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Old 04-06-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have a Walmart/Super Walmart in their small community?

I live in a small community in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania (hence my name, lol). It was just approved tonight to rezone an area from "light industrial" to "commercial" to build a Super Walmart. The new Walmart will be located in Exeter, PA. Maybe some of you have heard of this going on, and I know this certainly isn't the first time Walmart has tried to build a store in a small community. Now keeping in mind, this area already has two, yes two, Super Walmarts, each within about 5-10 minutes of where the new one will be built. I simply do not see the need for a third one, especially in such a small area filled with "mom and pop" shops. Am I against Walmart in general? No. But I really think they need to stay away from small towns. Welcome to America I guess. Anything to make money.

Here's the story in one of our local papers... http://www.timesleader.com/news/Exet...-Wal-Mart.html
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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They basically done the same thing here. We have three of them within a 50 mile radius(2 super) in three different towns. It really hasn't affected the small "mom and pop" stores to much. Me, personally prefer the smaller stores, makes it easier to get in and get out, guy thing. And the prices are pretty much the same.
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I use to work for a major supermarket chain in California and the Wal-Mart chain is one example of a catastrophic developement to the health of the unionized grocery industry, and will ultimately be the death of it.

They'll continue to pop-up everywhere because they offer a product that is cheaper to the public due to the low wages and lack of benefits that they provide for their employees.

It's a no win situation except for the consumer and that's all it takes for it to fly.
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I use to work for a major supermarket chain in California and the Wal-Mart chain is one example of a catastrophic developement to the health of the unionized grocery industry, and will ultimately be the death of it.

They'll continue to pop-up everywhere because they offer a product that is cheaper to the public due to the low wages and lack of benefits that they provide for their employees.

It's a no win situation except for the consumer and that's all it takes for it to fly.
damn those greedy evil capitalists.
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damn those greedy evil capitalists.
Yep, thousands of hard-working people would express that exact sentiment.
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we have a super wal-mart (which probably has as much floorspace as our only mall).

when they moved in we had 4 grocery stores- smiths, albertsons, and local IGA and big-8. the only one remaining is the locally owned ma and pa iga who sold out to Lowes (who relocated to the abandoned smiths building).

the original wal mart building (before "supersizing") has sat abandoned for over 10 years and it was less than 10 years old. the 7 year old albertsons building was tore down to build a walgreens and hastings.

super walmart kicked sears out of town, and just about did the same to k-mart when they were facing bankruptcy.

we used to have a butcher shop with locally grown NM beef. now all our shit is processed and imported from canada, mexico, and even some parts of the US.

so anyways, i get all my produce and meat from lowes (cheaper and better) and everything else from wal-mart.

home improvement giants lowes and home depot have also moved in (across the street from eachother) and done the exact same thing. while its good for the consumer, it has put about all other long time homebuilder sites out of business, and like wal mart, the workers are left high and dry and easilly replacable.
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Doesn't it taste like sawdust?




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actually im suprised niether has gone out of business due to the confusion.

oh, and we cant buy a live lobster in our town. only boxed and frozen. and when they have them, a pound of king crab legs is $23 at lowes on ice, or $15 (pre-packaged) at wal-mart- although on sale for $11 a coupla months ago.
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actually im suprised niether has gone out of business due to the confusion.

oh, and we cant buy a live lobster in our town. only boxed and frozen. and when they have them, a pound of king crab legs is $23 at lowes on ice, or $15 (pre-packaged) at wal-mart- although on sale for $11 a coupla months ago.
They sell those things live?


I think costco had some live one's at one time, but I was there for the case of top ramen.
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They sell those things live?


I think costco had some live one's at one time, but I was there for the case of top ramen.
They used to. Most supermarkets do not anymore though, not sure why. That used to be the main attraction for me as a kid though when we'd go grocery shopping.
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