The only time I go to Wal-Mart is when I need to buy plastic from China. That's about it. Wife goes there once in a while, but I figure the Walton family has enough money and its sad to see all those old folks as greeters and pushing shopping carts from the parking lot. (I actually entertained the idea of applying for a job there during the GR....<sigh>). I gladly pay whatever the local produce stand asks when I do stop in. I wish I stopped in more often.
So did an experiment to the trick-or-treaters last night...... Offered them candy (first) or a dollar coin (you know the brassy President coins that are about the size of a quarter. What's that all about?). About 70% opted for the dollar. Parents out on the street whooped it up when the kid made the right decision. I always reply, "Merry Christmas...your parents thank you, your dentist thanks you....now go put that in your college fund (while I'm thinking, So you can get a better job and pay into my SS...heh, heh").
I NEVER shop at Wal-Mart for the very same reason...there's little in the store that is not imported from some third world country...most everything is BS made in China. I too would rather pay more to my local produce stand or farmer's market rather than put it in the Walton's pocket.
The bottom line is the Waltons became one of the richest families in history by not caring about the products they sell. When greed takes precedence over what is right, it doesn't make it right. GMO products loaded on their shelves making them and the Koch bros wealthy doesn't make it right.
I don't shop at Safeway or Luckys if I can help it. I would much rather shop at Trader Joes, because at least they care about the products they sell.