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Fri Jan 10, 2014, 05:22 AM

 

Growth of Walmart in the USA



Next time you wonder what happened to small businesses in America....

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Reply Growth of Walmart in the USA (Original post)
grahamhgreen Jan 2014 OP
Victor_c3 Jan 2014 #1
yeoman6987 Jan 2014 #3
Brickbat Jan 2014 #8
tulsakatz Jan 2014 #2
rurallib Jan 2014 #4
Emelina Jan 2014 #5
CFLDem Jan 2014 #6
Populist_Prole Jan 2014 #7
Egalitarian Thug Jan 2014 #10
adirondacker Jan 2014 #9

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 06:31 AM

1. That little spot of nothing in upstate NY, that's where I grew up

As far as I know, we're the only region in the US that, when walmart announced their intentions to open a store there, successfully fought off and kept walmart out.

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 07:19 AM

3. 2006

 

That is until 2006, since then they have grown even more.

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 02:05 PM

8. Depends on what you mean by "region"; I know of a town here that did the same.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 06:48 AM

2. that's scary....

I used to go to walmart a couple of times a week. Then I decided low prices weren't worth supporting a company that treats their employees so badly so I stopped shopping there...

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 07:38 AM

4. Cancer comes immediately to mind.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 07:47 AM

5. Cancer or that flesh-eating disease.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:39 PM

6. I wish I had an idea that could spread that fast.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:53 PM

7. Notice how it proliferated in poor red states first

I know it all began in Ark and basically radiated outward but if you look closely you can see that large metro areas in politically blue places were among the last to be infested with this chain.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 02:31 PM

10. Walmart started out as a good idea filling a real need.

 

It was during the capitalist anarchy of '80s that it changed from a store that brought American made products into communities that had few or none of what we call Mom & Pop store and sold it at a reasonable price.

A lot of those towns in the middle of the country only had one store and paid the price always extracted by a monopoly.

When you live in a town called McLaren, in McLaren county, and the only place to buy what you need is McLaren's Feed & Supply, the McLaren car and equipment dealerships, and McLaren's Department store when you drive into town, a new Walmart looks pretty good (unless your name is McLaren).

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 02:11 PM

9. They should change those sanitary looking blue dots to Red. nt

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