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by Alpha8472
October 20th, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)
Replies: 39
Views: 5911

Re: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)

This Speedway in San Leandro, California has 2 Speedy Freeze machines and a total of 8 flavors. The tiny Speedway Express in Pleasant Hill, California which was a former Mobil and USA Gas has not yet changed any of the drink machines. Sodas are 99 cents. The small Speedway Express stores are slow to...
by Alpha8472
October 18th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)
Replies: 39
Views: 5911

Re: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)

I finally visited a full sized Speedway today. This was a former Flyer's that converted to Mobil and recently converted to Speedway. The gas station canopy was redone with the Speedway silver gray decor. The convenience store had Speedway soda fountains and Speedy Freeze machines. There were some Sp...
by Alpha8472
October 15th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is the end near at Sears?
Replies: 40
Views: 3142

Re: Is the end near at Sears?

Years ago, the Kmart in Pleasant Hill, California lost its air conditioning. The conditions were so bad I thought I was going to pass out due to the heat. I had to flee after just a few minutes. They lost so many potential customers. The conditions were so bad I do not know how the employees could h...
by Alpha8472
October 15th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is the end near at Sears?
Replies: 40
Views: 3142

Re: Is the end near at Sears?

I have noticed dollar store brands and items being sold for much higher at Kmart.
by Alpha8472
October 15th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Northern California Power Shutdowns
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Northern California Power Shutdowns

The lone Safeway in Pleasant Hill, California with the generator was struck by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake last night. The earthquake was centered in that city just a short distance away. Many items were knocked off of shelves in the region. It was very strong. Employees fled the store as items start...
by Alpha8472
October 13th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Child Labor & Employee Shortages at Grocery Stores
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Child Labor & Employee Shortages at Grocery Stores

I have noticed that grocery stores seem to be getting desperate these days. More and more employees quitting. It has gotten to the point that 14 year old kids are bagging groceries. Some of the employees are so short that they look even younger. Hey kid, don't sit on the electric shopping cart. You ...
by Alpha8472
October 11th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Northern California Power Shutdowns
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Northern California Power Shutdowns

The power is 97 percent back on. Most Safeway stores did not have generators and had to throw out all refrigerated food. The shelves are mostly empty. They have not yet replenished much food at all. Perhaps they should invest in more generators.
by Alpha8472
October 10th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Northern California Power Shutdowns
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Northern California Power Shutdowns

Safeway was unprepared as the chain seems to understaff their stores. The stores had too many customers and not enough cashiers. Walmart also did not have enough cashiers and the checkouts were overwhelmed. 7-Eleven was packed and people were buying everything in sight. Speedway (former USA Gas) was...
by Alpha8472
October 9th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Do Stores Have Emergency Generators?
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Do Stores Have Emergency Generators?

Northern California is experiencing deliberate power shutdowns due to fire dangers. Do any Walmart, Home Depot stores, etc. have emergency backup power? I have seen Walmart stores close due to lack of power. They do not have backup power. The stores have solar panels, but they do not seem to power t...
by Alpha8472
October 9th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Northern California Power Shutdowns
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Northern California Power Shutdowns

Sorry. The Costco parking lot was so jammed that you could not even enter the lot. I don't know how they could even try to close, they would have needed an army to repel the crowds trying to push their way into the store. The Home Depot was also impossible to get into the lot. I feel bad for the cus...