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    What I heard at JoAnn's store today

    A store employee was talking to a customer and said she the rumor going through the stores was that JoAnns was getting the contract to take over Walmart's fabric and craft dept. She didn't know more about it and it was just being talked about by the store manager. Hmmm, could be a good thing or maybe not.
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    WOW - that is interesting!!! Bet they won't be able to have coupons as WalMart does not put coupons in any of their ads, etc.
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    Unsure how they might do the coupon bit.........if at all, but I have wished for a Joann's in our town, so maybe it would be a good thing....for me anyway........then again, maybe not. Guess we'll find out if it all comes to pass!

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    As far as I know Joann and Wal Mart are separate stores, don't see this happening unless one bought out the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    As far as I know Joann and Wal Mart are separate stores, don't see this happening unless one bought out the other.
    A contract is independent like the Vision center or mcDonald in most Walmarts.
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    I noticed when I was recently in Wal-Mart fabric department they had added a very small line of Designer Home decorating fabrics. I thought it was kind of odd considering how small the department is now to waste the space with more expensive fabric.

    I truly hope it is only a rumor. Our JoAnn's has gone down hill. What they carry is not always great & they are far to expensive. It is rare you can even use an in store coupon, as items are alwasy on sale.
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    You have to remember the important words here....RUMOR.....WalMart will most likely not give up its fabric department to a private contract.....WalMart will examine the profitability of the fabrics, then determine if they can make money selling them.....If no profit is there, then they will discontinue fabrics entirely, like they have in some stores already.....WalMart doesn't want anything to do with the restaurant business, banking, optometry, etc......and none of those businesses compete with what WalMart has to sell.....the craft department at WalMart would be in direct competition with anyone selling craft items.

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    I hope not --@&$

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    Stores have been known "lease" space to another. In Lincoln NE the Shopko stores lease space to Payless shoes so it is possible. Employees for the individual areas are separate too. Shopko also have their shoe area. So never say never!! Strange things have been known to happen.
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    Hopefully this is just that - a rumor. If it happens, I truly hope not ALL of Joann's fabrics are sold that way.

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    Interesting!

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    Maybe this will be a limited experiment...only in a few stores. Leases will probably be like the sewing machine dept in JoAnn's...completely separate...can only pay for Joann's stuff in that dept...no Walmart stuff.
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    I would be happy but i hardly go to JoAnn's anymore.

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    I've noticed in my local Walmart that an income tax company sets up in Walmart to do taxes, an arcade is in our Walmart, a McDonalds, a beauty salon, vision center, nail salon, why not a mini Joanns? Walmart doesn't really like having the fabric dept but brought it back due to customers wanting it back. If they contract to let JoAnns have a mini store then they wouldn't be selling any fabric or crafts, just let Joanns sell it. I bet it happens. It's too profitable for both stores.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 02-05-2013 at 11:50 AM.
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    Don't believe it. That rumor, in one form or another, has been going around since the one in 2007 about Walmart buying JoAnn's. It pops up here every so often. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t193801.html
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    As much as I dislike JoAnn's, I wouldn't mind if they took over my Walmart. It would save me an 50 minute drive to the next town to go to JoAnn's because our WalMart carries almost NOTHING!

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    Our Jo Anns had a Husqvarna (sp) store in it, for years, so maybe JoAnn's in Walmart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Don't believe it. That rumor, in one form or another, has been going around since the one in 2007 about Walmart buying JoAnn's. It pops up here every so often. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t193801.html
    It could be just a rumor. Whatever is more profitable will be the result, Joanns or no Joanns.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 02-05-2013 at 12:39 PM.
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    It would be nice in stores that don't have Joann's I have to drive 45 miles for mine. I have noticed that Walmart's fabric has been really thin lately so it would be an improvement here.

    Tomorrow is Senior day at Joann's. 25% of your total purchase is you are 60 or older. Sometimes it pays to be old.

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    I think I would like it. Our Walmart is 5 mins. away, but JoAnn's is 30 mins. away. Our Walmart still has not brought back the fabric dept., like I thought it was supposed to, so I wouldn't mind if SOMEONE finally did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LavenderBlue View Post
    Hopefully this is just that - a rumor. If it happens, I truly hope not ALL of Joann's fabrics are sold that way.
    Yes truly hope so since I don't do Walmart - period. without our Joannes, this town will have nothing except the LQS and Hobby Lobby.

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    Someone had posted this 'rumor' a year or so ago. Jo Anns has some of the indentical fabrics Walmart has, it just cost more at Jo Anns.
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    Our Walmart just put fabric back in our store about 6 months ago. Yeah, I do like Joann's better as the selection is wider, but I have to drive 45 mins to get to Joann's. I usually stick pile my coupons and make a list. I try to go once a month.

    In the mean time, I visit my Walmart fabric department any chance I get.
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    My joanns is right next door to walmart. Hummmmmmm

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    That doesn't make much sense to me. Im my area, Walmart has better fabric than a lot of the fabric at JoAnn's. So, I sure hope it's just a rumor.
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