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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 05:39 PM
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I am compiling data re. big box stores vs. locally owned stores. Does anyone have any good links?
Thom Hartmann has some good info in his book, "Rebooting the American Dream", in the chapter on "Stop Them from Eating My Town."

I would appreciate any links you might have.

And of course I will use google (actually I use ask.com to give google some competition)
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 05:48 PM
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1. you could check Walmartwatch.com
and there was one a few years ago that was about big box stores.. I will have to try & track it down.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 06:36 PM
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3. Thanks. nm
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 06:36 PM
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2. here's a few I found
http://www.newrules.org/retail/key-studies-walmart-and-bigbox-retail

http://davisretail.org/Target/articles/keystudies.pdf

http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/smart-growth/additional-resources/big_box_sprawl.pdf

http://tinyurl.com/3bd7juv many more here.

In my town we have lost all the old time stores from hardware to auto to shoe repair and lunchettes,,, its all been replaced. The show guy is in the mall, all the hardware places have given up to Lowes or Home Despot... that really don't know what a "watch-you-ma-call-it" is. locally even our dollar stores are closing due to larger chains...go figure.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 06:52 PM
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4. Thank you. Looks like some good data. nm
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 07:30 PM
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5. Here is the one I had in mind
http://www.sprawl-busters.com/

Good luck with your effort.

Also check the web site of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union : UFCW
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:37 PM
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6. Thank you. Good stuff. nm
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