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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 6:23 PM
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What is wrong with Target?
Nothing... they're just a little bit better version of Zellers.

I've sure been waiting patiently for Wal-Mart Supercenters... any word on getting some here in Alberta?
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 9:29 PM
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they are opening a super walmart somewhere in or near Edmonton - the first for the west - i think the only other "super" ones are in Ontario so far

I think they are making the walmart in bellingham a "super" one - so until vancouver gets one thats the closest - which for me isn't too far
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 9:31 PM
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i love target but it loses its cache once it opens here - than its just another blah local store
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Nothing... they're just a little bit better version of Zellers.

I've sure been waiting patiently for Wal-Mart Supercenters... any word on getting some here in Alberta?

Edmonton is getting 2 walmart supercenters One in South Edmonton Common.. new store its a HUGE STORE already

One In the West end.. older store with Grocery additon on it.


both should be open by fall
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What is wrong with Target?

I heard Target is more pricer then zellers.. is that True??


I hope if they do come they don't pull a K-Mart
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2007, 3:43 AM
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no not really

its cheap in the states anyway - it just has so many fabulous things besides the tide and such

they have some good sales too - their black friday was really good last year

and gets some top designers to do collections



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Edmonton is getting 2 walmart supercenters One in South Edmonton Common.. new store its a HUGE STORE already

One In the West end.. older store with Grocery additon on it.


both should be open by fall
Wait? I thought South Edmonton Commons already had a Superstore?

You know, REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORE?

After all, if it's a Superstore then it's gotta be like Wal-Mart right? What are some departments that Superstore has that Wal-Mart Supercenter doesn't, and what are some departments that Wal-Mart Supercenter has that Superstore doesn't have?
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they are huge - nothing like real Canadian superstore - its like a regular wal mart with a full grocery store, deli, bakery, etc in it and very cheap and more selection than a regular wal mart
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no not really

its cheap in the states anyway - it just has so many fabulous things besides the tide and such

they have some good sales too - their black friday was really good last year

and gets some top designers to do collections



Yeah, and Zellers is like Target done Canadian Style. Look at all the exclusive brands Zellers has now and Target has a lot of the same ones. Likewise, look at this Zellers video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8ogOVXN91Y

Looks Target-esque to me(especially the newly renovated or newly built stores).
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they are huge - nothing like real Canadian superstore - its like a regular wal mart with a full grocery store, deli, bakery, etc in it and very cheap and more selection than a regular wal mart
I know that, I live in Alabama where Wal-Mart Supercenters and SuperTargets are all over.

I just ask why real Canadian superstore calls itself a Superstore and has been for the past 25 years if I'm hearing on here now that it's not really a Superstore.
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yeah

i like the thomas o'brien stuff target has - plus its just got a fun vibe to it

walking into zellers is like walking into blahsville - the service is pretty bad at zellers
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Theres already a walmart supercenter in alberta, its in Wainwright.
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2007, 4:33 AM
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I know that, I live in Alabama where Wal-Mart Supercenters and SuperTargets are all over.

I just ask why real Canadian superstore calls itself a Superstore and has been for the past 25 years if I'm hearing on here now that it's not really a Superstore.
oh duh me

its only called that out west out east its called loblaws - well apaprently they are opening real canadian superstores there now too under some werid scheme? which isn't all that clear since they are always thought to be the same company

but over the last few years anyway they have been expanding the stores and selling more non-grocery things - so compared to the regular grocery stores they are "super" - up until they came into the market grocery stores were small and typical and never sold clothes, electronics or such as a lot do now
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oh duh me

its only called that out west out east its called loblaws - well apaprently they are opening real canadian superstores there now too under some werid scheme? which isn't all that clear since they are always thought to be the same company

but over the last few years anyway they have been expanding the stores and selling more non-grocery things - so compared to the regular grocery stores they are "super" - up until they came into the market grocery stores were small and typical and never sold clothes, electronics or such as a lot do now
So RCSS is like a Wal-Mart Supercenter, only it's more Groceries 1st then General Merchandise whereas Wal-Mart Supercenter is all about the General Merchandise, then the Groceries. Right?
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oh duh me

its only called that out west out east its called loblaws
Loblaws and RCS are not the same, any more than are Loblaws and No Frills the same. They're owned by the same company but are very different sorts of stores.

And there are Real Canadian Superstores out east- in fact one is going in Maple Leaf Gardens. Check their website.
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i think if you walked in to one you would think that you were more in a grocery store than a wal mart type store
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I don't know man, Wal-Marts don't look as massive as this:



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^And Superstores I believe have been ramping up for Wal-mart Supercenters by growing themselves. I recall the already quite large Superstore in Shawnessy (Calgary south) added on a new section two years ago...it is large.

RCSS are now over 150,000 sq ft...but that's still short of the 180,000 sq ft average of a Wal-mart Supercenter (which, pales in comparison to the 320,000 sq ft Ikeas :-)

SuperTargets are about 170,000 sq ft, and at least have tried spreading that size over more than one floor in their "urban" stores...not sure this is something Wal-mart has done yet?
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well they are big but the non food grocery stuff selection isn't as great as a walmart is
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Loblaws and RCS are not the same, any more than are Loblaws and No Frills the same. They're owned by the same company but are very different sorts of stores.

And there are Real Canadian Superstores out east- in fact one is going in Maple Leaf Gardens. Check their website.
yeah thats why its confusing - people always say Real Canadian superstore is out west and loblaws is out east - but than i was reading RCC wants to crack the ontario market and i was like

they often mention it on city line - they will say you can get these at loblaws in toronto or in the west at RCC

who owns what?
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