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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Because it's their target demographic, and appeals to that segment by design.
    What is it that appeals to them?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    What is it that appeals to them?
    Price, selection, perceived quality/value, and in more rural markets, sole-supplier, virtually.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Price, selection, perceived quality/value, and in more rural markets, sole-supplier, virtually.
    So, supplying quality goods at a low price in an under served market is bad for the community, huh?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    So, supplying quality goods at a low price in an under served market is bad for the community, huh?
    Appears to be for many...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    So, supplying quality goods at a low price in an under served market is bad for the community, huh?
    The market was not and is not under-served. But when FW Woolworth pulled the rug out from under Sam Walton, and he opened his own store, Sam had an epiphany: if he drove at night he could source goods more cheaply, and catch his market rivals off guard, with prices they could not match and remain profitable. Since then, sourcing product for less is their driving philosophy. Suppliers of a cool widget wanting to get onto Walmart shelves, can and do get assistance from Walmart on off-shore manufacture to get the cost down. It's a highly evolved retail concept, which puts more products into the market (more goods, not a larger market) and kicks butt most places.

    I have no problem with that and in fact admire it. But we've allowed our minimum wage to be too low, and they have competition and of course cannot compete if unilaterally raising pay. So that's our job, via policy.

    And in my opinion, the DC proposal is stupid. Raise the minimum wage to $12, so more consumers offset the higher pay. But targeting only certain retailers, turns it into a flat-cost calculation, and might be good politics (leveraging foolish Walmart-disdain) but stupid economically. Wage increases have to be across the board to work effectively.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    The market was not and is not under-served..
    For the locations in DC, it is an under served market. Food deserts. But hell with it, let the poor eat off the dollar menu, right? So long as you get your prime beef and organically fed organic chickens, right?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    For the locations in DC, it is an under served market. Food deserts. But hell with it, let the poor eat off the dollar menu, right? So long as you get your prime beef and organically fed organic chickens, right?
    No. It's served now, and any number of market rivals would gladly fill the void if Walmart does not enter it.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    No. It's served now, and any number of market rivals would gladly fill the void if Walmart does not enter it.
    No, it's not. 3 of the 4 known locations are smack dab in the middle of food deserts. The 4th is adjacent to one. You know what a food desert is, don't you, chef?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    No, it's not. 3 of the 4 known locations are smack dab in the middle of food deserts. The 4th is adjacent to one. You know what a food desert is, don't you, chef?
    When someone in DC cannot spend their grocery budget, be reeeeeal sure and let me know.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Earlier I wrote, "You do realize that your talking points are nothing more than the Left's propaganda, don't you?

    Maybe you don't."
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    or maybe you don't know what you're talking about ... funny how that works, huh?
    You should have acknowledged that you were not aware...

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