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by wnetmacman
October 9th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Do Stores Have Emergency Generators?
Replies: 4
Views: 726

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: 1141

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: 5304

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: 92
Views: 12968

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: 991

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...
by wnetmacman
July 30th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Does Walmart own/control outparcels?
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Re: Does Walmart own/control outparcels?

I was wondering on this. Any of the Walmarts I can think of have the Murphy gas stations on an outparcel, usually to the left of the store, sometimes in front. The one in my town added it adjacent to the property where an old station used to be. A newer 2007 Walmart in the town south of me has an a...
by wnetmacman
July 30th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Southeastern Grocers: 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 26813

Re: Southeastern Grocers: 2019

I follow Publix and Winn Dixie on Facebook, and some of the Winn Dixie. In the last week I saw where they are adding a Taproom with craft beer, wine and coffee in their stores. I don't get the point of these gimmicks. Are people really going to go to the store just to sit at a little bar? Will they...
by wnetmacman
July 20th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: BP to bring back the Amoco gas brand.
Replies: 15
Views: 4962

Re: BP to bring back the Amoco gas brand.

-Marathon was also a Standard Company (The Ohio Oil Co.) -Arco was partially a Standard Company (The Atlantic part of Arco) -Amoco was an east coast thing. Maybe it was big in Chicago, but most of the rest of the Midwest was more fond of "Standard" and Sohio. Amoco was originally called "Standard" ...
by wnetmacman
July 18th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support
Replies: 24
Views: 3392

Re: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support

Microcenter seems to be very selective as to where they open locations. I didn't realize it but they only have 25 stores nationwide. I'm lucky that I have a Microcenter store near me. They are competitively priced and have the products that I am looking for. They avoid me having to mail order compu...
by wnetmacman
July 17th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Southeastern Grocers: 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 26813

Re: Southeastern Grocers: 2019

Mentioning Brookshire's, an acquired Winn-Dixie store in Denton, Louisiana, from 2002 is closing. Further reading " Brookshire's closing Denton location next month ." Denton Record-Chronicle . 2019-06-20. That's actually Denton, Texas. Brookshire has operated that store for 14 years. I don't believ...