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By now no doubt everyone knows that Walmart stopped carrying fabric.
But wait!
Today I found out not _all_ Walmarts are created equal.
I found myself in Walmart today and passed by fabric!
Stunned, I stopped and asked a couple of the employees: "what
was up with that?
I was told that there was such an negative response that there
are now 3 Walmarts in Idaho that will still carry fabric.
The one in Boise on Fairview & Eagle, the original old Walmart
in Nampa, and one in Mountain Home.
The story was that the one that I was at in Boise alone had
received over 32,000 negative emails and rescinded their
decision.

FWIW.

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My sister told me that in Illinois, the Super-Walmarts have
discontinued fabric, but that the "regular" Walmarts have it.  I hope
this is the case!


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I think this may be whats happening. We had a regular Walmart with a
fabric department close and a new 'super' Walmart without fabric open
about a mile away from the closed store.  Also there is a regular
Walmart in the town over from us that still has fabric. But we may
loose this one too at some point because I hear that Walmart wants to
close that regular store and open up a new 'super' store just down the
road!   I think its ridiculous!  Not a thing wrong with those smaller
stores- in fact I prefer them.  And to abandon a perfectly good
building and leave it vacant for ages is lunacy. I cant understand why
these smaller stores just cant be expanded. I hate to see so much open
space be gobbled up by retail when there are so many vacant stores.


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I guess it varies by store, because here in CT, the Super Wal-Mart here in
my town still has the 'large' department of fabric that we have always had
(and there was new stuff there this week that I noticed).  When I talked to
the manager about it, she told me that in this particular store, they will
not be closing the fabric department until "4th quarter 2008"

Two weeks ago, I was in a SuperWalmart in Kissimmee, Florida, and there was
no fabric/yarn department in the store.  BUT there was a huge party section,
which I was I had heard would be replacing the fabric/crafts.  There was
also a large scrap-book section.


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I was in a SuperWalmart in Kissimmee, Florida,
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I'm very confused as I had no idea there were Super and Regular
Walmarts.
Which is which, as in: how does one tell the difference?

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The super ones have huge grocery stores in them---al in one shopping.
Gen

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What is the difference between Super WalMart and
regular WalMart? The store 1.5 miles east in the county
has fabric, the store 1.5 miles west in the city
doesn't. Both seem to be same size.
PAT

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Howdy!

Ethically: nothing.

  http://www.jimhightower.com/node/6018

  http://www.jimhightower.com/node/6012

  http://walmartwatch.com /

R/Sandy--not a wallyworld shopper, not ever, by choice


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I personally hope walmart gets totally out of fabric.  They have driven too
many manufacturers out of business or off shore.  If they're out of
fabric/yarn/trims etc. maybe the manufacturers that are left can stay in
business.  And maybe the other stores that carry decent fabric can expand
instead of continue to go out of business.

Ms P
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The Super Wal-Mart in Simpsonville, SC has a place to get kiddy pictures
made, a hairdresser, place to get your eyes checked and to get glasses, and
a small room with kiddy rides for the toddler set & also pin ball
machines---but they aren't exactly pin ball machines.  They expanded the
garden & shrub department.
Barbara now in FL



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The one here also has a bank, a manicure place, a beauty shop and a
McDonalds.
DH& I joke that all they need now is apartments and an elementary
school.

Sherry


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I don't think Wal Mart's fabric dept. affects the LQS's here. It's a
totally different
range of fabric choices. The LQS's carry a much higher quality
cottons, and none
of that sequined, stretchy, satin, etc. stuff that garments are made
of. Probably
the only thing they carry for quilters that I'd buy is some of their
"tools", but even
so, they're not the same as the LQS carries.
It seemed at first that their cottons were okay, but since the last
few years, it
all seems really cheap, low quality stuff. I don't know what happened
there.

Sherry


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Good on ya, Sandy!  Hightower should be required listening for everybody.

Cindy


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The one we have locally is trying to get their property value cut in
half:

http://post-journal.com/News/articles.asp?articleID=20493

They are a superstore taking up what used to be a multistore plaza, in
the middle of the shopping district, right next door to the mall, and
they want their assesment cut in half, plus the 3.5 mill break they
are already getting for new constrution?

Nothing sends me to Sears (or online) faster than reading about
Wal-Mart.

NightMist


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That's funny.  I wouldn't shop at Sears if you paid me!  Funny we all
have our different reasons for shopping at certain stores.
My attitude had become don't buy chinese except when I absolutely have
to.  That leaves little left at many stores but it seems important to
me.
Taria

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Sandy, I will not shop at Wal-Mart either. I'm sure my few dollars
doesn't mean diddly to them, however.........
And I REALLY try to not buy anything made in China. I hear there's a
website out there somewhere with companies and/or products of "made in
USA" stuff. I'll have to see if I can hunt it down. I would much rather
support our "local" merchants.

Patti in Seattle

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Howdy!
Ethically: nothing.
http://www.jimhightower.com/node/6018
http://www.jimhightower.com/node/6012
http://walmartwatch.com/
R/Sandy--not a wallyworld shopper, not ever, by choice

wrote:
What is the difference between Super WalMart and regular WalMart? The
store 1.5 miles east in the county has fabric, the store 1.5 miles west
in the city doesn't. Both seem to be same size.
PAT
Mary wrote:
My sister told me that in Illinois, the Super-Walmarts have discontinued
fabric, but that the "regular" Walmarts have it. I hope this is the
case!


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On SC TV the other day they listed items make in SC and one of them is Scott
toilet paper.
Barbara in SC & now FL



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'Super' Walmarts have a grocery store within. They are much larger
than the regular Walmarts. Nice for one stop shopping I suppose but I
find them sort of overwhelming. They are huge. And thats what annoys
me-  the stores are so huge but they cant find room for fabrics.


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"Super Walmarts" are bigger, and contain a full size grocery store on
one side of the store...including meat department, deli, bakery,
etc.


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I think we should write a letter\email or call Wallmart HQ to see if
enough people can change their minds. A community about 40 miles from
me did this and did get the Fabric and Art/Crafts back into their
Wallmart. I'm going to send a note at the very least.
Take Care,

Kris

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