Discount stores

What it’s like to shop at discount stores and Walmart supercenters


In the United States, there are three different formats of Walmart brick and mortar stores that include Walmart Supercenters …


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… Walmart Discount Stores …

FILE PHOTO: The Walmart logo is seen outside one of the stores in Chicago, Illinois, United States, November 20, 2018. REUTERS / Kamil Krzaczynski / File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Walmart logo can be seen outside one of Chicago’s stores

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… and Walmart neighborhood markets.

Walmart neighborhood market


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We looked to see how the new supercentre model compares to its original discount store counterpart – the first discount store opened in 1962 and the first supercentre opened in 1988.

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So we headed to the Walmart Discount Store in Norwalk, Connecticut …

Walmart Norwalk Connecticut


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… and the Walmart Supercenter in Secaucus, New Jersey to see how the two stack up.

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… and a few arcade games that felt a bit out of place next to a key cutting machine on our left.

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Walmart, Norwalk

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In Secaucus the store had the same double sliding door entrance and there was a similar group of carts to our left …

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Walmart, Secaucus

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… and a little dunkin ‘outpost – the donut smell was strong and hit us right as we walked through the door before we even had a chance to see where it was coming from.

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Walmart, Norwalk

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