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by Alpha8472
Today, 9:49 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Free Fast Food
Replies: 22
Views: 833

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
Today, 9:46 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Helium Prices Blowing Up
Replies: 2
Views: 43

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
Today, 8:48 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart closing pharmacy
Replies: 24
Views: 611

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
Today, 8:36 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons announces strategic review of company
Replies: 162
Views: 10811

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
Today, 7:20 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Red Robin Launches $10 Gourmet Meal Deal
Replies: 0
Views: 19

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
Today, 6:21 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Church's Texas Chicken
Replies: 13
Views: 298

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
Today, 6:13 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Helium Prices Blowing Up
Replies: 2
Views: 43

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...
by Alpha8472
Today, 5:42 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores
Replies: 29
Views: 3779

Re: Halloween Stores

Party City already has a huge Halloween selection in their Party City stores. I think it might be a little overkill to have them right next to each other. How does this work? Does the Halloween City have its own manager and temporary employees? Or do both stores share the same manager and employees ...
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 5:26 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS to close 900 stores
Replies: 82
Views: 8647

Re: CVS to close 900 stores

CVS in Emeryville, California is closing September 8. The pharmacy records will be sent to the CVS inside of the Target in the same city. Nearby San Francisco lost 6 CVS stores in January and 1 in downtown Berkeley in June.
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 9:08 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart closing pharmacy
Replies: 24
Views: 611

Re: Save Mart closing pharmacy

Save Mart only gets over the counter products from Topco. Their prescription drugs come from a supplier such as McKesson. Topco offers a pharmacy program to get lower prices when buying prescriptipn drugs, and better reimbursement from insurance companies. Topco is smaller than CVS or Walgreens and ...