Alabama Citizens Sue to Block Wal-Mart Giveaways

Date: 1 Nov 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Owners of a small business in Birmingham, Alabama, near the site of a proposed Wal-Mart supercenter, have filed suit against the city for giving the retailing giant a $10 million subsidy. Southeast Meats of Pelham, in operation for over two decades, contends the handout gives Wal-Mart an unfair advantage. The suit also asserts that the city improperly threatened to use eminent domain to force owners of the Wal-Mart property to sell.… Read More