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Thread: Interesting recent observation about my Wal-Mart's fabric department

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    I know the Wal-Mart topics here have been done to death, so I apologize ahead of time for those who groan when they see these. But I was in our local Wal-Mart last night about 10:00pm looking for something in their fabric department and noticed that they had rearranged the department. Hmmm, interesting! The fabric cutting counter which had been at the back of the department near the outside wall has been moved to the front of the department so that it fronts the main aisle through that section of the store. It seems like they were wanting to give higher visibility to the "action" in the department, i.e., someone just walking along that main aisle will now see employees measuring and cutting fabric for customers, etc. Brilliant, I thought. Their racks of fabric were rearranged to move them towards the back of the department where the cutting counters had been. Not a major reno or rearrangement, but it was a pretty significant one, I thought.

    And also, when I was in there at 10:00pm, there was an employee there cutting fabric for customers, while 2 others waited to have fabric cut, and several others will milling about the department looking at stuff. Pretty active for that time of night.

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    Lucky you still have fabric!

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    Well them there cutting that late is a great opportunity for those who work odd hours. Hope they keep it up. There are 4 Walmarts at the closest
    city to me and 2 of those have fabric still. The Walmart the other direction from me still have a small fabric department too. The closest Walmart is 50 miles so I am glad some still have fabric. I've gotten alot my doggie fabrics from there that nowhere else would have them.

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    The last walmart that I was in that had fabric, didn't have anyone to cut, they are so short staffed that they can't get anyone to work evenings and from the sound if it weekends were not much better,

    The other one that I know that has fabric still has the table in the middle of the dept but that could have changed as it has been a bit since I have been there.

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    why do you think they are making it more visible, if they are going to discontinue fabrics in six weeks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    why do you think they are making it more visible, if they are going to discontinue fabrics in six weeks?
    Kind of made me think if they're making that kind of effort in this store, then perhaps they have no intention of doing away with the department in this store.

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    Our local WalMart just did a major renovation and moved the cutting table closer to the main aisle too... However, they narrowed the fabric area and we are now down to a wall of fabric bolts and 3 shorter aisles :( BUT, the biggest percentage of their fabrics are quilting cottons and they still have a nice selection of fleece, batting, stabilizers and such :D

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    Funny you post this today, I tried to get some at my local only to stand there for 10 mins and no help :roll: I would have waited but a two year old and three year old cant!! :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalKicks
    Funny you post this today, I tried to get some at my local only to stand there for 10 mins and no help :roll: I would have waited but a two year old and three year old cant!! :(

    I have learned that if nobody is around to cut fabric or anywhere else to pick up the phone, hit 0 and tell whoever answers that customers need fabric cut and someone comes in no time. :lol:

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    I wonder if we will be getting rid of our fabric department? We only have one major store in town....which is wal-mart ( small town) so I can't imagine that they would ..but who knows maybe they don't make alot of profit??

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