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  • Post of the Day: The Mini-Walmarts are coming

    Richmond Jake writes:

    I was talking to a contractor last week and he was telling me about a new product Walmart is developing. He called them "mini-Walmarts" and told me up to 400 of these were planned in the southeast. Larger than a 7-11 but smaller than a typical grocery store. Basically, he told me the new focus is rural and small town communities and targeting the success of Dollar Generals and their ilk. I know there are areas in my county where they would thrive. A quick Google search uncovered this article: Walmart Planning Hundreds of Mini Shops

    What's your perspective on this marketing strategy and have you been in one of these new products? When they arrive here, I'll be sure to post pictures. You should, too.

    See the responses here.