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Goliath Wants David Dead: Walmart's Anti-Grocer Campaign

Wal-Mart Stores wants grocery stores, corner stores, food stores, mom and pop stores, and probably any stores at all (except maybe philatelic) to hit the bricks. The gargantuan global retail chain isn't saying that, of course. Rather, it merely suggests consumers in Chicago, Atlanta and Albuquerque, N.M., compare prices. And it is going to help. Ads in those cities -- as well as on an online site -- suggest shoppers take a photo of their grocery receipt, upload it and send it to Wal-Mart, where "price-checking wizards" will compare those prices with the prices at the nearest Wal-Mart supercenter and then email results back to the consumer within a couple of days. The company is hoping consumers will post the results on social media. And then never shop anywhere but Wal-Mart again, ever, for anything.



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