Walmart and freedom of the press

Bill O'Neill
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.

Bill O'Neill

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