Skip to comments.Wal-Mart pops onto scene, makes its mark (FINALLY, MORE CHICAGO WAL-MARTS)
Posted on 07/04/2010 2:43:50 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
Walk into the lone Chicago Wal-Mart to stock up on pop in the summer heat and there, rising like a palm tree in an oasis, is a stack of Coke cases at a special price: 24 cans for $5.
A brand-name beverage like Coca-Cola for about 20 cents a can is more than a great deal. It's a sign of Wal-Mart's purchasing might, a warning shot to competitors and less than good news for the beverage industry.
Experts call that kind of intimidating power "disruption," and it will come to the Chicago area in a bigger way now that Wal-Mart plans to open a second store in the city, on its way to what it hopes will be dozens more urban locations.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Will Mayor Daley allow them to sell ammunition?
Great news...this is the end of the “urban food desert” nonsense. Now the inner city folk can get obese, too.
Doubtful - The Dick is probably working on that as we speak.
Yeah - I don’t drink much in the way of soda but at least the people in some of these neighborhoods will have an alternative to feeding their kids a diet of Doritos.
Oh, good grief. There are plenty of Jewel and Cub Food stores in Chicago that can match that price on Coca-Cola. The big deal isn’t that Wal-Mart is in Chicago ... the big deal is that there is a big discount house on the SOUTH SIDE, where Jewel and Cub do not play. I remember when I was car-less, living on the south side, I had to buy my TV from a Walgreens. Even Woolworth had its uses. Different place.
Walmart is an absolute Gift From God for the enslaved poor of the Royal Daley Monarchy.
And Wal-Mart ain’t a union shop, youse guyz.
it’s great for the beverage industry or they wouldn’t be selling it to Wal-Mart at that price.
They already passed a bill to spend a billion dollars putting grocery stores in the inner cities. Very stupid people in government these days.
Of course, a majority of people in Chicago seem to be clueless morons who continually vote Democrat, so I can't imagine them being smart enough to comprehend that.
Page after page of hand-wringing about the poor put-upon suppliers and oh how difficult a time competitors might have, but not one single word about the benefit of low prices for consumers! (You know, those consumers who use to buy the Trib, but for some strange reason aren’t buying it as much any more.)
Personally, I absolutely love Wal-Mart. There’s one about five miles from me, and I can walk in and buy the most amazing variety of goods in one store! I just love the convenience aspect of Wal-Mart.
But, to me, Wal-Mart is just another store. Their meat is basically horrible, and their fruits and vegetables are extremely hit or miss. (I buy my meat at Costco, and my vegetables and fruits at a great variety of other shops.)
My Wal-Mart’s pharmacy is first class compared to Walgreens, whose pharmacy motto might as well be “If we can f**k it up, we will! Plus are prices are guaranteed to be the highest anywhere, too!” But I vastly prefer Penny’s for clothing, both price, selection and quality.
So, basically, Wal-Mart is just another store. They do some things well, but they don’t do everything well.
Libtards want fewer poor people so high food prices in the liberal mind serve as an incentive for more abortions or for more govt programs (probably both!)
But Wal-mart doesn’t have unions? how much you wanna bet some union folks shop there:)
I saw that as well this morning in the Tribune. It was framed like an expose. Lower Price Scandal! How much does Jewel Foods advertise in the Tribune? I wonder.
“Does Chicago charge its own sales tax on top of a state sales tax? If so, it makes more sense for Chicago residents to shop outside of the city.”
For food items about 85% of people don’t care. They use their LINK card and pay no taxes.
Walgreens prescription level of service depends heavily on who’s in the white smock behind the pharmacy desk. If you have idiots who don’t know what they are doing, my sympathies to you. That can happen at any pharmacy; I was underwhelmed when I went to my own local Wal-Mart pharmacy. (But you can’t beat the Wal-Mart price on a lot of over the counter items.) Price pressure from rivals has recently forced Walgreens down on some commonly prescribed drugs.