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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: 43506

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: 43506

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: 644

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: 3315

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: 43506

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: 16372

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: 43506

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: 43506

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.
by wnetmacman
January 9th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Is Chevron consolidating brands?
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

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: 18
Views: 1165

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...