WalMart is a disaster for the USA as it is slow economic suicide. Or rather the last stages of it.
WalMart essentially requires suppliers/vendors to go to China. Each year, WalMart will demand that a vendor reduce it's price to WalMart by 1 to 2%. It also tends to buy from a single company - meaning the production field narrows down to one - and that one totally dependent on WalMart. As the company approaches being no longer profitable, WalMart will provide experts to lead the company to shutting down its USA production and shifting it to China. Either do that or WalMart will find a company that will - or just assume production in China itself - thus having totally 100% eliminated American production of that product.
WalMart also has created consumers fully accepting extremely short-life crap products - meaning their products aren't cheap, but rather very costly. The same product in WalMart generally will be crappier than elsewhere, even if by the same company. As a result, people have to buy the same item over and over and over.
When I needed some electrical connections late at night, I went to WalMart. I had to throw them away because the metal was so thin as to be essentially unusable and outright dangerous. However, you had to peel away the plastic coating to see the difference. Not only will WalMart products last a shorter time, they are deliberately meant to. If the vacume cleaner you bought breaks 14 months later, what are you doing to do? Go back to WalMart and buy another. In a lifetime then you buy 15 vacume cleaners.
Consumers have been conditioned to accept this. Federal law requires ALL new products last a reasonable amount of time as a guaranteed warranty. But now? You buy something and they ask if you want to buy a "protection plan for 1 year." 1 YEAR? You have to pay an extra 15% to cover it likely breaking within a year?
I read a study sometime ago that explained that the wealthy actually spend less on furniture than the middle class, because the wealthy buy top quality. It is not only superior in appearance, but lasts a lifetime. The middle class will buy furniture that lasts 5 to 10 years. So they buy 4 to 5 times as much. The same for quality clothing. There are stores my wife will not buy any clothing or linens from because they fall apart quickly.
WalMart is leading the last destruction of American production with the lost jobs and economic base plus forever increasing the debt, while replacing quality products with crap designed to break quickly.
Contrary to belief, WalMart is not the cheapest place to shop. In the long run it is the most expensive.