Wal-Mart Opens First Hispanic Community Store
In Garland, Texas today, Wal-Mart opened its first superstore designed from the ground up to meet the needs of Hispanic shoppers.
According to Wal-Mart, "We paid attention to the shopping patterns and preferences of our customers and designed the store to reflect the local community. As a result, the store will make fresh corn and flour tortillas and chips daily. The deli will also offer fresh-baked bolillo and pandulce, and the produce department will include an expanded selection of bananas, plantains, chilies and spices. Customers can pick up bulk packages of specially marinated meat, rice and beans. Near the entrance, shoppers will find a La Micha juice bar and a special shop with merchandise for the latest holiday or upcoming sporting event."
Read a Dallas Morning News article here.
Read a CD post here on an Arab Wal-Mart store in Dearborn, Michigan.
And here's the case for why Wal-Mart deserves the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize for the retail giant's significant contributions to society, including tailoring its stores to local demographics. "One can plausibly argue that Wal-Mart's innovations and the resulting "Everyday Low Prices" are nothing short of a miracle." When it comes to serving consumers, nobody does it better than Wal-Mart.