Shortly after the initial Wal-Mart
announcement to introduce the low prices in Florida, Target said it would follow suit in Florida.
The Young meltdown aside, Wal-Mart
blames its troubles on the unions it has worked so hard to bar from its stores.
and Target are probably more adept at satisfying any general environmental or safety target requirements than their entrenched competitors.
From that perspective, Wal-Mart
has been one of the most successful antipoverty programs in America.
Meanwhile, Greenwald dilutes his reasonable points by attempting to indict Wal-Mart
for every ill under the sun.
The toll Wal-Mart
has taken on family-owned businesses and once-bustling downtowns is an old tale, but Greenwald tells it poignantly through accounts of the Hunter family's H&H Hardware in Middlefield, Ohio, and Esry's IGA in Hamilton, Mo.
Last year, Wal-Mart
won the Chicago City Council's permission to open up shop in Austin, but many from outside the neighborhood opposed the move.
The pitch goes like this: Wal-mart
is good for poor people of color because they get jobs and also get to buy cheap goods.
will begin phasing in the EPC system in its north Texas stores in January 2005, "Probably by the end of 2006 we will have all of our stores outfitted with RF readers," said Ron Moser, strategy manager in Wal-Mart
's logistics information systems department.
seek suppliers that have the lowest prices?
Stage 1: About 10 years ago or so, Wal-Mart
made it known that they wanted to open a store in Marshall.
On April 25, CPSC and DOJ announced that Wal-Mart
had agreed to pay a $750,000 Civil Penalty for a "delay" in reporting the exercise equipment hazards.