Doral Walmart Is the Busiest Walmart in the Country

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If you're wondering why Walmart was so desperate to build its first store within the City of Miami limits at Midtown, it's probably because its stores in other parts of the county are so damn popular. In fact, the Doral Walmart has the highest sales of any store in the entire country.

See also: Walmart Officially Closes on Midtown Property

A spokesman confirmed the fact to CBS Miami. The location's proximity to the airport apparently plays a large part in booming sales as foreigners like to stock up on Walmart's cheap goods before heading home. From Chinese factories to a suburban Florida Walmart to South America. What a world.

Though, the Doral location's success isn't unique. According to a 2012 Miami Herald story, the Hialeah Gardens location was the top-producing Walmart in the country during that year.

Both locations are Supercenters, as will be the proposed Midtown location.

There are 13 Walmart or Walmart Supercenters serving Miami-Dade county's 2.591 million residents.

Though, to put that in prospective there's five Walmarts serving nearby Collier County's 330,000 residents, and 12 locations for Broward's 1.815 million residents. So the fact there's less Walmarts per capita here than in neighboring counties may play into the chain's individual store success in Miami-Dade.

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Randy Pardo
Randy Pardo

Phil Ramirez Incorrect. West Kendall has self check out...9 or 10 of them.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Every walmart in the union, has self check-out lanes except Dade county...

grantstern
grantstern

Precisely correct.  Walmart wants to stuff as large a store as physically possible, zoning regulations be damned.  That's why they hired former Miami Mayor Manny A. Diaz to work the system for them - if you're wondering why he calls himself the "Green Mayor", he's talking about backing the truck up advocate for Wal-Mart in Midtown.

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Tanya C Davis
Tanya C Davis

so they have 4 lanes open not 2? I wonder if at least one of their self check outs take cash and card...fuck Walmart

Vince Witty
Vince Witty

What is it that people buy tho? Just the locals plus travelers really push it to the top? Crazy

Gabriel Veg
Gabriel Veg

Yes but Doral has a very different consumer demographic than midtown.

Erik Ace SobeArtist
Erik Ace SobeArtist

both are close to the airport.... most of these sales are from travelers Gabriel Veg

Edward Delatorre
Edward Delatorre

They're both in dade county. The article alludes to this.

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

And the problem is?


Pick one:


A) I am a pretentious, elitist snob.

B) I hate poor people and don't want them in my Hipster enclave.

C) I don't know but the "Cool" people don't like it and I do what they say.

D) I am a lazy, jealous, slacker and hate the fact that somebody, somewhere is actually making money by being productive.



Gabriel Veg
Gabriel Veg

What's the connection between Doral and Midtown?

Jay Petals
Jay Petals

That's why they're always out of everything!

Ray Grandon
Ray Grandon

Keep that Asian store off Miami Beach, it's trash!!!

Jesus Knows
Jesus Knows

Worst walmart ever. No one speaks the language.

Lynne Dear
Lynne Dear

Same with the Sam's Club in McAllen, TX... right up against the Mexican border - it's the busiest Sam's Club in America!!!!

Alex Garcia
Alex Garcia

Love all the Latinos talking about none speaking english! Stay hot "arepentidos"!!! Y'all don't like it down here get to steppin! 30min north and you'll have all the inbred hee haws you can handle.

Denise Woodall
Denise Woodall

Doral Walmart : where everyone has to figure shit out for themselves

Dewann Sturgis
Dewann Sturgis

Denise it gets crazy up in there! #theydontspeakanoenglish

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

i dont believe it, maybe in miami but not the country

Ron Acosta
Ron Acosta

I always thought that place looked rather busy. Yeck..

Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

Go to America to buy cheap made in China crap ....sounds like a dream vacation lol

Cristian La Rosa
Cristian La Rosa

I been going to that Walmart since 1996 and it always been hell. A Wallyworld of its own.

tiredofcorruption
tiredofcorruption

Great articles always exclude the address of the story line.

Yesenia Yesser Rizo
Yesenia Yesser Rizo

Alex Rizo dude! That explains why there are two locations within a few blocks of each other! Lol

Familia Ramirez
Familia Ramirez

In Doral it's called "El Gualmar" not Wal-Mart! :-) LOL!!

Joe Mistermakeithappen Ciampa
Joe Mistermakeithappen Ciampa

Thank you, i will never go there! Although, what's the difference any way? ALL WALMART STORES ARE GARBAGE ON SERVICE AND SPEED!

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

That's the worst walmart, this side of the Milky Way! About a billion people and only 6-7 cashiers...

Hiram Abiff
Hiram Abiff

I must agree. It's bananas in there!

Damien Milton
Damien Milton

So why do none of its employees speak English

Marc305
Marc305

@Anthonyvop1  You hit that right in the nail! I cannot wait for this place to open, just so it can piss these snobs off!

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