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Monday, July 04, 2016

I should elaborate

On something I wrote the other day.  The Wal-Mart next to me does have groceries,  including 25-cent bananas. But if you go to the one in Hamburg,  where the gas station is,  there is a full-blown grocery inside.  The bananas there are 52 cents per pound,  and 2 litres are $1 rather than $1.58. It seems to me that if you are a smaller store,  but the same store,  and you carry the same product,  then it should be the same price,  at least within the same city or market. There is a Wal-Mart grocery only at Tates Creek,  and a big store near Nicholasville Road that also has a grocery.  Those are both on the south side of town. I'm not sure about the one on the north side of town, but I think it's like mine.  Note that Hamburg and the south side of town are more affluent than the east and north. And the west side of town,  which is probably the least affluent,  doesn't even have a Wal-Mart. Who would have thought you could judge the socioeconomic highs and lows by the quality of their Wal-Mart stores?  And guess who pays less?  Granted,  the east and north stores are also older,  but they have been renovated, and groceries added,  just not an actual food market.

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