Issue: Wal-Mart opens on new turf: Silver Valley stores hope customers are loyal/Becky Kramer, Spokesman-Review
More Info: When J.C. Penney closed its Kellogg store eight years ago, residents of Idaho’s Silver Valley were left without a department store. Buying basics such as socks, jeans and underwear required a 100-mile round trip into Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls. Starting today, the valley’s 13,000 residents will be able to spend their money closer to home. Wal-Mart is opening a 99,000-square-foot supercenter in Smelterville. The store will stock about 100,000 items, some of which previously required a trip over the Fourth of July Pass.
Question: What impact will Wal*Mart have in Silver Valley?