Walmart and freedom of the press
Fri Jan 7 17:36:12 EST 2005
Laurence Glavin wrote:
>As Sam Poulten used to say: I have a quizzical question...aren't many
>Wal-Marts in malls with other stores that (incredible as it sounds)
>sell stuff the the ubiquitous predatory retailer doesn't? Does W*M
>actually OWN the land on which these boxes sit? Thus if a fire
>or robbery happened at a carpet store next to W*M, then what?
>BTW their outlet in Methuen is a rare non-big-box operation;
>it took over the space vacated by Caldor and is surrounded by
>other stores and The Loop.
Actually Walmarts are mostly stand-alones and the real estate is held by
a subsidiary/sister. If they don't share with a SAM, then I'd assume
they do own the plazas.
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