Ordinances Target Grocery Stores In Wal-Marts

A new ordinance in Contra Costa, CA will restrict full-service grocery stores in super-stores.
June 8, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Supporters of the ordinance argued that retail giants often drive traditional grocery stores and small retailers out of business. Labor leaders added that it is particularly tough because Wal-Mart often pays less than union firms... 'This is clearly aimed at Wal-Mart -- make no mistake,' she said during the hearing. The firm is fighting a similar regulation in Tucson."

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Published on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in Contra Costa Times-Walnut Creek
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