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by mjhale
June 16th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Registers Fail Nationwide
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Target Registers Fail Nationwide

These systems are far from fool proof. It is interesting Target did not have a back up mode or offline mode that would allow transactions to keep processing. But that causes a lot of problems as inventory tracking, pricing, etc. would not be available. Also it is strange timing for this to happen, ...
by mjhale
March 25th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 42216

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

It will be very interesting to see who the buyer is, or if we have "buyers." I'm just trying to figure out who would be interested in the Shoppers stores. Aldi or Lidl taking a portion of a store? International grocery stores? ShopRite especially in Baltimore where they already have stores? Giant h...
by mjhale
March 20th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger sells Turkey Hill brand
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

Re: Kroger sells Turkey Hill brand

I've always wondered what the goal was for Kroger owning Turkey Hill. Was it for the convenience stores? Was it to have dairy products for their stores or a dairy product manufacturer? There are no Kroger owned stores in Pennsylvania. The closest are the Harris Teeter store in Baltimore, MD.
by mjhale
January 6th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Ahold Delhaize (Stop & Shop) buys King Kullen
Replies: 10
Views: 4689

Re: Ahold Delhaize (Stop & Shop) buys King Kullen

With as boring, uninspired, and high priced as Stop & Shop is, it is hard to imagine King Kullen was any worse. This is clearly a loss. And there appear to be a lot of overlapping stores. Any thought as to who might be interested in any overlapping stores? The only big players I can think of are Ac...
by mjhale
September 30th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 42216

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: 42216

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: 9105

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: 42216

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: 77122

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: 12598

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...