Wal-Mart: Bringing Poverty to a City Near You

Wal-Mart: Bringing Poverty to a City Near You - http://www.scottsmarketplace.com Avatar Posted by ShannonW under News
From http://www.scottsmarketplace.com 2440 days ago
Made Hot by: MindCircusMedia on April 16, 2013 3:16 am
What happens when you choose a chain, like Wal-Mart, over a local business? More poverty for your community, says a researcher. Get the facts and start shopping smarter today.





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Written by Mizcash
2434 days ago

I said this same thing years ago and I am glad it is now verified, WalMart has directly contributed to many communities' poverty rate. When a big box store bullies' their way into a community knowing full well that the small businesses there will not be able to fight back; that's taking disadvantage. Jobs are lost, people's lives are ruined and self esteems crushed. Where is the justice for small business? This is where you come in, as the article suggest reduce your WalMart shopping by 10% and head over to the Mom & Pop store and show you still support them.



Written by ShannonW
2440 days ago

Agreed! Definitely something worth thinking about at the least. And if you want to read more about the findings of the study, the link to the original article is in my blog post. Thanks for the comment!



Written by HomeBusinessMedia
2440 days ago

Hi Shannon,

Of course, accusations of this kind have long followed Wal-Mart and other big box stores, but these stats certainly do give pause.



Written by ShannonW
2432 days ago

They sure do. Thanks for the comment!



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