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Old 12-09-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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I agree. And weirdly, Target has a kind of uppity attitude in that they charge higher prices for the same stuff you can get at Walmart cheaper. They definitely changed their marketing and image, but it's like putting lipstick on a pig.
LOL I don't find Target more expensive then Walmart? But your comment " It's like putting lipstick on a pig" gave me a chuckle A oxymoron I saw.....Target puts RED on its image.....get it .... red lipstick. But a pig no.....sorry. I don't place it beneath Walmart.

As for Cities Walmart does not rule? Chicago had only one Walmart in the city till 2011. It has maybe a dozen now?

Ironically since Target was mentioned? Chicago actually got a Target in it Downtown last year. On its original main Shopping street, State Street. The street has all the typical Mall stores now and more.... as it has restored itself. Michigan Ave is now its high end premier shopping street.
Ironically the Target is in the former Iconic Carson Pierre Scott store. A national historical building for its exterior. Maybe that is the real irony of lipstick on a pig
Here is a picture⤵

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Old 12-09-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Wal Mart is cheap and it offers the same crap as everywhere else for half the cost, why pay more? I know they treat their workers like **** but I am too cheap to shop at Kroger's.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:36 PM
 
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Wal Mart is cheap and it offers the same crap as everywhere else for half the cost, why pay more? I know they treat their workers like **** but I am too cheap to shop at Kroger's.
Actually I went to Walmart and thought it was surprisingly expensive. Couldn't find a single pair of black shoes for less than $30. I should have just gone to Payless.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:39 PM
 
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No Wal*Mart in Syracuse city limits yet.

Target is essentially Dayton's(or a division of) and Kmart is essentially Kresge's(or a division of).
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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As for Cities Walmart does not rule? Chicago had only one Walmart in the city till 2011. It has maybe a dozen now?
I believe that we still only have the one Walmart in terms of a whole store like you'd find in the suburbs, but there are maybe 4 or so of those Walmart Neighborhood Markets which are essentially just small grocery stores. Most are actually in nice areas (Lakeview and West Loop), which is interesting.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis doesn't have a Walmart.

Minneapolis is the headquarters for Target, so we're chock full of Targets instead.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:04 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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There are 9 in the greater Seattle area, though none in Seattle itself. The upscale city of Bellevue, with median family income over $100k has two, and only one Target.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Here and there
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Minneapolis doesn't have a Walmart.

Minneapolis is the headquarters for Target, so we're chock full of Targets instead.


And, let's keep it that way.

Hate Wal-Mart. Love Target. Around here, at least, they are vastly different stores.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:05 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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And, let's keep it that way.

Hate Wal-Mart. Love Target. Around here, at least, they are vastly different stores.
What is the difference? What I see as one difference is that Target does not sell uniform scrubs or sewing supplies, and Walmart does. As long as Walmart sells what I want/need, I'll shop there.

Why the love affair with Target? Do you really think they pay better, treat their employees better, sell less crap from China?
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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If it's not a Wal-Mart, it's a Target or a Shopko or whatever. If it's not in the city, then it's in the suburbs. They're pretty much everywhere.
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