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Old September 6th, 2005, 08:09 PM
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Default Walmart supplies low?

I just went shopping at Walmart and they are sold out of almost all water(all one gallon sizes) and many other items need restocking. I know some is from school going back (like shoes)and a holiday weekend but I imagine many people bought for a Katrina drive put on by the radio station. I was just surprised to see this because I am up in the north.
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Old September 6th, 2005, 11:04 PM
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WalMart does not employ the standard central-warehouse model of marketing. They employ drop-shipping on a massive scale to cut costs. That means when the shelves go bare, they order up what they need directly from the supplier, who rapidly ships it to the stores, skippimg any central warehouse. If the supplier is out, so is Wal-Mart.

This can be both a blessing and a curse to the world's biggest retailer....


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Old September 7th, 2005, 07:25 AM
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Oh, I see. I was wondering that exact thing about them having a central location. I think I saw that on a Walmart documentary but nothing seems to stay in my memory anymore. :0
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Old September 8th, 2005, 07:33 AM
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I think Walmart has been, and is the largest corporate donator of drinking water for Katrina victioms in the country.
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