Walmart gears up for push into cities

The Saint ReportNews 2009, saintblog

November 2, 2009 — Financial Times — Walmart has stepped up efforts to mobilize local political support for new store openings in US cities and urban areas that were last month identified as a growth priority for the retailer by Mike Duke, its chief executive. Saint Consulting, a group specializing in land use politics, reported in January this year a drop in the number of people saying they would oppose the opening of a new Walmart store.

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