Okay, so you are downsizing or eliminating a lot of your fabric departments. What is up with that? Is it because you think that there is not enough interest in sewing and fabric? If that is the case, I along with a few other bloggers could hook you up with thousands of sewing blogs in minutes which would show you that sewing is not a dying art form but is making a come back actually. Perhaps this change will not affect shoppers in large urban centers where there are lots of other choices for purchasing fabric, but for those of us podunksville folk who don't have many options this really bites. Perhaps the lack of business that your fabric departments are generating has nothing to do with the lack of interest in sewing in general and has a whole lot more to do with your crapy fabric selection (and extremely slow fabric cutting staff [at least in my neck of the woods-I won't generalize for all of our great nation]). Get some decent choices and you might just see sales boom. But you won't ever know that will you big blue. Just get rid of it all together. I would much rather shop at the "other" places anyway and now I have a good excuse to tell my husband. I guess you are doing me a favor aren't you Walmart-how kind of you.
Hoping there are some good clearance sales in the fabric dept. in the next few weeks.