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Wal-Mart Canada’s Religious Books are Mostly Hachette

Ask any cross-border shopper and they’ll tell you that Wal-Mart Canada is not the same as Wal-Mart in the U.S. That’s fortunate for Christian booksellers in Canada whose product lines have heretofore been ignored by the Canadian version of the department store. But just in time for Christmas, even smaller-market stores now have a defined ‘religious’ shelf or two in their book department offering Hachette Book Group (FaithWords) titles such as Paul Young’s Crossroads, the latest Joyce Meyer hardcover and trade paper conversion and the latest Joel Osteen; along with a few variants of Paul Young’s The Shack (though not the original title).

The problem for Canadian Christian booksellers is that they’re offering these at 30% off. At my stores, we believe it is better to keep the relationship and make a few pennies on each sale than to lose both. Therefore we’ve done this:

Price matching

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  1. December 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could make our purchases through prayer and action. If we were led to a particular store irrespective of price and trusted the LORD would provide, as He promises, we would not have to compete with the box stores. The box stores will never lose out and the private retailer could ‘win!’
    Thanks for your part to salvage the situation.

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