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Old 04-10-18, 09:20 PM
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There was a time 20 some years ago when the customer count at Walnut Hills Kroger's was consistently one of the highest in the region.
They achieved the head count by having so many walk up shoppers visit the store multiple times per day, using it like a convenient store. Head count was up, spending per transaction was low and shrinkage was off the charts compared to other stores. Multiply those losses for decades and it's incredible Kroger's stayed as long as they did.

Not sure if there is a store there anymore or not but the Avondale town center location went through multiple independent grocery store chains that were ran quite well. Unfortunately they succumbed to the same problems and one after another failed. The head count was again there but the theft was unmanageable. These were good people trying to serve the community but the bad elements overcame the good people who tried to support their local store.
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