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Old 07-24-2013, 11:01 AM  
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There's been an issue local to Springfield regarding the rezoning of property to build yet another Walmart Market. The very basic description would be that City Council approved the rezoning of a property that a church sold to Walmart. Petitions were circulated and ended up getting more than enough signatures to either have City Council change it's mind or to bring it to a public vote. City Council decided to bring it to a vote. The church and the neighboring landowner who also sold to Walmart filed an injunction to prevent the public vote. A judge ruled this morning that the issue would not go to a vote and the rezoning would go on as originally passed by City Council. Needless to say, people are a bit outraged.

http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-judge-ru...,7762614.story
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:02 PM   #76
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People are ****ing idiots and hate Walmart basically. Walmart in that location would be perfect with the university right next door and downtown as well.
great location to serve up a bunch of their GMO food.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:27 PM   #77
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great location to serve up a bunch of their GMO food.
Of course people like you who grow everything you eat will never have to worry anout that.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #78
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Is that what's making poor hcf's pork chops cost so much?
No. Pork costs more because pigs are higher price. A few years ago a 220 pound fat hog was trading in the mid 40's....today in the mid 60s. Hog futures have been over 70. But thats ok, food is not part of inflation. Stupid ****.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:36 PM   #79
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No. Pork costs more because pigs are higher price. A few years ago a 220 pound fat hog was trading in the mid 40's....today in the mid 60s. Hog futures have been over 70. But thats ok, food is not part of inflation. Stupid ****.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:15 PM   #80
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #81
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You plan on having sex in that Walmart luv?
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:54 AM   #82
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Walmart Pays Workers Poorly And Sinks While Costco Pays Workers Well And Sails-Proof That You Get What You Pay For

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Costco’s most recent quarterly earnings report reveals a fairly healthy eight percent rate of growth in year-on-year sales—including a five percent rise in same store sales. What’s more, with membership fees rising from $459 million in the same quarter last year to $528 million this year, it’s pretty clear that a significant number of customers are moving over to the retailer to do their discount shopping.

Meanwhile, Costco’s primary competitor, Walmart, saw an anemic 1.2 percent rise in sales, while other competitors such as J.C. Penny and Target TGT -0.5% experienced even greater disasters in their sales results.

In an identical economy, how do we explain Costco’s growth vis-ŕ-vis the failures over at Walmart?

Here’s a crazy thought—might it have something to do with the fact that Costco pays nearly all of its employees a decent living (well in excess of the minimum wage) while Wal-Mart continues to pay its workers as if their employees don’t actually need to eat more than once a week, live in an enclosed space and, on occasion, take their kids to see a doctor?

And just in case the occasional Walmart employee finds a way to squeak by, the company has sought to put an end to that by cutting their employment roster by 1.4 percent, even as they increased their store count by thirteen percent.

The result?

Walmart service now pretty much sucks—and customers don’t like it.

Without enough employees to get the basic work of a retail operation done—and with those on site being paid a wage so low that it is difficult to expect much in the way of pride or motivation—Wal-Mart merchandise remains stacked on pallets in the warehouse rather than making it to the floor where customers can find the products they want. At the same time, check-out lines are painfully long and annoying as the overall shopping experience continues to deteriorate.

One is left to wonder about the value of offering products at a lower price if those products are not on the shelves when the customer needs to buy them?
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:33 AM   #83
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:43 PM   #84
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Interesting...i have never heard it called "Walmart Neighborhood Market"
Neighborhood Markets are grocery stores that rely on self checkout lanes with 6 backup registers. They have a pharmacy and most of the cash services that a regular WM has.
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Wal-Mart, lower prices because you get a lower quality of goods:

Companies often try to trim costs in ways that consumers will not notice.
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From 2007 to 2011, Colgate cut 36 percent of its formulas and 29 percent of the individual items it sells, or SKUs, according to Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL.N) Chief Executive Ian Cook. From 2008 until 2011, it reduced the number of fragrances it uses in various products by 26 percent.

This year, Colgate aims to trim another 5 percent of SKUs and fragrances and 3 percent more formulas, he said.
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More evidence higher paid employees help keep an operation successful. Please note the Labor and overhead cost difference in the chart bellow.

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:27 AM   #87
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Wal-Mart, lower prices because you get a lower quality of goods:

Companies often try to trim costs in ways that consumers will not notice.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8250GM20120306
The article says the need for lower prices is driven by consumers that won't tolerate price increases. That companies have already raised prices too many times, and so they have to wring profit in other ways.
It doesn't say that Wal Mart offers inferior quality products.

Eliminating some SKU's shows that Wal Mart sells inferior product? Huh? Did you actually read the article?

What a weird post you made. Reminds me why I can skip most of your garbage. You paste a lot of stuff but you don't really grasp what most of it means. Do you just get things from Think Progress and Daily Kos and then run over here to paste it or something?
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The National security issue is : The Chinese can ship all that pork to China thus having the ability to feed themselves and creating a limited food supply for us.

Also JBS Swift is owned by the Brazilians, we are putting ourselves in a situation that can turn ugly.
Is this a joke? You are worried we are going to fight a war with China and they are going to export all the American pork over to China and thus harm our war effort?
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I think it's funny that people complain about how many products found in Walmart are made in China. Do you think there are different manufacturers in every other store you shop?


Costco is a completely different business model with a different client base than Walmart. They treat you like a shoplifter going in and out and it's still a zoo that makes me hate people. You're also pretty limited in payment options especially on credit cards.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:25 AM   #90
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I went to a Neighborhood Market store on a Sunday night to get beer.

The store smelled like cigarettes.

Spfld has way too many walmarts, but at least they keep the shit people out the other stores.
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