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Old 01-19-2016, 07:12 PM   #15
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A lot of people like my wife, are shopping Walmart online. Spend $50.00 and you get free shipping most of the time. We have found this to be a great way to both shop and save time. Traditional retail must change to meet the needs and demands of the consumer. Coming soon will be drive through shopping. There are companies who for a small monthly fee will deliver your groceries. Not all change is bad!

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Old 01-19-2016, 09:35 PM   #16
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The closing in NE Las Vegas is a tough thing for the local residents and the Air Force Families at Nellis AFB.

Wal-Mart Supercenter closure in Las Vegas hits customers hard | Las Vegas Review-Journal

I worked at the LVMS track nearby for a few years and know that their isn't many or any other places to shop nearby.

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I think this shows they have become so big they can't keep it in control. It seems there are a number of locations that were not even open a year. Has to cost a mint to open a store and then close so soon because of a new corporate strategy.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:28 PM   #18
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Perhaps all the local businesses that had to shut down when Walmart setup shop in those locations will return! New small businesses!

Walmart is referenced in business case studies and countless thesis papers as helping to destroy the economy of the U.S.A. This was mostly accomplished by the vast importation of Chinese made products instead of featuring domestic products, (as Sam Walton was so proud of). While Walmart strives to maintain it's profitability for it's investors, the toll on the American landscape has been horrible. But it was also done by employing thousands of "working poor" below the living wage, and without being able to afford health benefits, (necessitating the development of Obamacare and/or socialized medical care in the U.S.A.), who still require public assistance just to exist.

Every store opening displaced hundreds if not thousands of local employees and their places of employment, (the entire textile industry, manufacturing industry, food markets, hardware stores, optometrists, pharmacies, garden supply, tire stores, etc). The net loss to the economy and standard of living in many communities by the appearance of a Walmart has been attributed to the decline of the U.S.A. which led to the recession/depression that we are only now recovering from.

All due to one company. Walmart.

All that being said, Walmart is actually growing, and will open new stores, in new locations. They are just cutting their losses by closing poor performing stores.
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Looking at the list only 150 are in the US and most all of them are the express stores that are basically just supermarkets. They tried to get into the supermarket only space and couldn't make it work.
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[QUOTE=BeachDude;2906870]Perhaps all the local businesses that had to shut down when Walmart setup shop in those locations will return! New small businesses!


Good point. I remember this happening on a regional level with Pamida stores when I was a kid in the Midwest. It wasn't so much the Chinese product but more of the all in one store.
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I don't think any of the small "express" stores allowed parking in their lot, so that will not affect RV'ers.

As to mom and pop stores coming back--that will not happen. They were all sold at a loss when the Walmart opened and the former owners will not have the money to reopen.
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We had a small Walmart in our area but it never has the things we need so we end up going to the large store. Small does not work when you are used to getting everything in one place.

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