Tag Archive for Walmart

July 16, 2008

Walmart Really Does Have Happy Employees

Walmart really does have happy employees—at least one. I was in a North Carolina Walmart store this afternoon and had the pleasure of speaking with a man that clearly was a happy employee of Walmart. Not only was he happy, he actually sounded like he was grateful for the job. This man told me that […]

March 28, 2008

Hurricane Katrina: Wal-Mart’s Finest Hour?

Was Walmart’s response in the face of looming disaster from Hurricane Katrina its finest hour? I believe so. The National Post quotes Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott as Hurricane Katrina howled death and destruction in the Gulf: “A lot of you are going to have to make decisions above your level,” was Scott’s message to his […]

November 12, 2007

New Wal-Mart Ad Has Consumers Seeing Red

Wal-Mart’s new print ad saying that it “Saves the average family $2500 per year” has consumers seeing red because they don’t buy it. Advertising Age said today that “Consumers aren’t buying Wal-Mart’s new ‘Save Money. Live Better’ ad campaign, according to a survey to be released today by Wal-Mart Watch, which found that only 4% […]

July 14, 2007

Americans Want To Know Where Their Food Comes From: Consumer Reports

I was watching a CNN report this afternoon about the poor quality of foods coming out of China. CNN said that according to Consumer Reports, 92% of Americans want to know where their food is coming from. I’m one of the 92%. But I doubt that knowing where our food comes from will be comforting. […]

May 1, 2007

Fluoroquinolones Discovered In Catfish From China

Man, this story completely passed under my radar. Alabama has banned catfish from China after discovering they contain a powerful class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. Wal-Mart for its part has withdrawn catfish from its stores nationwide. Good move. I’ve also read that Melamine was commonly added to fish feed in China so don’t be […]

November 19, 2006

Wii Craziness

I dropped by Walmart last night to pick up a few things and noticed a bunch of kids camped out in the garden area. I asked the Walmart clerk what that was all about; he said it was, “Nintendo.” Wow, camping out for a Nintendo Wii? Is it really worth the effort guys? The commercials […]

October 19, 2006

Wal-Mart Accelerates $4 Generic Prescription Program

Good news for consumers this morning; Wal-Mart announced an acceleration of its $4 generic prescription program. The program will now be available in an additional 1,264 stores in 14 states: Wal-Mart—Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced that starting today it is rolling out its $4 generic prescription program in 14 additional states. With the announcement, […]

December 3, 2005

Wal-Mart Hated For Right-Wing Ideology?

Is Wal-Mart ‘hate’ more about its fortune supporting right-wing causes than it is the people it allegedly abuses? The Nation—Helen Walton, now 85 and in poor health, is expected to donate almost all of her personal fortune–worth $18 billion–to the WFF upon her death, which, as the NCRP points out, will make that entity the […]

November 17, 2005

A Movie About Walmart

I’ll be watching a newly released movie tonight about Wal-Mart; it’s titled “WAL-MART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE.” The movie is produced by Robert Greenwald and is supposed to uncover Wal-Mart’s “assault on families and American values.” I’ll let you know how it goes. You can visit the movie site here » WAL-MART: THE […]

November 11, 2005

Walmart Boycott Ends As Company Revises Website

The Catholic League announced today that the planned boycott of Walmart is over. Walmart announced last night that it had revised its website so that a customer is no longer taken to a ‘Holiday’ page but one called ‘Christmas': Catholic League—“Yesterday, I said the Catholic League’s boycott of Wal-Mart would proceed until the company a) […]