http://www.democraticunderground.com...ss=389x7913793DemocratSinceBirth (1000+ posts) Sun Mar-14-10 07:14 AM
Wal Mart Question
I know many people here are morally opposed to shopping at Wal-Mart because of their questionable labor practices. I would like to think you can be a fair merchant, treat your customers and employees the way you would like to be treated, and still make a profit. I still believe but it's difficult nowadays.
What do you say to folks who shop at Wal-Mart because they can't afford to shop anywhere else?
I food shop at Wal-Mart, Super Target, Publix, Winn Dixie, and Albertsons and it seems Wal-Mart is demonstrably less expensive.
I also notice that Wal-Mart is upgrading many of their stores to at least be on par with a Super Target. I think they are doing it because a lot of formerly middle class and upper middle class folks have been so been so beaten up by this horrible economy that they are looking for cheap prices. When the economy improves and if it ever does Wal-Mart doesn't want to lose them.
This economy has been a gift to Wal-Mart.
wow......this ought to be interesting.