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by BillyGr
May 23rd, 2022, 1:44 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Franchisees opposed to improved McDonald's operations?
Replies: 30
Views: 961

Re: Franchisees opposed to improved McDonald's operations?

At these locations they had signs in multiple places and also on the receipt about how to contact two different Piazzas via phone or e-mail with any feedback. But the thing is there wouldn't be any feedback. These locations were well staffed, had multiple management on duty (easily identifiable by ...
by BillyGr
May 23rd, 2022, 1:36 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Family Dollar Distro Center Rodent Infestation- products recalled - FDA
Replies: 22
Views: 1276

Re: Family Dollar Distro Center Rodent Infestation- products recalled - FDA

These type markets cannot support a 12-18 sqft Aldi--if a 5k sqft Family Dollar/Dollar General is marginal with two employees, what are you gonna do!? Except that an Aldi has more groceries (and types of foods) that the other two don't carry (unless the DG is the Market version, but even then proba...
by BillyGr
May 20th, 2022, 1:29 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Family Dollar Distro Center Rodent Infestation- products recalled - FDA
Replies: 22
Views: 1276

Re: Family Dollar Distro Center Rodent Infestation- products recalled - FDA

They are closing this distribution center. Not sure how they plan to supply the 400 stores it supplied...? This is either a very reactionary move or the facility is so contaminated the only option is to demolish it. However they have been doing it already since March, probably. Likely realized that...
by BillyGr
May 17th, 2022, 7:48 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target and Unions
Replies: 23
Views: 738

Re: Target and Unions

You wouldn't have to change doctors, just give the current one your new insurance card. Possibly, but not every doctor is part of the network of every insurance company. Doctors, employers, and pharmacies change insurance networks somewhat frequently. Even if you have the same employer you may have...
by BillyGr
May 16th, 2022, 1:29 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target and Unions
Replies: 23
Views: 738

Re: Target and Unions

I mean any job. Let's say I go to work for Starbucks for 5 years. Then I am done with that and I decide okay now I want to go work in a hotel. Then after 5 years I am tired of the hotel and I say okay now I want to go work in the road construction industry turning around the "stop" and &q...
by BillyGr
May 16th, 2022, 1:25 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Retail Theft Ring Loot Discovered
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Retail Theft Ring Loot Discovered

Infeasible to have a mandatory card check in areas where pharmacy/optical/hearing/liquor must serve all comers. Not really - just put those departments in the front and prohibit people from going beyond them (for instance, our stores here (or at least BJ's) has liquor separate (which is likely due ...
by BillyGr
May 16th, 2022, 1:20 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Vons Montecito to become Pavilions
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Vons Montecito to become Pavilions

Just drove past this on the 101. Still a Vons. Wonder what happened? Relaunch of Pavilions is a dud. It already feels like a half hearted effort/program at best. Whatever management that Pavilions was the pet project of probably moved on or got promoted to a different position. After sleeping on th...
by BillyGr
May 10th, 2022, 7:34 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores
Replies: 272
Views: 16764

Re: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores

This entire liquidation of categories that were not replaced is another indication of the cash flow and possibly vendor confidence issue. I also doubted the Deutsche assessment that they would completely be worthless with less than a $400M EBIT but that was before the story about the $123M fine/jud...
by BillyGr
May 8th, 2022, 1:24 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Unionization of restaurant employees
Replies: 44
Views: 3345

Re: Unionization of restaurant employees

McDonald's isn't a serious player in the espresso business. Half the time I go to McDonald's, their espresso machine Is down. And most locations now only offer whole milk. I used to go there a lot for espresso drinks but now they act like they don't want my business. I think they'd like to be a ser...
by BillyGr
May 8th, 2022, 1:22 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Sam's Club to focus Member's Mark on sustainability
Replies: 46
Views: 1536

Re: Sam's Club to focus Member's Mark on sustainability

I've never seen a BJ's but it sounds like they are smaller stores that skew more towards a grocery store competitor and don't go head to head with Costco? Would a Sam's acquisition of BJ's be possible where they are all converted to the newest Sam's prototype, or are the stores too different in siz...