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by Alpha8472
February 28th, 2009, 5:19 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dunkin' Donuts opens first store in Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 6101

Re: Dunkin' Donuts opens first store in Alabama

I believe that many supermarkets have stopped carrying Krispy Kreme donuts and have gone back to donuts made at the store. I believe that the Krispy Kreme donuts were made offsite and delivered to supermarkets. They were never very fresh compared to store baked donuts. It is cheaper for supermarkets...
by Alpha8472
February 25th, 2009, 10:16 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertsons Store Closures
Replies: 17
Views: 8702

Re: Albertsons Store Closures

I see. So in this case Albertsons just did not attract enough customers. I can see why. Albertsons simply refused to lower their prices. They always had such high prices that they drove all their customers away. If these Albertsons stores had simply lowered their prices, these stores would have prob...
by Alpha8472
February 25th, 2009, 7:44 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dunkin' Donuts opens first store in Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 6101

Re: Dunkin' Donuts opens first store in Alabama

In the San Francisco Bay Area, there are no Dunkin Donuts that I know of. Krispy Kreme tried to expand a several years ago and they failed miserably. The entire company suffered after the low carb fad hit. Krispy Kreme opened too many stores and this created a lot of debt. Many of the Krispy Kreme s...
by Alpha8472
February 25th, 2009, 7:37 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS: current operations and Beauty360
Replies: 3
Views: 2955

Re: CVS: current operations and Beauty360

I think that standalone Beauty Stores really won't be that successful. Drugstores are like convenience stores. People go there for one stop shopping. If people have to walk into another store and go through the hassle of another checkout line, many people are not going to bother. They should have on...
by Alpha8472
February 25th, 2009, 7:31 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Whole Foods/San Francisco
Replies: 1
Views: 1612

Re: Whole Foods/San Francisco

This mini-Whole Foods format is interesting. It seems like Whole Foods is trying to compete more with Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's stores are small and have less rent. They are more profitable per square foot. Regular Whole Foods stores are often large and the rent in San Francisco is extremely expens...
by Alpha8472
February 25th, 2009, 7:25 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertsons Store Closures
Replies: 17
Views: 8702

Re: Albertsons Store Closures

I wonder why Supervalu didn't try to convert all of the Albertsons to the Lucky Warehouse format. If they had changed the name to Lucky I am sure that business would have increased. The lower prices of the warehouse format would bring in many more customers. They should have at least tried the Lucky...
by Alpha8472
February 24th, 2009, 9:47 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Longs Drugs Changing Into CVS
Replies: 40
Views: 17946

Longs Drugs Changing Into CVS

CVS products have begun to show up at many Longs Drugs stores. I heard from an employee that many Longs Brand products are running out since they are eventually going to be completely replaced with CVS products. Longs had some interesting store brands such as coffee, nuts, etc. Walnut Grove is one b...
by Alpha8472
February 24th, 2009, 9:37 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Ritz Camera Files Chapter 11
Replies: 2
Views: 2355

Re: Ritz Camera Files Chapter 11

I passed by a Wolf Camera yesterday. It was quite dead inside. I don't know how these types of stores survive these days. People can buy cameras for cheaper at other places such as Best Buy or even Staples. Very few people use film anymore, so the 1 Hour photo business must not make much money at al...