Again last week on NPR/KERA there was mention by an industry expert about how Costco received some kind of award for how well they treat their employees. I was also talking to my friend who lives in Kansas City about how great the organic produce at Costco is, and how cheap she can get things there even though they treat their employees well and have quite a lot of sustainable processes and products.
I started daydreaming about this huge, vast cleared land space at the corner of Northwest Highway and Skillman (within scooter distance of my house), where something obviously very large is going to be built. I grasped at this wild hope – what if it is going to be a Costco?! How awesome that would be!!
I started Googling, but apparently I suck at that. I couldn’t find anything, but Christian found this article about the plans for Skillman and Northwest Highway. A JCPenney?! Weird enough. But then, my worst nightmare: ANOTHER WALMART!!!
I try not to curse on this blog, but WTF. W. T. F. ??!!
They just built a new Walmart at Forest & Abrams. Plus, years ago we were told that Walmart won’t build in urban areas and our area is something like 7 miles from downtown. Was this a lie?
I saw the Walmart documentary. I know what they do to get the low prices. And I can’t get behind that. But what kind of temptation is that – cheap food and other items less than a block away? When I know they would support things I don’t believe in?! Costco, where are you?!