Archive for the 'Sam Walton' Category

Here’s how you know for sure that Mr. Sam is dead.

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

“If a customer falls down and sprains their ankle or their leg or cuts their arm, I mean rush over there and give them all the tenderloving care you can. Take them to the hospital. Take them wherever they…, take them home. I mean, care about them. Call up about them the next two or […]

Worse that Sam Walton

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

This tidbit from an article about how the secretive Mars family (which owns Mars Candy) has come to an agreement with the Wrigleys to take over the gum firm. The Wrigleys command a degree of public respect — a little like another legendary American business founder, Wal-Mart’s Sam Walton. “People have an affection for people […]

“You’re a great associate, Hillary.”

Friday, April 11th, 2008


Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Late last week I wrote about how Wal-Mart’s love affair with Radio Frequency Identification had turned sour. Now it appears that wider cracks are appearing in Wal-Mart’s much vaunted information technology systems. From CIO: Sam Walton didn’t care much for technology. The legendary patriarch of Wal-Mart Stores was well-known for his lack of excitement about […]

The singing, disembodied, floating head of Sam Walton.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Madison Magazine (go Badgers!) brings us an interview with the creators of the new Broadway musical Walmartopia: MM: Tell me about the singing, disembodied floating head of late Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton? R/C: His head is being kept alive so he can give guidance to Wal-Mart’s board of directors. I would bet there have been […]


Friday, August 25th, 2006

There are sound stages on Hollywood’s back lots smaller than Bentonvile’s behemoths, so it’s no surprise that budding video talent has been sneaking cameras in at odd hours. And now for the midnight show at the Wally Plex featuring Doomcore. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.