Thursday, February 3, 2011
I shop at Walmart. I admit that freely. It's not known as the friendliest company in the world, but it has what I want. It's cheap. It's always open. As James Taylor would say, "that's why I'm here."
Walmart has also gone a transformation in the last couple years. I tried hard, but I couldn't find anyone with the warm fuzzies over the look on the left-- bright colors, big sign, big squares. The new look is on the right, even though the sketch still has the old logo. Earth tones, curves, friendlier, more inviting, less menacing.
The outside might have changed, and even the inside has been modified somewhat. Aisles are wider. Health & beauty is closer to groceries. Studies show people like the proximity. Go figure.
I guess the bottom line is that it's tough to get emotionally attached to a big concrete box filled with cheap stuff, no matter what the exterior looks like.
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