February 1, 2011, 5am PST
A national survey of independent businesses found that those in communities with an active "buy local" campaign experienced significantly stronger revenue growth in 2010 compared to those located in areas without one.
June 3, 2010, 11am PDT
Although overall household driving is down, the number of miles families log for shopping continues to climb, according to new federal data.
April 8, 2005, 2pm PDT
Wal-Mart and an Ohio developer run a successful campaign to overturn a Vermont town's local ordinance governing large-scale retail stores.
August 1, 2003, 10am PDT
A bill to tax large-scale retail stores draws surprisingly broad support.
April 22, 2003, 6am PDT
Wal-Mart must convince six neighboring communities to approve its plans for a giant supercenter in a rural township.
December 25, 2001, 10am PST
Dozens of communities have enacted zoning ordinances that restrict the physical size of new retail stores.
June 28, 2001, 1pm PDT
Commentators from The Washington Post and New Republic debate racism as part of Washington D.C.'s gentrification.
March 25, 2001, 8am PST
The New Rules publishes two sample ordinances from Kansas City restricting chain store development.
January 23, 2001, 7am PST
The Home Town Advantage reports on efforts to stop chain store development and has published its January, 2001 issue.
November 23, 2000, 7am PST
A new bimonthly bulletin is dedicated to reporting on efforts nationwide to stop chain store proliferation and support locally owned businesses.