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Old 04-22-2015, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I'm not arguing about it varying, or that your store has a good selection of produce, but wow that is not what I have found in stores both in Northern California and Northern Nevada; it almost always goes like this for me:

Do you have kale, kohlrabi, asparagus, artichokes, turnips, bak choy, parsnips, heirloom tomatoes, and the answer has always been NO, and these are super Walmart's, and I don't think any of those are considered esoteric vegetables,all of the chain grocers carry them- why not Walmart?
My store has all those things and we are getting more and more organic produce as well. I have to say that the produce section of my store is really good. There are always at least two people there stocking, culling and making it 'look good'. And it does. There's nothing I need that I can't find there and I did a big stock up today.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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My store has all those things and we are getting more and more organic produce as well. I have to say that the produce section of my store is really good. There are always at least two people there stocking, culling and making it 'look good'. And it does. There's nothing I need that I can't find there and I did a big stock up today.

Walmart offers slightly different formats in different locations. The store closest to my house doesn't have much produce, and a decent but not comprehensive selection of groceries, dairy, frozen foods. The one closer to my work has much more variety and its open 24/7 as well. Another store out in Armstrong County offers horse feed and other items that are bought by the agricultural communities more.


Like every chain, the local managers need to know what they can sell at their own stores. Little point in wasting valuable shelf space for "ethnic hair products" in a community with a 0.01% African American population.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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Some of us think that if you want to help the poor, charging them less for necessities is one place you might start.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: NW AR
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Some of us think that if you want to help the poor, charging them less for necessities is one place you might start.
Sam's Club is great for small business owners as well. I use some of their services.

Sam's, which is owned by Walmart, is frequented by tens of millions of consumers, it says, and sees 600,000 small-business owners within its 649 total clubs and online every week.

Sam's Club Adds New Services for Small-Business Owners
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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I really liked the Walmart in Colorado Springs I used to shop at. It had all kinds of green cleaners and living green ****, that I am sure was attested to the fact that Coloradans are so health conscious. Now I shop here cause I can do a one stop shopping. Not fun running from store to store. I guess I support the Walton family fortune, while their workers struggle. This is what happens when you are poor.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I really liked the Walmart in Colorado Springs I used to shop at. It had all kinds of green cleaners and living green ****, that I am sure was attested to the fact that Coloradans are so health conscious. Now I shop here cause I can do a one stop shopping. Not fun running from store to store. I guess I support the Walton family fortune, while their workers struggle. This is what happens when you are poor.
Sam Walton struggled before he made it big with Walmart.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:44 PM
 
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So how can anyone continue to shop there? What are your reasons?
It's cheap. Don't care about the rest of what you wrote.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:17 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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You can get much better deals if you shop at grocery stores that have weekly sales and clip coupons.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:41 AM
 
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Some of us think that if you want to help the poor, charging them less for necessities is one place you might start.
What about the suppliers who've had to close down facilities and fire employees in order to meet the demands of Walmart?

The Wal-Mart You Don't Know | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Breaking the chain | Harper's Magazine <----originally appeared on this site. Archived on this one: Breaking the Chain | New America Archives
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Florida
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You can get much better deals if you shop at grocery stores that have weekly sales and clip coupons.
And if you don't want to run around to 3 different stores to pick up the sale items, you can get price match for them at Walmart.
Obviously, there are some rules and restrictions.
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