Wal-Mart is faltering. Link. Target and Costco are eating its lunch.
Hardly surprising. The times I’ve been to Wal-Mart stores, even brand new ones, I was surprised at how hideously messy they were. Target and Costco won’t tolerate half-eaten bags of Cheetos in the aisles. At W-M it was hard to find things that were unopened, unworn or even just plain hard to find stuff.
I think of them as the next Montgomery Wards. They’ll either re-invent themselves (that’s gobbledegookspeak for “Cleaning up their act”) or be history in 15 years.