Can someone explain something to me about Wal-Mart?

kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Is it just the wal mart here or everywhere I have these problems with? I was looking through their large bin of squash and I gasped in surprise as my finger just dives right through an acorn squash it is so rotten and old sittin in w ith newer looking ones..Then I see one with white fuzzy mold..then I smell something and lift up the mesh bag filled with squash from the other bin covering up something...the squash just falls in half and leaks nasty juices all over the rest of the squash..sometimes u buy lemons they look fine 2 days later or so there is mold on them...do the workers just have to stock things and not check it and throw out moldy items and leave it up to the customers to say something? I was in a hurry I didn't have a chance to tell anyone but by now I'm sure its stinking over there someome must do something?
11/12/2010
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
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That's why I only get fresh produce at places I trust (not one is a Walmart). I prefer Kroger (regional grocery store).
11/12/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I've been at grocery stores and walked up to the register with 10 containers of moldy strawberries before. The cashier wasn't very amused, but I figure somebody had to take care of it, and they can easily call whoever it is that's supposed to be in charge of that.

I've been having this problem with avocados lately. Everywhere I go, they're either not ripe at all, or so ripe I actually busted one open with my finger on accident.
11/12/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
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That's why I only get fresh produce at places I trust (not one is a Walmart). I prefer Kroger (regional grocery store).
town is small with limited places the grocery store is probly better than wal mart..there are 2 grocery stores besides wal martt's here...

Jul!a what did u do walk up with them and say oh they are moldy I don't want them anymoe?
11/12/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
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That's why I only get fresh produce at places I trust (not one is a Walmart). I prefer Kroger (regional grocery store).
if there was a website I could pick a couple squashes that are garden fresh and buy them online I would..
11/12/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
That is gross. I would call them and say something. Or write them and email
11/12/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
The WalMarts by me don't even sell fresh food. Just some frozen and dry goods, but I don't even trust them for that. I avoid it like the plague though, being very anti-Sam Walton. There are usually local farm stands and produce markets if you're willing to look for them and by me, Costco actually has amazing produce.
11/12/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
That is gross. I would call them and say something. Or write them and email
email good idea I'll leave anonomous as my name? hope I don't have to put my adress lol
11/12/2010
Kayla Kayla
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
Is it just the wal mart here or everywhere I have these problems with? I was looking through their large bin of squash and I gasped in surprise as my finger just dives right through an acorn squash it is so rotten and old sittin in w ith newer ... More
Employees are supposed to check all merchandise and throw it out if it's old/rotting. Sounds like you should lodge a complaint because whoever is in that department isn't checking like they should. They're actually supposed to remove all of the produce pieces one-by-one and look it over for any rotting/molding spots.
11/12/2010
Kim! Kim!
It happens, people are slacking, yes, but it happens. I once bought a pomegranate and was so excited to get it home and eat it. I cut it open and it was full of mold. Then there are those times that you buy strawberries or blueberries or whatever and within two days it's all moldy.
11/12/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
The WalMarts by me don't even sell fresh food. Just some frozen and dry goods, but I don't even trust them for that. I avoid it like the plague though, being very anti-Sam Walton. There are usually local farm stands and produce markets if ... More
u know I think I"m going to avoid wal mart and just get the almond milk I drink because the other store I go to doesn't have it...you would think a grocery store would still be better,they aren't perfect It's like unless your making banana bread don't buy those or maybe a certain something just is looking wilted and not fresh at all...not perfect but probly better. It sucks some things I have to go to wal mart for because the other store doesn't carry the product..for example turkey hamburger I buy..
11/12/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
A fine example of why I won't go into Wal-Mart. I stopped to grab a bag of salad one night, because I was in a hurry, and it was brown and slimy inside the bag. I pointed that out to the employee in the produce section, and he actually told me that putting lettuce in a plastic bag turns it brown, so it's supposed to be like that!

That was the final straw for me.

Besides, I have trouble giving my money to a company that practices the business ethics (or lack thereof) which Walmart practices. I do not want people in other countries living in poverty and even slavery just so I can save ten cents on a bottle of mustard.
11/12/2010
Illusional Illusional
Yeah, every fruit/produce item I buy from Wal-Mart I have to freeze it or use it quickly.
11/12/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by Kayla
Employees are supposed to check all merchandise and throw it out if it's old/rotting. Sounds like you should lodge a complaint because whoever is in that department isn't checking like they should. They're actually supposed to remove all ... More
I want to do this without revealing my identity..I have an idea I just thought of something..my cousin works there while she works in the section they cook chicken and other things,not sure what its called..but it faces the big bin of squash..maybe I should write her a short message on facebook and see if she can let someone know about it?
11/12/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
A fine example of why I won't go into Wal-Mart. I stopped to grab a bag of salad one night, because I was in a hurry, and it was brown and slimy inside the bag. I pointed that out to the employee in the produce section, and he actually told me ... More
maybe It would be a waste of time to even say something? I can't be the first person to file a complaint about food going moldy 2 days later? I think maybe the problem is higher up like with the whole company?
11/12/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by Kim!
It happens, people are slacking, yes, but it happens. I once bought a pomegranate and was so excited to get it home and eat it. I cut it open and it was full of mold. Then there are those times that you buy strawberries or blueberries or whatever and ... More
I know! maybe I should start a poll of when you bought produce at wal mart and complained was anything done about it?
11/12/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
maybe It would be a waste of time to even say something? I can't be the first person to file a complaint about food going moldy 2 days later? I think maybe the problem is higher up like with the whole company?
Absolutely the problem is higher up. I know you don't have transportation and so are probably stuck with Walmart, but personally I won't buy anything from them, ever, because they don't care about the health or welfare of their customers, their employees, or the employees of their suppliers.
11/12/2010
Victoria Victoria
I get produce from plenty of places, but never from WalMart and Target - just doesn't fit with what I buy from those places and often the produce does not look very appealing.

