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Old 01-03-2008, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Um.. Ah... the reason they don't have self-checkouts is because the individual stores have to pay for them themselves. Some stores can afford them based on their sales - just like some stores get the automatic cart pushers while others do an all-call three or four times a day to get the 'associates' out into the parking lot to gather up the carts. Some stores get several lifts, several forklifts, and lots of pallet dollies - and some only get the single lift, the single forklift, or the traditional 12 dollies. If their yearly inventory check is good (not too many losses) and they show a good yearly profit, they can buy more. If not... :-((
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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SCGranny. The stores in western ND are fairly new...just opened in the past year or 2. So we will probably have to wait a few years to see how profitable they are I'm guessing?
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Lake Metigoshe, ND
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Was just wondering if anyone in the Bottineau ND area has any insider information as to what restaurant may be going in the new Bottineau Walmart store. Latest rumor is its opening in March. Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Lake Metigoshe, ND
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According to the Bottineau city website, Walmart is suppose to open in a few days (March 5). Was curious if anyone on this forum was going to go to the grand opening.
I guess time will determine how the new Walmart will impact other businesses in town.
It will probably see a lot of Canuks because of the exchange rate.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Lake Metigoshe, ND
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Thought some might like to see some pictures/video's of the new walmart opening in
Bottineau, ND. This will be my last post on Wal-mart. Thanks for all your comments.
Time will tell if it was a good or bad move for the community.

From KX news:

Walmart Opens in Bottineau Photo Gallery (http://www.kxma.com/getArticlePhotos.asp?ArticleId=215959 - broken link)
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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It's always nice to see another wal-mart opening, that way I know wherever I go I will be able to find good stuff at great prices.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Was just wondering if anyone in the Bottineau ND area has any insider information as to what restaurant may be going in the new Bottineau Walmart store. Latest rumor is its opening in March. Thanks!
I know this thread has not been active for a while...but in case anyone is interested....our family visited my wife's brother & family in Bottineau over Easter. The take on the superwalmart there is that it is a special type of superwalmart designed for small towns...they have all the groceries and a deli like the rest do...but they do not have any fast food restaurant inside nor any other speciality spots such as optical or hair salon, etc. There is no plan for any of those in the future. That way they do not risk putting any already established speciality businesses out of business. But the store if very nice and clean with wide aisles with all the latest signage, etc. I personally am not a Walmart fan because I suppose the one here in Grand Forks has always been a bit dirty...but the one there is very nice.

Dan
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I know this thread has not been active for a while...but in case anyone is interested....our family visited my wife's brother & family in Bottineau over Easter. The take on the superwalmart there is that it is a special type of superwalmart designed for small towns...they have all the groceries and a deli like the rest do...but they do not have any fast food restaurant inside nor any other speciality spots such as optical or hair salon, etc. There is no plan for any of those in the future. That way they do not risk putting any already established speciality businesses out of business. But the store if very nice and clean with wide aisles with all the latest signage, etc. I personally am not a Walmart fan because I suppose the one here in Grand Forks has always been a bit dirty...but the one there is very nice.

Dan
So Dan, I take it that the Walmart in Bottineau has opened? I'll have to check it out next time I'm in NoDak. Hopefully that will be in May.

The Super Walmart in Williston is pretty nice. I'm amazed that they opened a Super store like that in a town of 12500 people, but with Williston growing because of oil, maybe they know what they are doing.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: San DiFrangeles, Ca
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So Dan, I take it that the Walmart in Bottineau has opened? I'll have to check it out next time I'm in NoDak. Hopefully that will be in May.

The Super Walmart in Williston is pretty nice. I'm amazed that they opened a Super store like that in a town of 12500 people, but with Williston growing because of oil, maybe they know what they are doing.
I too was surprised when Williston got one because I thought it was too small. But then Devils Lake got one, and now little Bottineau at only 2,100 has one. But like you said one would assume they know what they are doing!
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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I guess I'm not too surprised Williston has a super wal-mart. What town DOESN'T have one anymore?? LOL. Actually, Williston has had a large regular wal-mart store 90.000 sq ft for 10years prior to getting their 225,000 sq ft. super wal-mart. But 225,000 sq ft. is not an unusual size for towns the size of Williston anymore. I know towns smaller get 100,000 sq ft. super wal-marts, Williston's is on par with towns like Dickinson, Jamestown, Gillette, WY, Bismarck, Minot, etc... Williston has a trade area that serves many towns around Williston, for example Sidney, MT. (45minutes away, with 5,500 people)...and Watford City and Tioga (45 minutes away with each around 1,500 people) not to mention all the others even smaller that dot northeast MT and northwest ND. I've been to the Williston wal-mart store. It is busy...but so are all wal-mart stores. One stop shopping...we love it (and others hate it) . It hasn't seemed to hurt the Albertsons or Economart grocery stores in Williston. I heard Albertson's closed in Dickinson since super wal-mart opened up there, but they said the Williston store would remain open. Probably saved because of the oil boom going on in Williston.
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