Over the last year or more I have watched Walmart get rid of name brand foods and replace them with their own store brand, the wonderful 'GreatValue.' Like the old generic brands of food, the labels are simple. The shelves are a sea of white and black (or blue) and the label tells you what is in the packaging and that's it.
Nothing fancy, nothing out of the ordinary. That's fine. I have no problem with them integrating their product onto the shelves. I have purchased a variety of that brand through the years.
But today I was looking for flour and sugar and that's all there was. No Robin Hood, no Gold Medal or any other brand...just theirs. Now I think they're taking it a little too far and I think something should be done about it. When they just had a few items in the store it still gave us the choice of what to buy.
But I have a real problem being forced to buy their brand and I just won't do it. I have been buying Robin Hood flour for 20 years and I'll be damned if I'll stop now because of WalMart.