Brandonflation Driving Food Shoppers Away From Walmart

Considering that Walmart typically has better food prices that the regular grocery stores, like Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Shoprite, Lowe’s Foods, and whatever else you have in your area, how are they doing when shopper are going even lower cost?

Inflation steers budget shoppers away from Walmart. Bringing them back may not be easy

Walmart Inc could face an uphill battle to reclaim U.S. shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon.

While gasoline prices have dropped nearly 20% over the past month, there are no signs shoppers are returning to the nation’s biggest retailer, according to foot traffic data reviewed by Reuters and analysts.

Inflation remains at a 40-year high, devouring a large chunk of the grocery budgets of many Americans, especially Walmart’s legions of cost-conscious shoppers.

Foot traffic at Walmart’s 3,573 U.S. Supercenters and its 370 discount stores (as of Jan. 31, 2022) fell 2.7% on average from June 1 through July 25 versus a year earlier, according to data from, a location analytics firm.

Meanwhile, traffic rose 11.5% at Aldi, owned by German discount grocer Aldi Süd, and the number of shopper visits climbed 4.1% at Dollar General.

Interesting. Aldi isn’t necessarily less expensive than Walmart for many things, and, certainly aren’t as many nationwide. That more Americans are shopping at Dollar General should be very concerning to the government, but, really, people like Biden couldn’t care less about you peasants

McMillon recently told investors that shoppers – especially from lower-income households – bought fewer items in the three months through April 30, even they also consolidated their trips to the store in response to higher fuel prices.

So, Bidenflation is really hitting the lower class, who couldn’t afford to drive and purchase quality food (if you’ve never been in a Walmart supercenter, you’re missing out. I love tomatoes, and there are lots and lots to choose from. Fresh baked breads and cakes and all sorts of stuff. It’s really good).

Both Walmart and Target Corp issued profit warnings over the past two months, noting that U.S. shoppers responded to the rising cost of living by buying primarily lower-margin food and other essentials, while skipping aisles filled with clothes and sporting goods.

Walmart’s warning in late July was “a diagnostic look at the average American household,” Jefferies analyst Stephanie Wissink said. It showed the squeeze on shoppers’ monthly budgets that also led many to cut back on their trips to grocery stores, she said.

One Target I know has a pretty good grocery experience, the one in Knightdale is hot garbage. Their produce is terrible. Regardless, Bidenflation is causing lots of problems, especially for food. He’s doing such a great job.

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22 Responses to “Brandonflation Driving Food Shoppers Away From Walmart”

  1. Dana says:

    We avoid WalMart as much as we can. It’s not just that their grocery store layout is horrible, but that my darling bride — of 43 years, 2 months, and 25 days — hates that WalMart looks at each customer as a potential thief, having to show your register receipt as you exit the store.

    As a grocery store, Kroger is pretty good, but Elaine claims that Meijer’s is less expensive.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    We have a new WalMart a few miles away and avoid it as well, although they had the Weinermobile at the grand opening.

    My daughter-in-law refuses to show them her receipt, saying that she owns the articles now and “keep your hands off my stuff”. She’s one of my heroes!

    • drowningpuppies says:

      It appears your daughter-in-law is a real bitch on wheels and fits in quite nicely with your family of overbearing racists.

      No wonder she’s your hero.

      • CarolAnn says:

        I guess the daughter-in-law like most leftists feels no social responsibility to do her part to thwart crime and shoplifting even by very small “sacrifices”. So her societal awareness runs into homosexuality, anti white CRT racism and Christian hating be she draws the line at countering the shoplifting epidemic. Nice.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          She is conservative and is an independent, decent, intelligent mother and wife. My son was lucky they found each other. Her two adult daughters from a first marriage are also independent, decent, smart women.

          My only complaint is that she’s a better deer hunter than I.

          We have never discussed homosexuality, CRT or Christianity.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            As pointed out before she must be a real bitch.
            Your son and your family deserve her.

          • CarolAnn says:

            “We have never discussed homosexuality, CRT or Christianity.”

            So you wouldn’t know her opinions on those but we can still deduce she’s unmoved by the societal rot of shoplifting.

            BTW, what’s the deal with you leftists calling everyone you disagree with uneducated and basically trailer trash? Do you guys really believe denying God, kissing homo ass and believing in failed economic and political systems points to superior intellect? It doesn’t.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        You should come to St Louis to tell her in person. Her husband would love to listen in, you little cunt.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Uh oh, Rimjob going into his tough guy keyboard mode.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Run away! Run away! You little cunt. LOL.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            BTW why don’t you tell her yourself, tough guy?.
            You’re the dumbass who brought her up in the first place.
            Might also pass along how you call women you’ve never met “cunts” and “whores”.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            I called YOU a cunt, because you are a cunt.

            My Brit friends call boys like you cunts all the time.

            Anyway, why would I call my DIL a bitch? She’s a superstar. You called her a bitch, you cowardly little cunt. She would kick your pansy ass up and down your trailer park dirt road so bad even your mommy wouldn’t claim you. She’d tear off your head and shit down your neck. Even your dog would look away in shame. Your meth dealer would turn away in disgust! Your neighbors, tired of your shit, would slow clap as she walked away with your tiny balls on her keychain.

            You keyboard kommando, you. LOL. I fart in your general direction!!

          • drowningpuppies says:

            Are you upset, tough guy?

            Bwaha! Lolgfy

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    At the old Desloge MO WalMart (now a SuperCenter!) the charcoal briquets and lighter fluid were at opposite ends of the store. I am still nursing the grudge.

    • CarolAnn says:

      Who laid out that store, the Dept. of the Interior?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Some Arkansan named Walton who never used a Weber kettle.

        A section labeled BBQ had sauces, tongs, wood chips, lighters, aluminum pans, dry rubs, fluid… the “Associate” said charcoal was in the “Outdoor” section with birdseed, garden hoses and rakes.

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  5. Professor hale says:

    They are drawing too many conclusions from unrelated data.
    1. Maybe there are fewer trips to walmart because people are consolidating trips and shopping more lically to save gas.
    2. Maybe people need fewer trips to the store because they have less money and less buying power in the Biden economy.

  6. UnkleC says:

    We do make the occasional visit to Wally World. Grocery stores and big box department stores generally reflect the neighborhood(s) and clientele where they are located. Makes for some interesting ‘socio economic’ research if one is so inclined or just observing. There are 3 Walmarts within our local travel area, the nice one is also the closest and the least ‘nice’ is only 10 minutes away. The difference is amazing, locked display cabinets, surly staff, guard at the door, etc. at the least nice store and none of that at the one where we trade.
    We don’t buy much in the way of foodstuffs from Walmart, however, we have noticed that the prices are rising quicker than at the HEB across the street where we purchase most of our food. Could have something to do with Walmart’s pricing structure, remember, everything at Wally’s is ultimately controlled from Bentonville.

  7. JimS says:

    I’ve been shopping Aldi for years now. Good prices, and the smaller size of the store is great for my aging knees. Granted, their selection is not as good as Kroger or WalMart, but I get what I need most of the time. The current shortages have been a problem though. Luckily, my local Aldi is right next door to a new Kroger, built into the corpse of a dead K-Mart.

  8. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    “I shop at Food and Stuff, where I get all my food and most of my stuff.” – Libertarian Ron Ulysses Swanson

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