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Old 01-08-21, 06:30 PM
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Bubble of dish-washing detergent resting in a bubble bubble formed by the detergent.
Yes, stuck at home in Brisbane's 3-day lock-down… so I'm seeing things I normally wouldn't notice!
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(For the non-Australians… "Woolworths" is one of many supermarket chains… and the local branches have been crazy with COVID-induced panic buying once again.)
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(For the non-Australians… "Woolworths" is one of many supermarket chains… and the local branches have been crazy with COVID-induced panic buying once again.)
You guys still have Woolworth’s?! Woolworth died out here in the early 90’s when they first recreated themselves as Woolco, but disappeared into their Kinney Shoes Stores and rebranded themselves as Footlocker Shoe Store.
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You guys still have Woolworth’s?! Woolworth died out here in the early 90’s when they first recreated themselves as Woolco, but disappeared into their Kinney Shoes Stores and rebranded themselves as Footlocker Shoe Store.
https://goo.gl/maps/QEXWtWw92QwANJPN6

It's possible that there's two companies with the same name. I think Woolies did team up with some mob in the US, out of that we had "Masters Home Improvement" which was meant to take on Wesfarmer's-owned Bunnings. They flopped, because the US-interests insisted on imperial measured goods in a country that had standardised on metric decades ago, and then they tried flogging gun safes in a country with some of the strictest gun ownership laws in the world.

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You guys still have Woolworth’s?! Woolworth died out here in the early 90’s when they first recreated themselves as Woolco, but disappeared into their Kinney Shoes Stores and rebranded themselves as Footlocker Shoe Store.
I didn't know they lasted even that long. I don't recall Woolworth's in the U.S. being a grocery store, though? (Look, I was still pretty young when the one in my hometown closed-- well before the 90s, that one-- so I don't remember a lot about them, though I remember my mom taking me there for cherry Cokes at the soda counter-- you know, with the actual cherries in the bottom. -- but I thought they were a discount or dry-goods type of store...)
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re: pills... I sometimes notice on the grocery store shelf there will be a generic "compare to Motrin" and a few spaces over a generic "compare to Advil" and the prices per pill can be wildly different for the same qty.
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I didn't know they lasted even that long. I don't recall Woolworth's in the U.S. being a grocery store, though? (Look, I was still pretty young when the one in my hometown closed-- well before the 90s, that one-- so I don't remember a lot about them, though I remember my mom taking me there for cherry Cokes at the soda counter-- you know, with the actual cherries in the bottom. -- but I thought they were a discount or dry-goods type of store...)
Actually, it could be a completely different company over here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolworth
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You guys still have Woolworth’s?! Woolworth died out here in the early 90’s when they first recreated themselves as Woolco, but disappeared into their Kinney Shoes Stores and rebranded themselves as Footlocker Shoe Store.
There was a Woolco in town when we moved there in the mid 60's. Woolco was more like Target or Kmart, Woolworths was a dime store then in Illinois. I bet we're talking about different areas.
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Well, that gives him a hobby. . . .
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Re amazon, I have read in recent times that the automation process that they use in their warehouses brings boxes already with barcode by one robot to a human, then the merchandise from another robot is brought to said human and they better get it packed and taped lickety split with a computerized stopwatch over their head or they are soon replaced. No time to consider the size of boxes.
On Wednesday or Thursday I put in an order with Amazon for 1 pack of 20 QR Skewer springs and for 2 seapost binder bolts. On Friday, I got a box like the FedEx one above with the springs and a ton of paper. On Saturday, I got who padded shipping envelopes (different styles of envelopes, delivered separately), with 1 binder bolt in each. I'm sure it's due to supply chain issues and where they had the stock, but it seems like a lot of packaging and energy spent on delivery for what is probably less than 1 ounce of metal. Usually, I select that "ship in the smallest number of packages possible" box even if it takes a couple extra days, but I must have forgotten or three must have been the smallest number they felt possible.
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Originally Posted by Redhatter View Post
https://goo.gl/maps/QEXWtWw92QwANJPN6

