Walmart

Dromm, DRUM lead rally after Bangladesh factory fire
Dromm, DRUM lead rally after Bangladesh factory fire
News Alexa Altman 12/11/2012 at 8:45AM

With his handheld camcorder, Gulam Sarwar Harum swept through the chanting crowd, capturing their faces and voices as they bellowed for the workers who perished in a fire in a Bangladesh factory. “Workers’ rights and human rights! Workers’ rights and human rights!” they yelled, waving homemade signs etched with English and Bengali cries for justice. [...]

Little Neck school gets leg up with donation
Little Neck school gets leg up with donation
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/08/2012 at 2:54PM

Teachers at a local Little Neck elementary school now have the means to supply their classrooms after a major retail conglomerate gave the educators a $1,000 leg up. P.S. 94 received $50 gift cards from Walmart on October 26 for 20 of its teachers to purchase school supplies and classroom resources, school administrators said. “This [...]

Walmart, developers deny plans of a Willets Point store
Walmart, developers deny plans of a Willets Point store
Business Terence M. Cullen 8/02/2012 at 3:35PM

Rumors of Walmart setting up shop in Willets Point were quickly put to an end, after reports that the megastore was in talks with the developers about anchoring a store at Willets West. The Queens Development Group, a joint venture between Related Companies and Sterling Equities, said in a statement that there has been no [...]

Walmart grant will boost One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center
Walmart grant will boost One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center
News Sarah Yu 5/25/2012 at 8:01AM

Simcha Waisman has 10,000 more reasons to smile. The president of the One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center was pleased to learn that Walmart has given them $10,000 in funding, through Councilmember Eric Ulrich. “We’re proud of our track record of philanthropy in the city and are always looking for new opportunities to support programs [...]

Life was simpler then
Letters Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2011 at 4:08PM

What “used to be” just does not exist any more. One upon a time, our family shopped at “mom and pop” stores. The name was evidence that they were not the Costcos, Targets, Walmarts, BJ’s, etc. of today. The owners knew us by name, and we purchased what we required with confidence that the products [...]

Could dozens of Walmarts be coming to Queens?
Could dozens of Walmarts be coming to Queens?
Business Billy Rennison 9/27/2011 at 7:31PM

A recent study estimated Walmart could open over 150 stores in New York City – 43 in Queens alone – if the retail giant is allowed to enter the New York City market. ALIGN, a New York-based nonprofit, released a study after analyzing Walmart’s market share in the grocery industry – 21 percent – and [...]