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Old 10-17-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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That is an excellent point.

I would imagine if Wal-Mart fails, it would have a huge chililng effect on the area. If I wanted to open a small business and saw that Wal-Mart failed, my logic would be "if Wal-Mart, with all its business savvy, studies, and huge team of business professionals couldn't make it in this market, what chance do I stand as one man with limited resources?"
The Publix that was previously there made money.So why cant Wal Mart
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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The Publix that was previously there made money.So why cant Wal Mart
A quick search yielded a few articles that dubbed that Publix as a "failure." Where did you see that the Publix was profitable? The fact that they closed it makes your statement hard to believe.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:29 PM
 
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They'll raise hell and it'll still be packed everyday like the rest of them in the metro are. Those people that complain are rarely the majority.
It's true. One could argue that Walmart IS America these days.

Resistance is futile.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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It's true. One could argue that Walmart IS America these days.

Resistance is futile.
That's a really depressing thought...
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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A quick search yielded a few articles that dubbed that Publix as a "failure." Where did you see that the Publix was profitable? The fact that they closed it makes your statement hard to believe
Publix's prices are too high for an area like that. Of course it was going to fail, residents want affordable prices not overpriced goods. WalMart is a great fit for Vine City. It allows the residents affordable goods on groceries, clothes, electronics, graden, hardware, pharmacy, etc.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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A quick search yielded a few articles that dubbed that Publix as a "failure." Where did you see that the Publix was profitable? The fact that they closed it makes your statement hard to believe.
Why did the Vine City Publix close? Seems like that would have been a great location for a grocery store.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Why did the Vine City Publix close? Seems like that would have been a great location for a grocery store.
See above. Too exclusive. Too expensive. I'm sure Publix meant well, but unlike a lot of other chains I've never known them to lower their standards (or their prices) to suit a neighborhood. Here in Savannah, Food Lion opened a much-needed store on the boarder between the Historic Disrict and some housing projects, then stocked it with gourmet cheeses and French wine. For the first six months, they didn't sell black hair products or accept WIC. Pretty stupid. Needless to say, the store closed just 10 months after opening and is now a vacant eyesore.

It's also quite possible that security became an issue for Publix, as it was with Food Lion. Walmart is far better equipped (and more experienced) at handling security. There is no place inside or outside a Walmart store that is not being electronically monitored at all times (except fitting rooms). When you walk through the front doors, they take a picture of you. And when you walk out, they check your receipt against the stuff in your cart. Big brother Walton is watching!

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Publix's prices are too high for an area like that. Of course it was going to fail, residents want affordable prices not overpriced goods.
Publix is considerably cheaper than Walmart on groceries. Walmart may be cheaper on plastic goods.

Publix vs. Walmart: Side by Side Price Comparison
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It's also quite possible that security became an issue for Publix, as it was with Food Lion. Walmart is far better equipped (and more experienced) at handling security.
Publix's policy is to not chase a shoplifter after exiting the store. Once a person hits the front doors they are home free. Publix does not watch people until they know 100% they are stealing, part of that higher customer service.
Now WalMart will tackle a person, face first, into the parking lot pavement!
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Publix is considerably cheaper than Walmart on groceries.
I'm calling BS. Great Value brands are fare cheaper than Publix store brand.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Publix is considerably cheaper than Walmart on groceries. Walmart may be cheaper on plastic goods.

Publix vs. Walmart: Side by Side Price Comparison
1000 NOs! Have you ever shopped at Walmart? Or Publix for that matter?! Nobody who has done either would ever make such a ridiculous statement. And that "comparison" is from a website called "I Heart Publix." DUDE! Really?!

Walmart < Kroger < Publix

Trust me: I eat enough to know this!
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