Wal-Mart: The Store Wars Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

In early 2004, the residents of Inglewood, California, a working community just outside of Los Angeles is composed mainly of African American and Hispanic-Americans are preparing to vote on a referendum that would change the city charter to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter in the vast, undeveloped many in the city. Walmart proposed measure after the city council refused to change the zoning of the sixty-acre plot on which he had the opportunity to build. Numerous social and religious groups who oppose Wal-Mart, and to oppose the referendum. Walmart promised cheap goods and work, but these groups have been skeptical about the types of work and compensation to be offered health care to be provided to employees, and Walmart will have a broad impact on society. Inglewood was pro-union community, and the opposition was based on anti-union positions in Walmart. April 6 Inglewood residents voted to abandon a referendum on the edge of 60.6 percent to 39.9 percent. While smaller, less organized, and with less than Walmart, the coalition of social and religious leaders won global behemoth retailer. "Hide
by Daniel Diermeier Source: Kellogg School Management 16 pages. Publication Date: December 13, 2011. Prod. #: KEL658-PDF-ENG

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