'The Final Urban Assault' On Your Local Supermarket
Controversy has erupted as Wal-Mart attempts to expand its Supercenter model (think big-box on steroids) to the Los Angeles area. The addition of groceries to the already huge menu of Wal-Mart goods is the key point of contention. Union members of competing supermarket chains are worried about the corporations reputation for low wages, and a local councilman wants to keep Wal-Marts growth on the citys terms. While opponents attempt to pass a law banning grocery sales in big-box stores, Wal-Mart and its supporters (who praise the lowered cost of food and the corporations local buying power) are trying to beat them to the punch.
Thanks to David Gest