One price at a time…

I have no idea when the new Walmart opened up on Eglinton Ave E near Warden but it is huge with a large grocery section.

Now, whether or not this corporation destroys or is a godsend.. honestly it is really cheaper in some instances. My one (only 1 but there are more) comparison is Old El Paso Hot Salsa. (Large bottle) At Dominion it goes for about $4.49 or so but at Walmart sells for $2.99. This is only a dollar-fifty difference but it can do wonders for the psyche when purchasing. I don’t mean to be singing praises, but the meat section looked good and well.. I guess we all slowly will get drawn into having no other option than living, shopping and eventually being cremated in our neighbourhood Walmarts.


3 Comments so far

  1. Abbas Halai (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 1:34 am

    after reading the walmart effect, i cannot be a consumer there anymore. wikipedia has a fairly decent entry as well.

  2. talk talk talk (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 2:31 pm

    Wal-Mart gets those low prices by putting the squeeze on the vendors. It’s really interesting the politics of placement of items, and how much the vendor gets vs. the retailer (Wal-Mart, Loblaws etc.).

    I personally don’t like those kind of huge stores. I feel like a widget in a big machine. I much prefer shopping at my local grocer.

  3. swoononeone (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 11:07 pm

    The buy it all in one place myth continues. Not at all a fan of the Mart-BIG-BOX style. Your .50 to 1.50 savings on a particular item come at the expense of real choice and service. The main ploy with these stores is that you pass by shelves and shelves of products you don’t need on the way to make the purchase that brought you there. A classic grocery concept on steroids (hmmm isn’t that why grocery stores put milk and juice at the back of the store…)

    WAL-Mart groceries? Bad combo. Much prefer to go to a “real” grocery store or better yet Kensington Market.

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