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ms411
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Prices not good. Cherry tomatoes 8.XX! Stick with KMart/CostULess.

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gonetropo
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Yep, and we hate General Electric, Ford, Home Depot, Catepillar, Chevon , Bank of America, Wall Street, and the list goes on. All they provide are the much needed jobs that our economy requires to survive. Just look at the mess we are in now on STX which no relief in sight. Why, because 'some' people hated Hovensa! So maybe we should all just farm and cook on tan-tan fires.

If Walmart were to announce the construction of a new facility on STX, I would welcome it. That would likely mean another 300 jobs for this sick economy. Not jobs to raise a family on but entry level positions.

A few interesting statistics about Walmart. A very impressive AMERICAN success story!

Total amount of money spent at Wal-Mart every hour of every day $36,000,000
Total amount of profit Wal-Mart makes every minute $34,880
Total number of employees 2,000,000
Percentage of Americans that live within 15 minutes of Wal-Mart 90%
Amount per every U.S. dollar spent at Wal-Mart 8 Cents
Total number of customers per week 100,000,000
Percent of purchases made by families making less than $40,000 annually 42%

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speee1dy
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i do get tired of "shop locally" what exactly do you think we do when we visit the big box stores that we do have? do you not think that by us shopping there, we are actually paying someones salary who lives here? if we stopped shopping at home depot, kmart and office max, how many people would lose their jobs?

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divinggirl
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My big issue with Walmart is that it used to concentrate on American made products. It seems like that is no longer true. Sam Walton would not be happy!

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OldTart
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i do get tired of "shop locally" what exactly do you think we do when we visit the big box stores that we do have? do you not think that by us shopping there, we are actually paying someones salary who lives here? if we stopped shopping at home depot, kmart and office max, how many people would lose their jobs?

The same thing when visitors decide to avoid the franchised rental car companies because they feel that using a "local" business better serves the community. Their intentions are laudable but these franchises are owned and operated by locals ...

I'd bet that a good proportion of the people who complain about "box stores" moving in wouldn't have enjoyed life here much when our grocery shopping was pretty much confined to the choice of Pueblo and Grand Union and the only "superstore" was Woolworth's!

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wenchtoo
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i do get tired of "shop locally" what exactly do you think we do when we visit the big box stores that we do have? do you not think that by us shopping there, we are actually paying someones salary who lives here? if we stopped shopping at home depot, kmart and office max, how many people would lose their jobs?

The same thing when visitors decide to avoid the franchised rental car companies because they feel that using a "local" business better serves the community. Their intentions are laudable but these franchises are owned and operated by locals ...

I'd bet that a good proportion of the people who complain about "box stores" moving in wouldn't have enjoyed life here much when our grocery shopping was pretty much confined to the choice of Pueblo and Grand Union and the only "superstore" was Woolworth's!

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