Big-Box Retail

Unfair Advantage: In The Sun, Stacy Mitchell Discusses Amazon and the Future of Local Economies

Unfair Advantage: In The Sun, Stacy Mitchell Discusses Amazon and the Future of Local Economies

October 25th, 2018

ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell is the subject of The Sun magazine’s featured interview this month. [...]


Want Your City to Prosper? Then Forget Everything You Think You Know about Economic Growth (Episode 37)

Want Your City to Prosper? Then Forget Everything You Think You Know about Economic Growth (Episode 37)

January 11th, 2018

As a trained engineer and planner, Chuck Marohn noticed something off about the decisions many citie[...]


How Big Businesses Get Big Subsidies (Episode 23)

How Big Businesses Get Big Subsidies (Episode 23)

June 29th, 2017

In the latest episode of Building Local Power, guest host Stacy Mitchell, ILSR's co-director,  inter[...]


With 269 Stores Closing, Is this the Beginning of the End for Walmart?

With 269 Stores Closing, Is this the Beginning of the End for Walmart?

February 17th, 2016

All great empires eventually fall.  This is as true in retail as it is in geopolitics.  Often the de[...]


Key Studies: Why Local Matters

Key Studies: Why Local Matters

January 8th, 2016

In recent decades, policy across the country has privileged the biggest corporations. Yet a growing [...]


Walmart Spews a Huge Amount of Climate Pollution with Its Shipping, but Doesn’t Report Any of It

Walmart Spews a Huge Amount of Climate Pollution with Its Shipping, but Doesn’t Report Any of It

June 3rd, 2015

By Stacy Mitchell and Walter Wuthmann This piece first appeared at Grist. At Walmart’s annual [...]


Walmart Is Quietly Going on a Massive Building Spree

Walmart Is Quietly Going on a Massive Building Spree

March 23rd, 2015

This piece was written by ILSR's Walter Wuthmann, and first published by Grist. In January of las[...]


New Maps Show Alarming Pace of Walmart’s Continued Growth

New Maps Show Alarming Pace of Walmart’s Continued Growth

March 23rd, 2015

Many people assume that there’s no point in having a public debate about the consequences of Wal[...]