Wal-Mart Need Not Doom Small Retailers
San Antonio Business Journal
The announcement that Wal-Mart was considering opening a new superstore in the vicinity of Helotes has generated uproar in the neighborhood. Critics contend that a Wal-Mart would destroy the livelihoods of people who run the local small stores, and the lifestyles of people who live in the area. Proponents argue that the presence of Wal-Mart creates new jobs and income, which the area needs. Who is right?
Kerr, Dana, Prasad Padmanabhan, and Eileen Wall, 2005, “Wal-Mart need not doom small retailers,” San Antonio Business Journal, Print Edition, March 14, 2005. Op-Ed piece.