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by mjhale
January 10th, 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons and Safeway Openings/Closings 2017
Replies: 117
Views: 32118

Re: Albertsons and Safeway Openings/Closings 2017

Given that there has already been at least one former Haggen Albertsons reopened as a Safeway in Washington (Burien), I wouldn't be surprised if the rest of the names flipped. The thing I'm worried about is that there's still a discrepancy in the merchandise mix of the two stores, and the conversio...
by mjhale
January 9th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Another Casualty: The Limited Closing all stores
Replies: 0
Views: 1160

Another Casualty: The Limited Closing all stores

The Limited is closing all stores. However it looks like their web site may stay online and selling based on this and other articles.

http://wgntv.com/2017/01/08/the-limited ... ts-stores/
by mjhale
January 8th, 2017, 6:45 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart's Time Is Running Out
Replies: 88
Views: 18556

Re: Kmart's Time Is Running Out

I'm curious if any of you live near a Kmart that has no immediate competition from Wal-Mart or Target. I used to shop at the Herndon, VA Kmart for a single HBA item for my Dad that they sold in a bulk size that neither Wal-Mart or Target sold in a bulk size. The Herndon, VA Kmart is 15-20 minutes fr...
by mjhale
December 29th, 2016, 4:55 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Closing 30 Stores
Replies: 24
Views: 5708

Re: Sears Closing 30 Stores

This is an interesting adjunct to the store closing story:

Why Sears stores are in decline all in pictures...
http://www.businessinsider.com/sears-st ... ne-2016-12
by mjhale
December 8th, 2016, 4:55 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Publix expanding to Virginia
Replies: 71
Views: 25199

Re: Publix expanding to Virginia

I'm very curious to see what will happen to the Richmond Martins stores that were not sold to Publix. In the articles I saw about the divestitures Ahold said that they would continue to operate the stores pending a sale to other operators. Thus far I haven't seen any word of who these stores would g...
by mjhale
October 20th, 2016, 9:52 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 35223

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

There doesn't seem to be a Shoprite owner who wants to take a shot at the Washington DC market as much as I would love one of them to come down here. Not sure if they would do that, but the corporate part of ShopRite could run stores if they wanted to (as they already do in a few areas, like much o...
by mjhale
October 20th, 2016, 9:45 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 35223

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

I've always thought that Farm Fresh would be a better fit for Publix geographically. However, there is an article on SN that SuperValu would like to hold out hope that a buyer to its stores would keep it as a wholesale partner, the likelihood of that happening to any of its brands (save for maybe H...
by mjhale
October 19th, 2016, 4:56 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 35223

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

If Supervalu put Shoppers up for sale who would be buying? Shoppers does have large stores inside the Beltway so they might make sense for someone like Giant or Safeway. Giant could take the Seven Corners store as Safeway has a nearby location. And Safeway could take Potomac Yards since Giant just b...
by mjhale
October 2nd, 2016, 4:09 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Safeway closing "Tenleytown" ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5363

Re: Safeway closing "Tenleytown" ?

Seems like Albertsons didn't bother trying to save this one. The months-old cheese items...that's just crap store management, pure and simple. It should be noted that Georgetown Day School purchased the Safeway site in 2013. The purchase was intended to allow GDS to build a single campus instead of...