It's possible that there's two companies with the same name. I think Woolies did team up with some mob in the US, out of that we had "Masters Home Improvement" which was meant to take on Wesfarmer's-owned Bunnings. They flopped, because the US-interests insisted on imperial measured goods in a country that had standardised on metric decades ago, and then they tried flogging gun safes in a country with some of the strictest gun ownership laws in the world.
Sounds odd to me, re; the imperial measures. 90% of products here carry both metric and Imperial measures for sale in Canada or Mexico. Gun Safes do sound like a poor distribution issue that plagued many of these “mart” retailers. Kresge company had rebranded itself into Kmart, but ultimately was squeezed out by Walmart and a slew of regional “off price” wharehouse outlet type businesses.
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Originally Posted by Redhatter View Post
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It's possible that there's two companies with the same name. I think Woolies did team up with some mob in the US, out of that we had "Masters Home Improvement" which was meant to take on Wesfarmer's-owned Bunnings. They flopped, because the US-interests insisted on imperial measured goods in a country that had standardised on metric decades ago, and then they tried flogging gun safes in a country with some of the strictest gun ownership laws in the world.
60 y.o. here. Woolworths was a 'five & dime' store in the USA for many, many decades (my mom shopped at them in the 1940s/1950s). They 'rebranded' to the Woolco name and changed to a discount department store chain in larger USA markets in the 1960s, but eventually went out of business in the 1970s. The closest thing we have to a Woolworths in the USA today is the pharmacy chains like Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens, which sell a lot of consumer goods along with the medications.
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When I was in Mexico City in the mid-90's on a school tour, we had an afternoon to ourselves. I was excited to find a Woolworths and had lunch at their lunchcounter rather than going to something unique just because it made me feel like I was visiting a piece of history after reading lots of books from the 40's/50's about folks shopping there/going to the soda counter. Plus, due to the exchange rate at the time, I got a full plate lunch for less than a buck.
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When I was in Mexico City in the mid-90's on a school tour, we had an afternoon to ourselves. I was excited to find a Woolworths and had lunch at their lunchcounter rather than going to something unique just because it made me feel like I was visiting a piece of history after reading lots of books from the 40's/50's about folks shopping there/going to the soda counter. Plus, due to the exchange rate at the time, I got a full plate lunch for less than a buck.
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60 y.o. here. Woolworths was a 'five & dime' store in the USA for many, many decades (my mom shopped at them in the 1940s/1950s). They 'rebranded' to the Woolco name and changed to a discount department store chain in larger USA markets in the 1960s, but eventually went out of business in the 1970s. The closest thing we have to a Woolworths in the USA today is the pharmacy chains like Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens, which sell a lot of consumer goods along with the medications.
Yeah, I think Wikipedia has definitely indicated that the US Woolworths (F. W. Woolworth Company) and the Australian Woolworths (Woolworths Group (Australia)) are two different companies with very different business models.

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Sounds odd to me, re; the imperial measures. 90% of products here carry both metric and Imperial measures for sale in Canada or Mexico. Gun Safes do sound like a poor distribution issue that plagued many of these “mart” retailers. Kresge company had rebranded itself into Kmart, but ultimately was squeezed out by Walmart and a slew of regional “off price” wharehouse outlet type businesses.
Yeah, we have Target and Kmart stores here… both run by the same company… and Target was… errm… targetted.

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Heh, for best effect… zoom to fill-width.
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Needless to say I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition there.
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Needless to say I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition there.
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
When I was in Mexico City in the mid-90's on a school tour, we had an afternoon to ourselves. I was excited to find a Woolworths and had lunch at their lunchcounter rather than going to something unique just because it made me feel like I was visiting a piece of history after reading lots of books from the 40's/50's about folks shopping there/going to the soda counter. Plus, due to the exchange rate at the time, I got a full plate lunch for less than a buck.
When I lived in Texas in the early 80's we went to San Antonio. There was a Woolworth right across the street from it, and I remember eating at the counter feeling like we were seeing 2 different pieces of history then.
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When I lived in Texas in the early 80's we went to San Antonio. There was a Woolworth right across the street from it, and I remember eating at the counter feeling like we were seeing 2 different pieces of history then.
I suppose it is because I am from North Carolina, but the lunch counter at Woolworth's evokes a different image for me:


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I remember Woolworth's had a pet department. Had these little turtles you could buy and take home where they would die a slow and ugly-looking death and then have what passed for a burial at sea in the bathroom.

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