Wal-mart to shutter 269 stores, 154 of them in the us

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  1. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WAL_MART_STORE_CLOSURES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-01-15-09-18-12

     
  2. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    Small cottage and local is the growing trend.
     
  3. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    Walmart is already starting a pretty big local and organic move.
     
  4. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    "More than 95 percent of the stores set to be closed in the U.S. are within 10 miles of another Wal-Mart."

    Oversaturation.
     
  5. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Mr. Hot Take....

    This.
     
  6. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Mr. Hot Take....

    I expect the same thing from places like Dollar Tree and Dollar General. You can't throw a rock in any direction around here without it bouncing off of one or the other... Or both!
     
  7. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Amazon is now worth more money than Wal-Mart, and that lead will only grow.

    They waited way too long to get going online, and they have too much overhead to effectively compete with them - even with their sizable buying power and other advantages - IMO.
     
  8. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Amazon and localization together are going to eat into Wal Mart's share.

    They aren't going away, but they may decrease is stature.
     
  9. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    So is this more Obama's fault or Hilary's?
     
  10. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

    GW
     
  11. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

    Great, less places for me to go and feel better about myself.
     
  12. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

    You just have to drive 10 miles further. And there will more people in the store to make you feel better.
     
  13. Low Country Vol

    Low Country Vol Contributor

    Exactly what Netflix did to Blockbuster
     
  14. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

  15. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    of course amazon can't seem to generate a regular profit
     
  16. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    The Chinese economy will really go all to shit now.
     
  17. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Yes. A (then) fledgling Netflix actually approached Blockbuster to do a sort of joint venture, and Blockbuster scoffed at them.

    A few years later....ballgame.
     
  18. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain


    Come visit.
     
  19. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain


    Naturally Dollar Tree is going to stumble. Can you have one not within a stone's throw of the Walmarts?

    On the bright side, look for a bunch of new Tractor Supply stores to show up.
     
  20. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    Love Tractor Supply, especially during live chicken season.
     

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