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by jamcool
January 13th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: YUM Brands to acquire Habit Burger
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: YUM Brands to acquire Habit Burger

The only parts of CA that are doing well are the Bay Area/Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.... the Central Valley has been in an economic downturn for a long time. Also see how much it costs to rent a U-Haul from CA to AZ or TX versus the other way.
by jamcool
January 13th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: YUM Brands to acquire Habit Burger
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: YUM Brands to acquire Habit Burger

Carl’s Jr isn’t HQ in Anaheim anymore...they moved HQ to Tennessee (along with Hardee’s). And they have previously stated that they would be doing less development in California because of the anti- business climate there
by jamcool
December 30th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Is Chevron consolidating brands?
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: Is Chevron consolidating brands?

Texaco is more of a “distributor” brand offered by wholesalers to dealers. Chevron was/is a company- owned station brand (although there are dealers with multiple sites). Both take each others cards and have the same Techron fuel additive.
by jamcool
December 26th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Les Schwab Tire Centers for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Les Schwab Tire Centers for sale

I imagine Pep Boys or Discount Tire buying the chain
by jamcool
December 25th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is the end near at Sears?
Replies: 43
Views: 8915

Re: Is the end near at Sears?

Here is something befitting of the decline of Sears...The closed Arrowhead Towne Center store in Glendale AZ is now home to an interactive dinosaur show.
by jamcool
December 15th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)
Replies: 60
Views: 13948

Re: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)

In Tucson the former Giant locations have been rebranded to Speedway (and there is a Speedway on Speedway Blvd BTW)complete with TV ads and billboards. There are also a handful of Arco AM-PMs and the first Marathon-branded gas station in Arizona. So Tucson is the only market where all 3 of Marathon’...
by jamcool
December 11th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger and Walgreens formed a buying pool
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Kroger and Walgreens formed a buying pool

Most of the independent chains buy from Topco. And most of the private label products are made by the same national brand manufacturers.
by jamcool
November 12th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 138
Views: 19121

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

I don’t know why Target couldn’t do a small town format store, especially because they already have the smaller City Targets in downtown areas
by jamcool
November 8th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 138
Views: 19121

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

I noticed in the Sears website a logo next to the “sears” type-it looks like a green flame. They bring out a new trademark the same time they are shutting down stores?
by jamcool
November 8th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 138
Views: 19121

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

With the closing of the Prescott store, there will only be one full-line Sears in AZ, in Tucson. And there are no more K Marts here.