At My Local Walmart

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by scrambledmess, May 15, 2009.

  1. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    NW Ohio
    They are now carrying livestock feed, including chicken feed. Maybe they have always done this, but I never noticed. I didn't look at the package overly close to see if it was good feed or not. I was just amazed they had it in the store.
  2. misty7850

    misty7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    Fort Covington, NY
    Yah I just noticed ours has started carrying some also.
  3. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Ours does,price was less then got it home and realized it was 40# bag. ugg!
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    That's interesting! I'll have to look to see if my Wal-Mart has some when I go today. I only feed the Purina Layena, but am curious to see if they are carrying livestock feed or not anyways! [​IMG]
  5. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    I dont think ours does? but I havent been there in a couple weeks. I'll have to check. Some how the thought of buying livestock supplies from walmart just seems wrong.
  6. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    Hmm, if Walllyworld starts selling livestock feed at all of it's stores then I guess we need to go pay our respects to the local feedstores...I wonder if Wallyworld will handle all the other stuff, too, like vaccines, antibotics, wormers, other medicines, waterers, feeders, mineral blocks, bulk seed, cattle panels, gates, etc.,etc.,????

    And, don't forget, once they get you to buying suddenly the choice will be mostly...Sam's brand. [​IMG]

    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  7. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    Quote:Yep, most of the feed stores I know of are small locally owned businesses who are struggling as it is. If everyone goes to Wallyworld to buy their feed, you can pretty much say goodbye to your local feedstore.

    It's amazing how many locally owned businesses have gone down the drain because of situations like this.

    In the past Wally world has come into small towns, bringing in a Super Walmart, having their grocery prices really cheap--which closed down the local groceries. Then when the smaller groceries are gone, Walmart jacks up their price and people are then forced to go there and have no choices.

    Sometimes saving a couple dollars will cost you in the long haul.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    One Walmart about 30 miles from us carries it, but it's 40 lb, not 50 lb.
  9. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:Not here. Our local feed store (at least the one nearest me) sells huge quantities of seed and feed to local farmers. Isn't any way the Wal-Mart here is going into the business of selling feed by the truckload.

    As to the point of them destroying grocery stores, it actually improved things here. We had 3 grocery stores when I first moved here and no walmart at all. The "primary" grocery store which is family owned drove store # 3 out by lowering their prices. Then they bought out store number 2 then closed it Then they jacked up their prices, their only competition being a small IGA. Then Wal=Mart came in and built a small store. I think they must have noticed the opportunity to add the grocery section because the big family store was pricing itself out of the market.

    Now the 2 are existing quite fine, the grocer had to lower some prices and add some upscale items. They even opened a second store down the road from the next closest walmart and are doing fine there, too.

    Walmart is not evil. I shop both stores now.

    PS I own no stock in either store.
  10. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    I would check to make sure the feed was not from China. Some of the dog food was at one time. Our food chain carries scratch grain but we do not buy it there.

    Wally World is not the culprit NAFTA is. They like any corporation is taking advantage of a opportunity. The cheap prices of Chinese products erodes jobs here in the US on top of the fact that we lose the revenue needed to lower the deficit by NO tariffs. NAFTA was such a stupid decision, and I believe they knew it from the start. Anybody with any common sense can see that our business cannot compete with slaves in other countries. Sorry but factory workers living in the factories working for basically food is slaves.

    Sorry to get off topic, I don't care much for Wally World either, but they are doing what business does. It is really our fault when you get down to it.

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