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Wal-Mart Not Giving Up the Fight

Tuesday's ballot-box defeat in Inglewood was not the end of the retailer's attempt to bring its supercenters to Southern California.
April 9, 2004, 9am PDT | Erin Clark
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"A day after Inglewood voters handed Wal-Mart a high-profile defeat, the retail giant vowed Wednesday to continue its drive into Southern California's grocery markets, as opponents studied the election for clues on how to fight the company in other communities. Wal-Mart executives downplayed the significance of the campaign, in which they outspent the opposition nearly 10 to 1 on an initiative that would have allowed the construction of a massive shopping center without the usual traffic studies, environmental reviews or public hearings."

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Published on Thursday, April 8, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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