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Friday, April 07, 2006

ECON, what should be done with Wal-Mart land? [FP]

When Wal-Mart opens a Super Wal-Mart it closes the nearby Wal-Marts.

If the Forest Park Wal-Mart were closed, how should the land be used?


  • Where is there a Super Wal MArt opening?

    By Anonymous Bbones, at 11:53 AM, April 09, 2006  

  • The suggestion I heard was that the Austin Wal-Mart is going to be a Super Wal-Mart.

    But it doesn't matter where the Super Wal-Mart is as long as Wal-Mart continues its practice of using individual Wal-Marts to drive the competition out of business and then consolidating multiple Wal-Marts to one Super Wal-Mart.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 6:31 PM, April 10, 2006  

  • The Austin Wal-Mart can't be a Super Wal-Mart. One of the concessions with the unions was that Wal-Mart can't sell groceries. They don't consolidate stores to open a Super Wal-Mart. They open a bigger store to take advantage of their marketshare and then start competing with grocery stores, video stores, hair salons, ect.

    By Blogger johnt349, at 4:44 PM, April 11, 2006  

  • I didn't even know there was a Wal-Mart in Forest Park. It is unfortunate that more people don’t see what is happening and just stop shopping there. Maybe they do and don't have any other choices. Things will remain the same as long as Corporations are driving wages down by outsourcing and insourcing (illegal immigrants). IMO, it's a vicious cycle - people are literally being forced to purchase inferior and cheap products that will not last and then will have to spend more money to replace those inferior goods and the cycle will continue ad infinitum unless there is a shift in the policies of the U.S.

    By Blogger Cynthia, at 10:27 AM, April 12, 2006  

  • I think the WalMart should be reused as a sanctuary for the Nyberg/Nader area of rescue

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:53 AM, April 16, 2006  

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