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by Alpha8472
Today, 3:18 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 134
Views: 6640

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

That is a wise idea as there have been studies in China that show that people who lived alone caught COVID-19 just by riding empty elevators. The virus was lingering in the stale elevator air long enough to transmit the virus. Also those cruise ships had shared air conditioned air which spread it th...
by Alpha8472
Today, 3:07 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Dick's Sporting Goods
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Dick's Sporting Goods

It was probably a COVID-19 outbreak. Too many employees tested positive so they had to shut down and call in professional cleaning crews. Or a takeover robbery and the store needed time to do a police investigation.

The do not give a reason because they do not want to frighten customers.
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 11:01 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?
Replies: 36
Views: 2629

Re: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?

Safeway has donuts in plastic bags with twist ties. There are some bags of single donuts, and some bags of various numbers of mixed donuts. This is somewhat dangerous in that everyone still has to touch the dirty door handles on the donut case. Then what if someone opens up a bag of donuts and takes...
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 10:56 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Stores Returning to Regular Hours
Replies: 36
Views: 1621

Re: Stores Returning to Regular Hours

The best time to get sought after items is late at night after the truck arrives and the employees unload the truck. The Walmart website is notorious for not being updated for long periods of time regarding exact store hours. The corporate office demands that the store open until 10 PM, but the corp...
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 3:11 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Stores Returning to Regular Hours
Replies: 36
Views: 1621

Re: Stores Returning to Regular Hours

Hours have not yet been updated, but most Walmart stores are closing at 10 PM.
by Alpha8472
August 2nd, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans
Replies: 107
Views: 7290

Re: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans

Most employees will not charge you if you complain. Ten cents is not something worth losing a customer over. Is there a government force that enforces the bag fee? Prove that the store did not charge a customer ten cents. Just try to take it to court or call the police. Nothing will be done. The gov...
by Alpha8472
August 2nd, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Stores Returning to Regular Hours
Replies: 36
Views: 1621

Re: Stores Returning to Regular Hours

It was clearly about cutting labor costs. If the store closes early, they need fewer employees. Staying open until 10 PM requires more security, more cashiers, more managers on duty, and more employee work hours. This also means that at night there will be a whole bunch of shoplifting as late at nig...
by Alpha8472
August 2nd, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's Closing 100 Walmart Restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 534

Re: McDonald's Closing 100 Walmart Restaurants

It might seem shortsighted that many restaurants are closing locations that get most of their sales from dine in customers, but they did take a look at the profitability. These Walmart McDonald's do not do as much business as drive thru locations. The closures will not result in too much lost profit...
by Alpha8472
August 2nd, 2020, 1:19 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dunkin' Donuts To Close 800 U.S. Locations
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Dunkin' Donuts To Close 800 U.S. Locations

They wanted to make customers go inside the Subway and get more business. Running a Subway franchise is very difficult. You cannot even get customers to go inside anymore. I know one Denny's restaurant that lost its right to use the Denny's name. They could have renamed it Danny's and kept it open a...
by Alpha8472
August 1st, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans
Replies: 107
Views: 7290

Re: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans

Many stores are having supply shortages of thick plastic bags due to COVID-19 supply problems. The manufacturers probably all switched to making cheaper thin bags. The only ones available at most stores now are thin bags. If the store tells them they have no bags customers will be angry. If you char...