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Old Mom & Pop stores cannot survive anymore either. When they moved out of city and into suburbs, Wal-Mart followed. Once population on outskirts of a city reach a certain density, you can be sure that there will be a Wal-Mart coming soon. One may even show up quicker on sites with highway access. Wal-Mart’s own buying policy is such that small time operations cannot afford to sell to Wal-Mart and make a profit. Small companies cannot survive on pennies Wal-Mart leaves them, nor can they compete with chains themselves, so they close down. Since this impacts more than clothing industry, more people will replace their lost jobs with lower paying ones, and have to rely on stores like Wal-Mart to maintain their own moderate lifestyle.
We are not powerless against this. Alone, we can do nothing. Together, we can change that policy. Wal-Mart will continue to attract customers, that is a fact. But we can make it so that there will only be Mercedes-Benz and BMW’s in parking lot. If we pull together, we can cut enough into Wal-Mart’s bottom line for them to make serious changes.
If you are part of a social organization, let them know what we are doing.
If you run a website, put a link to this page.
If you are simply a concerned citizen, Boycott Wal-Mart!
Send strongest message you can! Companies will not listen to your words, they will listen to your wallet. Only if we change our buying strategy can we get them to listen to us. You can still get great deals at other related companies. The point here is to send a message. Start with chain that has most to lose, and most amount of money to do something significant to change things. The purpose is not to destroy, but to rebuild. Once Wal-Mart changes their policies, others will follow suit or they will be next. We want to build a new type of Co-Op. A type of Co-Op that can change world with members of global community. A Co-Op of average everyday people.
Send A Message: Boycott Wal-Mart
Gary Whittaker is the editor of T.E.N Magazine, a sports and social commentary webzine with balls! Check out more articles at http://www.tenwebzine.com