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by jamcool
February 20th, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Maverik to enter California
Replies: 19
Views: 1265

Re: Maverik to enter California

Buc-ee’s is basically a modern version of Stuckey’s mega-sized
by jamcool
February 13th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Sonic in a former Taco Bell
Replies: 15
Views: 2210

Re: Sonic in a former Taco Bell

There are many Sonics in hot places like AZ and TX, with no indoor dining, and they do quite well
by jamcool
February 4th, 2021, 8:47 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Could Kroger be preparing for a Florida move-in?
Replies: 74
Views: 18865

Re: Could Kroger be preparing for a Florida move-in?

Didn’t Farmer Jack buy the Safeway stores in Utah in the 80s? That didn’t work out well
by jamcool
February 4th, 2021, 12:52 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Trader Joe's pay changes nationwide
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Trader Joe's pay changes nationwide

Trader Joe’s is not a traditional full line grocery store.
by jamcool
January 23rd, 2021, 12:11 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?
Replies: 68
Views: 7861

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

You do know that CV is spread by inhalation, not by ingesting something... the acid in your stomach would neutralize the virus.
by jamcool
January 21st, 2021, 6:56 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: ALDI to add 70 new stores by next year
Replies: 35
Views: 2948

Re: ALDI to add 70 new stores by next year

Except Aldi charges for carts and bags, which no other Phx grocery chain does
by jamcool
January 17th, 2021, 8:17 pm
Forum: International (Non-US)
Topic: Couche-Tard wants to buy French megaretailer
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Couche-Tard wants to buy French megaretailer

Apparently the French Government is saying “non” to the merger...France has always been against foreign ownership of certain businesses (like food retailing)
by jamcool
January 17th, 2021, 7:47 am
Forum: International (Non-US)
Topic: Couche-Tard wants to buy French megaretailer
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Couche-Tard wants to buy French megaretailer

Except CoucheTard is not a great store operator, their stores are mediocre at best, their fuel is poor quality and they can’t complete with the strong regional chains like QT, WaWa, Sheetz, or Maverik.
by jamcool
January 17th, 2021, 7:32 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?
Replies: 48
Views: 3613

Re: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?

Lowe’s seems to promote Craftsman more than its own Kobalt brand.
by jamcool
January 16th, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: ALDI to add 70 new stores by next year
Replies: 35
Views: 2948

Re: ALDI to add 70 new stores by next year

Aldi is planning to build a warehouse in Goodyear-In the loop 303 warehouse corridor- which will service AZ and SoCal stores.
I’ve always wondered why Aldi doesn’t go into smaller towns where there is usually just a Safeway and a Walmart?