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by jamcool
Today, 8:45 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Helium Prices Blowing Up
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Helium Prices Blowing Up

We could go back to Hydrogen….
by jamcool
August 12th, 2022, 1:29 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Arco- Marathon?
Replies: 60
Views: 12005

Re: Arco- Marathon?

https://www.cspdailynews.com/company-ne ... east-coast

Basically the AM-PMs in the east are a version of the Thorntons format
by jamcool
August 12th, 2022, 12:54 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart closing pharmacy
Replies: 29
Views: 716

Re: Save Mart closing pharmacy

Raleys-owned Bashas' in Arizona operates United Drugs-supplied pharmacies in most of its non-tribal stores. In fact, every new grocery store/retailer-Fry's, Safeway, Walmart...has a pharmacy in Arizona (and promotes it). Probably due to the fact we have more choice in health care plans here than in ...
by jamcool
August 12th, 2022, 10:07 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cracker Barrel closes Portland Jantzen Beach location
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Cracker Barrel closes Portland Jantzen Beach location

Yet Cracker Barrel has 9 California locations...including Hollywood(!)
by jamcool
August 12th, 2022, 10:03 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Arco- Marathon?
Replies: 60
Views: 12005

Re: Arco- Marathon?

BP now owns Midwest c-store chain Thorntons. Unlike the other big oil companies, BP seems to want to expand in the company-owned c-store market (as does Shell). And they are trying to upscale AM-PM. As for ARCO, there are several convenience store chains that sell ARCO fuel....Giligan's, which is HQ...
by jamcool
August 11th, 2022, 4:06 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons announces strategic review of company
Replies: 166
Views: 10907

Re: Albertsons announces strategic review of company

There isn't any foreign company big enough to buy Albertsons. Too much been here done that for Tesco. Loblaws and Empire are too busy in Canada.
by jamcool
August 11th, 2022, 9:03 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Arco- Marathon?
Replies: 60
Views: 12005

Re: Arco- Marathon?

BP is beginning to open AmPm stores on the East Coast-the first store is in Brooklyn. At the same time a number of ARCO sites in Phoenix are dropping the AmPm brand-going to the generic “Food Mart” signage. It makes you wonder if Marathon may drop the AmPm license in SoCal and Arizona.
by jamcool
August 10th, 2022, 11:17 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Church's Texas Chicken
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Church's Texas Chicken

Overseas Church’s is called Texas Fried Chicken (because “Church” has a questionable connotation in Asia) They do offer jalapeños, which is a Texas thing.
by jamcool
August 10th, 2022, 12:05 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Papa John's Crustless Bowls
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Papa John's Crustless Bowls

Papa Murphy’s has something similar to this-no pasta or crust. Going after the Keto/low carb crowd.
by jamcool
August 6th, 2022, 11:31 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores
Replies: 417
Views: 27966

Re: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores

In the 90s, Payless in the San Francisco Bay Area had huge stores. They carried a huge selection of items. The Payless in Pleasant Hill, California was originally an Albertsons Payless Combo store. The 2 companies teamed up to create a super store that featured a supermarket and a variety store wit...