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The Growth of Walmart

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by germanguy

submitted January 2nd 2013

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The Growth of Walmart
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Fuck walmart
5 years ago
you wait till Tescos gets over there
5 years ago
tesco like a walmart?
5 years ago
i just bought a tv from walmart
5 years ago
Fries ummm, tried and failed, they re-branded as Healthy & Fresh or something like that. and sunk. they announced pull out of the states before Christmas.
5 years ago
what is it a walmarty place? i dont think anyone can compete with them..although i heard target bought zellers in canadia
5 years ago
pretty much, one of the major building foodstores who branched out into everything. There must must be at least 4/5 in every major city over here, and now concentrating on 'express shops' that are taking over local corner stores.
5 years ago
Their buying power pretty much monopolized British farming and livestock too, with every farmer being paid piss poor prices for their products.
5 years ago
the independent corner store is hanging by a thread here,,theres a nice little one a few doors down from me..i think the only reason it hasnt been taken over by 7 11 is the fact its really a house converted into a store.
5 years ago
its the same here..walmart actually went the reverse way..first it was just stuff..now they sell groceries cheaper than everywhere else too
5 years ago
i buy everything i can locally..i never really checked before..but the last year or two if i have a choice i buy local stuff even if its more..especially farm stuff
5 years ago
true that, The independant stores are being priced out by all the big branded stores, where I live in Edinburgh the city centre where all the traditionally resident owned shops used to be are being bastardised by the same 20 leading stores selling all the same products. There's no real choice any more. With that and online shopping, being a store owner must have a shitty looking future.
5 years ago
ya its exactly the same here...motherfuckers
5 years ago
We've got Walmart over here too, they're just hiding under the name ASDA after buying them out 20 years ago.
5 years ago
if you think about it..this kind of thing plus automation in places like car factories..technology itself along with a growing population kinda makes the economy unsustainable in the future
5 years ago
unless youre a factory farmer/robot maker
5 years ago
add to that work that's given over to the third world countries, where they'll work for pennies. Further damaging our own economies. yeah, we're fucked!
5 years ago
yep..thats a massive problem too
5 years ago
we shouldnt even be dealing with places like china..theyre like the biggest human rights violaters on earth..at least in established economies...but they have money so our governments basically ignore it to make a buck or a pound on the backs of what are essentially slaves
5 years ago
now i feel guilty for buying my tv
5 years ago
Agreed, but money makes money and laws controls governments etc. The buying public has to wise up to these things, they're the ones with the power. Starbucks, pretty much a shop everywhere there's a good thoroughfare of people selling their overpriced products. Only recently started paying tax over here in the UK, their multi bllion lawyers worked around tax loopholes to avoid paying. Only when there was a public plan to boycot all stores did they reach into their pocket change to agree to start paying the UK tax.
5 years ago
thats fucked up..
5 years ago
ever heard of tim hortons coffee? all but eliminated every other coffee shop in canada
5 years ago
they build them faster than i change socks
5 years ago
when they take over a private place they dont even bother renovating now..they just knock them over and build a new one
5 years ago
Franchises kill individuality. Pretty much everywhere you travel, there will be the same iconic shops.
5 years ago
its a hopeless circle..most people dont even care...i care and i still bought a fucking tv from walmart
5 years ago
It comes down to choice, did you actiually have an option to buy a tv from an independant store. I know I'd have to look online and await home delivery, as all the electrical stores around here are all part of a larger group chain. (or ridiculously overpriced as they're not bulk bought to be able to offer discounts to customers), but that's exactly how the larger stores get the money out of your pocket.
5 years ago
Bastards!
5 years ago
i dont even think theres an independent electronics store here at all
5 years ago
shit man for an independent guy to be selling tvs i think is gone..nofuckingbody will pay an extra hundred dollars for something if they dont have to..maybe pay an extra dollar for bananas but tvs who would
5 years ago
even the repair places are disappearing ..i know a guy..his brother ran a computer repair place..had to close last year because computers cost 300 at walmart
5 years ago
like my washing machine..it broke recently and was literally not worth fixing..i did however buy a nice used one off the repair guy..got a great deal all warrantied..no tax
5 years ago
the waitlist to own a Tim Horton's franchise is years and years and years because they're so profitable. They're definitely not going away.
5 years ago
Where else can you by motor oil, panty hose, a staple gun, and olive oil, all at 4am?
5 years ago
There's an IGA grocery store and a smaller mom & pop grocer in my town to compete with WM. They have far better meat departments, better selection in some things, and ALL cashiers can check alcohol. They know WM's checkouts are understaffed and horribly slow due to the high turnover/constant trainees. So the competitors have really fast checkout lines that actually make use of all them. That right there is enough incentive for a lot of people to shop there.
5 years ago
We have a few IGA stores here. They're were the crackheads go to shoplift. I wouldn't eat the meat they sell if I needed to get sick to get off work.
5 years ago
Go on...
5 years ago
united states of walmart
5 years ago
* Einrednatreb moves to Nevada *
5 years ago
there were that few walmarts in the 90s in someplaces? that seems doubtful
5 years ago
My town didn't get a super wal-mart until like 4 or 5 years ago. :( And even now it's not 24 hours.
5 years ago
wow... hmm... i guess there were more walmarts in canada then or something around those times
5 years ago
no I dont think we got walmart that early
5 years ago
We got our first walmart in the mid 80's
5 years ago
i was in saskatoon when there were walmarts
and that was in the 90s :P
5 years ago
you dont remember the old walmarts in the 80s-90s in canada? that had the maple leaf seperating the walmart instead of the * logo?
5 years ago
We have 3 here in town, and another 5 within 1/2 an hours drive.
5 years ago
thats how the sealbasher imperium gonna grow...only much fast...with blitzkrieg speed
5 years ago
I doubt that toy penises will sell out
5 years ago
damn...

how about kitty cat cocks?
5 years ago
sealbasher, please go translate this:

http://muchosucko.com/107837/youth-fire-brigades
5 years ago
done
5 years ago
well anything with cats is a win win
5 years ago
I hated working for Wally world. Out of all the jobs i had (21) Walmart was top five worst place to work at.
5 years ago
Image that a black stoner that can't hold a job
5 years ago
map!
5 years ago
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