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by Alpha8472
Today, 2:05 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS to end liquor sales in "Health Hub" stores
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: CVS to end liquor sales in "Health Hub" stores

The former Longs Drugs Flagship in Walnut Creek, California is a 24 hour CVS HealthHub along with the other 24 hour CVS in Walnut Creek. Those stores have huge liquor sections that have gates to close off the liquor aisles to prevent theft. There is another CVS HealthHub in San Ramon, California but...
by Alpha8472
Today, 1:48 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart closing pharmacy
Replies: 29
Views: 716

Re: Save Mart closing pharmacy

The supermarket $4 prescriptions brought in a lot of shoppers. Now that those are gone, the pharmacy no longer brings in as many customers. You lose a little on the $4 prescriptions, but you get a shopping cart full of sales. Supermarkets should bring back those $4 prescriptions. It will increase sa...
by Alpha8472
Today, 1:36 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores
Replies: 32
Views: 3878

Re: Halloween Stores

They seem to be adding a few more stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. They seem always add some at the last minute. The stores seem to only take up part of the store space. They put up partitions and the rest of the abandoned store is still dirty and falling apart. Some do not even have air condit...
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 9:49 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Free Fast Food
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Free Fast Food

Burger King is offering a free order of French Toast Sticks for purchases of $1 or more on their app. This is in response to Wendy's introducing French toast sticks. Jack In The Box also recently added French toast sticks. You can get breakfast items any time of day at Jack In The Box.
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 9:46 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Helium Prices Blowing Up
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Helium Prices Blowing Up

The Dollar Tree still has helium balloons, but I am not sure if Safeway still does that. I assume Dollar Tree is cheaper. They said that helium would run out by 2020. They apparently have found other sources since then. However, the price issue is a concern as helium is needed to keep microchip pric...
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 8:48 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart closing pharmacy
Replies: 29
Views: 716

Re: Save Mart closing pharmacy

Independent pharmacies and small chain pharmacies have it very hard these days. They lack the huge number of prescription customers that CVS or Walgreens gets. If you have more customers the more money you make. The more customers you have the better the chance that you will sell more vaccinations a...
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 8:36 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons announces strategic review of company
Replies: 166
Views: 10907

Re: Albertsons announces strategic review of company

Safeway moved from Oakland in the early 90s. My Aunt worked in the accounting department and her department moved to an office in San Leandro in the early 90s. Then a few years later her department moved to a Safeway office in Walnut Creek, California. She retired and I am not sure when the departme...
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 7:20 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Red Robin Launches $10 Gourmet Meal Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Red Robin Launches $10 Gourmet Meal Deal

Amid a disappointing second quarter, Red Robin is offering a $10 Gourmet Meal deal. The company did outperform the casual dining segment when compared with other brands.

I noticed that their website says it is hiring 17 and older. The company really must be desperate. Can 17 year olds serve liquor?
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 6:21 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Church's Texas Chicken
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Church's Texas Chicken

Church's has in Oakland, California for decades. The prices were affordable and it was popular. In some places, price is a major factor and taste is not a concern.
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 6:13 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Helium Prices Blowing Up
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Helium Prices Blowing Up

Helium prices are going up. You would think it would only be about $5 for an average fill up, now it is $20. Helium is also used to cool the magnets in MRI machines and in manufacturing semiconductor chips. Aerospace, fiber optics, and welding also use helium. Suppliers are determining who needs the...