So now that the era of Walmart is over, why aren't you opening a mom-and-pop store? Don't you want to fulfill your dream of being a small businessman?
yeah.. lets open up a mom and pop store so we can get fucked whenever amazon opens up micro-storage units across the country and you get all of your groceries and shit shipped to you on the same day by a delivery truck or drone.
Walmart is just reacting to the news from China. There are no new factories being opened and production is grinding to a halt. Look at their export data. Walmart can't supply all their stores so they're closing the ones that are a liability in the company books. They closed those stores as soon China took a shit. Which should tell you that Walmart was expecting this for years.
People are willing, but it's a logistical nightmare to deliver perishable goods for a decent price.
That said, in the terms of hard problems Amazon is trying to solve, this one probably isn't so bad and it is only a matter of time until you will never have to go outside again.