Analysis Of The Article ' Unequal Competition Among Chains Of Supercenters ' Kmart, Target, And Walmart '

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A Supercenter is well known for having all the basics needs one would look for in a very large discount department store that also sells a complete line of grocery merchandise. What makes a great Supercenter is their large selection, low prices, and the fact that they are open twenty-four hours. There are a few supercenters that have all these qualities, for example, Walmart and Target. Both stores provide large selections and have great low prices and not only that, but are open twenty-four hours. But Walmart is a better Supercenter than Target because it has all the characteristics one would find in a Supercenter. In the article “Unequal Competition Among Chains of Supercenters: Kmart, Target, and Walmart” the author Thomas O. Graff mentions some characteristics on how Walmart has dominated its competitors. In his introduction, Graff describes Walmart having “the greatest number of supercenters” and how it is “driving the expansion of the Supercenter format”. He also mentions in his introduction that Walmart “has largely defeated its Supercenter competitors and now is confronting the major grocery chains for grocery sales” (54). When you start looking at the larger selections a Supercenter has to offer, Target would not be the one to offer them all. Target offers the basic departments that all supercenters provide which are, clothing, electronics, entertainment, furniture, home, etc. Some of the largest selections that one would find in a Supercenter that Target does not

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