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#161 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 01:00 PM

People doing grocery shopping at Walmart are not going to switch to whole foods. They might take a look but once they see the prices they'll walk out.

 

I think that's right.  I'm just a single guy, shopping for myself, so I don't take much note of prices and selections.  But my best girlfriend, mom of two, she simply only goes to Walmart and Superstore for food.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#162 sdwright.vic

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 01:13 PM

The Walmart grocery section will feel some pressure once Whole Foods opens.
After the demise of Target in Victoria I think the days of huge stores like Walmart are numbered.


You are aware that it's not Victoria that brought down Target, correct?
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#163 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 01:18 PM

You are aware that it's not Victoria that brought down Target, correct?

 

Poor execution all around brought down Target.  But we hear that some of that was orchestrated by Sears and Walmart, by buying up stock from suppliers and starving Target out.  So when Target finally opened and invited folks to their stores, shelves were bare.  That did not bode well for return shoppers.  

 

You might also say that border issues brought down Target, they could not rely on their normal supply chains due to cross-border shipping issues.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#164 UDeMan

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 01:49 PM

Anytime you want to know which store has the best prices, look at the ethnic makeup of the shoppers.  Walmart, Fairway, Costco are filled with a multi-ethnic shoppers.  I'm not talking about just non-white shoppers.  If you go in to each store you will hear people talking in many european, asian, middle eastern languages.  Immigrants know where it's at for cheap prices and the best deals, as was the same for when my parents came to Canada.

 

I'm sure Whole Foods will be a sea of white shoppers.  



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 02:11 PM

^not sure how to take this post....
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#166 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 02:15 PM

^not sure how to take this post....

 

At lot of ethnic people are more concerned with price than perceived quality.  That's a simple observation.  What's wrong with that?  You can see that in produce sales in Chinatown, or at Oxford Foods.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:13 PM

Just the entire "sea of white people" seems a bit backwards sterotypical.

Edited by sdwright.vic, 18 January 2016 - 08:09 AM.

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#168 spanky123

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:44 PM

Just the entire "sea of white people" semi a bit backwards sterotypical.

 

Make that a sea of hippie white people!


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 08:10 AM

Hey now! Hippie knows no culture, creed or race! 😈

Edited by sdwright.vic, 18 January 2016 - 08:11 AM.

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#170 johnk

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:14 AM

Target failed from incompetence. They assumed Canada and the US were the same. If you cant get stuff on shelves, shoppers aren't going to come back more than twice. AKA "Zeller's disease".

#171 Bingo

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:40 AM

Target failed from incompetence.

And now those big stores have the rough economy to deal with.



#172 Danma

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:42 AM

At lot of ethnic people are more concerned with price than perceived quality.  That's a simple observation.  What's wrong with that?  You can see that in produce sales in Chinatown, or at Oxford Foods.

 

I would argue that additionally, most immigrants are coming from countries where food growing standards are below or equal to that of north american "regular" produce, and so probably just scratch their head wondering why someone would throw 8 dollars at organic broccoli when the regular variety is, to be perfectly honest, pretty good as is. 

... Hell, I don't see the point myself most of the time.


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#173 johnk

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:58 AM

And now those big stores have the rough economy to deal with.

I dont think we need to worry about them. People still need basics and the big boys have the resources to cut prices to the bone until the dust settles. A family member had his biz suffer through half a dozen recessions and the strategy was "survive, when things come back half the competition wont be there".
I fear for the small businesses operating without much of a cushion.

#174 jonny

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 12:04 PM

And now those big stores have the rough economy to deal with.

 

Retail sales have been very good. People don't cut back too much on "big box retail" type essentials during recessions. They cut back on new cars, big vacations, furniture, home appliances, renovations, jewelry, etc. People will still buy bread and TP.

 

If you look at the used car market, it's relatively hard to find used vehicles from the 2008-2010 time frame due to the 'Great Recession'. Car sales fell that much.



#175 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:35 AM

I'll admit I'd never heard of JET until today.

 

Walmart has bought it for $3B

 

https://jet.com/


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#176 lanforod

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:15 AM

You can't buy using Canadian CC, Canadian billing address, or Canadian mailing address. So it's rather difficult to use it unless you have a full American bank setup, or a prepaid American debit/credit card and use a parcel pickup or forwarding service.


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#177 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:22 AM

You can't buy using Canadian CC, Canadian billing address, or Canadian mailing address. So it's rather difficult to use it unless you have a full American bank setup, or a prepaid American debit/credit card and use a parcel pickup or forwarding service.

 

We need to fix our third-world status for parcel delivery, at the very least in our most urban centres.  I DEMAND that Vancouver gets the same treatment as Seattle.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

 



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