Two issues with this study:
1. The item selection is rather absurd and does not reflect normal shopping patterns. There are few, if any, fresh foods listed, and too many beverages and...
Does this mean that United's private label brands will be sold at these locations?
Fresh & Easy already carries Wild Oats products. I guess Walmart will be able to stimulate demand more, so that is a good thing for organics.
Albertsons is very competitive in the marketplaces where they are located? Are you kidding me? Albertsons just closed something like 15 stores in California. Every Albertsons I have been to...
I don't predict much impact on Fresh & Easy. They are strongest in Southern California, where Walmart doesn't have very many stores. But it's really just a brand name that's being shared, so...
Did you use Von's Just 4 U program? If not, this study makes no sense because that program can easily knock 10-15% off the total bill.
I live in a city with a plastic bag ban. It was a problem for a few weeks because people kept forgetting. After that, people got used to it and it was no big deal.
How about the $400,000 a year that California (and the feds) have to pay in welfare and food stamps to Walmart employees each year, PER STORE? Did the study conveniently overlook that?