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by wnetmacman
October 2nd, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 134
Views: 24061

Re: Walmart observations

I think a lot of that has to do with supercenter conversions of current stores vs. replacement and new build stores. Good example of that is the two stores in my immediate area. Both were opened in the early to mid 90's and one was a conversion/expansion that happened in 2009 and the other was repl...
by wnetmacman
October 2nd, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 134
Views: 24061

Re: Walmart observations

I think a lot of that has to do with supercenter conversions of current stores vs. replacement and new build stores. Good example of that is the two stores in my immediate area. Both were opened in the early to mid 90's and one was a conversion/expansion that happened in 2009 and the other was repl...
by wnetmacman
October 2nd, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: SteinMart Files for Bankruptcy.
Replies: 44
Views: 3345

Re: SteinMart Files for Bankruptcy.

Stein Mart has never seemed to me a stable retailer. Their product mix for men was very carefully styled to the 'southern gentleman', and wasn't all that great. Additionally, it was always hard to tell if they were a closeout retailer or a department store. Pricing was all over the place, and just n...
by wnetmacman
October 2nd, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: SteinMart Files for Bankruptcy.
Replies: 44
Views: 3345

Re: SteinMart Files for Bankruptcy.

After further investigation, the store was most likely Weingarten's out of Houston. I know for sure that the Wards Drugs was in the space at the far north end of the shopping center, and that the present Stein Mart space started out as a grocer. Tom Thumb did make an entry into East Texas in the 19...
by wnetmacman
October 2nd, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 169
Views: 12703

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

I guess we will see what happens. This may be a real estate play more than anything else. JCP's days will probably still be numbered but it will be a slower process now vs. closing them all up at once. I agree Macy's has its issues, but its strengths are numerous compared to JCP. It *is* a real est...
by wnetmacman
September 4th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Discussion: Convenience stores / gasoline retailers
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Discussion: Convenience stores / gasoline retailers

In southern Louisiana, we have few choices: Circle K comes in four flavors: 1. The original stores, pre-buyouts. Most of these were built in the early 80's-early 90's. They have limited fuel and inside the store is equally as limited. Some are Shell, most are unbranded. 2. The former Corner Stores. ...
by wnetmacman
September 4th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Kroger Covington, TN "sold" to Cash Saver operator
Replies: 17
Views: 1036

Re: Kroger Covington, TN "sold" to Cash Saver operator

Is there a larger store nearby that Kroger continues to operate? It reminds me a bit of a Kroger in Houston that closed in the mid-1990s and quickly reopened as an independent within a year, with Kroger still maintaining stores (acquired from AppleTree a few years earlier) that were larger and/or n...
by wnetmacman
May 22nd, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 169
Views: 12703

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Let me give you guys my real take on all of this: JCPenney has had a massive identity crisis for 20-30 years. They don't know what to sell to who at what price. They've had issues keeping CEO's that were focused on more than just leaving their mark on the business. To me, JCP can be a lot of things,...
by wnetmacman
April 21st, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Wal Mart to limit number of shoppers
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Wal Mart to limit number of shoppers

So if you do the math on this, they are limiting the number of folks in the store to 5 per 1000 square feet. If a typical Supercenter in a decent sized town is 190,000 square feet, that's 950 people in the store. That really isn't a limit. My biggest complaint is in the traffic routing they're doing...
by wnetmacman
March 22nd, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 153
Views: 54384

Re: The present and future of Randalls

I have split off the Winn Dixie post into another forum in the Southeast category. Please keep further discussion of this topic to how this relates to Randalls, and let's steer back in that direction, please. Should you like to discuss WD, the posts can be found here: https://www.retailwatchers.com/...