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New America NYC: Walmart vs. New York


What if you’re the world’s biggest grocery store and you’ve made it everywhere except New York City? Walmart says it wants to help urbanites— including New Yorkers—to "Save money, live better" with its infamously low prices, even getting support from First Lady Michelle Obama. But not everyone is buying it, most notably workers and unions who fear a reduction in wages. Join us for a conversation on the good and bad the company has to offer with leading thinkers on business, food and the local economy.

Copies of "The American Way of Eating" will be available for purchase at the event.



Director of the Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Initiative
New America Foundation


Author of “The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table”


Reporter covering the New York economy for Crain’s New York

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America Foundation
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
New York, NY

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