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Thread #54258   Message #841728
Posted By: SharonA
05-Dec-02 - 03:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bloody WalMart
Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
Nicole: Green eggs and ham for real, huh? *bleah* True enough that the big plants can survive a setback better than a small place... and that holds for the discount superstores, too, I guess. A conglomerate like WM (emphasis on "glom"!) can deal with an economic downturn better than a Mom-and-Pop store, and not just because of the number of people who prefer to shop at one place or the other but also because of the great difference in investment options available to ride out a bad year or a recession. I'm not sure that any amount of local support for one's local shops can overcome that investment factor.