An Unexpected Benefit of Small Business like Independent Pharmacy


Photo by Ben Schumin

Some love them, some loathe them. Say what you will about Wal-Mart but a new study, published in Social Science Quarterly, “found that the number of Wal-Mart stores was a better predictor of hate group participation than the unemployment rate, high crime rates and low education.” Reason being?

The breakdown of the community. “Small local businesses are more likely to be members of civic groups and involved in the community. They are also more likely to have closer relationships among their employees.” As independent pharmacies – what we have always brought to the table is community. Hold an event at your store, get to know your neighbors, visit with other health care practitioners!

For more on this CLICK HERE to read the study or CLICK HERE to read Walmart, big-box stores linked with hate groups in study from the San Francisco Chronicle.

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