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L.A. To Restrict Wal-Marts

Los Angeles City passes legislation that will require Wal Mart to conduct an economic analysis to determine the impacts of new superstores.
August 12, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Los Angeles City Council... overwhelmingly backed a proposed law that would make it harder for Wal-Mart to erect superstores in the city by requiring the company to study whether surrounding areas would be harmed by the addition of the mammoth centers... But Wal-Mart officials declared Tuesday that the proposed law was a win for the company, saying the firm kept Los Angeles from adopting an all-out ban on the Supercenters — 200,000-square-foot stores that combine the traditional discount offerings with groceries."

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Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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