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« Reply #1020 on: October 01, 2016, 04:14:32 PM »

Renovations have been completed in Bristol, Connecticut. Grand Reopening was today. Not sure when I can get pictures seeing that I don't have a car.

I went to the newly remodeled Walmart yesterday. - A quick unplanned trip to buy a watch on my way to work at Stop & Shop on Pine Street. The outside of the building has been painted Industrial Grey and the area where the new Walmart sign is is painted blue. For industrial grey it doesn't look bad. Inside the former Portrait Studio which at one time they were trying to lease out is gone - replaced by a wall with a door. Jackson-Hewitt used to set up in their during tax time. Wonder what's gonna happen with that now. Some things have been moved around and they expanded the grocery section. There's also new signage. I didn't have time to see the entire store.

They had a portrait studio? What happened to it?

Closed 4 or 5 yrs ago.
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« Reply #1021 on: October 07, 2016, 01:50:16 AM »

They're plowing cash into online, as with their recent acquisition of Jet.com
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/wal-mart-plans-to-slow-new-store-openings-invest-in-online/
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« Reply #1022 on: October 07, 2016, 07:09:26 AM »

Makes sense.  The threat today is no longer Target or Kmart, but Amazon.
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« Reply #1023 on: October 07, 2016, 07:18:52 AM »

The Walmart Neighborhood Market in Bristol, CT cut their hours again. Last year they ceased being open 24/7 and changed their hours to 6AM-12AM. Now their hours are 6AM-10PM.
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« Reply #1024 on: October 17, 2016, 04:37:40 AM »

You often hear stories of communities against Walmart being built. Here's a group in favor of Walmart building a Supercenter in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

https://www.facebook.com/woodlawncrossing/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf
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« Reply #1025 on: October 17, 2016, 10:33:44 AM »

You often hear stories of communities against Walmart being built. Here's a group in favor of Walmart building a Supercenter in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

https://www.facebook.com/woodlawncrossing/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

Makes sense they'd have to move it, since the current Walmart is in a plaza with the first re-done Market 32 in MA.
Also one of the few smaller "regular" Walmart stores left around.
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« Reply #1026 on: December 02, 2016, 05:20:34 PM »

Despite the failure of Express, Walmart hasn't entirely given up on smaller formats.
http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/01/walmart-opening-pickup-with-fuel-thornton/
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« Reply #1027 on: January 02, 2017, 06:20:30 PM »

The Wal*Mart store in Round Lake Beach, Illinois

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2009:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonrev/3993873481/

The store has since relocated to a "Supercenter", leaving this store vacant. The store has since been demolished for a Meijer.
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« Reply #1028 on: January 11, 2017, 01:53:46 PM »

Walmart is slashing 1000 corporate jobs from it's HQ in Bentonville, AR

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13950541/1/walmart-eliminating-1-000-jobs-blames-rising-wages.html?puc=_htmlmdb_pla12&cm_ven=EMAIL_htmlmdb&tstmem=60918040&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MDB&utm_term=Walmart+Eliminates+1%2C000+Jobs%2C+
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« Reply #1029 on: January 31, 2017, 11:32:41 PM »

Instead, it will offer free two-day shipping with a $35 minimum purchase
http://www.retaildive.com/news/wal-mart-scraps-prime-like-shippingpass-membership/435121/
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« Reply #1030 on: February 17, 2017, 04:17:08 PM »

Trying again with a small format
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2017/02/16/wal-mart-debuts-convenience-store-small-town-texas
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« Reply #1031 on: February 21, 2017, 12:47:44 PM »

Amazon blinks - but will Walmart take an e-commerce hit?
http://www.retaildive.com/news/amazon-lowers-free-two-day-shipping-minimum-for-non-prime-members/436550/
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« Reply #1032 on: February 21, 2017, 02:13:52 PM »

I just got free two-day shipping from Walmart on a vacuum cleaner.
That was NOT a small box.   Almost too good to be true.
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« Reply #1033 on: February 26, 2017, 07:07:13 PM »

I hope Walmart merges with fellow Arkansas-based retailer Dillard's in the future.
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« Reply #1034 on: February 27, 2017, 02:28:08 AM »

I hope Walmart merges with fellow Arkansas-based retailer Dillard's in the future.
Walmart is a discount retailer; Dillard's is too far out of their core competency. And besides, the last thing Walmart is interested in is more bricks-and-mortar; they are only buying online businesses these days. Sycamore Partners would be a more likely suitor, though there's (I assume) quite a bit of overlap with Belk. Another possibility is HBC, especially if the Macy's pursuit doesn't work out. There were rumors of a HBC buyout of Dillard's back in 2014. Dillard's is struggling with weak comps at the moment, though that's hardly unique in the department store space.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dillards-dds-misses-q4-earnings-135901608.html
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« Reply #1035 on: February 28, 2017, 09:54:45 AM »

I hope Walmart merges with fellow Arkansas-based retailer Dillard's in the future.

Sorry bro. That's the stupidest idea I've heard since I heard KMART and Sears were getting married 12 years ago. Albeit it's a stupid idea for a different reason.
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« Reply #1036 on: February 28, 2017, 02:17:20 PM »

The thought of those "Walmart People" showing up at a Dillards is quite
amusing though.
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« Reply #1037 on: April 18, 2017, 01:59:15 PM »

Walmart has canceled their plans to build a Supercenter on Spence Street in Manchester, CT. The property was once home to a KMART. The Buckland Hills Store remains open.

http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-no-walmart-0419-20170418-story.html
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« Reply #1038 on: April 21, 2017, 09:55:33 AM »

http://www.retaildive.com/news/wal-mart-ignites-grocery-price-war-as-competition-intensifies/440979
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« Reply #1039 on: Yesterday at 08:13:43 PM »

Walmart has canceled their plans to build a Supercenter on Spence Street in Manchester, CT. The property was once home to a KMART. The Buckland Hills Store remains open.

http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-no-walmart-0419-20170418-story.html
While it's smart of WalMart not to over saturate a market, their traditional store across town is the busiest WalMart in the state, even out pacing their Suoercenter counterparts.
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