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#281 Nparker

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 09:06 PM

I always go to the check-outs in the grocery section when that is all I am buying and I've never had an issue with my items being bagged. Maybe they just like me.



#282 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:18 AM

Wal-Mart just launched grocery delivery nationwide today, including at the two Victoria-area stores:

https://www.timescol...nada-1.23916710



#283 shoeflack

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:55 AM

Any update on the Walmart at Hillside rumour? The Citified article had them opening by the end of 2019, which seems...unlikely...



#284 Sparky

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 08:54 PM

Anyone been to Miniso yet?

https://www.vicnews....mart-at-uptown/

#285 kenmuir

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:52 AM

Anyone been to Miniso yet?

https://www.vicnews....mart-at-uptown/

I went on Friday.  For a store trying to position itself as the lovechild of Daiso/Oomono, Uniqlo and Muji, it fails.  They've got some interesting stuff, and I grabbed a silicone oven mitt for half the price that Walmart was charging, but I don't think I'd go back for anything other than asian snacks.



#286 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 07:03 AM

^Are you saying it's too Japanese or not Japanese enough?


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#287 Cats4Hire

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 07:07 AM

I went to one in West Ed Mall and it was pretty disappointing. Aside from the snacks there was really nothing there I couldn't find elsewhere for probably cheaper.

#288 kenmuir

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 07:54 AM

It's too much category variety but not enough product variety.  If I want to buy underwear, a water bottle, a computer keyboard, a chopstick/spoon bento utensil set, and a face mask, I can get all of those outside the Miniso in the massive Walmart that it sits in.  (well, maybe not the utensil set.)

 

My biggest takeaway was that there's no need for a wall of water bottles and vacuum flasks, or two shelving unit faces devoted to strainer-in-a-bowls, plus a third face for nested measuring spoons that range up to a 1cup capacity.

 

I'm happy with the purchases that I made, but I don't think I'd go to Walmart just to visit Miniso.  I'd pop in to Miniso while I'm shopping at Walmart though, which is probably the marketing strategy.



#289 LJ

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 11:56 AM

I went into a Miniso in Marrakesh yesterday, took about 30 seconds to decide they had nothing I needed.


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#290 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 12:27 PM

It appears global opinion is turning.


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#291 SpongeG

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:45 PM

I like their licensed stuff, they had a moomin collection last year. Love Moomin. Moomin is really popular in Japan, they have Moomin Cafes and a Moomin Theme Park.

 

I like their stationary and pens, cheaper than Muji and pretty similiar. Oh and black cotton buds, easily found in Japan, hard to find here just daiso and Muji really.

 

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#292 SpongeG

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:49 PM

does anyone know Hema from the Netherlands?

 

They have also made a deal with walmart to have stores inside. They look fun, all over Europe and the Middle East and they want to enter into Canada and North America now.

 

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https://www.newswire...-844738230.html

 

 

 

HEMA is going to expand to the United States and Canada. Starting this summer, US customers will be able to purchase HEMA household products through Walmart.com, the online platform of the world's largest retailer. In the autumn, through a local partner in Canada, HEMA will open both standalone stores and shop-in-shops in Walmart's largest stores.


 



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