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by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 12:38 am
Forum: International (Non-US)
Topic: Tesco Considering Sale of Asian Businesses
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Tesco Considering Sale of Asian Businesses

The UK supermarket chain Tesco is considering the sale of its Asian businesses following an offer from a third party investor. Tesco has lost money on many of its foreign chains. They may just want to sell Thailand or Malaysia and cut their losses or potential losses. The Thai business is quite a cr...
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 12:25 am
Forum: Online Retailers
Topic: FedEx will no longer make Amazon deliveries
Replies: 3
Views: 7560

Re: FedEx will no longer make Amazon deliveries

The talk from Fedex employees was that Amazon dumped 300,000 packages all at once without warning. Amazon was a bad customer for Fedex. They caused tpoo many problems and did not make enough profit. The Amazon packages overwhelmed Fedex and their ontime performance slipped. When Fedex packages are l...
by Alpha8472
December 8th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Shari's moving away from 24 hours in some locations
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Shari's moving away from 24 hours in some locations

There are many restaurants such as IHOP that used to be 24 hours across much of the chain, but in recent years have reduced hours. The restaurant may not get enough customers between 1 AM and 6 AM to justify staffing the restaurant. I know that many restaurants are having severe staffing issues in r...
by Alpha8472
December 4th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support
Replies: 31
Views: 4666

Re: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support

The Palo Alto store is closing in January at the end of its lease. This fits the pattern. Their stores are not restocking most items. Once, everything sells out, they will probably close them all. Their employees are quitting like crazy, and the stores are understaffed. You will not find any helpful...
by Alpha8472
December 4th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Effects of lettuce recalls on restaurants
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Effects of lettuce recalls on restaurants

Chipotle said that their new policy of dipping avocados, citrus fruits, and onions in boiling water makes their food safe now.
by Alpha8472
December 4th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Effects of lettuce recalls on restaurants
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Effects of lettuce recalls on restaurants

Other restaurant chains are selling burgers with lettuce and salads. Jack In The Box in California is business as normal. Their food safety program is one of the best, and they have lettuce available. Wendy's seems like they are worried that their food preparation areas are cross contaminated. They ...
by Alpha8472
December 4th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 17327

Re: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

His goal is to sell off Sears in bits and pieces in order to maximize profits for himself. He has a plan to liquidate or write this off somehow. Right now, Kmart is giving out coupons at the register as you exit. These coupons on the receipts make you come back and buy more. They just want to clear ...
by Alpha8472
December 4th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toys R Us Reopens
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Toys R Us Reopens

Two new Toys R Us stores are here. One opened November 30 and another will open December 7. The first 6,000 square foot store is at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. The second is at The Galleria in Houston, Texas. Toys R Us does not own what it is selling. The company leases out space to d...
by Alpha8472
December 4th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Convenience Store Sushi
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Convenience Store Sushi

There is a recall of sushi sold at 7-Eleven. This also affects Walgreens and Trader Joe's. Do people actually buy sushi from convenience stores and gas stations? Is this even that popular? I see 7-Eleven branded sushi, but it appears that they get an outside company to make it on their behalf. The r...
by Alpha8472
December 4th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Pharmacies and $4 Discount Drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Pharmacies and $4 Discount Drugs

It seems like most pharmacies have reduced their discount programs. There used to be many pharmacies such as Kroger and Walmart that offered $4 or $10 drugs on a discount list. However, Kroger and many other chains have stopped that. Walmart used to have a large list, but in recent weeks the list ha...