Archive for the 'Walmart Family Foundation' Category

JUST WHAT STOCKS ARE THE WALTONS BUYING…?

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Years ago I worked as executive editor of a small, family owned publishing house. I learned a lot there from the owner who, while he did not match his financial success, did share what I think of as many of the good qualities of Sam Walton. I remember a conversation we had once regarding Wall […]

WHAT $1,000 GETS WALMART…

Monday, April 18th, 2016

The headline on a story this morning informs us that Wal-Mart Donates $1,000 To Local Charities, Through Community Foundation Of The Lake. Good on you Walmart, you get a tax write off and good press for your $1,000 (which might be what? a nanosecond’s worth of sales?) but what about your workers who continue to […]

SO, WHAT IS WALMART THINKING…?

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Jon Springer, reporting in Walmart on ‘Reimagining the workforce’ for Supermarket News writes: As one of the world’s largest employers, Wal-Mart Stores has an obligation to help not only its own workers to achieve upward mobility and satisfaction in their jobs, but the retail industry overall, Walmart Foundation President Kathleen McLaughlin said in a presentation […]

WALMART IS GREEN, GREENBACK GREEN: III…

Monday, August 31st, 2015

(Previously in WALMART IS GREEN, GREENBACK GREEN… Part I, Part II.) Yesterday I began to examine Naomi Klein’s reporting on Walmart’s ties to Big Green—the cadre of once-environmental groups perverted by the lure of money and access provided by the worst of the polluters. Klein concludes: And this is the heart of the issue—not simply […]

WALMART IS GREEN, GREENBACK GREEN: I…

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

In the early ’90s I was first editor of the Municipal Edition of Recycling Today and was later promoted to Executive Editor of the Recycling Media Group. (A few years later I helped launch and served as Senior Editor for the Crain Communications startup Waste News.) In those roles I had occasion to speak with […]