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New Super Wal-Mart/Sam's Club at X-Rite Site


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#1 GRDadof3

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 10:36 AM

Just as I suspected, the current X-Rite plant on 44th is being eyed for a Super Wal-Mart and Sam's Club when X-Rite moves to Kentwood. Walmart would vacate the store at Kenowa and 44th by the highway. That store cannot be that old? It's kinda like the bonehead move that Target did on 28th. "Same Great Store, Just 1 Mile Further From You!" :P

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#2 gvsusean

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 10:49 AM

Damn.... I hate f****** wal-mart!!!!!!!

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 11:23 AM

Walmart would vacate the store at Kenowa and 44th by the highway. That store cannot be that old?

I think it's probably a visibility issue.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 03:20 PM

I think it's probably a visibility issue.


Your right about the visibility. This location has a much better traffic count then Wal-Martís location on Kenowa. However, the real reason for the move would be their ability to go head to head with Meijer. Wal-Martís current location is a standard discount department store; the new one would be a Supercenter, with groceries. This would be the first time Meijer would compete directly with Wal-Mart in the immediate Grand Rapids area.

Consumers Reports has rated their grocery division pretty low with regards to quality and service, but their low prices seem to keep consumers coming back. I personally canít imagine buying anything form them let alone groceries!
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#5 GRDadof3

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 03:26 PM

Your right about the visibility. This location has a much better traffic count then Wal-Martís location on Kenowa. However, the real reason for the move would be their ability to go head to head with Meijer. Wal-Martís current location is a standard discount department store; the new one would be a Supercenter, with groceries. This would be the first time Meijer would compete directly with Wal-Mart in the immediate Grand Rapids area.

Consumers Reports has rated their grocery division pretty low with regards to quality and service, but their low prices seem to keep consumers coming back. I personally canít imagine buying anything form them let alone groceries!
:sick:


Yah, we went to that Kenowa location when we lived out there, and it was very "flea-market-ish". I don't even think we bought anything, we just left. If they take care of groceries the way they take care of general merchandise, YIKES! Don't buy the meat!!!!

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 03:27 PM

I personally canít imagine buying anything form them let alone groceries!

I'm no longer allowed to enter one (according to the fiance). Fine by me :)

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 05:06 PM

I wont even enter a Walmart.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 06:08 PM

the only time I go into a walmart is to purchase video games if they are insanely cheap at walmart, and nowhere else.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 06:25 PM

the only time I go into a walmart is to purchase video games if they are insanely cheap at walmart, and nowhere else.


^^I can't believe this!! :lol: In the south, we LIVE at wal-mart! HAHA :D

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 06:45 PM

^^I can't believe this!! :lol: In the south, we LIVE at wal-mart! HAHA :D


I think Meijer has spoiled us. I have a new smiley you guys can use Posted Image

Ruuunnnnnn!!!!

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 07:04 PM

^^I can't believe this!! :lol: In the south, we LIVE at wal-mart! HAHA :D


This has more truth to it then a lot of people know. After living in Georgia for two years I came to miss Meijer greatly. The Super Walmarts don't compare in quality or any other factor. There is no store in the south that is like Meijer.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 07:28 PM

it is socially irresponsible to shop at walmart.

#13 twoshort

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 08:35 PM

it is socially irresponsible to shop at walmart.

quoted for truth.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 09:37 PM

Heres what seperates the north from the south:

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 08:39 AM

Heres what seperates the north from the south:

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:rofl: I love the "Awful House" as my wife calls it. Your cholesterol goes up 10 points just walking in the door.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:05 AM

Just as I suspected, the current X-Rite plant on 44th is being eyed for a Super Wal-Mart and Sam's Club when X-Rite moves to Kentwood. Walmart would vacate the store at Kenowa and 44th by the highway. That store cannot be that old? It's kinda like the bonehead move that Target did on 28th. "Same Great Store, Just 1 Mile Further From You!" :P

http://www.mlive.com...1040.xml&coll=6


When Target moved, they upgraded their store from a regular Target to a Super Target. This is the first Super Target in Michigan, as they are testing the market.

As far as Walmart goes, being stuck in the UP I am forced to shop at Walmart. I really wich Meijers would look into expanding up here, there is a large market for another 24hr chain gorcer. Marquette people have a lot of money (compare to the rest of the UP), and I know most people cant stand Walmart.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:07 AM

When Target moved, they upgraded their store from a regular Target to a Super Target. This is the first Super Target in Michigan, as they are testing the market.

As far as Walmart goes, being stuck in the UP I am forced to shop at Walmart. I really wich Meijers would look into expanding up here, there is a large market for another 24hr chain gorcer. Marquette people have a lot of money (compare to the rest of the UP), and I know most people cant stand Walmart.


My wife has shopped at that Target, and she tells me it's almost exactly the same :huh: I thought that I heard they nixed the SuperTarget concept for that store??

And I don't envy you being in Marquette...

Edited by GRDadof3, 12 October 2005 - 09:08 AM.


#18 torgo

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:08 AM

When Target moved, they upgraded their store from a regular Target to a Super Target. This is the first Super Target in Michigan, as they are testing the market.

As far as Walmart goes, being stuck in the UP I am forced to shop at Walmart. I really wich Meijers would look into expanding up here, there is a large market for another 24hr chain gorcer. Marquette people have a lot of money (compare to the rest of the UP), and I know most people cant stand Walmart.

I havent been to a walmart in several years, and i plan on it staying that way :P If I have to go to one, its usually meijers or occasionally target

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:08 AM

My wife has shopped at that Target, and she tells me it's almost exactly the same :huh: I thought that I heard they nixed the SuperTarget concept for that store??

My fiance was pretty excited about the 'Super Target' until we got there. I think you're right about them nixing it, because it's not that much different. Maybe a starbucks makes a super target? :D

Edited by twoshort, 12 October 2005 - 09:09 AM.


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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:11 AM

My fiance was pretty excited about the 'Super Target' until we got there. I think you're right about them nixing it, because it's not that much different. Maybe a starbucks makes a super target? :D


So would that mean the Meijer at Knapp's Corner is a "Super-Meijer", since they have a Starbucks :P