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- All of the TAG area Walmarts are telling me that Walmart is closing their fabric sections. Jim Greenway
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>closing their fabric sections. Jim Greenway
> All of the TAG area Walmarts are telling me that Walmart is
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