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Old 11-23-2007, 09:54 AM
 
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In the Pa side of Philly's suburbs, Wal marts are just slowly beginning to cross over to becoming supercenters. I think they waited because there probably wasn't as big a profit potential in selling groceries. There are alot of grocery stores competing with each other and they range from the upscale to the cheaper stores. I'd say Wal mart will compete more with the cheaper stores.
Unions are big and are protected so that is a major deterrent to getting stores built. The profit is there, Wal marts can dominate whole areas in the boonies or inner cities due to lack of competition but getting allowed to be built is a major hurdle.
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: NY-> AZ-> NC->PA->Clayton, NC
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Trader Joe's is surprisingly inexpensive - Whole Foods is a much larger store, built for a similar demographic as TJs, but with higher prices and more selection. Trader Joe's stores are just very small, like a local grocery.
Well, I finally got around to Trader Joe's in Jenkintown (I think that's where it is, I'm still not straight on the Abington/Jenkintown town lines), and you're right, MReiser. They are inexpensive for the types of goods they sell. I found some food items I can't find anywhere else, and they were less expensive than I'm used to paying. Trader Joe's was a pleasant surprise!
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Westford Massachusetts
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Is Elkins Park near Delaware? If so there are Walmarts in nearly every town in Delaware and that i know of a Target in Wilmington DE
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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Is Elkins Park near Delaware? If so there are Walmarts in nearly every town in Delaware and that i know of a Target in Wilmington DE
Not close enough to make it economically feasible to drive there to pay less. Thanks for asking, though!
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Westford Massachusetts
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o thats to bad ok
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Hunting Park
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I've never seen any walmarts or targets with full grocery stores i agree with the previous poster...go with cosco
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Collegeville
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There is a super Walmart off Route 100 near Pottstown. Other Great new stores are the Target in Limerick and the Philadelphia Outlets in Limerick. Let me know if you are looking for coupons or directions!
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