Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes To Town

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Peled, Micha. Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes To Town. USA: Teddy Bear Films, 2001. 16 mm, 59 min.

This one-hour documentary follows the conflict that polarizes a small town when Wal-Mart wants to build a mega-store there. In the U.S., Wal-Mart opens a new mega-store every two business days, creating 150 Store Wars stories every year. It is the story of the impact of discount chain stores on American society. (Source: Teddy Bear Films)

© 2001 Teddy Bear Films. Trailer used with permission.

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Further readings: 
  • Artz, Georgeanne M., and Stone, Kenneth E. "Revisiting WalMart’s Impact on Iowa Small-Town Retail: 25 Years Later." Economic Development Quarterly no. 11 (2012): 298–310.
  • Ciccarella, Stephen, et al. "The Effects of Wal-Mart on Local Labor Markets." Journal of Urban Economics 63, no. 2 (2008): 405–30.
  • Newman, Benjamin J., and John V. Kane. "Backlash against the 'Big Box': Local Small Business and Public Opinion toward Business Corporations." Public Opin Q 78, no. 4 (2014): 984–1002.