Kroger and Walmart sign land deal nex...

Kroger and Walmart sign land deal next to Home Depot on HWY 5

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the cheetah

Blue Ridge, GA

#1 May 24, 2011
Kroger and Walmart sign land deal next to Home Depot on HWY 5

Deal was signed last week for a large amount I have been told by some BB&T guys.

Yipeeeee
Local

Ellijay, GA

#2 May 24, 2011
Heard about the Walmart, but had not heard about the Kroger. Doubt Walmart would stand for a Kroger next door that close.
the cheetah

Blue Ridge, GA

#3 May 24, 2011
Local wrote:
Heard about the Walmart, but had not heard about the Kroger. Doubt Walmart would stand for a Kroger next door that close.
They are together. It is not a Walmart Supercenter. It will be like the new one in Jasper with a Kroger across the way or next to it.
CountryGeekGirl

Georgetown, TN

#4 Jun 5, 2011
Hasn't this rumor been going around for about four years?
Tell The Truth

Covington, LA

#5 Jun 6, 2011
CountryGeekGirl wrote:
Hasn't this rumor been going around for about four years?
No, I think it is about ten years. Don't hold your breath!
Halfback

Williston, SC

#6 Jun 6, 2011
cure hope it's true!
izabell

Murphy, NC

#7 Jun 6, 2011
we dont need a walmart in blue ridge, it would just be a small one like in b-ville that aint got nothin, so.....lets get a target and a krogers, and i would never leave this boone town again!!!!!
deeez nutzzzzzzzzzz

Blue Ridge, GA

#8 Jun 6, 2011
It is a Walmart Express.Google it and you will see that is their new roll out.
Rob Man

Blue Ridge, GA

#9 Jun 8, 2011
deeez nutzzzzzzzzzz wrote:
It is a Walmart Express.Google it and you will see that is their new roll out.
Sure - and you have lakefront property in Cherry Log...
deezzzzzzzz nutzzzzzzzzzz

Blue Ridge, GA

#10 Jun 8, 2011
Walmart Express Takes Aim at Dollar Stores

GENTRY, Ark.-- Wal-Mart Stores opened its first Walmart Express, its answer to the growing threat of dollar stores. The 15,000-square-foot store, one-tenth the size of a Walmart superstore, aims to carry everything consumers might need on the spur of the moment, from milk and eggs to DVDs.

Walmart Express is sized to fit into cities where space is at a premium and in rural areas that can't support a superstore, according to a report by the Associated Press. The first store, opened in rural Gentry, Ark., is about a half-mile away from a Dollar General location.

Dollar stores have enjoyed strong revenue growth as they've lured more shoppers with bargain prices and wider selections. Meanwhile, U.S. Walmart stores open at least a year have posted declines in revenue for eight straight quarters, the AP report noted.

Dollar-store chains also have quickly expanded, opening stores closer to customers' homes, an advantage in this era of high gas prices. The average round trip to a dollar store is six miles, vs. 30 miles for a typical Walmart trip, Credit Suisse analyst Michael Exstein estimated.

The new Gentry store is one of 20 small stores Wal-Mart expects to open by the end of January. A second Walmart Express test store will open this Wednesday about 30 miles away in Prairie Grove, Ark., and another will launch in Ridgefield, N.C., a week later. The company also is experimenting with a prototype for urban markets in Chicago, to open this summer.

"This is about access to breadth of assortment" and everyday low prices, said Anthony Hucker, vice president of Wal-Mart's strategy and business-development division.

Hucker emphasized that the company is still testing out the small-store format. Most Walmart Express locations will have a pharmacy. Some, like the store in Prairie Grove, will sell gasoline. All stores will offer check-cashing services and accept food stamps.

For ease of shopping, some related general merchandise is featured alongside groceries. For example, tea kettles and toasters are in the bread and tea and coffee aisle. Shoppers can find prepaid phones and greeting cards as well, the AP report noted

Wal-Mart is looking to customers to tell the retailer what these small stores should carry. Signs throughout the store read, "If you want it, we'll get it."
ff50toccoa

Williston, SC

#11 Aug 19, 2011
Blue Ridge should welcome a WalMart. Jobs, sales tax income and good pricing for us. One question, what is the source of info that this is really going to happen?
Truth or Fiction

Covington, LA

#12 Aug 19, 2011
ff50toccoa wrote:
Blue Ridge should welcome a WalMart. Jobs, sales tax income and good pricing for us. One question, what is the source of info that this is really going to happen?
Probably wishful thinking!
Zoro

Paonia, CO

#13 Aug 19, 2011
I don't know how far south of Atlanta but north ever city to Blairsville has a wal-mart but one guess who yes your right Blue Ridge.
Joe

Chattanooga, TN

#14 Aug 19, 2011
Hay, The County has some land for a super deal just right out the road on Hwy 5. We even got them a name picked out "ORCHARD PARK", or they can name it. I`m sure the County Commissioners would be happy to unload that Real Estate. Just a thought.
margiebarube

Canton, GA

#15 Aug 20, 2011
I heard the guy that owns the land for the proposed Kroger is being foreclosed on so I hope they decide to pursue another piece of property.
Georgia Girl

Blue Ridge, GA

#16 Aug 20, 2011
A) A friend of mine works at the planning center in Arkansas and he sees no plans for on in Blue Ridge.

B) Why is the "for sale" sign still there?
Yep

Paonia, CO

#17 Aug 21, 2011
Joe wrote:
Hay, The County has some land for a super deal just right out the road on Hwy 5. We even got them a name picked out "ORCHARD PARK", or they can name it. I`m sure the County Commissioners would be happy to unload that Real Estate. Just a thought.
They could build next to Mr. Slaughter's music arena......oooopppssss, that didn't get built either.
margiebarube

Canton, GA

#18 Aug 21, 2011
Yep wrote:
<quoted text>They could build next to Mr. Slaughter's music arena......oooopppssss, that didn't get built either.
Some guy named Randy was in UCB a few weeks back meeting with them and he is supposed to be doing the deal now with Kroger. My housekeeper works at UCB and she overheard him chatiing with an older gentleman.
Yep

Paonia, CO

#19 Aug 21, 2011
Well, my grandmother's cousin's best friend's stepdaughter's half brother's wife overheard that we are getting a Kroger, a Walmart, and a Target within the next three to ten years.
just sayin

Ellijay, GA

#20 Aug 21, 2011
blue ridge doesn't need a walmart.

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