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Title: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on September 24, 2015, 09:22:17 PM
Let's start here; I'll add a LOT more:
http://www.ratemyjob.com/leadership/22489/17-leadership-fails-that-ruined-good-companies#slide/0 (http://www.ratemyjob.com/leadership/22489/17-leadership-fails-that-ruined-good-companies#slide/0)
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: MacGirlver on September 25, 2015, 05:37:00 AM
I probably have mild PTSD from working at Movie Gallery. They sank hard about 2 months after I was unfairly fired.
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Tru on September 25, 2015, 10:29:45 AM
Let's start here; I'll add a LOT more:
http://www.ratemyjob.com/leadership/22489/17-leadership-fails-that-ruined-good-companies#slide/0 (http://www.ratemyjob.com/leadership/22489/17-leadership-fails-that-ruined-good-companies#slide/0)

I've been part of a half dozen companies that bit dirt. Welcome to my life. Never been the leader of one. I have a bunch of useless stock though.
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on September 28, 2015, 04:13:56 PM
Almost ALL stock is useless these days ...
... if not at the moment, I'm sure it all will be useless soon enough
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on October 13, 2015, 12:02:23 PM
Let's start here, I have a LOT more to add ...
http://www.aroundme.com/sightseeing/11705/15-retro-photos-of-popular-stores-from-around-america (http://www.aroundme.com/sightseeing/11705/15-retro-photos-of-popular-stores-from-around-america)
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Zoomie on October 21, 2015, 09:27:16 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA Tru buys meatball subs at Walmart...
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Tru on October 22, 2015, 01:14:07 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA Tru buys meatball subs at Walmart...

No ham and swiss, seriously they are better than Subway's.

Hey, I don't remember posting about that here?
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on October 22, 2015, 11:47:19 PM
I was looking for it too ...
It must have been in one of those articles ...
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Tru on October 30, 2015, 09:28:44 PM
>>I was looking for it too ...<<

There was a post on youtube where a girl complained about how skimpy Subways is today and I recounted my latest experience (last month) with Subway and compared their sub to Walmarts prefabbed subs and fucking Walmart won!

Guess he came across that comment. I can't even remember the video I was commenting on but I remember the post. 
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on November 04, 2015, 02:24:42 PM
Subway is kind of phoning in the ingredients these days ...

Publix subs here are the fucking bomb!
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on May 28, 2018, 03:11:51 PM
And here's some more, mostly north/northeast ... I grew up with a lot of these ...
https://www.metv.com/lists/7-discount-stores-from-back-in-the-day-you-probably-forgot-existed
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on May 28, 2018, 03:15:42 PM
Five+Dimes ...
https://www.metv.com/lists/9-five-and-dime-stores-we-wish-were-still-around
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Tru on May 28, 2018, 05:14:46 PM
I remember Kress and Newberry's from when I was a kid, they were a block apart in the middle of town. I was always impressed by the curved glass windows at the entrance of Kress's and the fallout shelter sign on the lamp post in front of the store. The sign is still there.

Newberry's had a counter for soda's and ice cream and I always tried to hit my mom up every time were went there. Most of the building is abandoned today but the ground floor is a pizza place. 
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on May 28, 2018, 11:28:19 PM
This site is good too, however, it needs a lot of corrections ...
http://thecaldorrainbow.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on May 28, 2018, 11:31:03 PM
I remember Kress and Newberry's from when I was a kid, they were a block apart in the middle of town. I was always impressed by the curved glass windows at the entrance of Kress's and the fallout shelter sign on the lamp post in front of the store. The sign is still there.

Newberry's had a counter for soda's and ice cream and I always tried to hit my mom up every time were went there. Most of the building is abandoned today but the ground floor is a pizza place. 
I think it's interesting how they "recycle" the old buildings/spaces ...
Or demolish them and rebuild ... The ones in ruins typically are there in ruins because
of building codes, wiring codes, asbestos, and other factors to where it's not profitable
to fix and rerent them out again ... Thus, they sit in disrepair ...
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Tru on May 28, 2018, 11:55:28 PM
They built a new KFC about a half mile from my house, the parking lot is always empty. Not surprising since they charge $2 plus tax and a takeout fee for one piece of chicken.
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on May 29, 2018, 02:01:36 AM
Takeout fee?
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Tru on May 29, 2018, 12:11:03 PM
10 cents for the bag.
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on May 31, 2018, 11:32:33 PM
Oh, yeah ...
I pay for bags every time I'm in Cali ...
I forgot about that one ...

PS: I love the "99ยข Store" in Cali ...
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Tru on June 10, 2018, 05:58:45 AM
About Newberry's, that building is I believe three stories, but at least two with prominent windows. But none of the upper floors were ever available to the public. There was no indication that they were ever rented out. And it's the same today. Bottom floor rented, upper floors not accessible to the public. Mysterious maybe what goes on on those upper floors eh?
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on June 10, 2018, 11:32:45 AM
D&L was like that ...
2 middle floors were retail, lower level was offices ...
They had a third level they meant for retail; it was storage ...
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Tru on June 11, 2018, 03:14:59 PM
In this case there are either three floors, or the second floor has amazingly high ceilings.  If it does have a third floor, there are no windows in it. Really strange. 
Title: Re: Defunct Retail/Bad Retail Decisions
Post by: Thrash on June 12, 2018, 07:37:14 PM
It could be as I said ...
Or vaulted ceilings ...
Take a look sometime ...