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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:57 AM

Protest Greets Neighborhood Market Debut in Colo.

DENVER ó Wal-Martís Neighborhood Market grocery banner made its Colorado debut Wednesday in three locations, drawing a union protest at one site here.
Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart said it would open two additional Neighborhood Market stores in the Denver market next week. A group of workers backed by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 here said they would rally outside the Neighborhood Market at on Parker Road in Denver Wednesday expressing concern over the types of jobs Wal-Mart was bringing to the market.
The company said the five stores would employ 400 workers. The stores range in size from 48,000 to 57,000 square feet, and each one features a self-serve deli, fresh produce, prepared foods and a pharmacy. The stores will also offer Wal-Martís Site to Store and Pay with Cash Internet shopping options.


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One would think that about 80 workers per store is a pretty small staff given the square footage mentioned. I wouldn't count on much service and everything will be pretty much pre-packaged.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 07:58 AM

1. Walmart won't be happy until they run every corner store in America out of business.

We can live without it.

It wouldn't be quite as horrible if they would pay better.

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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 12:03 AM

2. Wal-Mart is trying to build and open one of those "neighborhood markets" here in Hawthorne, NJ.

Lots of signs on lawns against it. Mayor loves the idea.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 03:43 AM

3. I hope the people win

by that I mean the breathing people as opposed to the Citizen's United Corporate People.

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