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Old 05-14-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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Walmart is the worst. At least the one at our last town. The older people working there weren't too happy (the college kids were fine... College town), the store doesn't feel relaxing (I like to stroll through the grocery store) and I just don't like super stores. You go in for garlic and you come out without it but 20 other crap. Especially with kids!

Not sure if it's true or not, I've never experienced it but I read unkind things about how WM treats its employees. If true, that'd be a good reason to not shop there.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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it's ironic, wal-mart sells more groceries than any other chain in the u.s. it use to be kroger, but i read somewhere that walmart does twice the grocery sales that kroger does

it is what it is... we complain about walmart- i dislike their meat department because all the "fresh" meats are shipped in from thousands of miles away- so i choose not to buy

but in the grocery aisle's they are about the cheapest- not on everything

I dont like the massive store huge parking lots, and long lines
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Lack of organic and other higher-quality foods and shady labor practices keep me far from Walmart. At least Kroger and Meijer employees have union representation.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:25 PM
 
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Walmart for the poor service, dirty stores, warm coolers and customer base (sorry but my local Walmart is pretty ghetto). A close runner up would be a mom and pop IGA near us which had warm meat, leaking ceilings, exorbitant prices and rotten produce...I think they just went out of business.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:33 PM
 
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There's a thread on the best grocery store, so what's the worst?

For me its Walmart. The food and produce are fine, but everything else is such a hassle, I'll avoid going there at all costs. Bad carts, crowded parking lot, narrow aisles, uncaring employees. We stopped in over the weekend because DH wanted a cheap watch, and all the beta fish in the pet department had been allowed to die.
Here in SC Food Lion is really bad. Anytime a News Channel does a "return meat" story, seems like Food Lion always puts the meat being returned back on the shelf to sell again. YAY. They never have more than a couple of registers open and their prices are higher on almost everything. Very little help on the floor when shopping.

My favorite is when I asked a worker, who was stocking produce, for a produce (plastic) bag to put a head of lettuce in, he didn't know what I was talking about. Never could find them. Had no idea what people were doing at that location that were buying lots of fruit with nothing to put it in.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I don't think there's an over all bad grocery store, but where its located. A Walmart near an affluent/good part of town vs one in the ghetto; where fruit is half eaten on the shelves, strawberries rotting away, shopping charts with only 2 working wheels, etc.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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As I don't and never have shopped for food at Walmart, I will mention Randall's. The prices are way too high and the selection is dismal. I often find expired products on the shelf. Nevertheless, I still shop there because it is the closest to home and the least crowded. There is an HEB just as close, but it is always packed. I am willing to spend more for convenience.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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Any store that does not have a very large supply of fresh organic produce (and it better not be prewrapped). I won't shop at stores like that.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:09 PM
 
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I wish City-Data started a,,,,,,,,Walmart Bashing ......forum.

Way too many threads started where , I believe, that is the main/only intent of the OP.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:52 PM
 
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it's ironic, wal-mart sells more groceries than any other chain in the u.s. it use to be kroger, but i read somewhere that walmart does twice the grocery sales that kroger does
The only reason this is true is because there are no grocery stores chains that have the amount of stores, spread across the USA, like Walmart does. It's basically the quantity of stores. Plus, they fill the need for a LOT of areas that are spread out, and don't have multiple grocery stores to choose from.

We don't even have a Krogers anywhere nearby where I live, and we have about 5 grocery store chains within 25 miles of my house.
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