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Old 04-13-2017, 07:41 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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It's not about the company, it's the clientele in my opinion.
Unless you live in a place where Wal-Mart is the only option for groceries. I hate Wal-Mart and avoid it as much as I can, but its the only thing convenient to where I live. Target is great for regular shopping but their grocery section really leaves a lot to be desired. Then again, I live in one of the reddest areas in the country which is probably one reason why Wal-Mart is so prevalent.

I really think a better comparison in terms of red vs blue is the market dominance of chain restaurants vs locally owned restaurants. Most red areas seem to be dominated by chains, both fast food and fast casual (Chili's, Applebees, Red Lobster, etc). Bluer areas tend to have a lot more locally-owned cuisine with character and a lot more variety at that.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Chick-Fil-A vs Starbucks. Complete political opposites.
Except that Starbucks today is all over deeply red rural and suburban America. It's become almost as prevalent as McDonalds.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:46 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Here's the full U.S. map showing Android vs. iPhone users.

https://www.mapbox.com/bites/00245/b...30.117/-83.408
Tried. Page keeps reloading.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:49 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Market vs restaurant doesn't seem a good comparison.
^^^this^^^
Why compare a restaurant and a grocery store?

That's like comparing apples to oranges

Been to Cracker Barrel on several occasions. It's ok but not a big fan. Do like their fireplace in the winter
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Hillary voter here.

Love Cracker Barrel, for my money it's the best chicken-fried steak you can get. Love browsing the stores too. Plus how can you not love the triangle pin games they have at every table?

It's not my favorite show, but the minute I first saw Duck Dynasty I couldn't stop watching. Uncle Si is hilarious. Sad to see it go, but it had a good run.

Whole Foods. Lets just say I felt out of place when I went there for the first time. Did get a laugh out of the experience though. Kinda enjoyed South Park poking fun at it.

Guess I'm bi-polar
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:43 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I've eaten at Cracker Barrel and shopped at Whole Foods. I don't watch Ellen or Duck Dynasty. Where do I fit?
You broke the box, dammit!

Anyway, there's a Cracker Barrel seven miles away from me, but the nearest Whole Foods is 53 miles away from me, so guess what? I've eaten at Cracker Barrel more than once in the last year, but it's been several years since I've shopped at Whole Foods. The fact that I don't think Whole Foods is good enough to justify a 106-mile round trip to shop there has no bearing on my political views whatsoever.
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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I guess this is why I'm an independent because I think Cracker Barrel is a poor excuse for food and Whole Foods is overpriced fufu crap

An interesting map is the one that depicts Android vs. Iphone users.

Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live - CityLab
Android Is For Poor People: Maps - Business Insider
I'm guessing you've never had their pancakes.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Maybe Costco aligns well with suburban swing voters. Their warehouse-like stores need more square footage than is generally available in urban areas, but their product lines tend to be moderate to upscale. With merchandise that is sold in larger quantities than at typical supermarkets, their target audience is more families as opposed to smaller households. Thus, the stores are typically located in busy suburban areas in proximity to affluent residential neighborhoods. Costco isn't as prevalent in smaller communities that lack a critical mass of middle to higher income consumers.
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:24 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I think Whole Foods versus Walmart would be a better comparison point, beyond the fact this topic has been beaten to death ad nauseum.
Walmart has actually opened in many inner city, liberal neighborhoods in places like Chicago, LA, etc.

In fact Walmart has a push for new urban locations. I believe even the South Side of Chicago, home of Obama and and Saul Alinsky have Walmarts now.
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Old 04-15-2017, 03:23 AM
 
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It's not about the company, it's the clientele in my opinion.
Walmart gets everyone in. Even in the wealthiest neighborhoods, Walmart is starting to build in. I mean, every wealthy person I know sneaks into Walmart to buy their stuff. People don't get rich by wasting money. Many rich people are extremely penny-pinching. They're not buying at Target or overpriced supermarket, if Walmart is having the same thing for less.
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