Is Walmart Gas....Good or Bad for equipment and trucks??

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by SouthernYankee, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree with the stupid management of Albertson's. We (ACME Markets) were the #1 most profitable Independent East Coast based food retailer for several years. American Stores, Scaggs, and Alberston's all seemed to think that THEIR way of doing things was better. We got yanked around like soap-on-a-rope in a gay locker room. What works in Boise or Salt Lake City, will always work in the Delaware Valley (Philadelphia Tri-State Area). There are ways to run a company, and ways to run one into the ground.

    I agree with the survival of the fittest comment, but I've seen entirely too many local economies/businesses plunder with the addition of a Wal-Mart within a 10 mile radius. They're big, they're bad, and they don't play by the rules. You play by THEIR rules, or you don't get to play.

    Costco is a membership based sub retail outlet. They're not in the same boat as Wal-Mart, Albertson's, and Target. Costco is actually a GOOD (non Union) company to work for. With competitive wages and benefit packages.

    The retail food business is changing without a doubt. I personally don't like the way it's going. The old ways of knowing your local Grocer, Butcher, Produce clerk down at your local supermarket are going away. In it's place is $7/hr help that only knows enough to put product A on shelf 17c and repeat.

    Sorry for the off topic tangent! :rolleyes:
     
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
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    Wallys plays by the rules. They make them up as they go so how can they not?
     
  3. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I thought the topic was about the Gas hes getting? Does every thread that mentions Walmart have to turn into a bashing session.
     
  4. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can't we all just get along?
     
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey.....Runner started it!!! lol

    I did mention my OFF TOPIC Warning!

    But back to the original question......what was the question again? lol
     
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Name ONE good thing about Wal-Mart. There are some very strong feelings against Wal-Mart in this country. The fact that they still are able to remain #1 after all this hatred makes it even worse.
     
  7. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Fishing department!

    kc
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    True....two toothed Bubba working the fishing counter for $7/hr may just know a thing or two about fishing.:laugh:
     
  9. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That shows your ignorance. And I don't think walmart would give you a job anyways.

    kc
     
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Didn't like my response?

    Yes, at times I can be ignorant.

    I don't have a brother.

    And I would rather die starving then work for Wal-Mart at $7/hr.
     

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