Years of Subsidizing Retail and Nothing to Show for It

Date: 18 Feb 2009 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Despite an enormous commitment of public funding to support retail development, neither taxable sales nor retail employment has grown significantly in the St. Louis, a new report finds. The report concludes that development incentives have done nothing to boost tax revenue in the metro and "the overall fiscal health of local governments in the region is increasingly tenuous.… Read More

The Benefits of North Dakota’s Pharmacy Ownership Law

Date: 26 Jan 2009 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) concludes that repealing North Dakota’s Pharmacy Ownership Law would cost the state millions of dollars in annual economic activity and tax revenue, dramatically reduce the number of pharmacies serving rural areas, and degrade the overall quality of pharmacy services in the state.… Read More

North Dakota’s Pharmacy Ownership Law Pays Back

Date: 26 Jan 2009 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Justin Dahlheimer Tel. 612-276-3456 Email: jdahlheimer@ilsr.org Minneapolis, Minn. – (January 26, 2009). A new report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) concludes that repealing North Dakota’s Pharmacy Ownership Law would cost the state … Read More

The Benefits of North Dakota’s Pharmacy Ownership Law

Date: 26 Jan 2009 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A unique law in North Dakota requires that pharmacies be owned by pharmacists, which means that almost all pharmacies in the state are independently owned. This report finds that, thanks to the law, North Dakota outperforms other states on key measures of pharmacy service, including the number of pharmacies serving rural areas and average prescription prices.… Read More

Big Retailers Seek Exclusive Deals on Books and Albums

Date: 8 Oct 2008 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

When a small publisher recently agreed to let Amazon.com be the exclusive seller of a new book about Barack Obama, the deal sparked a flurry of protest from independent booksellers and provided new evidence that the e-commerce giant intends to leverage its power as a retailer to gain more control over the production and distribution of books.… Read More

Salt Lake City Group Earns Victory Over Wal-Mart

Date: 12 Sep 2008 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The grassroots group, Foothill Development Watch, and area community councils enjoyed a recent victory over Wal-Mart when the Salt Lake CIty Planning Commission unanimously rejected Wal-Mart’s request for a zoning change in order to make way for a new supercenter.… Read More

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