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16898Re: no more cheap Walmart fabric

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  • John
    Feb 14, 2007
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      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, Jim Greenway
      <mtnpathfinder@...> wrote:
      > All of the TAG area Walmarts are telling me that Walmart is
      closing their fabric sections. Jim Greenway

      This should stand as the (current) authoritative reference about
      WalMart and fabric centers:

      Quote: WalMart Plans to Drop Fabrics At Some Stores
      Wall Street Journal, 23Jan07, p.A2

      ...Most of the new stores WalMart opens this year and those it
      remodels will forgo fabrics to instead feature craft-and-celebration
      centers offering merchandise for 'crafts and party planning needs
      along with information on current trends and new ideas in the area
      of life's celebrations' such as weddings and birthdays, WalMart
      spokeswoman Tara Raddohl said.

      WalMart intends to open as many as 280 U.S. supercenters and
      discount stores this year and remodel several hundred more. The
      switch also will affect a 'small number' of WalMart's existing
      stores, but Ms Raddohl declined to quantify the amount.

      ...WalMart likely is moving away from fabrics because the department
      doesn't lure significant traffic into its stores and doesn't yield
      the same margins as other merchandise....EndQuote

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