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by Alpha8472
November 4th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target & Other Store Temporary Closures
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Target & Other Store Temporary Closures

The Safeway sign and parking lot lights were still dark at 10 PM. Maybe they purposely turned it off. If it was a time change problem, the lights should have come on at some time during the night.

Walmart stores and malls are eerily empty today. People are afraid to go out shopping in this area.
by Alpha8472
November 4th, 2020, 12:30 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Acme
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: Acme

In Northern California, you rarely see any out of area supermarket trucks. I have seen a Ralphs truck probably only once in the past 14 years. That sighting was in the past year. Ralphs left Northern California 14 years ago. Currently, the closest Ralphs is over 500 miles away from the San Francisco...
by Alpha8472
November 4th, 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target & Other Store Temporary Closures
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Target & Other Store Temporary Closures

The shopping center contains only Safeway and some office buildings. They share the parking lot and the parking lot lights are out in front of the office buildings as well. The office buildings contain Kaiser Permanente's Psychiatric offices. I would be wary to walk through that dark parking lot if ...
by Alpha8472
November 3rd, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target & Other Store Temporary Closures
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Target & Other Store Temporary Closures

I noticed a Safeway in a suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area that was totally dark on the outside. The parking lot lights were turned off and the Safeway sign was dark, however the store was open. They were across the street from an outdoor mall that was ransacked and looted back in June. The Safew...
by Alpha8472
November 3rd, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target & Other Store Temporary Closures
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Target & Other Store Temporary Closures

Target is closing stores as of today on Election Day in preparation for riots. Facebook pages are urging people by the thousands to loot malls and stores. It is really disturbing. The police do not have enough personnel to repel the crowds of thousands arriving by cars. Pharmacies such as CVS are al...
by Alpha8472
November 1st, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Halloween Sell Through
Replies: 16
Views: 881

Re: Halloween Sell Through

Candy in the big bags with Halloween decoration scans at 50%. The candy that is not in the big Halloween bags, scans at regular price. Spirit Halloween was sold out of most merchandise such as animatronic monsters, fog machines, and decor. Everything is 50% off. Costumes and props were still in larg...
by Alpha8472
November 1st, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Halloween Sell Through
Replies: 16
Views: 881

Re: Halloween Sell Through

Walmart has a ton of unsold Halloween merchandise. It takes up about 2 whole rows. The costumes did not seem to sell well. The Christmas merchandise is already on display where most of the Halloween merchandise was yesterday.
by Alpha8472
October 31st, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart phasing out Market Essentials
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: Save Mart phasing out Market Essentials

The Food Club brand seems to have a very nice selection of products. It would be a vast improvement over Sunny Select.

https://foodclubbrand.com/
by Alpha8472
October 31st, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dunkin'/Baskin-Robbins Acquired By Inspire Brands
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Dunkin'/Baskin-Robbins Acquired By Inspire Brands

Arby's used to have several locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Those all closed in the past few years except for one in San Jose. I visited the Dublin, California location and it was straight out of the 80s with no renovations at all. It was clean and well kept. I noticed that the cash registe...
by Alpha8472
October 31st, 2020, 12:38 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Halloween Sell Through
Replies: 16
Views: 881

Re: Halloween Sell Through

Halloween this year is a time to escape the trouble of the world and indulge in some light-hearted fun. Parents are buying their children costumes and decorations for mini-parties at home. People are doing a lot of indoor decorating at home as well as some very elaborate outdoor decorations. People ...