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PlaceMakers | Walmart and the Quest for a Better Mousetrap


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“If we don’t believe that Walmart (or big box retail in general) is in the long-term interest of our cities and towns — and keep in mind, in many places that remains a big if — we need to stop saying ‘Stop Walmart’ and start asking ‘Why is Walmart trying to come here? What in our regulations or context or actions is incentivizing their business? What unmet demand are they expecting to fill? And can we retool our thinking — and, with it, our community — to serve that demand in other ways? Ways that provide greater economic opportunity for our residents and keep more money circulating locally? Ways that make healthy food accessible at prices people can afford?’”

Read the entire article at PlaceMakers: Walmart and the Quest for a Better Mousetrap.

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