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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Walmart, the new town square

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Interesting story on NPR about Walmart and all the weird and sometimes wonderful things that happen at the retail stores on a regular basis. Not surprising when you consider, as the story notes, that 140 million people, about half the population of America, visit a Walmart store each week.

An author contends in the report that Walmart, though it undoubtedly has erased Main Street retailers all across America, has created a new town square of a sort all its own.



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