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by cjd
August 16th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: 7-Eleven and Forever 21 Team Up To Make Clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: 7-Eleven and Forever 21 Team Up To Make Clothing

7-Eleven should be paying people to wear their logo. Never could understand the concept of "officially licensed merchandise" especially when it comes to sports. Why the heck should I pay good money for something with a team's logo plastered all over it? Does this not make me a walking billboard? I'...
by cjd
August 15th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Stores Returning to Regular Hours
Replies: 91
Views: 6698

Re: Stores Returning to Regular Hours

There is only one Walmart in my area that has an auto center and it's also the newest, built in 2007. From Google it hasn't reopened. I would think the auto center would be a hard thing to reopen at this point, given the employees wouldn't just be cross-trained work in another part of the store and ...
by cjd
August 15th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: SteinMart Files for Bankruptcy.
Replies: 44
Views: 3898

Re: SteinMart Files for Bankruptcy.

They didn't advertise much (they had a loyalty card of some kind and sent coupons out from it). I don't think there was much of a cross between the customer at this store and Ross/Marshalls. The cross here was with mainline department stores like a Macy's or a Kohls. This was an upscale "off price"...
by cjd
August 9th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 188
Views: 14896

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

No department store is doing all that well right now. I don't understand why Belk would want JCP. Most Belk stores are in the same malls as JCP so basically they'd be ending up like Winn-Dixie did when they bought Sweetbay or to a more similar situation, when Sears bought Kmart. Only in this case it...
by cjd
August 8th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Discussion: Convenience stores / gasoline retailers
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Discussion: Convenience stores / gasoline retailers

Here in my area of Florida: Marathon: These are all former BP stations/convenience stores. These range from older 1980s builds all the way up until the last BP stations built in the late 2000s which were only a few years old when Marathon acquired them. Speedway is rare in my area. I do know of one ...
by cjd
August 8th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 188
Views: 14896

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

I've never been in a Belk. How are their stores? I've traveled to many places with a Belk but never went into one... Isn't Sycamore the same group that runs Staples? That store has turned into such a zombie under Sycamore. Also curious why they only want to keep 250 stores open. Maybe the plan is t...
by cjd
August 8th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Aisle Roving Robots in Supermarkets
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Aisle Roving Robots in Supermarkets

I saw one in a different YouTube video awhile back. I could see this possibly being an annoyance in a busy store with crowded aisles. Instead of people and carts blocking paths, there's a robot in the way too. LOL
by cjd
August 8th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Michael's
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Michael's

I saw this in my area a few months back with a Bealls Outlet, but I haven't seen it at any other retailers. Sign on door that it was temporarily closed, but nothing else, then read about why online.
by cjd
August 2nd, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Stores Returning to Regular Hours
Replies: 91
Views: 6698

Re: Stores Returning to Regular Hours

What I want to know is why are stores, including Walmart still closing so early? I understand in areas where looting was happening or when it was harder to get stock and there was panic buying earlier in the pandemic. But exactly what are they doing with that extra time now? Just how many touch poin...
by cjd
August 2nd, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's Closing 100 Walmart Restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 1493

Re: McDonald's Closing 100 Walmart Restaurants

They're still opening sit-down cafes, there's one being built not far away from me. Eventually, COVIDmania will go away and things will go back to normal (despite "the new normal" being hyped up, do you really expect that society will permanently keep up with handwashing?), I keep finding articles ...