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Beginning of the Fight Wal- Mart is one of the most huge and well-known retailers in the world with 6689 retail units worldwide In this case Wal- Mart has decided to open a Supercenter in Rosemead after it had faced with the successful grassroots activities by Inglewood community which was resulted in keeping Wal- Mart away from Inglewood The reason why Wal- Mart later chose Rosemead was because there were two distribution centers and ten closely located Wal- Mart stores around Rosemead As it is mentioned in the case Wal- Mart s business strategy economies of density helps reducing costs by logically locating stores and distribution centers close each other Thanks to density within determined radius Wal- Mart can enjoy being efficient on sharing resources and infrastructure After Rosemead has been chosen for a Supercenter neighborhood most of the residents of Rosemead and South San Gabriel has opposed to Wal- Mart operating in their neighborhood Thus they have gotten together and established Save Our Community SOC in order to reserve rights of residents and give voice to residents concerns for a Wal- Mart Supercenter in Rosemead It is stated in the case that primary objections to the Supercenter arebeing close to an elementary school creating noise pollution around Supercenter and having an insufficient infrastructure However Wal- Mart has taken action against SOC by creating its own grassroots foundations which are Rosemead PRIDE and Rosemead Neighbors against recall It is clearly seen that there was a fight happening between SOC and pro-Wal- Mart grassroots organizations In this case the main problem is that Wal- Mart has not taken social responsibility in Rosemead since Wal- Mart did not respond residents concerns for the existence of a Supercenter Concerns of Community and Wal- Mart s Approach There are always objections from the community
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