Is Wal-Mart good for communities, or is Wal-Mart a wolf in sheep’sclothing? With a gross annual sales of over $67 billion and more than 2,000stores, Wal-Mart is one of the biggest corporations in the United States. Wal-Mart opens a new store once every two days in small communities and citiesacross the United States, however, are these stores good for these communities,or are they wrecking havok? When you look down at the fine print Wal-Martdoesn’t earn it’s money it steals it money from other businesses. Choking othersmaller businesses by offering wider varity of products at a more competitiveprice.
This is actually a very simple business tactic if you want to sell a lotof something cut your profit margin to beat the other competitors and you willsell more. Wal-Mart stole an average of over $10 million in an average sizedIowan Town.You want to beat Wal-Mart keep by keeping it from invading you town andmaking it a ghost land? Here are some steps that have been victorious in thepast as how to keep Wal-Mart out.Quote Wal-Marts officers, they have been known to say very contradictorythings for instance: Wal-Mart’s founder Sam Walton once said “If some community,for whatever reason, doesn’t want us in there, we aren’t interested in going inand creating a fuss.” or is the VP of Wal-Mart once stated, “We have so manyopportunities for building in communities that want Wal-Marts, it would befoolish of us to pursue construction in communities that don’t want us.” If youraise a good argument then you have something to stand on.
According to Albert Norman in his article Eight Ways to Stop the Store”,Wal-Mart Mathematicians only know how to add. They never talk about the jobsthey destroy, the vacant retail space they create or their impact on commercialproperty values.” This is very true Wal- Mart’s officers always talk about thejobs and opportunities they create ,however, are 250 minium wage jobs worth 150$6-10 jobs? Wal-Mart also talks about how they benefit, but except for onescholarship they do little of nothing to fulfill that statement.Raise money to stop Wal-Mart to influence the public to become active inkeeping Wal- Mart out of the community. Wal-Mart will spend money trying topersuade people to want Wal- Mart in their community. Fight this these are yourfriends, family, and fellow townsfolk, who do you think they are going to listento? Someone who they have known all their life and who they know only has thetowns best interests in mind, or a bumbling fool from New York City who knowsnothing of your town people or their situation.Start a petition influence people to vote, stake out the supermarketsand hardware stores.
Get as many signatures as you can. The more signaturesthe easier it will be to keep Wal-Mart out of the community. If Wal-Mart wasbeing truthful about staying where they were wanted and not where they weren’t,then it is the communities responsibility to let Wal-Mart know that they aren’twanted.
Look at the facts Wal-Mart isn’t good for small communities, it profitsby picking on the small businesses. It drains a town dry and leaves it as abarron waste land. You can fight Wal- Mart, and if you have the opportunity Iwould advise it.Category: Social Issues