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Re: new hosta at Walmart

  • Subject: Re: new hosta at Walmart
  • From: "Diann Thoma" <diannthoma@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 17:15:26 -0000

A normal ol' Walmart worker once snagged me in the garden area (I asked for 
a specific brand of potting soil I heard they carry) with a 15-minute 
monologue about how Walmart names their prices to their suppliers and their 
suppliers either bite the bullet or knuckle under. That's mass merchandising 
for you, but it wasn't a pleasant expose.


>From: "Andrew Lietzow" <andrewl@hostahaven.com>
>Reply-To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
>Subject: Re: new hosta at Walmart
>Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 11:59:30 -0500
>IMO, Walmart is no friend to the Hosta industry.  They price cut and then
>make it up on selling candy and clothes.  I don't have any clothes or candy
>to sell so I wish they would just go back to killing annuals and leave the
>killing of the perennials to the professional nursery people.  <g> We were
>doing fine killing off the perennials all on our own without help from 
>mass merchandisers.
>I did notice that Home Depot has changed suppliers--I believe their primary
>supplier used to be Klehm.  I think they found the going rough when you cut
>the margins down to pennies.  Good thing they staple the labels onto the 
>otherwise the staff wouldn't even be able to tell you that it was a 
>Hosta la Vista!
>Andrew Lietzow
>#1 Plantsman at http://HostaHaven.com
>1250 41st Street
>Des Moines, IA 50311-2516
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