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Old 01-13-2018, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Bellmawr, New Jersey
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Sam's club closed stores the exact day Walmart agree'd to raise their pay. Like, that wasn't predictable? They will make that money back one way or another and usually it's with layoffs. It sucks but also at the same time a lot of these companies can't pay their employee's $15 an hour or they'd sink into the ground.
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:54 AM
 
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A lot of people think online is replacing retail stores and retail stores are going away.

By are they wrong.

Retailers Opening Over 4,000 Stores in 2017, Debunking the Retail Apocalypse | IHL Group

https://nrf.com/blog/retail-store-op...-increase-2017

Debunking The Retail Apocalypse
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:14 AM
 
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where we live new stores open all the time but usually they end up being gone in the first year or 2 so that is really not a good guide . you need sustainability to count .
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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The only stores retail wise (not food, I don't trust the internet to give me quality produce) that I've enjoyed have been Micro Center. The employees at the Brooklyn location are really chill, environment kinda industrial, great selection (though no A4 paper), and overall a good vibe.

Outside of that, I hate shopping. I leave that to the tourists. We lost retail jobs, but maybe it's for the better. I'd prefer if there was more competition in the online space, but it's most of the time more convenient at a cheaper price. That's hard to beat, particularly if there isn't a free alternative.
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