You see a story like this one, about Wal-Mart opening targeting a specifically Hispanic clientele, and the first thing that comes to mind is “Why didn’t they do that before?”
At least, that was my reaction. Bashas’ has done it for years under the Food City banner and there have been a number of different chains that have catered to Hispanics. Given Wal-Mart’s market share, you’d think they would have done this long ago.
So, it opens today – and my guess is that it is going to blow expectations out of the water. Wal-Mart is a great store – it’s got everything. I know there are a bunch of Wal-Mart bashers out there – whether you are a union supporter or a shopping snob – but at the end of the day they are good at what they do – sell a lot of stuff at affordable prices.
That will be the same with the new store at 89th Ave and Thomas… and it should be.
Viva la Wal-Mart!
(I don’t know if that is correct Spanish grammar – my high school Spanish teacher, Mr. Allen, would be horrified if he knew how little I actually learned and retained.)