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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Wal-Mart is crying foul in Britain, saying they are facing unfair competition. Check this story out. What? This from the retail giant who – here in America – swallows neighborhood supermarkets for breakfast? To borrow a line from 20/20 correspondant John Stossel – “Give me a Break!”

Behind the Smiley Face

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Check out this post over at Capitol Hill Blue: What is it going to take to convince middle America that a bargain isn’t always a bargain?

Wal-Mart and Vogue: Um, Ok.

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Welcome to my first Monday Morning Wal-Mart post! I’ll be handling Mondays over here at NCW, which means my posting will probably gravitate to informational-yet-a-bit-ranting in nature. Enjoy! Lately I have been hearing a lot about Wal-Mart trying to revamp its image, so that it can go after big-time competition Target – which is a […]

Drop the coke and get out of the Wal-Mart

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

Interesting article tonight on the CommonDreams.org site: BOSTON – July 5 – A coalition of activists in Massachusetts is asking the nation’s largest pension fund, TIAA-CREF–a retirement fund with $300 billion in assets, mainly for educators–to divest its stock in Wal-Mart and Coke for the greater good. Here’s the really sad part – (this is […]

Welcome to Wal-Mart, I used to be Mayor of Cleveland

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Rumor Has It… Jane Campbell is looking for a new job. …Could it be the Common Sense Fairy has visited our dear Jane and convinced her that plopping a Wal-Mart Supercenter on a toxic waste dump in downtown Cleveland is the worst idea she’s ever had, and now she must forfeit her right to lead […]

Why Be a Wal-Mart Mommy?

Sunday, June 12th, 2005

I wrote this over at Let the Lady Speak… Just when you think they can go no lower, Wal-Mart does the unthinkable. Again. Apparently, the trend of dropping a kid in the housewares aisle is not a privelige Wal-Mart thinks should be reserved just for customers, but for their “Associates” as well… Every day something […]

Med Students against the Wal

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

The medical students in Maryland understand what a blight Walmart is… pushing the state legislature to override the May 19th veto of the “Wal-Mart Bill.” From this article: Johns Hopkins medical and nursing students on Friday urged state lawmakers to override Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s veto of a bill to tax large companies that do not […]

Walmart and ABC: Reality DOES Bite

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

In an article yesterday in the New York Times, Stuart Elliott revealed that Walmart has set its seven sets of eyes on a new market: reality television. This summer they will be sponsoring “The Scholar,” a reality program on ABC that is putting 10 college hopefuls through a competition to win a $250,000 full-tuition scholarship […]