Waiting

Baton Rouge, LA

#1 Feb 23, 2013
When is super Walmart opening?
Brissae

Benton, AR

#2 Feb 24, 2013
Can't be soon enough.
Overpriced

United States

#3 Feb 24, 2013
All the negative feed back about Walmart comes from the local small town stores who have been over charging people for years . They stand to lose a significant amount of money once the Super Walmart opens, and this also includes Winn Dixie.
wondering

Livonia, LA

#5 Feb 25, 2013
What do you think walmart will do when all competition out here dissapears?Raise prices.Small businesses cannot compete when walmart buys items buy the millions and negeotiates producers to lower prices.Who do you think all the sweat shops that use next to slave labor produce for?If you want poor quality food products,go to walmart and consume all you can.Try opening two cans of vegetables,one walmart brand ,one a top brand,especially tomatoes and you will be amazed at the difference in quality and taste.I did this with tomatoes and pineapple,the walmart brand was horrible.Of course if you get used to the taste and smell i guess you will think they are the same.You are paying less because of poorer quality food.I don't understand why more locals don't buy locally produced produce and choose vegetables from the stores that is weeks old and has very little nutritive value instead of supporting local farmers markets or growing their own.
Post Turtle

United States

#6 Feb 25, 2013
wondering wrote:
What do you think walmart will do when all competition out here dissapears?Raise prices.Small businesses cannot compete when walmart buys items buy the millions and negeotiates producers to lower prices.Who do you think all the sweat shops that use next to slave labor produce for?If you want poor quality food products,go to walmart and consume all you can.Try opening two cans of vegetables,one walmart brand ,one a top brand,especially tomatoes and you will be amazed at the difference in quality and taste.I did this with tomatoes and pineapple,the walmart brand was horrible.Of course if you get used to the taste and smell i guess you will think they are the same.You are paying less because of poorer quality food.I don't understand why more locals don't buy locally produced produce and choose vegetables from the stores that is weeks old and has very little nutritive value instead of supporting local farmers markets or growing their own.
If it is better, we will pay more for it. But people aren't going to pay more just because it's local and we want to be nice. If you're going to charge more, you better be giving me something for that extra money. It can be quality, service, anything as long as I feel like I'm getting more. It's called competition, which is a good thing. Plain and simple.
Overpriced

United States

#7 Feb 25, 2013
Name brand items are cheaper at Walmart ! I don't care for Walmart brand products either, but I can afford the name brands here. So its really not about that at all, and I have always found fresh produce at Walmart. Most of the local owned stores have produce thats already gone bad on the shelves ??
wondering

Livonia, LA

#8 Feb 26, 2013
The price of locally grown produce is not always higher,and you ARE buying produce that is less than 24 hours from picking and has not lost almost all nutritive value.I just bought fresh oranges-6 for a dollar,grapefruit 4 for a dollar and fresh lemons 8 for a dollar.When i buy fresh shelled beans or peas,i do a value evaluation and find them cheaper when you consider that a can of vegetables contains about 14-15 ounces and contains liquid by at least a third(thats not produce)the cost are the same or cheaper.I can fresh tomatoes and find the cost less than grocery stores fresh OR canned and they contain no chemicals or salt.Really check on frozen vegetables as the ones i freeze from fresh last longer,taste better and since they are processed fresh ,higher in nutritive value.Instead of watching t.v. or even while watching,process your own fresh food for freezing,its very easy and quick to blanch vegetables.You make choices every day and choosing to not have so many chemicals in your food or eat fresh is a choice you make,but feeding children especially all the processed foods that contain so many chemicals is not good and look to see what country the produce is from,don't believe it comes from south america or elsewhere to your grocery store in a few days,it could be weeks and weeks and by that time its pretty much lost any food value.It seems after some years of processed food choices most have forgotten how great homemade food taste,and example is a teenager who tasted homemade mac and cheese asked me what it was as he had only eaten boxed style and had never eaten fruit salad and rarely ate a good garden salad,he was shocked at how great they tasted.I find cooking in larger quantities and freezing the leftover for later dinners is definetly cheaper and very convinient.Instead of using meat fat for flavoring,try fresh herbs,they grow here year round in a small plot and is fun for children to grow and makes food taste great.I grow a very small garden next to my fence and right now have cabbage,celery,parsley,oregano ,mint,dill,leeks,onions,lettuc e,carrots,stevia(a naturalsweetner great for diabetics,cilantro,bay tree,thyme and strawberries.I also choose to plant fruit trees instead of non-fruiting trees.Its always a choice you make with your time and it doesn't take a lot of time and is interesting and a good excuse to get outside and excercise.Our government chooses not to regulate or test the effects of all the chemicals used in food now and many wonder why they are living with bad stomachs or feel sick after eating especially fast foods and processed foods.Take one day and record all the different chemicals in the canned and processed foods you eat and its staggering and a real wake-up call.
Clark Kent

Prairieville, LA

#9 Feb 26, 2013
I don't see how Winn-Dixie will be able to stay open with the Super Wal-Mart. They're going to be so much cheaper. I know that everyone I talk to is going to completely stop shopping there and go to Wal-Mart once they open. The only part at Winn-Dixie that I think can still do well is the meat/seafood department. Winn-Dixie has really good meat; you can't say the same for Wal-Mart. Their meat is horrible. You truly get what you pay for. The ground meat alone over there is about the same grade stuff you'd find at a prison.
Cindy Champagne

Port Barre, LA

#10 Feb 26, 2013
For buying meat at a grocery store for cooking, I find that Langlois' is the best.
wondering

Livonia, LA

#12 Feb 27, 2013
I am so thankful to have a local farmer growing produce here.They give us all the option to eat fresh produce.They are actually doing me a favor by producing here and people come from other areas to buy from them.I support them because of the quality and quantity of their product.If any of you had an idea of the work and cost of a truck farm you would also have much respect for this farmer.They give me the option of buying fresh local produce and i worry the day will come when they stop.
Jill

United States

#13 Mar 9, 2013
March I think.
HChampagne

Port Barre, LA

#14 Mar 10, 2013
Jill wrote:
March I think.
July (With help from weather)
lib 2

Livonia, LA

#15 Mar 10, 2013
I thought the banner said end of April. I'm excited-cant wait! No more traveling out of parish!
waiting on service

United States

#16 Mar 10, 2013
I too am very excited about shopping in Pointe Coupee at the new Walmart. However, I'm concerned about customer service... seems that whenever we get some great and good new thing in our parish, the employees hired ruin it.
HChampagne

Port Barre, LA

#17 Mar 10, 2013
waiting on service wrote:
I too am very excited about shopping in Pointe Coupee at the new Walmart. However, I'm concerned about customer service... seems that whenever we get some great and good new thing in our parish, the employees hired ruin it.
I like the workers at our WalMart. I shop in every department except Automotive and everyone is helpful, cheerful and competent. I think the store will be just fine.
Brissae

Benton, AR

#18 Mar 10, 2013
Why is it taking so durn long to finish???
Dookie With Corn

United States

#19 Mar 11, 2013
Brissae wrote:
Why is it taking so durn long to finish???
Louisiana
The Cats Meow

United States

#20 Mar 11, 2013
We desperately need the Super Wal-Mart here. What we also need is enough honest employees to run it so our prices will remain competitive with other Super Wal-Marts.

Zachary's Wal-Mart is cheaper than Port Allen's. if New Roads can't control the shoplifting, they might as well shut it down as our residents will go to the store with the cheaper prices, and we are already used to leaving the Parish to stretch the dollar!

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