We live in Yucca Valley which is planning a new Super WalMart. There is no problem with Staters or its employees taking a negative position, but when they solicit signatures on their premises to get the issue on the ballot it crosses the line.
When the energy costs grew, Stater Brothers raised the prices beyond belief and had to reduce them. Now, they don't want competition and take a political stance to strengthen their market. You cannot buy socks or underwhere in Twenty Nine Palms and you cannot buy a bath mat in Yucca Valley.
Stater Brothers is not interested in what benefits the town rather what benefits them.