Retail is Not Dead Yet


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Customers cussed at him and threw ice cream at him. Finally, Don-Wesley Andrews had enough. He quit McDonald’s in Sacramento, California, for a job at Wal-Mart.

Like many other Americans, 22-year-old Andrews improved his life just by moving to retail from fast food. Longer lunch break, paid time off, even a quarterly bonus – and no french fry fragrance clinging to his clothes.

“Wal-Mart’s not perfect, but compared to fast food, it’s much, much, much better,” Andrews said.


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Come on, really? For this site and for our esteemed readers/posters??? Must be slow RE news day…:slight_smile:


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Walmart…Really???


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Hey, the Fab 7x7 does not have one… Do you have one there in SLT @Elt1?


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Carson City…has it all even paint…Prefer to shop Home Depot…I tell all my wifes single girl friends to go to Home Depot to find eligible bachelors. …lol…


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:smile: :smile: :smile:

So that’s the secret…


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Hmmm, that would explain that woman in the Tools section who was fondling the screwdrivers…


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http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/05/08/bishop-ranch-city-center-renzo-piano-san-ramon.html

Massive Bishop Ranch retail development is finally bringing out the shovels

San Ramon is about to get a 300,000-square-foot injection of new retail space now that a long-awaited project is finally breaking ground.

Sunset Development’s City Center Bishop Ranch is bringing out the shovels Tuesday to get started on a 15-acre retail development that will house 60 stores, a one-acre park, cafes and a 10-screen upscale cinema and entertainment center to anchor it.


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Wow, it’s kind of surprising an architect like Renzo Piano would take on a mundane project like this one. As I recently learned, he was the designer of Paris’ controversial Pompidou Centre in the 60s. It says there will be ~500 apartments. Will draw enough people to survive?


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Piano is a big shot? Did not know. :slight_smile: So maybe Silicon Valley’s gravity will move eastward a bit more now. I long argue Pleasanton/Dublin/SR should share more of SV’s action. Housing is relatively plentiful. I drive on 580 every once in a while. There are still acres upon acres of empty fields.


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I figure retail and fast food kinda similar…oops wrong thread, wake up…


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Walmart’s Warehouse Chain Tries to Get High-Tech With Test Store

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-29/walmart-s-warehouse-chain-tries-to-get-high-tech-with-test-store?srnd=premium


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The War Inside 7-Eleven

The company has been battling its store owners for years. It seems to have found a new tool: U.S. immigration authorities.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-11-09/7-eleven-is-at-war-with-its-own-franchisees-over-ice-raids


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Come on, Macy’s, I’m rooting for ya!!!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/macys-reports-strong-sales-growth-raises-guidance-1542202212?mod=hp_lista_pos1