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Target 70 70.00%
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Old 11-18-2004, 11:24 AM   #41
 
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Our little town has a small dinky Wal-Mart, but a Super Wal-Mart is on its way. I have a feeling the two tiny grocery stores in town will die, which is too bad -- they're family-run markets.
Kiss 'em goodbye. They'll be gone soon.
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Old 11-18-2004, 11:27 AM   #42
 
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I went into a Walmart in Germany and it was clean and massive.
Good grief. They're just everywhere, aren't they?
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:12 PM   #43
 
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Do you mean Isaac Mizrahi (sp?) Kors does stuff for Dillards and other department stores, way more pricier than what IM does for Target. I bought a really cute IM skirt for $17 yesterday, I absolutely love Target.
THanks. I'll check IM out.
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:55 PM   #44
 
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Our little town has a small dinky Wal-Mart, but a Super Wal-Mart is on its way. I have a feeling the two tiny grocery stores in town will die, which is too bad -- they're family-run markets.
Kiss 'em goodbye. They'll be gone soon.
I know. This means I will NOT be shopping locally any more, then. I'll drive the 20 miles to a real town with choices rather than patronize that big monster. Not to mention a Super Wal-Mart isn't the kind of place you can jsut run in quick for some milk or bread. Boo.
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I always thought Wal Mart was the American version of K-Mart, but you have K-Mart too? Does Wal mary sell food, like real food so that it could close down a supermarket??
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I enjoy the greetings I get from the little old man in the wheelchair with the VFW hat on at the Walmart entrance. I have full confidence that he is getting everything he could expect from his employment there, to be there.
I wonder if he works there by choice, or wether he must just to have enough money to eat though? I hate the thought of someone elderly and in a wheelchair having to work at a place notorious for exploiting their employees, in order to survive. On the other hand, it may be a "good" Walmart, and he might really enjoy being a doorgreet, talking to people, feeling appreciated and getting some extra cash. I really hope it's the latter!
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Old 11-19-2004, 07:12 AM   #47
 
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Target donates money to local schools--if you use their target credit card It's never something for nothing!
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Old 11-19-2004, 07:19 AM   #48
 
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I always thought Wal Mart was the American version of K-Mart, but you have K-Mart too? Does Wal mary sell food, like real food so that it could close down a supermarket??
There are Walmarts and KMarts in the US. Some WalMarts sell groceries, others don't. The ones selling the groceries are the ones putting other grocers out of business.
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I always thought Wal Mart was the American version of K-Mart, but you have K-Mart too? Does Wal mary sell food, like real food so that it could close down a supermarket??
You realize that K-Mart is an American corporation too, right? It probably had a different name (like Kresge's), but was started in Detroit around 100 years ago by a Mr. Kresge (hence the K).

And yes, that PBS Frontline episode about Wal-Mart was very enlightening and a little scary - not only do they drive competitors out of business, they occasionally drive their vendors (e.g. Rubbermaid) out of business, a majority of the products they buy are made in China and they force many vendors to export manufacturing operations to China in order to meet the prices Wal*Mart allows them to charge. I imagine the whole thing is discussed indepth in the politics forum.

Anyway, I didn't like shopping at Wal*Mart because of their policy of forcing musicians to censor their music, but the Frontline expose clinched it for me.
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Old 11-20-2004, 04:05 AM   #50
 
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Wal-Mart =

For all the reasons Mouse mentioned. They have driven many of their suppliers under, not just their competitors. I just wonder where it all ends?
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Ih yeah, I did know, I've read some article about it once, but the American KMart is a difernt buisness to the one here in Australia apparently.
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I am in Target at least twice a week
And someday I just might get lucky and meet you in there!
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I always thought Wal Mart was the American version of K-Mart, but you have K-Mart too? Does Wal mary sell food, like real food so that it could close down a supermarket??
You realize that K-Mart is an American corporation too, right? It probably had a different name (like Kresge's), but was started in Detroit around 100 years ago by a Mr. Kresge (hence the K).

And yes, that PBS Frontline episode about Wal-Mart was very enlightening and a little scary - not only do they drive competitors out of business, they occasionally drive their vendors (e.g. Rubbermaid) out of business, a majority of the products they buy are made in China and they force many vendors to export manufacturing operations to China in order to meet the prices Wal*Mart allows them to charge. I imagine the whole thing is discussed indepth in the politics forum.

Anyway, I didn't like shopping at Wal*Mart because of their policy of forcing musicians to censor their music, but the Frontline expose clinched it for me.
Why I won't shop there.
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Old 04-24-2005, 08:31 PM   #55
 
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I hate going into Walmart, even if their prices are cheaper. Whenever I would go in there, everybody's mother's sister's cousin's daughter's father's baby mama is in there. It seems like people have family outings in that store. And while I have no problem with that, it's just a huge inconvenience when you have bad ass kids running around unattended and then their parents blocking the aisles/walkways with carts, having personal conversations. It's always messy and cluttered. The isles are always backed up with stock. They have the workers pulling pallets while the store is still crowded with people, leaving them in already crowded isles, and the customer service sucks. I think that about sums it up.

I guess you can tell that I prefer Target, huh?
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