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by BatteryMill
September 18th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Retail design trends
Replies: 44
Views: 2776

Re: Retail design trends

Thrifty Drug Stores heavily used terrazzo floors in their stores in the 70's and into the 80's. At this point most of those have been covered up with tiles. A lot of grocery and drug stores used terrazzo in the 50's and 60's because the maintenance costs are very low and it lasts forever. It starte...
by BatteryMill
September 17th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Retail design trends
Replies: 44
Views: 2776

Re: Retail design trends

I have seen some epoxy based finishes that are used in new builds that hold up fairly well. The white floors in many WinCo stores come to mind. As a question, does epoxy = terrazzo? I do know terrazzo was quite common in retail buildings before the 2000s. True..........but I do not often see those ...
by BatteryMill
September 16th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration
Replies: 57
Views: 23885

Re: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration

Sounds a lot like when they bought Fred Meyer....gradually integrating things here and there while letting Fred Meyer largely do their own thing, until the last couple years where they have accelerated the "Kroger way" of doing things and have changed many aspects of Fred Meyer for the worse. That'...
by BatteryMill
September 14th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration
Replies: 57
Views: 23885

Re: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration

Let's hope that HT continues to stay this way... right after Kroger bought HT was when they started to seriously over-centralize the other divisions... Much agreed. Who knows what may happen that'll cause the Teeter to integrate more into Kroger. I'm delighted of some things they've added, such as ...
by BatteryMill
September 14th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Retail design trends
Replies: 44
Views: 2776

Re: Retail design trends

Then there was the whole "earth tones" trend done in the late 90's/2000's, inspired by Whole Foods or Wild Oats. Albertsons did this with their "Blue & Green Awnings" decor. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrambojr/37332891556/in/photolist-YSYQ15-BR8Y93-YSYPWs-TufAqd-anM7Mx-NmYZE1-YXaQKv-BR8XT3-2gd3e...
by BatteryMill
September 13th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration
Replies: 57
Views: 23885

Re: Harris Teeter/Kroger integration

Some observations I've made of post-Kroger HT: *Prior to the merger, Harris Teeter locations would have endcap price markers, reading "VIC SAVINGS ON EVERY AISLE". These have been replaced with generic ads reflecting the "new lower prices" mantra. Stores opened after the merger have phrases such as ...
by BatteryMill
September 10th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Retail design trends
Replies: 44
Views: 2776

Retail design trends

Here's just a thread to discuss what's going on in the world of retail architecture as of late. At present, most retailers seem to be going for a flashy, modern and minimalistic look for their stores. Additionally, neutral grayscale colors and wood-panel designs are popular within these decor packag...
by BatteryMill
September 1st, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Wegmans: No new pharmacies?
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Wegmans: No new pharmacies?

So I've asked the Wegmans subreddit and I've gotten a few answers on this topic. https://www.reddit.com/r/wegmans/comments/ih8eqz/no_pharmacies_in_new_stores/ One employee has stated that brand loyalty is the reason why their stores in their latest markets (Hampton Roads, North Carolina, NYC) have l...
by BatteryMill
August 15th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Wegmans Cheapening Decor
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Re: Wegmans Cheapening Decor

I don't see too much of a difference in decor' in the Brooklyn pictures vs. my local Wegmans in PA that opened in 2006. The walls may be slightly 'less busy', mine has (or had?) fake flowers under some of the faux windows on the walls which I don't see here), and maybe a slight reduction in accent ...
by BatteryMill
August 7th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Wegmans Cheapening Decor
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Re: Wegmans Cheapening Decor

Looking through this post, I do see how Wegmans has changed over the years. This is what I consider to be the "old Wegmans": * https://www.flickr.com/photos/roboppy/22751901/ * https://www.flickr.com/photos/photos_from_alex/2067551800/ Despite them not having a very organic design and attention to d...