The Wal-Mart Backlash

A conference in Santa Barbara, CA, focuses on "Wal-Mart's sins". Even the organizers are surprised by the turnout.
April 18, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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" After losing a bitter battle to build a store in Inglewood, Calif., Wal-Mart might like to write off the humiliating defeat at the ballot box as an isolated event. But an unusual one-day conference at the University of California Santa Barbara on Apr. 12 suggests that the world's largest retailer ain't seen nothing yet... Not surprisingly, on this liberal college campus in a city obsessed with urban planning, those attending were a decidedly anti-Wal-Mart crowd."

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Published on Saturday, April 17, 2004 in Business Week
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