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by pseudo3d
June 23rd, 2022, 8:04 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Publix will not give COVID Vaccine to children under 5
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Publix will not give COVID Vaccine to children under 5

3. What is different about giving an under 5 year old the COVID vaccine vs. giving one to, say, a 7 year old? The physiology of children changes substantially in their early years, even more so than teenagers. There's real mental and physical changes between an 18-year-old and a 15-year-old (not ta...
by pseudo3d
June 22nd, 2022, 1:13 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Lack Of Air Conditioning At Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Lack Of Air Conditioning At Stores

It was over 100 degrees today in many parts of Northern California. The stores seems to be skimping on the air conditioning. It was almost uncomfortably warm at Walmart and some malls seemed to be stuffy as well. Is everyone cutting costs now? It was very unpleasant trying to shop under these condi...
by pseudo3d
June 22nd, 2022, 1:08 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 609
Views: 108503

Re: Walmart observations

There are labor academics like Nelson Lichtenstein, as well as journalists who have been been tracking Walmart's hiring practices for many years. Lichtenstein follows more than Walmart and is writing a book on the recent evolution of retail. As for initiative, I wouldn't consider "making your ...
by pseudo3d
June 21st, 2022, 1:11 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 609
Views: 108503

Re: Walmart observations

Nothing really surprising here. Walmart has continually cut back on management and made relatively extreme use of scheduling software for decades. The supply chain disruptions and the increasing transition to online ordering/store pick-up taxed the system. I 've been wondering what would break thei...
by pseudo3d
June 21st, 2022, 8:05 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons announces strategic review of company
Replies: 173
Views: 12913

Re: Albertsons announces strategic review of company

This article that was posted strongly suggests that ABS wants to pull a Seritage and spin off a lot of real estate it owns. It's probably not as desperate-looking as Seritage but I can see "Albertage" just a way of shuffling assets around to make the bottom line look better. Unlike Serita...
by pseudo3d
June 16th, 2022, 10:26 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Is Fast Food Indoor Dining Dying?
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Is Fast Food Indoor Dining Dying?

One of the effects of COVID is the slowness of some fast food operators to re-open their dining rooms! I'll be honest, I'm put off if I am forced to use a drive-thru as often there are long lines. Once you are in, you're stuck! Some places do let you in for a "to go" order, so that is sli...
by pseudo3d
June 15th, 2022, 1:24 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons announces strategic review of company
Replies: 173
Views: 12913

Re: Albertsons announces strategic review of company

This article that was posted strongly suggests that ABS wants to pull a Seritage and spin off a lot of real estate it owns. It's probably not as desperate-looking as Seritage but I can see "Albertage" just a way of shuffling assets around to make the bottom line look better. Unlike Seritag...
by pseudo3d
June 15th, 2022, 1:18 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Starbucks Closes Unionized Store
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Starbucks Closes Unionized Store

I HOPE the NLRB DEEPLY investigates this!!!! :evil: :evil: To do what? Waste Starbucks' time on the taxpayer dime? The grease trap was broken...there's no mysterious unexplained "plumbing issues", no one is debating that. Not batting an eye on a chain that sometimes does culling on underp...
by pseudo3d
June 14th, 2022, 5:46 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Starbucks Closes Unionized Store
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Starbucks Closes Unionized Store

Starbucks permanently closed the Ithaca, New York store on June 10. This store voted to unionize less than 2 months ago. It is the first unionized store to be shut down by Starbucks. Employees had gone on strike due to a broken grease trap. Starbucks said that the closure was due to lack of facilit...
by pseudo3d
June 13th, 2022, 1:15 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Gas Stations and Car Washes
Replies: 21
Views: 3110

Re: Gas Stations and Car Washes

Has anyone noticed people getting fewer car washes? The car wash places seem to be losing business these days. I don't think I've noticed anything specifically. I would think that in a city so plagued with crime-related problems that they did a recall and voted out the DA with a solid majority, car...