Yes the Target in my 'hood (33rd and Damen) has nicely located post and ring racks also. They even made an effort to accommodate pedestrians, at least those approaching from the south west.
My nearest big grocery store, the Dominicks at Archer and Ashland on the other hand has no bike parking facilities at all. To add insult to injury, they spent a fortune upgrading the store last year and in the process they removed a row of barrier bars from right in front of the store which served as great bike racks. Also non-existent are any accommodations for pedestrians. I've whined about this here before, but since you asked...
I spend as little money there as possible within the limits of my sloth and convenience. I've talked to the manger about it countless times. He claims that it is out of his hands and that corporate has some kind of plan to address the problem and so on. Unfortunately he is a nice guy who seems to be stuck in a crappy situation.
I just had a vision for stepping up the campaign - some kind of large denomination fake currency to give to store managers and owners who don't provide bike parking. THIS is how much I spend at stores with bike racks! (very large number) and this is how much I spend here (very small number). Perhaps the back could have some kind of contract? The bearer agrees to start spending money here as soon as the store accommodates bicycles.
I rarely shop @ Dominick's/Jewel too, but when I do I have been forced to lock up to the cart corral. I was asked once to move my bike somewhere else for some reason or another, but left it there and told them to get some racks and that there was no option outside of a parking lot light post with those huge cement bottoms(only decent for cable/chain locks).. By me, it is rare to find bike racks at any of the stores, while our library has a rack, it is one of those wheel bender racks. I think the corner bakery has one, but I never go there anyway.
Home Depot at Kimball and Addison has a 4 bike rack in a poor corner location which makes it only useable by 1 bike at a time. Except most of the time it can't be used at all because they use the area as their seasonal merchandise display spring, summer and fall and in the winter it is a place to store snow. I've complained repeatedly but now just park my bike in car parking spots.
Trader Joes at Grace & Lincoln has bike rack too close to wall and other patrons tend to use it as a cart corral.
The Target near me, Addison & Sacramento, has decorative post and ring racks but I've never seen anyone else lock their bikes to them. It took me a while to realize what they were and start locking my own bike to them.
Wow Anne...what is the rack in your first picture at CVS attached to the cement with? Thin little Phillips-head dry wall screws that could be unscrewed or broken off in less than a minute? It's just as well that rack is unusable! I'd never use it, even if it were properly located.
The Jewel store has a rack, but it's too close to the wall.
Target has LOTS of racks. These are halfway between the Target entrance and the Jewel entrance.
Target has a few more racks, close to the entrance. Today someone has decided to use them as a cart corral.
This parking lot has many spaces designated for hybrid vehicle parking. Most were occupied. Guess how many were occupied by hybrid vehicles? One.