Differences And Similarities Between Walmart Vs. Hy-Vee

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This year Mary was given the overwhelming task of hosting Thanksgiving for her 36 person family. She has decided to shop for her supplies in Marshall, Minnesota. Mary has the choice to shop at either Walmart or Hy-Vee. When making her decision, she has to take into account the differences and similarities of the two stores. Walmart is a grocery and department store, while Hy-Vee is strictly a grocery store. Other than that, there are many differences and similarities between the two stores. When comparing Hy-Vee and Walmart, these two stores have many similarities and differences in generic brands, customer services, and specialty departments. Since Mary is responsible for feeding her big family, she will need to carefully manage her expenses. Both Walmart and Hy-Vee offer a cheaper generic brand to cater to cost conscious customers. Walmart’s generic brand is called “Great Value,” and of equal importance, Hy-Vee’s two main generic brands are called “Hy-Vee” brand and “Smart Choice.” Generic brands such as these include everything from food and household supplies to health and beauty products. However, not every product has an equivalent generic product; only the popular items have a comparable generic product. Great Value, Hy-Vee brand, and Smart Choice are more …show more content…
Walmart and Hy-Vee both have the typical groceries, household, and toiletry products. In addition, both stores have a deli for fresh meat, a bakery for personalized cakes, premade food for convenience meals, and a pharmacy for filling prescriptions. The pharmacies in both stores have the ability to administer routine vaccinations and blood pressure tests. Hy-Vee, however, also has a CuraQuick. The CuraQuick is a small clinic in Hy-Vee that has a physician on hand. This clinic has the ability to prescribe prescriptions that can be filled at the pharmacy next door.

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