The nerve of them, to target already depressed low income areas with affordable merchandise and basic household goods.
Who do these people think they are?
The world's biggest retailer, often blamed for driving smaller stores to close, said it would offer business development grants to nearby companies and give them free in-store advertising as part of a new economic development program.
Wal-Mart will also hold seminars for minority and women business owners on how to become Wal-Mart suppliers, as well as seminars for all surrounding small businesses on how to compete in a community with a Wal-Mart.
Of course, any campaign targeting women and minorities is, by design both rascist and sexist. But, thats ok I guess, as long as you discriminate in politically correct ways.
Full Disclosure Marshall Manson emailed me the PR release on this, which included most of the facts as laid out by the Washington Post/Reuters story. However, I didn't use any of his text/or ideas and rather only posted after I saw the piece on the Washington Post web page. And yes, I was intereviewed by that NY Times reporter a few weeks ago. I'll post more on that someday, but refused to disclose my name to him - hence no quote.