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by mjhale
September 30th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 35221

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Shop Rite is probably the right buyer... I think they would continue the stores similar to Shoppers in mix/format/product quality (very average and mid market), and to some degree sharpen them up on pricing. If ShopRite were to make a play for some or all of Shoppers do you think it would be a corp...
by mjhale
July 12th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 35221

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Giant is taking three former Shoppers locations: Landmark, VA, Herndon, VA and Olney, MD. https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2018/07/11/giant-taking-over-former-shoppers-in-alexandria.html I think the last paragraph of the article above is pretty telling especially the last sentence: Giant’...
by mjhale
June 29th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Publix buys Florida Safeway supermarkets
Replies: 19
Views: 6689

Re: Publix buys Florida Safeway supermarkets

If Publix is able to make an entry into DC over the coming years, Safeway's presence there could also potentially be reduced. Does anyone know how Safeway is doing in the DC area under the new ownership? Safeway is the closest grocery store to my house. It is a spectacularly average store with no c...
by mjhale
May 31st, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 35221

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Either Shoppers is getting out of the Virginia suburbs because they are highly competitive markets or this is the slow bleeding out of Shoppers until it fully closes in the DC area. Shoppers has no identity and the donuts are no longer enough to get people into the store. Supervalu has too much debt...
by mjhale
April 22nd, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 222
Views: 69187

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Updated to Bryans Road closure. It looks like the only other grocery store down towards Indian Head is a Food Lion on the other corner from where the closing Safeway is located. I'm curious what did in the Safeway unless it was just pure economics. Perhaps Albertsons is going to close outlying stor...
by mjhale
March 4th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Farm Fresh may be on its way out
Replies: 29
Views: 9388

Re: Farm Fresh may be on its way out

I don't know enough about Farm Fresh to know how the stores would work for Publix. The Shoppers locations probably wouldn't work. Shoppers recently remodeled a store in Virginia by making it smaller which makes me wonder if Supervalu is thinking about going in a direction more like Lidl or Savealot...
by mjhale
March 4th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Farm Fresh may be on its way out
Replies: 29
Views: 9388

Re: Farm Fresh may be on its way out

Supervalu may be looking to streamline things like those Food Lions they bought which would be smaller size... Shoppers seemed to have an odd mix of stores. Some were quasi-warehouse style stores (sort of) and others just felt like outdated conventionals. Shop Rite has a merchandising flexibility t...
by mjhale
March 2nd, 2018, 5:37 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Farm Fresh may be on its way out
Replies: 29
Views: 9388

Re: Farm Fresh may be on its way out

In my view Shoppers is the weakest of the DC area chain grocers. There have long been rumors that Publix is eyeing the DC area. If Publix went after Shoppers stores whether open or closed how would the issue of the union be handled? Seems to me that is something that Publix wouldn't want to deal wit...
by mjhale
January 31st, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger May Sell Off Its Convenience Store Chains, Including Kwik Shop, Tom Thumb, Turkey Hill
Replies: 65
Views: 17218

Re: Kroger May Sell Off Its Convenience Store Chains, Including Kwik Shop, Tom Thumb, Turkey Hill

I've always been curious why Kroger picked up Turkey Hill and the Turkey Hill Minit Markets. Kroger's only presence in Turkey Hill's core area would have been Western PA in the Pittsburgh area. But Kroger sold the Pittsburgh stores in 1984 one year prior to purchasing Turkey Hill. Outside PA the clo...
by mjhale
January 21st, 2018, 5:58 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Ahold Delhaize creates Ahold Delhaize USA
Replies: 35
Views: 5605

Re: Ahold Delhaize creates Ahold Delhaize USA

Are we talking about the store at News Road and Monticello that was closed but Publix decided to reopen anyway? I think that was the "new" one but it's east of Richmond. I was referring to the Martins store at 200 Charter Colony Parkway in Midlothian. It opened in 2014 as a replacement for the Mart...