Wal-Mart is an organization that I can’t bring myself to love but I don’t hate them at the same time. As a corporation they bring a total of 1.5 million jobs to the United States, and Baxter alone employs 500 people. I’m pro Wal-Mart because they always have low prices versus a small mom and pop shop that usually are twice or three times the price.
If a Wal-Mart Super Center where to go into Pequot Lakes I believe that it would really help the local unemployment rates in the winter go down. For a Wal-Mart being in Pequot I would enjoy it very much because I wouldn’t have to drive nearly as far to get my groceries and anything else I would need in one store. For example, most Wal-Mart store pharmacies fill many generic prescriptions for $4 for a month's supply. However, in California and ten other states, complaints from other pharmacies have resulted in Wal-Mart being required to charge at least $9 for a month's supply of certain drugs.
The 2010 remodeling’s of their smaller stores shifting emphasis away from non-grocery products towards carrying grocery items carried by their supercenters, has created a small backlash amongst some customers. The smaller and larger sizes in the adult clothing were discontinued as well as other available styles, forcing adult customers to look for clothing in the children's section, or shop with more expensive specialty "Big and Tall" stores for basic items such as jeans. Their popular Wrangler and Faded Glory brands are not readily available through their on-line stores in the larger sizes, causing many of their customers to feel that Wal-Mart has abandoned their needs. The incomplete labeling system of the Great Value product line, to the dismay of consumers, usually does not list location of manufacture of the product.
By contrast, Wal-Mart insists its wages are generally in line with the current local market in retail labor, although direct comparisons are complicated because Wal-Mart employs more part time workers, and...