January 11, 2007 3:40pm CST
I think that it is getting out of control. All the new shopping centers, that are 24 hours running smaller business out. There are many advantages to these monster super centers bring, but we should really take a good look at the price tag it brings with it.
12 Jan 07
This trend in America is something that can easily be stopped by the consumers. You just have to have some self-control and refuse to shop at the stores you think are having negative effects on your community. I personally haven't been inside a Wal-Mart in about 5 years. I don't necessarily care that they drive other businesses out because I think that is the beauty of a capitalistic society, but their stuff is crap, period. If smaller stores want to be taken seriously they have to learn how to compete. To deny a store its right to open just because it will hurt other stores would be denying their constitutional rights.
• United States
11 Jan 07
What smaller businesses? They were doing signs like that here when one super center wanted to came in. Stating it would run out the small groceries. We don't have any. The only ones that are here are the straight ethnic ones which the super centers aren't going to hurt. So yes I'm for the super centers. They bring in more jobs, lower prices and competition between them and the other chain stores.
• New Zealand
11 Jan 07
ahhhhh yep I see where you are coming from.. Here in New Zealand they have a place called "The Warehouse" Its pretty much cheaper than the Retailers etc.. It makes MILLIONS!! Very similar to "Target" Most Retailers here wont BUDGE and they still do reasonably well but "The Warehouse" takes the Cake.