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by Alpha8472
March 18th, 2009, 6:13 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Sells All San Francisco Stores
Replies: 9
Views: 4773

Re: Rite Aid Sells All San Francisco Stores

Walgreens is also union in San Francisco(and Chicago). Longs Drugs is non-union, but they only have one small store in San Francisco.
by Alpha8472
March 15th, 2009, 9:32 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Longs Drugs Changing Into CVS
Replies: 40
Views: 17946

Re: Longs Drugs Changing Into CVS

I believe the ads are still made by the people at the Longs Headquarters in Walnut Creek. Once, the stores switch over to the CVS name, the Walnut Creek people will be terminated and CVS ads will be used. This week they started to advertise CVS products in the Longs Ad. Slowly the CVS name will be s...
by Alpha8472
March 13th, 2009, 8:23 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Longs Drugs Changing Into CVS
Replies: 40
Views: 17946

Re: Longs Drugs Changing Into CVS

I visited the Longs Drugs flagship store in downtown Walnut Creek today. The Seattle's Best Coffee Cafe has been removed. The area is now filled with lawn chairs and various items for sale. It is sad. I liked the cafe. I guess CVS decided they didn't want a cafe in the store. The store was still had...
by Alpha8472
March 12th, 2009, 9:35 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears To Close 24 Stores
Replies: 11
Views: 6041

Re: Sears To Close 24 Stores

Kmart gave up long ago on trying to train their employees to provide good customer service. It is due to a lack of proper training. They hire employees at low wages and they don't last long. The employees really aren't taught much. They basically learn how to run a register and return items. They ne...
by Alpha8472
March 10th, 2009, 10:37 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertsons Store Closures
Replies: 17
Views: 8702

Re: Albertsons Store Closures

Perhaps they want to sell as much stuff as they can at full price to make the most profit.

I wonder why they don't just ship all of the stuff in the store to other Albertsons stores.
by Alpha8472
March 8th, 2009, 9:29 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Sells All San Francisco Stores
Replies: 9
Views: 4773

Re: Rite Aid Sells All San Francisco Stores

San Francisco has passed so many laws to make it hard to do business there. The minimum wage in San Francisco has been set to a very high amount. Also businesses with more than a certain number of employees have to provide health care to their employees or pay the city a health care fee. San Francis...
by Alpha8472
March 7th, 2009, 7:54 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Sells All San Francisco Stores
Replies: 9
Views: 4773

Rite Aid Sells All San Francisco Stores

Rite Aid has sold all 7 of their San Francisco stores to Walgreens. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2009/02/02/daily86.html San Francisco is dominated by Walgreens. There is only 1 Longs Drugs in San Francisco and it opened only a short time ago. I think Rite Aid is slowly giving up....
by Alpha8472
March 7th, 2009, 12:48 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Whole Foods To Sell 13 Stores
Replies: 5
Views: 2825

Re: Whole Foods To Sell 13 Stores

The original acquisition in August of 2007, included 109 Wild Oats locations. Thirty-five of those, under the Henry’s and Sun Harvest banners, were sold immediately to Smart & Final. Whole Foods then closed several of the locations and had converted several others to the Whole Foods banner. I wo...
by Alpha8472
March 7th, 2009, 12:31 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Lucky Store Closing
Replies: 9
Views: 5371

Re: Lucky Store Closing

The truth is that there are nicer Lucky stores in the Bay Area. For example, the Pleasant Hill Lucky. That store is surprisingly well kept. The Safeway across the street from that one is a dumpy Safeway and is poorly stocked. After 5 PM, it looks like vultures have cleaned out the bread aisle. In th...
by Alpha8472
March 7th, 2009, 12:07 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gottschalks - not looking good
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

Re: Gottschalks - not looking good

This is unfortunate. I first heard about Gottschalks when a new store opened up across the street from where I lived at college. I found that the store was sort of like a mini-Macy's. It was expensive, but it was the only department store in all of Davis. I don't know who would buy all or part of th...