New York — New Yorkers overwhelmingly support Wal-Mart moving into their city, according to a survey commissioned by the mega-chain.
The survey of one thousand people found that 71 percent would like to see a Wal-Mart in New York, and 63 percent wanted one in their neighborhood.
Poor and working class minorities were most in favor of seeing a Wal-Mart in their neck of the woods, the poll found.
Wal-Mart spokesman Steven Restivo, recently told the New York Times his company is looking into opening stores in all five boroughs.
“There is a business case to be made for our growth in large cities across the country,” Restivo said. “We know we have customers there, and we know we want to make access to our brand more convenient.”
The Bentonville, Ark.-based company has tried to open stores in New York before, but opposition from labor unions and the City Council have thwarted Wal-Mart’s efforts.