In recent customer ratings, WalMart slipped to 69. The highest ranked supermarket is Publix.
That’s the way it is at our house.
We moved to Georgia in late 2008. We can now shop at Publix. That’s where my wife prefers to shop. The environment is clean. The staff is made up of very customer-pleasing people — better than any supermarket I have even been in.
WalMart’s people are not grouchy, but they are not as nice as Publix workers.
WalMart is cheaper in money but more expensive in time. It is hard to navigate your way through WalMart. The SuperCenters are big.
People can tell the difference. They seem to prefer service to low prices.
WalMart is not going out of business. Low prices pull in customers who are on a tight budget. But not everyone is on that tight a budget.
It is interesting that the Dollar Stores are growing at the expense of all stores. They are smaller. The staff knows where things are. The prices are usually better than WalMart, but you can get in and out faster. The parking lots at Dollar stores are smaller.
The closest store to us in Mississippi was a Dollar General store. I preferred to shop there. It usually had what I wanted. It was more convenient than a 7-11, and a lot cheaper.