Retailers, consumers and prices
The rich (in Bentonville) get richer
Wal-Mart has been the big retail winner in the recession and new data suggests that it could keep some of its gains after the economy recovers.
According to a survey by America’s Research Group, 9.3 percent of consumers surveyed said they had shopped at Wal-Mart for the first time this year.
Of those, a whopping 98.9 percent said that they would shop there again and the same number said they would continue to shop there once the recession ends.
“We’re watching the total domination for this retailer called Wal-Mart,” America’s Research founder and CEO Britt Beemer said.
The results were from a series of questions America’s Research asked on behalf of Reuters during the group’s weekly holiday shopping survey.