WalMart http://kcur.org en Michelle Obama Promotes Healthy Foods In Springfield http://kcur.org/post/michelle-obama-promotes-healthy-foods-springfield <p>First Lady Michelle Obama called on more businesses to join in the fight against childhood obesity during the second and final day of her <em>Let’s Move!</em> tour, an initiative she began three years ago</p><p>Mrs. Obama’s trip to a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Springfield served as a tribute to the company’s commitment to creating and selling healthy products.</p><p>The First Lady says American businesses such as Walmart are helping to disprove the notion that healthy food doesn’t sell. She thanked the company for taking the risk in offering these services to its customers.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:34:16 +0000 Scott Harvey 32781 at http://kcur.org The Walmart Effect On Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/walmart-effect-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The convenience and accessibility of Walmart as a one stop shop is what makes the business empire one of the most successful in the country. It is also the largest private employer in the United States and Mexico, but when a Walmart comes to town, what effects does it bring in terms of jobs and the local economy?</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 32104 at http://kcur.org The Walmart Effect On Kansas City Walmart Wars, Self-Realization Fellowship, KC Board of Trade http://kcur.org/post/walmart-wars-self-realization-fellowship-kc-board-trade <p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:12:27 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Suzanne Hogan & Monica Sandreczki 31873 at http://kcur.org Walmart Wars, Self-Realization Fellowship, KC Board of Trade Proposed Waldo Walmart Sparks Community Response http://kcur.org/post/proposed-waldo-walmart-sparks-community-response <p>The redevelopment of each closed school building in Kansas City, Mo. tends to draw a small group of concerned residents.&nbsp; And that was the case for the old Bingham Junior High School property, at 77<sup>th</sup> and Wyandotte in Waldo. Until Walmart came knocking. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:35:09 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Monica Sandreczki 31861 at http://kcur.org Proposed Waldo Walmart Sparks Community Response Proposed Walmart Supercenter Draws Debate In Lee's Summit http://kcur.org/post/proposed-walmart-supercenter-draws-debate-lees-summit <p>Across the Kansas City area, communities are debating the drawbacks and benefits of having the world's largest retailer as a neighbor: Walmart. In Lee’s Summit, a group of residents showed up at a recent city council meeting wearing red, to oppose the construction of a $25 million dollar Walmart Supercenter. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:33:22 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Monica Sandreczki 31852 at http://kcur.org Walmart Moves Eight-Tenths Of A Mile http://kcur.org/post/walmart-moves-eight-tenths-mile <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the corner of Roe Avenue and Johnson Drive facing Shawnee Mission Parkway, if you look to north side of the street, you see </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roeland</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park. There are sparsely inhabited businesses, including a cremation center and weight loss store, facing a weed- and dirt-filled lot on the Mission side of Johnson Drive.&nbsp; This empty lot </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">will</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> be the new Walmart and Gateway Development expected to open in 2014. It will close the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roeland</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park Walmart store located 8/10 of a mile away down Roe Avenue.&nbsp; &nbsp;Walmart is the number one sales tax generator in </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roeland</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:06:08 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 31806 at http://kcur.org Walmart Moves Eight-Tenths Of A Mile