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by Alpha8472
Today, 4:18 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags

I looked at the super thick plastic bags that Walmart uses in California. The website is www.superbag.com These bags supposedly are not made from oil, but made from natural gas. The bag company claims that they are made in the USA and are keeping reusable bags out of the dumps. The bags are made fro...
by Alpha8472
Today, 12:45 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?

Online shopping has taken its toll on Bed Bath & Beyond as well as Cost Plus World Market. Many of these items can be bought online for cheaper prices. Years ago Bed Bath & Beyond was very successful and outlived Linens N Things. However, now that people are so good at online price comparisons, the ...
by Alpha8472
Today, 12:15 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS and cutting store hours
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: CVS and cutting store hours

Each pharmacy has its own license, inventory, and budget. CVS does not do central fill. The individual pharmacy is responsible for filling its prescriptions and the pills come out of their own inventory and budget. They do not use a central fill. The prescriptions from a central fill come out of the...
by Alpha8472
January 16th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS and cutting store hours
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: CVS and cutting store hours

CVS says no overtime. They want the pharmacist to leave counting pills to the technician. Usually the pharmacist is scheduled 8 hours only and cannot work off the clock. The technician should be counting as the pharmacist is paid much more per hour. CVS has been cutting hours and often there is no p...
by Alpha8472
January 15th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS and cutting store hours
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: CVS and cutting store hours

CVS is caving in to the share holders. The corporate office wants to cut costs and make the stock price go higher at the expense of the stores. Customers realize that they can get cheaper products at Walmart, Target, or supermarkets. CVS is a high priced convenience store. In California, Longs Drugs...
by Alpha8472
January 13th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The Decline of Carl's Jr,
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: The Decline of Carl's Jr,

Carl's Jr. has not come out with anything new to draw people in. The service is slow, the prices are high, and the restaurants look old. The Beyond Meat is not bringing in vegetarians in droves. It is a novelty to try once or twice, but people tire easily. The Fruit Loop donuts were mediocre and the...
by Alpha8472
January 10th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: YUM Brands to acquire Habit Burger
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: YUM Brands to acquire Habit Burger

Every chain that Yum touches goes down hill. I fear that Habit will get worse. Habit seems much higher quality than McDonald's or Burger King. Yum will immediately try to cut costs and move to cheaper lower quality ingredients. They will then convert to inferior Pepsi products. Pepsi is cheaper, but...
by Alpha8472
January 10th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy’s 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1444

Re: Macy’s 2020

Antioch was once a booming city in the late 90s. Thousands of new homes were built and people were moving there from expensive areas of the San Francisco Bay Area for the affordable housing and suburban living. Then the dot com bust came. The real estate meltdown left thousands of homes in foreclosu...
by Alpha8472
January 10th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Raleys to close 2 more Food Source's
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Raleys to close 2 more Food Source's

Raley's seems to have good presentation in their Raley's stores. However, my local Nob Hill Foods, owned by Raley's, is empty of customers. The prices are not that great. There were 4 employees and I was the only customer. There is a giant newish Safeway across the street and a newish Whole Foods ac...
by Alpha8472
January 8th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Whole Foods 365
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Whole Foods 365

There is still room for Whole Foods Market. There is a loyal following of people who will pay big bucks at Whole Foods. They are willing to pay outrageously high prices for the same type of food at Whole Foods. Rebranding these stores would only drive customers away to other stores such as Trader Jo...