Letters to the Editor

Say 'no' to Wal-Mart Supercenter

Does our city really need a second Wal-Mart? I think not!

I have lived in Ceres for 50 years. I have major concerns for the economy and the welfare of our community.

We already have a Wal-Mart and seven other general merchandise-grocery stores as well as six full grocery stores, not to mention enough fast food restaurants to choke a horse. Yes, competitive marketing is high in our small city.

It appears Wal-Mart wants to have a monopoly on the retail business in Ceres as well as the surrounding community. Every department in a supercenter will be larger, which translates to more sales that will eventually drive small stores out of business!

Can our community really afford to let this happen? After Wal-Mart first opened in Ceres, Kmart, Rite-Aid and other small businesses really took hard hits in sales.

Let's educate ourselves about what can happen if a supercenter comes to Ceres. Please voice your concerns to the City Council before it's too late.

JAMES R. VINYARD

Ceres

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