June 14th, 2007


There's Always a Formula

Much as I try to avoid it, I end up at a Wal-Mart from time to time. Usually this would be the one right next to where I work, or the one close to home. Coincidentally, these are both fairly new stores, built at almost the same time.

I can't help but notice that the Wal-Mart by home is flush with 'U-Scan-It' (customer-operated) checkout lanes, while the one by work has not a single one. I got to pondering; somewhere, in some corporate database, there's a policy and a formula for determination of whether a new store gets customer-operated checkout lanes.

I would love to see it!

Edit: I meant to add, the one by home is in a fairly rural 'village', while the one by work is in a small city. So the areas are different across almost any demographic you can name!
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