Comment 31318

By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted May 27, 2009 at 09:08:44

It seems to me that Wal-Mart and the other big box stores are doing now what the auto industry was doing 5 years ago. Holding on to an unsustainable business model rather than looking at reality.

Even if you account for people using the QEW/Service Roads rather than the inadequate city streets how many people do they expect to drive to a Wal-Mart out in Winona when there are already 3 in the area (Eastgate Mall, Rymal Rd., and Upper James), 2 more in each of Burlington and St. Catharine's and one more in Ancaster, plus a "Real Canadian Superstore" in Grimsby, and Costcos in Burlington and Ancaster. Thats alot of competition for a (relatively) low number of people.

Not to mention all the other practical problems mentioned in the article. I know Wal-Mart's doing very well thanks to the recession but is there some big advantage to locating a Wal-Mart in an inconvenient location surrounded by competition that I'm not seeing?

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