Hey, Brooklyn, Would You Rather Have a Wal-Mart or a ShopRite?

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ShopRite representatives say they're eyeing the same location, at the Gateway II shopping center on the Belt Parkway, that Wal-Mart is considering in order to circumvent city approval. ShopRite, which already has one other Brooklyn location and hires union workers, offers an average full-time hourly wage of $16 to Wal-Mart's $13. So. Would you rather buy canned pineapples (the grocery item we most associate with ShopRite) that won't put competitors out of business, or would you rather stockpile more house supplies than you have closet space to accommodate, knowing you bought them from someone who made less than they could have? No judgments. Intel is a safe space. [Brooklyn Paper]