Anti-Big Box Chain and Pro-Local Business Groups
These groups pursue broader agendas than fighting Wal-Mart, but provide relevant material.
This group offers dozens of models for rules encouraging community empowerment and decentralization, limiting big box stores, and more.
Helps communities organize proactively via local Independent Business Alliances that resist big box proliferation and help community-based businesses to thrive.
The site of anti-big box organizer Al Norman has many useful resources.
Produces the useful and free guide, “How to Win Land Development Issues.”
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This easily searchable database, compiled by Good Jobs First, allows users to find subsidies given to Wal-Mart and instances where the corporation fights local property tax assessments. Though not yet comprehensive, it’s a valuable tool.
A well-written blog with current news and mostly critical views on the corporation.
Making Change at Walmart (formerly Walmart Watch)
An extensive union-supported site
Not anti-Walmart, but a coalition of employees seeking to improve their treatment
WE NO LONGER ARE UPDATING THIS LIST. While we periodically remove dead links, many sites may not be current and groups may have disbanded. For a current list and map of dedicated pro-local/independent business advocacy groups — which are crucial to any long-term success — see AMIBA.
Flagstaff: Friends of Flagstaff’s Future
Atascadero: Oppose Wal-Mart
Chico: Chico Cares
Hercules: Friends of Hercules
Humboldt County: Healthy Humboldt
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Marina: Citizens Against Walmart in Marina
Oakley: Save Oakley Now
Rosemead: Save Our Community
Vallejo: Vallejoans for Responsible Growth
Ventura: Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
Westlake Village: WLV United
Canton: Canton Advocates for Responsible Expansion
Stafford: Stafford First
Simsbury: Simsbury Homeowners Advocating Responsible Development
Watertown: Concerned Citizens for the Preservation of Watertown
Moscow: Yes Moscow, No SuperWalmart
Glen Carbon: Glen-Ed Citizens for Fair Growth
Newport: United Against Wal-Mart in Newport, KY
Crofton: Crofton First
Bedford: Bedford Watch
Alden: Alden Residents for Responsible Growth
Ballston Spa: Concerned Citizens for Smart Growth
Brunswick: Brunswick Smart Growth
Geneseo: Association for the Preservation of Geneseo
Liverpool: Liverpool First
New York City: Wal-Mart Free NYC
New York City: Neighborhood Retail Alliance
Saranac Lake, North Elba: Sound Adirondack Growth Alliance, plus this blog.
Tompkins County: Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition
Waxhaw: Alma Village HOA
Cleveland: No Cleveland Wal-Mart
North Snohomish: North Snohomish Community Matters
Sturgeon Bay: Door County Residents for Fair Enterprise
Gibsons, BC: Sunshine Coast Citizens Concerned with Responsible Development
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Keeps up-to-date information about store numbers, profits, and much more. Links to numerous other company websites can be found here.
Wal-Mart Space (inactive since 2007)
This blog’s editorial content is updated infrequently, but it contains up-to-date business and financial information in user-friendly format.