertsons & Smith's Las Vegas Observations

The fuel station is, I think, a former AM PM or former Chevron Station; Vons did not actually build that fuel station, rather, they moved into it. The Vons Store itself is a former Mervyns Store (part of it) and opened with that interior, hence the layout is a little different than usual and it is ...
by klkla
December 26th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart sells/leases back 7 Sacramento area properties
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Save Mart sells/leases back 7 Sacramento area properties

The Albertsons Roseville Distro Center was built for about 75 stores back in the late 80's or early 90's (it was to supply the NorCal/Central California Albertsons, which weren't many, and the Reno stores). It was built as a full distribution for dry grocery/frozen/perishable at that time (drug was...
by klkla
December 26th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart sells/leases back 7 Sacramento area properties
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Save Mart sells/leases back 7 Sacramento area properties

The six stores are all in shopping centers. Did the sale include the shopping centers or just the physical stores? If it includes the shopping centers the sale prices are O.K. but not great. That distribution center seems really small and oddly designed. I'm curious how it is configured. It appears ...
by klkla
December 24th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 139
Views: 19216

Re: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?

J-Man wrote: December 24th, 2020, 7:50 am
This video of KMart in the 50’s shows them in their prime.
I thought Kmart didn't exist until 1962. Wasn't it part of that group of similar stores (Walmart, Target, Kmart) that all started that year?
You're right. I corrected my post. I meant to say Sears all along.
by klkla
December 24th, 2020, 12:46 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens' logo redesigned
Replies: 18
Views: 1045

Re: Walgreens' logo redesigned

I'd like to see a customer survey for how many customers who have looked at their website or other advertisements where they have displayed this new logo, even notice/are aware there is a new logo. I think the marketing department would be disappointed in the results. Perhaps the accounting departm...
by klkla
December 24th, 2020, 12:41 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 139
Views: 19216

Re: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?

This video of Sears in the 50’s shows them in their prime. They were relevant and innovative then. They were the ‘Amazon’ of their day.

by klkla
December 21st, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Gas Stations and Car Washes
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Gas Stations and Car Washes

Car washes definitely seem to do better in some places than they do in others, which probably has a lot to do with the seasons. In a place like the Pacific Northwest the rainy season is roughly 7-8 months out of the year, and snow is relatively uncommon in the lowlands even in Winter. Car washes do...
by klkla
December 20th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags
Replies: 35
Views: 4143

Re: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags

Alpha8472 wrote: December 19th, 2020, 8:39 pm I have noticed that many stores and restaurants are having trouble keeping the thick plastic bags in stock. There is a shortage across the entire country
We must be hogging them up here in SoCal. In the last week I have gotten them at Stater Bros., Gelson's and Ralphs.
by klkla
December 17th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens' logo redesigned
Replies: 18
Views: 1045

Re: Walgreens' logo redesigned

I can't believe someone gets paid to connect Gs and Rs lol. How do I sign up for that job?