EEV: When your only business model is predatorial pricing. There will be always someone willing to make less money than you. (I.e. Pic n save, Woolworth, K-Mart, etc..etc..) – This one does not accept credit cards 😉

 

 

  • Western-based chain WinCo currently has  around 100 stores
  • It appears to offer better employee  conditions than its giant rival
  • They buy direct from supplier and not accept  credit cards

By  Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 11:32 EST, 9  August 2013 |  UPDATED: 11:46 EST, 9 August 2013

A grocery chain has been dubbed ‘Wal-Mart’s  worst nightmare’, thanks to a radical new business model which has seen it go  from strength to strength.

Western-based chain WinCo, which currently  has around 100 stores, offers cheaper prices as well as better employee  conditions than its giant rival.

It keeps its costs low by eliminating the  middleman and buying direct from suppliers.

Strength to strength: Rapidly expanding grocery chain WinCo offer lower prices and better pay and conditions for staff than most of their big rivals 

Strength to strength: Rapidly expanding grocery chain  WinCo offer lower prices and better pay and conditions for staff than most of  their big rivals

WinCo keeps prices low by buying direct from suppliers and asking customers to bag their own groceries 

WinCo keeps prices low by buying direct from suppliers  and asking customers to bag their own groceries

Customers are also expected to bag their own  groceries and credit cards are not accepted, bringing prices down even  further.

And unlike WalMart, which tends to offer  dozens of different brands’ versions of the same item, WinCo no9rmally stocks  just one or two.

Retail analyst Burt Flickinger III described  WinCo rise as being ‘unstoppable’.

He told the Idaho Statesman: ‘They’re Wal-Mart’s worst nightmare.’

Running scared: WinCo has been described by business analysts as 'Wal Mart's worst nightmare'Running scared? WinCo has been described by business  analysts as ‘Wal Mart’s worst nightmare’

Unlike WalMart which is notorious for  offering low pay, WinCo also offers provides staff with health benefits and  pensions.

Retail expert Brad Tuttle told Time Magazine: ‘Generally speaking, shoppers tolerate Walmart’s  empty shelves and subpar customer service because the prices are so  good.

‘The fact that another retailer—even a small  regional one—is able to compete and sometimes beat Walmart on prices, while also  operating well-organized stores staffed by workers who enjoy their jobs, like  their employer, and genuinely want the company to be successful.’

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