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by Alpha8472
April 30th, 2009, 4:32 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Supervalu Cuts Major Remodels in Half
Replies: 23
Views: 10458

Supervalu Cuts Major Remodels in Half

http://supermarketnews.com/news/supervalu_remodels_0430/ NEW YORK — Supervalu plans to conduct major remodels at between 75 and 80 locations in the current fiscal year, down about 50% from last year, Jeff Noddle, chairman and chief executive officer of the Minneapolis-based company, told Barclays C...
by Alpha8472
April 30th, 2009, 3:56 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Smiths logo on Quik Stop dispensers
Replies: 8
Views: 4317

Re: Smiths logo on Quik Stop dispensers

Perhaps Smith's is trying to do a gas rewards program like Safeway is doing with ARCO. Smith's gas rewards can't possibly be any worse than Safeway's Gas Rewards. Edi: They recently changed the program. Safeway used to require you to spend $400 in groceries within a small period of time or your poin...
by Alpha8472
April 29th, 2009, 8:39 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Losses More Than Double at Fresh & Easy
Replies: 29
Views: 12497

Re: Losses More Than Double at Fresh & Easy

I would think that a secret shopper program would ensure some attempt to keep the store tidy.
by Alpha8472
April 29th, 2009, 1:50 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Losses More Than Double at Fresh & Easy
Replies: 29
Views: 12497

Re: Losses More Than Double at Fresh & Easy

The Stephanie St. Vons is still open according to the website and online weekly ad. Some stores have a system where labor is allocated by the amount of sales. The more sales that a store has, the more employee hours are allocated. If a store does very little business, very few employee hours will be...
by Alpha8472
April 27th, 2009, 7:29 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Losses More Than Double at Fresh & Easy
Replies: 29
Views: 12497

Re: Losses More Than Double at Fresh & Easy

The Vons at Decatur and Meadows is just down the street from a Walmart Supercenter. I can see why they closed it. Also there is a Target directly across the street from that Vons. Target has increased its selection of food in recent years. The Vons at Nellis and Sahara was across the street from a F...
by Alpha8472
April 26th, 2009, 10:02 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Safeway Lifestyle signage problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2830

Re: Safeway Lifestyle signage problems

Safeway only gets things done if they see a possible profit. A malfunctioning gas sign would possibly cause a loss in gas sales. They put in a new sign because they didn't want to lose any sales. The lighted signs on a Safeway are probably a low priority for them. People know that the store is a Saf...
by Alpha8472
April 25th, 2009, 11:07 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertsons Store Closures
Replies: 17
Views: 8702

Re: Albertsons Store Closures

It seems like Albertsons is spiraling towards their own self-made doom. Closing stores like crazy is burning their few remaining customers. Not lowering their prices to compete with their competition is also a major mistake. I wonder why they removed half of the fluorescent bulbs. Are they trying to...
by Alpha8472
April 22nd, 2009, 7:25 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Losses More Than Double at Fresh & Easy
Replies: 29
Views: 12497

Re: Losses More Than Double at Fresh & Easy

Tesco is sort of like the Walmart of supermarkets in the UK. They make a lot of money in the UK, because they have a monopoly over there. They can use the profits from their UK operations to cover the money they lose from Fresh & Easy. However, Fresh & Easy is never going to become as big as...
by Alpha8472
April 22nd, 2009, 7:00 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Car drives into marina Rite Aid
Replies: 6
Views: 3485

Re: Car drives into marina Rite Aid

It is common hear about elderly people mistaking the gas for the brake. When people get older symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are often ignored until car accidents happen.

The store looks like it can be easily repaired. There probably weren't many people in the store anyway.
by Alpha8472
April 22nd, 2009, 6:47 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Losses More Than Double at Fresh & Easy
Replies: 29
Views: 12497

Losses More Than Double at Fresh & Easy

http://supermarketnews.com/retail_financial/fresh_easy_0422/ Fresh & Easy says that they will continue to lose more money until the economy recovers. It will take years for the economy to turn around. Even then, I don't think there is such a thing as a recovery. People from now on, will be very...