Big box stores are hit or miss in general, with everything. Depends on upper-management, for sure.
11/12/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
Absolutely the problem is higher up. I know you don't have transportation and so are probably stuck with Walmart, but personally I won't buy anything from them, ever, because they don't care about the health or welfare of their ... More
I completely agree. There is just too much condemning evidence against that company on how they not only destroy small US businesses, make promises to communities in order to get into the town, just to make new jobs that still keep people below the poverty level, and have blatantly appalling policies regarding their suppliers. Reading The Bully of Bentonville or watching The High Cost of Low Price are definitely worth looking into, IMO, for anyone not sure whether or not they want to place their money in that corporation's hands.
11/12/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
Absolutely the problem is higher up. I know you don't have transportation and so are probably stuck with Walmart, but personally I won't buy anything from them, ever, because they don't care about the health or welfare of their ... More
I wonder if it's something they are working on now? that would be good luck...I can stick to going to one store..and my boyfriend can take me to the other once in a while but it sucks when he can't come over next week my mom makes me chose 1 or the other so we only take 1 trip...I should have a shopping diary or somethin lol..what I must get at wal mart then take note on the quality say I notice at one store the "strawberries" are always moldy.
11/12/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
I want to do this without revealing my identity..I have an idea I just thought of something..my cousin works there while she works in the section they cook chicken and other things,not sure what its called..but it faces the big bin of squash..maybe I ... More
If I may ask, why are you so concerned about revealing your identity? Are you a present or former Wal-Mart employee?
11/12/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
If I may ask, why are you so concerned about revealing your identity? Are you a present or former Wal-Mart employee?
no but my cousin works there and this town is small...I could complain once maybe if I get the chance to customer service after then send anonomous emails or somethin...but I am always in hurry to get out of there because my ride is often my boyfriend who lives out of town or my mom who wants to hurry and go.
11/12/2010
Alicia Alicia
It really depends on the walmart. We have two in town..one always has fresh produce and the other does not. It all depends on the employees in those departments and how well they check things.

Also is it a Super Walmart? I will not ever buy produce from a non super walmart because things sit there too long, not enough people buying them.
11/12/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by Alicia
It really depends on the walmart. We have two in town..one always has fresh produce and the other does not. It all depends on the employees in those departments and how well they check things.

Also is it a Super Walmart? I will not ever buy ... More
yes it is a super wal mart..
11/12/2010
gone77 gone77
I guess it has to do with which Wal-Mart you shop at. I shop at my local Super Center all the time (I'm a huge fan of Wal-Mart), and the produce is always good. It's a shame that the produce in that Wal-Mart was so poor. I've yet to have problems like you mentioned. *shrug*
11/12/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I completely agree. There is just too much condemning evidence against that company on how they not only destroy small US businesses, make promises to communities in order to get into the town, just to make new jobs that still keep people below the ... More
Yep. You do not want to get me started on their predatory behavior, and the damage they do to small towns. Since Walmart arrived, our downtown is nothing but empty storefronts. The grocery store is gone, the pharmacy is gone, even the little clothing store is gone. The local food pantry has tripled its customers. I realize the economy isn't the best, but everyone I know who is stuck working at Walmart is there because their previous employer has gone out of business, and now they're making less money for more hours at Walmart. Not that many local people are working at the Walmart -- they barely hired anyone when they opened, they just shipped in people from another store in another town.

Once the grocery store went out, the prices at Walmart went up, and I'm sure that once people start moving away, they'll close up shop and go make a ghost town out of the next town over.
11/12/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
this isn't the first time that I have heard this kind of thing from them. I don't shop there anyways.
11/12/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
Yep. You do not want to get me started on their predatory behavior, and the damage they do to small towns. Since Walmart arrived, our downtown is nothing but empty storefronts. The grocery store is gone, the pharmacy is gone, even the little ... More
Well, that's the problem with Walmart. I did a whole semester study of Walmart and their practices, and they basically are a destroyer of towns nation-wide.

I don't want to derail the thread, but if anyone would like more info about the joys of walmart, just post on my profile and I'll send some literature your way


Kinky Girlfriend- I would suggest just trying to call corporate and see what happens with that if you're reluctant to actually go through the store.
11/12/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
Is it just the wal mart here or everywhere I have these problems with? I was looking through their large bin of squash and I gasped in surprise as my finger just dives right through an acorn squash it is so rotten and old sittin in w ith newer ... More
You will find that any food that is not in season (or can't be grown locally in your area) has to be shipped from where it is in season. Also, I am sure Walmart uses a pretty large food distributor and has much of their food delivered in large quantities from long distances.

All this means that the time between harvest and purchase is increased and the likelyhood that the food you are buying is nearly about to or already has gone bad...is higher.

It's also why I, like JR, try to stick with stores that source regionally and I tend to buy what's in season. It can't always be done, but you get better results when you can buy something you know to be grown locally.
11/12/2010
Coralbell Coralbell
One time I was in a Walmart and saw fish that had maggots in it.
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