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by wnetmacman
January 9th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Is Chevron consolidating brands?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Is Chevron consolidating brands?

I'm also pretty sure a few Texaco stores did survive during that time...in Houston at the corner of TC Jester and Katy Freeway, there's a Texaco, which was a Texaco in the late 1990s because you can actually see the sign in the film Rushmore ...and I'm pretty sure it didn't flip back to Texaco afte...
by wnetmacman
January 9th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Is Chevron consolidating brands?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Is Chevron consolidating brands?

Texaco nearly disappeared from my neck of the woods about 15 years (I guess 17 years at this point) ago when the ChevronTexaco merger actually caused Shell to have exclusive rights to the brand for three years. Since then, most of the "modern" Texacos were converted from other brands. In my town, a...
by wnetmacman
December 30th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Is Chevron consolidating brands?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Is Chevron consolidating brands?

I would definitely say no. What Chevron is doing is using Texaco as a more secondary brand. I have two locations close to me that have both names side by side. One set is two convenience stores that were originally separate, but have been purchased by the same ownership over the years. Those two pre...
by wnetmacman
December 5th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Pharmacies and $4 Discount Drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Pharmacies and $4 Discount Drugs

Brookshire Grocery Company still does them as well, especially in their Super 1 Foods stores. I know this more out of personal experience, as I always ask the doctor for meds on their $4 list, and bring the list along.

https://www.super1foods.com/pharmacy-wellness
by wnetmacman
December 4th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Walmart Supercenter Branding
Replies: 15
Views: 933

Re: Walmart Supercenter Branding

At point, I think the Supercenter designation was reserved mostly for stores will full-service grocery departments, including service deli and bakery. At some point I think that was reduced to just stores will full grocery departments with or without service delis. For example, the Bellevue Walmart...
by wnetmacman
October 9th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Do Stores Have Emergency Generators?
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Do Stores Have Emergency Generators?

The correct answer is that it depends on the location and pocket depth of the company involved. I know where I live 50 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana, many stores do have generators, and not just the minimal ones. Here, a hurricane can take out power for days, even weeks. That can...
by wnetmacman
September 9th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fred's to Liquidate
Replies: 1
Views: 1579

Fred's to Liquidate

You heard it from me first. A year ago. Fred's liquidation Seems that Fred's is the next full victim in the retail fallout. Last ditch efforts to rebrand and then shrink didn't pan out. All stores will be gone by the end of the year. A sad end for a storied chain of small town stores. Scary part is ...
by wnetmacman
August 31st, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Walmart closes St. Paul (MN) store on University Ave.
Replies: 5
Views: 6178

Re: Walmart closes St. Paul (MN) store on University Ave.

I read this MN Store that is closing had over 300 employees. So it was definitely a good volume operation. I suspect theft did it in. I'd bet this, in a nutshell. The Home Office has been preaching that it's time to stop the shrink, and if the store can't, they'll close it. The Lafayette, LA Superc...
by wnetmacman
August 7th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 138
Views: 19163

Re: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

21 more Sears closures and 5 more Kmart closures announced: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/08/06/sears-and-kmart-store-closings-2019-26-stores-close-october/1940039001/ I am not familiar with any of the stores closing this time around. There is only one closure in Washington, in Spokane....
by wnetmacman
July 30th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney slimmed down name brands?
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Re: JCPenney slimmed down name brands?

Has anyone noticed JCPenney slimming down on name brand merchandise. I remember JCPenney sold brands like Zoo York, Vans, DC, etc. I've noticed for a while now (probably since the store reopened after the hurricane Irma) that they don't do this anymore. Now it is mostly Arizona brand merchandise. A...