----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 8:41
Subject: Re: new hosta at Walmart
Although I think many of Wal-Mart's business
practices are less than great, I was really refering to the people that supply
them. Between those cheep "overseas" sources, and Wa;-Mart is a
grower. That person or persons, Has made a decision what segment of the
market they want to cater to. In the Nursery business, we have ferrited
out those grower/suppliers, and most nurserymen will not do business with them
any longer. At least two that I know of, subsiquently were dropped by
Wal-Mart ( something they love to do) and have been forced out of
business. Couldn't have happened to more deserving guys !! I hope
the pain was intense!
I believe that part of the problem is the huge influx of product from
overseas. With cheap labor available in China, Walmart can source
product from US TC propagators that actually orginated in China.
Hosta la Vista!