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by wnetmacman
May 22nd, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 156
Views: 8306

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: 1369

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: 52087

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/...
by wnetmacman
March 18th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 153
Views: 52087

Re: The present and future of Randalls

I would say that the answer is more complicated than just Walmart, and rather the conditions the chains were in during the 1980s. Safeway suffered a significant setback in the late 1980s when it had to divest about half of its divisions, most of those stores they had built themselves and many (thou...
by wnetmacman
March 18th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Albertsons buys former Shopko Hometown in Powell, Wyoming
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: Albertsons buys former Shopko Hometown in Powell, Wyoming

Probably, but it just seems odd to build a third grocery store in a market that's arguably maxed out. It's also a bit strange to go building in rural markets like that, nearly all the new-builds (as opposed to acquisitions) under Albertsons in the last five years or so have all been in established ...
by wnetmacman
March 18th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Subway Closures Explained
Replies: 30
Views: 5643

Re: Subway Closures Explained

Alpha8472 wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Licensed locations still have the same district managers. The standards are still quite strict for licensed lications.
That isn't correct. I know the local DM over *only* the licensed stores. The corporate stores have a separate DM.
by wnetmacman
February 11th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 153
Views: 52087

Re: The present and future of Randalls

If Albertsons buys (or at least invests in) Rouses, that could change. Yes, Rouses is family-owned and has stated that they don't want to sell, but in this unpredictable world that could change on a dime. Rouses selling to Albertsons would need to have a VERY large price tag. I don't believe the Ro...
by wnetmacman
February 10th, 2020, 11:52 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Winn-Dixie Reveals Next generation Store
Replies: 66
Views: 19919

Re: Winn-Dixie Reveals Next generation Store

W-D never was able to pull off a successful store-wide remodel campaign post bankruptcy. They weren't really good at getting to every store pre-bankruptcy either. They never really got the full Marketplace decor to every store. First was the very first remodels that started around late 2008-ish. Th...
by wnetmacman
February 10th, 2020, 11:44 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 153
Views: 52087

Re: The present and future of Randalls

Forget Arlan's, they seem to be a good size for Rouses... I would say negative on that. Rouses typically doesn't buy failing stores outside their area. The Alabama and Mississippi stores they bought from the failing Belle Foods and Winn Dixie were among both chain's better stores. They are just bar...
by wnetmacman
January 25th, 2020, 3:15 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 153
Views: 52087

Re: The present and future of Randalls

storewanderer wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 12:08 am
It looks like Safeway was really cheap with that Randalls and did a wall job but kept the old Albertsons flooring and tile in the departments.
Not only that, but that upper wood trim as well. I've seen that in multiple Albertsons stores.