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by Brian Lutz
Yesterday, 8:36 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Dean Foods declares bankruptcy amid decline in milk consumption
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Dean Foods declares bankruptcy amid decline in milk consumption

https://komonews.com/news/nation-world/no-1-milk-company-declares-bankruptcy-amid-drop-in-demand Dean Foods, the largest processor of milk products in the US, has declared bankruptcy, citing a long-term decline in milk consumption and loss of business to Walmart opening their own dairy plant. They w...
by Brian Lutz
November 8th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Restaurant Brands (Burger King/Popeyes) posts strong Q3 results
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Restaurant Brands (Burger King/Popeyes) posts strong Q3 results

At this point Popeye's can't even make enough of the chicken sandwiches to supply their own restaurants, much less the much larger Burger King chain. I visited a Popeye's in Everett last night and they were not only sold out of the chicken sandwiches for the day, but also a number of other menu item...
by Brian Lutz
November 3rd, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's CEO fired over inappropriate relationship
Replies: 1
Views: 198

McDonald's CEO fired over inappropriate relationship

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-fires-ceo-easterbrook CEO Steve Easterbrook has been fired from McDonald's over what appears to be an inappropriate personal relationship with a subordinate. Personal issues aside, it seems his tenure as CEO hasn't exactly been successful, with s...
by Brian Lutz
October 31st, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Do restaurant chains have mandated music?
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Do restaurant chains have mandated music?

I'd say the majority of restaurants here don't play any music at all (which I suppose would save them from having to pay the ASCAP fees) but I did notice a Popeye's playing Cajun jazz the other day. You also see a number of restaurants that have TVs (a lot of newer McDonald's and Wendy's remodels se...
by Brian Lutz
October 29th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Amazon drops monthly fee for AmazonFresh delivery
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Amazon drops monthly fee for AmazonFresh delivery

https://komonews.com/news/business/amazon-drops-monthly-fee-to-boost-grocery-delivery-sales-10-29-2019 Amazon is dropping the $15 monthly fee for AmazonFresh grocery deliveryin favor of requiring a standard Amazon Prime membership and a $35 minimum order. A $5 tip for the driver is still suggested b...
by Brian Lutz
October 28th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Restaurant Brands (Burger King/Popeyes) posts strong Q3 results
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Restaurant Brands (Burger King/Popeyes) posts strong Q3 results

https://komonews.com/news/business/burger-king-popeyes-strong-in-restaurant-brands-3q The buzz around the Impossible Whopper and Popeye's Chicken Sandwich have contributed to a pretty good third quarter for Restaurant Brands, with 5% year-over-year sales increases at BK locations one of the best qua...
by Brian Lutz
October 28th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 62
Views: 8867

Re: Walmart observations

Last week I was in Las Vegas for a few days, and when we visited a Walmart there (the one on Charleston Boulevard) I observed that almost the entire HBA section of the store (as well as most of the tool section) was being kept in locked cabinets. When I made a purchase, I had to find an employee to ...
by Brian Lutz
October 16th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Bartell Drugs to close Downtown Seattle location due to crime
Replies: 17
Views: 5094

Re: Bartell Drugs to close Downtown Seattle location due to crime

To give you some idea of current conditions in Downtown Seattle, this article reports on results of a recent survey of 104 property owners in King County who say that they believe that crimes are significantly underreported (mostly due to a belief that the criminals won't be prosecuted even if caugh...
by Brian Lutz
October 15th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is the end near at Sears?
Replies: 42
Views: 6055

Re: Is the end near at Sears?

I saw that the Everett Mall Sears store is closing. I don't think I saw it on any previous closure lists, but I think that would leave only Southcenter around here.
by Brian Lutz
October 15th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Bartell Drugs to close Downtown Seattle location due to crime
Replies: 17
Views: 5094

Re: Bartell Drugs to close Downtown Seattle location due to crime

It may also be that the Westlake store in the Nordstrom building (which is relatively new, I believe less than 10 years old) is more profitable, and since that location is only a couple of blocks away from this one and less exposed to the crime problems around Pike Place it probably doesn't make sen...