Archive for the 'South America' Category

WALMEX BUYS WALMART CENTROAMERICA…?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

I’m confused by this story. I’m digging further but, I have to wonder why Walmart would sell one division, Walmart Centroamerica, to another division, Walmex? I’m sure there’s a financial upside to the moving of deck chairs, but hell if I can tell what it is. From Dow Jones: Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB de […]

FROM BRAZIL TO ASIA TO S. AMERICA TO GONE…

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Vicente Trius had all the markings of a rising managemet star at Walmart, but after only five months at the head of Walmart’s South American division, Trius is departing. The newsrelease is unclear, but it looks like the departure is immediate. If it were his choice, for whatever reasons, personal or otherwise, the word choice […]

FORGET THE SCORPION IN THE WATERMELLONS…

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

A giant beetle with an inch-long horn is looking for love after sneaking into Britain – in a shipment of bananas…

THE FACES OF SAVE MONEY, LIVE BETTER

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Didier Leiton and Savin Phal are two of the reasons Wal-Mart shoppers get to save money by buying cheap plastic crap from China Costa Rica and Cambodia. Because they work under inhumane conditions with very low wages shoppers benefit. Do you think those shoppers are really OK with that? From the Dearborn, Michigan Press & […]