Critic Compares Wal-Mart WIth Nazi 'Blitzkrieg'

One of Arizona's best-known businessmen criticizes Wal-Mart's devastating effect on communities and local businesses.
February 11, 2004, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The remarks from one of Arizona's best-known businessmen reflect the growing bitterness and fear among competitors, labor unions and others at the rapid expansion of Wal-Mart stores into their cherished domains. His comments also reflect what Wal-Mart has said is a tendency of critics to paint one of the country's most successful companies in the blackest light, calling it a cultural predator...Basha's words were the kind that Jewish community groups often object to, though Basha said he didn't literally mean Wal-Mart is made up of Nazis. He meant that its corporate tactics are wiping out small businesses and hurting workers."

Thanks to Richard Layman

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Published on Saturday, February 7, 2004 in The Arizona Republic
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