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Thread: Joann's Fabric and Wal Mart

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    Super Member sewmuch's Avatar
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    I went to Joann's today, asked them if Walmart had bought Joann's and
    she said not that she had heard, they got a new CEO, but thats all. So
    hope its true. :D

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    I don't know about this thing with Joanns but my WM has desided NOT to close the fabric dept in Oct. I guess there were too many complaints about them closing it.

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    Super Member sewmuch's Avatar
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    I also went to Walmart today and they had moved the fabric dept. and decreased the size to two aisles only.

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    Our local Walmart here said that some of the stores were closing out the fabric departments to make room to start selling alcohol. Another case of profits versus consumers wants/needs. I was not impressed nor happy to hear that. We will not be losing our fabric department here as sales are so high in this area, (it also helps that there is a liquor store only 3 blocks away,) but will be losing the ones located where my daughters live.

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    I went to Joanns down the street from me and ,the woman I talked to said she hadn't heard anything like that,I sure hope not,if WM bought Joanns I refuse to shop there.

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    :shock: Say it ain't so!!! I have to drive an hour to go to Joann's in Wilmington, but they still have loads and loads of fabric. Our Walmart says the home office got so many complaints they think we'll keep our fabric for awhile, anyway. If it holds until Dec they say it will STAY, but who knows what these CEOs are going to decide to get the most out of us?????

    Online fabric shopping may be our only options soon...
    Sharon

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    I agree completely. I have stopped shopping at WM unless it is an emergency and if they DID buy Joann's then by default so will they. Has anyone heard or found anything confirming this rumor? :(

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    Walmart here just got a large amount of fabric in from a store in albany that is closing their fabric department.

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    Hi--My WalMart said they are continuing their fabric department but quality has changed. My daughter worked for JoAnns at one time and she told me it was a publicly traded company. She couldn't find anything that said WalMart had bought JoAnns.

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    I don't have a Joann's in my area. The WalMart here was going to remove their fabric line so all of the local quilt guilds called the 800 number to complain, and they decided to keep it. The fabric section has not changed.

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