Antifa and BLM bad for business.

Riots and looting are sensitive subjects for Politicians, but what will the subject do to voters in November? Major businesses closed amid the violent rioting on U.S. streets. Mashing windows and decimating stores of the entire stocked items prompted many major retail stores to close, change security, and set riot hours. Trump has been outspoken on the issue, but some politicians still will not denounce the violence from BLM or Antifa which appears to be Democrat backed and Democrat financed.

So America has been hearing from our President about the fact that Biden would event after major event of looting and rioting say nothing to denounce the organizations. Then it appeared on social media everywhere when you go online to it actually goes to donation site for Biden Campaign. Which for a bit did explain his not totally condemning the violence. Biden profits of business losses. He is financially benefiting from Antifa destruction. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley actually made social media post in support of Rioters and Looters and the issue of the Feds taking the violent rioters into custody. You can’t make this stuff up. He mentions nothing of the cold blooded murder of Aaron Danielson on the same Portland streets by BLM Antifa member for wearing a Patriot Prayer hat.

These major retail stores have many employees which were directly effected by the riots and looting. How will this effect their vote in November? How much will retailers spend on supporting politicians that support them and their business. Small business failed by the crush of looting and damage to business. For many, in downtown Portland, will never return. The empty windows street after street show the effect on small businesses. The cost of looting and building destruction made the difference in staying open and closing for good. For small business and their supporters are likely to take the anger and frustration the the polls in November.

Washington Post article talks about how Covid hit business so hard and it was only exacerbated by loss of sales daily. Oregon is just one State suffering from Antifa and BLM. Viral videos of Target stores being looted shined a light to those who would never have even thought something like this would happen near them, to a store they frequented. Walmart at one point completely shut down stores for the potential event like Target had encountered. The fact that these violent riots and looting exist and Democrats are still pushing for these organizations to push their agenda of destruction and can still get votes defies logic. Benefiting from the Looting and Rioting seems to be a Biden thing, but evident that Antifa and BLM is hurting Business across the Nation.

Written by Marie

Grocery Shopping just got easier

In a world full of conveniences we now have amazing options in the grocery world. The ability to shop online appeals to busy moms, seniors, and the disabled. Curbside pickups allow you to shop online, have designated pickup locations within their parking lot. Each of these services has dedicated staff to walk out and delivered already bagged grocery and household items right to your car or truck and load it for you.

Grocery delivery to curb side pick up. Not all locations have the delivery service, so they opted to allow customers shop online and pick up curbside. Major grocery stores such Fred Meyer, Walmart and now Safeway have a curbside option. Stores have different names for the service Fred Meyer pickup service formerly Clicklist, Walmart Grocery Pick Up, and Safeway Drive up and go. In Oregon areas such as Portland, Albany, Eugene. Springfield and some surrounding areas have Walmart Grocery pick up. Walmart service is Free and available 8am to 8pm 7 days a week. Fred Meyer pickup cost $4.95 after the first three pickups that are free. Their service is from 7am to 9pm 7 days a week. Safeway offers drive up and go in Bend and other Eastern Oregon locations. Safeway locations for pickup are 9am- 10pm and Safeway Drive up & go is Free.

Each site allows you to purchase things besides grocery. For instance our experience with Walmart we purchased items such as dog food, shampoo, laundry soap, and storage containers. Walmart site allows you to select individual items you will allow substitutions in the case the store is out of a particular sales item, they can substitute with an equivalent item. We used the service for each store 3 times to use as an average of service. Walmart was consistently out of blackberry yogurt and could offer no substitute. But, on occasion offered substitute for fresh produce that was way beyond our expectations. Walmart allows you to add items until the day of the scheduled pick up for items you may have forgotten.

We pulled into the Pick up location at the Springfield Walmart location and the parking lot was clearly marked. Each pick up spot clearly marked and signage had a telephone number to call upon arrival. I looked at my cellphone app that I used to buy the items and it has a option to alert them that you are at the location and gives a selection for color of vehicle your arriving in. Simple, right? It was amazingly simple and two employs came in a short time with a wheeled cart with containers with already bagged merchandise. They politely show any items they did not have, substitutes and changes. They load the car carefully, ask you to sign a small portable device that you picked up your items, and your on your way. Where was this service when I had small children?

Fred Meyer pick up had locations in the rear of the Division Street store. Fred Meyer did not have our Dog Food selection and we were not offered a substitute. We were offered a substitute for produce items. Fred Meyer did not allow for adding additional items as we did with Walmart. They also sent out a worker with a cart and bagged items. Fred Meyer grocery pick up has a definite different plastic bag then they offer in the store these brown plastic numbers are amazingly thick and feel much more like a recycle bag that you could use over and over. Each location requires a small minimum which was around $30. Some websites have discount codes for these services. Walmart has code EATFRESH for $10 off and Safeway has SAVE20 for $20 off. We could not find a coupon code that worked for Fred Meyer Grocery pickup.

Written By Marie