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Wal-Mart pandemic outlook: 484 stores to open or expand; America braces for the worst

From the Associated Press:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to open or expand 484 stores across the United States next year, over 100 more than previously disclosed, according to an internal document obtained by a leading Wal-Mart opponent and released to The Associated Press on Monday. Wal-Mart Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based group backed by unions and environmental and other interests, said it will use the detailed list to alert activists in those communities listed in the document to help them rally against projects in their towns. The group said it received the document from Sprawl Busters, a group opposed to unchecked suburban development. [...] "This internal document reveals where, when, and how Wal-Mart will bully its way across the country to open hundreds of new stores. With this in our hands, our committed supporters are now all the more ready to fight back," Wal-Mart Watch Executive Director Andrew Grossman said in a statement.
The first rule of damage control is to act like it's not big deal:
"This internal document reveals where, when, and how Wal-Mart will bully its way across the country to open hundreds of new stores. With this in our hands, our committed supporters are now all the more ready to fight back," Wal-Mart Watch Executive Director Andrew Grossman said in a statement.
Of course, the experts see it differently:
Burt Flickinger, managing director of consulting firm Strategic Marketing, said the list's publication could hurt Wal-Mart by giving advanced notice to opposition groups and local and state government officials who might be skeptical of letting Wal-Mart in.

"It presents a challenge to Wal-Mart, especially in key battleground states like California," Flickinger said.

Chalk one up for "David" in the fight against "Goliath." But it's going to take much, much more to stop this "American Dream"-crushing monster.

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