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Walmart, Big-Box Retailers Struggle To Get Shoppers Into Stores As Sales Drop

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Walmart, Big-Box Retailers Struggle To Get Shoppers Into Stores As Sales Drop

Post by Guest on Wed May 18, 2011 8:30 am


It's not that those shopping at Walmart are buying less. On the contrary, the average Walmart shopper actually bought more last quarter. The real problem, instead, is the dwindling number of people even stepping foot inside the stores at all.

The decline highlights the plight of working Americans, who have borne the brunt of a recession that has left the country with 9.0 percent unemployment, as many corporations have remained competitive by increasing productivity, rather than hiring additional workers.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/17/walmarts-us-sales-international-decline_n_862934.html

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Re: Walmart, Big-Box Retailers Struggle To Get Shoppers Into Stores As Sales Drop

Post by mrmarti on Wed May 18, 2011 11:45 am

ran out of benefits - no $$$ to spend - need H$589 passed, why can't government see that

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Re: Walmart, Big-Box Retailers Struggle To Get Shoppers Into Stores As Sales Drop

Post by AbusedWorker on Thu May 19, 2011 10:27 am

The CEO said a while back it was because of gas prices. I still don't understand why people consider automobiles a core expense. Next to housing it's very expensive and can be replaced by public transportation if you're willing to abandon the princess complex.

Whenever I see people driving now a days I say "lemming!!!!" Oh look there goes another one paying four dollars a gallon. Hello Lemming!!

Get real people.

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Re: Walmart, Big-Box Retailers Struggle To Get Shoppers Into Stores As Sales Drop

Post by Guest on Thu May 19, 2011 11:12 am

Guess I am a "lemming"! I live in an area with NO access to public transportation. If I didn't have a car, I would be totally isolated with no means to even get to a grocery store.

Overall, the whole state has cut back on public transportation due to the economy.


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Re: Walmart, Big-Box Retailers Struggle To Get Shoppers Into Stores As Sales Drop

Post by suri on Thu May 19, 2011 11:36 am

Yeah, the national % of people ABLE to access public transportation is quite small!! Majority live in areas, as I do, where is 8 - 10 to anything!! And the little 'city' bus service we have locally has been cut and cut off at earlier times so mostly for elderly to get to groceries as not enough demand for employees and vicious cycle for people without transportation to get to work?? So it goes...down, down, down. confused

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Re: Walmart, Big-Box Retailers Struggle To Get Shoppers Into Stores As Sales Drop

Post by Tweet on Thu May 19, 2011 11:38 pm

We're starting to act and talk like people I've met in third world countries. Is that where we're headed?

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Re: Walmart, Big-Box Retailers Struggle To Get Shoppers Into Stores As Sales Drop

Post by Guest on Thu May 19, 2011 11:48 pm

Tweet wrote:We're starting to act and talk like people I've met in third world countries. Is that where we're headed?

No. We are already there. Sad

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Re: Walmart, Big-Box Retailers Struggle To Get Shoppers Into Stores As Sales Drop

Post by gettheminNOVEMBER on Fri May 20, 2011 12:36 pm

Target is actully cheaper most of the time. I go there now, the service sucks at Walmart

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Re: Walmart, Big-Box Retailers Struggle To Get Shoppers Into Stores As Sales Drop

Post by Guest on Fri May 20, 2011 8:02 pm

Rows and rows of check outs at the big walmarts, and finally you see a little older lady (early 70's) all by herself running the only open check out at the time. I jokingly say, "hey, they leave you all alone today?" She smiles and doesn't say a word. Poor thing doesn't want to be laid-off next!!

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