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by wnetmacman
August 7th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 8545

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: 233

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: 256

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: 84
Views: 14778

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: 3641

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: 1369

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: 84
Views: 14778

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...
by wnetmacman
July 16th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Southeastern Grocers: 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 14778

Re: Southeastern Grocers: 2019

Winn-Dixie's more widespread problem was they spread too quickly and didn't have anything in place to ensure that their chain was consistent. They spread too thin and didn't have money to update their existing stores, or focus on quality and service across their chain. I somewhat agree, but slightl...
by wnetmacman
July 16th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Southeastern Grocers: 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 14778

Re: Southeastern Grocers: 2019

I did not include Louisiana as WInn-Dixie continues to participate at the present. I focused on states where Winn-Dixie exited. For all practical purposes, Winn Dixie has exited 80% of Louisiana. They are no longer in Houma, Lafayette, Alexandria, and any other town that had stores west of the Miss...
by wnetmacman
July 16th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Southeastern Grocers: 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 14778

Re: Southeastern Grocers: 2019

Florida is not the only state Winn-Dixie has been obliterated. In North Carolina, Winn-Dixie was obliterated by supermarket Ingle's and Harris Teeter and hypermarket Walmart Supercenter. In South Carolina, WInn-Dixie was obliterated by supermarket BI-LO and hypermarket Walmart Supercenter. BI-LO is...