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by storewanderer
September 12th, 2021, 12:03 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Rumor: EG Group for Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Rumor: EG Group for Sale

EG Has been using Cumberland Farms private label merchandise, mainly packaged snack items,, at least in their 'Turkey Hill' stores. Apparently the coffee being served is Cumberland's too, with mixed reactions. Regardless, EG seemed to have ruined what little positive reputation Turkey Hill had befo...
by storewanderer
September 12th, 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Winn Dixie back on expansion/remodel campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Winn Dixie back on expansion/remodel campaign

Location didn’t exactly help them in the past. Being in a growing area means you have to be able to spend money to expand. A laggard can’t do that. My example of First National was in one of the slowest growing areas of the country—-competence and cash go a long way along with having a distinctive ...
by storewanderer
September 12th, 2021, 12:58 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dairy Queen - Pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Dairy Queen - Pricing

What is pricing like at Dairy Queen generally speaking? In Sparks, NV there is a very old franchise Dairy Queen. It has been there forever. I think it may have recently changed ownership. I went there a couple months ago and a small standard blizzard cost $4.99. A few flavors had a higher cost, I be...
by storewanderer
September 12th, 2021, 12:46 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Rumor: EG Group for Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Rumor: EG Group for Sale

I wonder if Casey's should buy the Loaf N Jug operation? That would expand them west into Colorado. The Loaf N Jug are slightly larger sized stores in a lot of cases; Casey's could get their pizza/bakery programs into those stores. Circle K did just sell those OK Stores to Casey's. A lot of the Kro...
by storewanderer
September 12th, 2021, 12:36 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: More Fred Meyer security issues?
Replies: 25
Views: 12738

Re: More Fred Meyer security issues?

Two, Fred Meyer sells so little home and apparel item now, and the food departments have taken over so much of the store that there really isn't a clothing or home entrance anymore, just two or three doors. What do you think they are going to do with these departments? We see they are bringing in s...
by storewanderer
September 12th, 2021, 12:30 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: New Kroger logo?
Replies: 52
Views: 1549

Re: New Kroger logo?

I think the sign out front is incredibly important. As an example, when Haggen entered California, they made very few changes to the former Albertsons and Vons stores other than changing the sign out front and slapping on a coat of paint. The merchandise was mostly the same (although they subsequen...
by storewanderer
September 12th, 2021, 12:09 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Raleys converting Reno Store to ONE Market Format
Replies: 76
Views: 9698

Re: Raleys converting Reno Store to ONE Market Format

Interesting comment on a very recent yelp review: "I've heard rumors that the owner is doctoring the books to make Raley's One look better then it is. I've heard that they are down $20,000 a day. I've heard rumors that the owner would rather let the store go out of business then change it back...
by storewanderer
September 12th, 2021, 12:01 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Hy-Vee coming to Freeport IL
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Hy-Vee coming to Freeport IL

Is that a corporate Cub or a franchise Cub? Looks like a typical Cub- clean neat store, decent perishables, decent pricing. But nothing special about it that makes it stand out. Almost too boring. If what I saw in MN is any indication, Hy Vee vs. Cub is a no contest. It is shockingly bad (for Cub). ...
by storewanderer
September 11th, 2021, 11:54 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Publix entering Louisville, KY in 2023
Replies: 30
Views: 936

Re: Publix entering Louisville, KY in 2023

Publix, Kroger, Meijer and even Walmart are middle market grocers, largely competing for the same consumers. There's a reason why, for over 15 years, Publix's ads have frequently compared some aspects of their operation to Walmart. Many middle market consumers will split their purchases between Wal...
by storewanderer
September 11th, 2021, 11:44 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Winn Dixie back on expansion/remodel campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Winn Dixie back on expansion/remodel campaign

I'm not sure Winn Dixie is exactly stumbling along per se at this point. They are developing better perimeters, better merchandising, and they seem to have an actual will to stay in business. What happens to them in the long term is anyone's guess. Do they get bought out by a larger chain? Does one ...