Walmart Destroys Small Businesses
By: Trevor Rich
Walmart strikes again in the small town of Ledville, Ohio. On October, 20th 2015 the people of Ledville got a surprise that a Walmart was going to be built not even a mile away from their shopping center. Some of the people rejoiced in the low prices that would come their way but shop-owners saw the harm this would cause to them. The new Walmart was completed on January, 3rd 2016 and not even a month later, on February, 1st 9 local stores had gone bankrupt. So what went wrong? Why did 9 honest families have to be put out business? A Walmart is detrimental to a small business because of the prices they offer are so much lower, a "Mom and Pop" shop cannot compete with these prices and this drives nearly all of their business away from them. Forcing them to close up shop for good.