Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sam Walton would be ashamed

Or at least I like to think so:

Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Firearms in Some Stores
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the biggest seller of firearms in the country, said it is discontinuing sales of guns in about 1,000 U.S. stores due to insufficient demand, part of an effort to boost sluggish sales by better matching store merchandise to individual neighborhoods.
The Bentonville, Ark., retailer wouldn't say which stores would stop selling guns and whether sales at those stores had fallen off recently or had always been substandard. The company said the move to stop selling guns at what amounts to about a third of its U.S. stores is part of Wal-Mart's larger effort to improve its "store of the community" program that tailors store products to neighborhood demand.
"If demand is not there for an item, we stop selling it," said Karen Burk, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman.
Wal-Mart declined to break out its gun sales. However, its much broader sporting goods and toys category, which includes firearms, was one of three merchandise categories whose percentage of Wal-Mart's total sales slipped last year.

Taken from http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB114502845796126154-jcrkfu5PX8z0BQRHMo7IhpzeqCQ_20070415.html?mod=blogs.

I give this four thumbs down. Wal-Mart sells cheap shotgun shells! Where else will I get them if THEY dont have them? GRRRR!


Blogger Frustrated Writer said...

I have a friend who runs the Wal-Mart on the south side of Abilene and he said most Texas Wal-Marts won't be affected as hunting is too big of an industry in this state. You shouldn't be affected.

11:35 AM  
Blogger GreatBeefalo said...

I know, but its the idea behind it. Firearm and ammunition sales account for 2 billion dollars of revenue for Wal-Mart each year. Too bad.

12:37 AM  
Blogger Frustrated Writer said...

maybe the Texas stores will start carrying RPGs.

2:48 PM  
Blogger GreatBeefalo said...

I can see that happening. "Hey Jim! Theres that deer! Lock and load!" WHOOOOOOSH

11:50 PM  
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1:25 PM  

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