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by BatteryMill
June 17th, 2016, 10:57 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway to offer Lab Testing in two Phonix Area Stores
Replies: 6
Views: 3593

Re: Safeway to offer Lab Testing in two Phonix Area Stores

What even is this lab testing stuff? That looks a little strange... but maybe it goes in with all the pharmacy components.
by BatteryMill
June 14th, 2016, 7:01 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target to close 11 stores before year end
Replies: 99
Views: 29292

Re: Target to close 11 stores before year end

Another one? How could this be happening. Might as well not be any stores that are interesting and unique...
by BatteryMill
May 26th, 2016, 7:20 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Weis to acquire 5 locations from Mars
Replies: 9
Views: 7948

Re: Weis to acquire 5 locations from Mars

Well, that's the end of Mars Supermarkets as we know it. The area's grocery market is rapidly changing, with stores like Publix and Lidl targeted, the fast rise of Walmart/Wegmans/Harris Teeter/natural foods grocers. No more good old Giant, Shoppers, and Mars.
by BatteryMill
May 24th, 2016, 7:23 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 123
Views: 47445

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

As of right now, if things continue on their current path, SuperValu will choose to divest their chains, and while Cub Foods is good enough to sell off wholesale to another operator (Kroger, SpartanNash, Albertsons???), Shoppers will probably be divvied up among others. (Shop N Save would be anothe...
by BatteryMill
May 14th, 2016, 7:25 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 123
Views: 47445

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

I don't really see how Shoppers is facing "crucial times". Sure, it's market share has radically declined, but as long as SuperValu stays solvent and doesn't make indications that the rest of the non-NAI bunch will be divested, or store conditions aren't rapidly deteriorating, is it at the point of...
by BatteryMill
May 11th, 2016, 7:16 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Staples/Office Depot merger blocked by judge
Replies: 14
Views: 4268

Re: Staples/Office Depot merger blocked by judge

Excellent news in the tumultous retail world of the present day. Now we no longer ride on the path to everything being one huge corporation (reminds me of Buy-N-Large from Wall-E )... :P I mean, the competition from Wally World/Amazon may be tough, so try to innovate and work out better plans, Stapl...
by BatteryMill
May 4th, 2016, 7:48 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Aeropostale Bankrupt, Closing all Canada stores and 113 US stores
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Re: Aeropostale Bankrupt, Closing all Canada stores and 113 US stores

Wouldn't have thought so. Huge audience these days...

Maybe it's just lumped there with the "artificial" brands?
by BatteryMill
May 3rd, 2016, 7:35 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney to resume appliance sales
Replies: 40
Views: 12291

Re: JCPenney to resume appliance sales

Well, what an unexpected move! I would have never expected them to bring back more hardline-related things. This however wouldn't have fit in my nearest (closed) JCP...
by BatteryMill
May 2nd, 2016, 7:21 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 123
Views: 47445

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Don't forget that Food Fair/Pantry Pride was also in the D.C. area. Wasn't Grand Union there as well? They were, but they had mostly disappeared by the 80s, I believe. Shoppers might have swallowed up a few of these stores. Food Lion has been in the area for a while. I remember back in 1998 when I ...
by BatteryMill
May 2nd, 2016, 3:31 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 123
Views: 47445

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Wow, I didn't know that Shoppers had fallen that low. I was kind of under the impression that it was the third place to Safeway and Giant (like it apparently was?) To be honest, I think there are several things at play here, partly because it received a lot of damage in the era of an overburdened S...