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Thread: Walmarts Shiny New $11 Minimum Wage Isnt Really A Result Of The Tax Law

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    No kidding, hence the term "they". Still, different business model.
    What's your point with relations to this story?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    What's your point with relations to this story?
    Closing those particular stores may not have all been about profitability. Walmart spends a ton of time researching every model in the marketplace and has the cash to experiment. They have recently been experimenting with drive through stores where you order ahead and just drive up and pick up with no inside shopping at all. We have a Walmart, Sams, and and Walmart grocery/gas station store in our area. They bought some land to build a second Superstore in our area but then put the breaks on it because it ended up being slightly too close by a couple miles to the other store and they have some formula they use for that, so they are now considering putting a distribution center there. Walmart's website did a lot of free shipping to compete with Amazon last year. I never paid shipping on anything other than checks that I bought from them last fall. They have experimented with closing superstores and replacing them with smaller footprint stores because their research shows that they could get better returns in some places when people have to walk less in the store.

    Anyway, my personal beef with Sam's Club is that the quantities are too large for my household to make it worth buying them so a lot gets wasted. I am considering ditching my membership there once my dog croaks as large quantities of chicken to feed my dog are the only really saving we get. She has gastro issues and chicken is the only thing I can feed her that she will consistently eat that doesn't cause issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacper View Post
    Closing those particular stores may not have all been about profitability. Walmart spends a ton of time researching every model in the marketplace and has the cash to experiment. They have recently been experimenting with drive through stores where you order ahead and just drive up and pick up with no inside shopping at all. We have a Walmart, Sams, and and Walmart grocery/gas station store in our area. They bought some land to build a second Superstore in our area but then put the breaks on it because it ended up being slightly too close by a couple miles to the other store and they have some formula they use for that, so they are now considering putting a distribution center there. Walmart's website did a lot of free shipping to compete with Amazon last year. I never paid shipping on anything other than checks that I bought from them last fall. They have experimented with closing superstores and replacing them with smaller footprint stores because their research shows that they could get better returns in some places when people have to walk less in the store.

    Anyway, my personal beef with Sam's Club is that the quantities are too large for my household to make it worth buying them so a lot gets wasted. I am considering ditching my membership there once my dog croaks as large quantities of chicken to feed my dog are the only really saving we get. She has gastro issues and chicken is the only thing I can feed her that she will consistently eat that doesn't cause issues.
    Thank you Kacper. My impression of the article was that it was an example of hypocrisy. The message I got was that the company was embracing the huge tax break they are going to get by passing some of it on via bonuses while on the other hand they are issuing pink slips to me is disingenuous. It seems they are in fact offsetting the loss they incur through the bonus by closing stores or laying off employees. That may not be the case but it has the appearance. In addition, these layoffs and closings generally have a HUGE economical impact on the local community and local businesses. It is a rippling affect.

    I share your personal beef. It was a great idea initially but they needed to change in order to stay relevant to today's families.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    So what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    So, tax cuts cause store closings then?
    No, places like Amazon cause store closings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    You know Walmart is closing a bunch of stores right?
    Yea, he knows. What has that to do with your own post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    Sam's club is a subsidiary of Walmart.

    Its still not Wal Mart stores closing. Different customer base, different marketing strategy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    So, tax cuts cause store closings then?
    No and this getting stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    Sam's club is a subsidiary of Walmart.
    They still aren't Wal-Marts. Sam's Clubs can't compete with Costco.

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