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The Walmart Effect: Store Closures Are Leaving Food Deserts in Their Wake

Article written by: Willy Blackmore of TakePart As presidential candidates have worked their way across Iowa in recent months, campaigning ahead of the first-in-the-nation voting that will take place when the caucuses commence on Feb. 1, the country has seen a certain slice of the state. There are the town hall meetings at Elks Lodge halls, cups of coffee at old-school diners, and visits to mom-and-pop shops on a succession of Main Streets. Television crews park news anchors in front of stately town squares and historic courthouses built of red brick or green-gray limestone. Even as news stories delve into the changing demographics in the state or the reduced political clout of farmers, campaign optics still focus largely on this true-blue...

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Walmart: It Came, It Conquered, Now It’s Packing Up and Leaving

Walmart: It Came, It Conquered, Now It’s Packing Up and Leaving

The Town’n Country grocery in Oriental, North Carolina, a local fixture for 44 years, closed its doors in October after a Walmart store opened for business. Now, three months later — and less than two years after Walmart arrived — the retail giant is pulling up stakes, leaving the community with no grocery store and no pharmacy.

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