Retail Video: Maleny vs. Woolworths
Australian TV news (2006)
This isn't vintage, it's going on right now. But I like stories like this. There's a Woolworths that's still going strong in Australia. The Australian-based company, Woolworths Limited, operates a bunch of stores and service centers throughout Australia, under the Woolworths banner. One is a major supermarket chain.
This video is a recent TV news report about the ongoing struggle between the town of Maleny, a small village in rural southeast Queensland, that is fighting on a seemingly very united front, against the invasion of Woolworths into their town, where there's already a longtime IGA store that the locals are not only loyal to, but also standing behind, to keep the Woolworths corporate behemoth from swallowing up their hometown favorite (similar to our Wal-Mart battles in America, I guess). They maintain a site if you'd like to read more. You go, Maleny!
Power to the people!