posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 10:48 PM
While I do respect and admire the business model, this business will not take over Wal-Mart if it maintains the same exact business model, not even in
thirty years. I would like to point out marketing is a big factor in cost. If it is true that prices are on average lower than Wal-Mart, it is
probably due to the fact that Wal-Mart puts their ads in every form of media you can possibly be exposed to. Nearly every channel you watch will run a
Wal-Mart ad. Most magazines will have a page with their name on it every month. The newspapers and many almot every station available in your market
will also run ads. I do not see a company like WinCo being able to compete on that level of marketing without raising prices. WinCo is primarily a
grocery chain. Wal-Mart was always primarily a general merchandise store.
If I cant buy TV's, car accessories, vacuum cleaners, furniture, baby clothes, toys, and gardening supplies in one stop, that will probably have an
effect on consumer visits.
Yes, I do work at Wal-Mart, but I would gladly do my groceries at WinCo if they ever make it out to Florida in my lifetime. Until then, I can do my
groceries at Wal-Mart while my car is having tires installed and an oil change, while the boys are getting a haircut, the wife can get her nails done,
and I can buy me something new from the electronics. It is really hard to beat an honest to God one stop shop with good prices.