Speaking of, has anyone else noticed Walmart’s massive rebranding of late? I’m not sure if it started before I got back from Morocco but I’m intrigued – especially when it comes to their supposed new commitments where local and organic foods are concerned (read here about a Walmart-Whole Foods smackdown…you’ll be surprised at the results).
The other day I went shopping in a Michigan Walmart and it was a little surreal. It feels like a different sort of store than the Walmarts I’d been in pre-2007. The aisles seemed wider, the lighting seemed gentler and more flattering, and they had a great selection of footless tights. I did have a pretty good time trying to figure out exactly what population they’re targeting with this latest makeover…Obama supporters? Foodies? People who wear vintage clothing? White people?