Archive for the 'Customer Satisfaction' Category

TARGET IS RIGHT ON TRANS CUSTOMERS…

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Let Walmart know that you think Target (and others) are right in not discriminating against transgender customers’ use of their bathrooms and that you support Target’s stance by informing Walmart headquarters—via email or phone: 800.925.6278—that you intend to shop at only GLBTQ-friendly retailers. In other national news on the story: Yale introduces gender-neutral bathrooms amid […]

WHO YOU GONNA CALL…?

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

This is exactly why I leave very little money on any card that has electronic access to my reserves, and that’s on my bank card. I can’t imagine being at the mercy of cards controlled by retailers not under the jurisdiction of the FDIC and bank regulators (yeah I know, don’t laugh to hard, but […]

CAN YOU HEAR CUSTOMERS NOW WALMART…?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The fight for basic human rights expanded in Connecticut when a woman, with short hair, glasses and wearing a baseball cap, was asked to leave a Walmart bathroom. The bathrooms, particularly women’s bathrooms (so I’m told) all have stalls. Nobody sees nobody’s genitals. The ignorant bigots need to get a grip. For those of you […]

WALMART GREETERS MAKING A COMEBACK…

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

When Sam Walton instituted the practice of hiring, often kindly and retired, people to stand at the doors of his stores and greet people, he found a way to take the most impersonal edifices imaginable—a big box store—and make them, for at least a moment, seem human and friendly. Four years ago the company moved […]

WALMART’S SILENCE IS GETTING NOTICED…

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The time for Walmart to get on the right side of bathroom use by transgender customers is past. Every day that goes by only worsens the effect of the inevitable decision to follow the lead of Target and other stores serving the public. The homophobic scaremongers raising vision of pedophile predators cross dressing to gain […]

WHIPPING THE HOMOPHOBES INTO A FRENZY…

Friday, April 29th, 2016

I think Walmart figured out a while ago that being on the wrong side of the GLBTQ Rights struggle is bad for business. A tiny number of homophobic bigots who still believe that Walmart is their place to shop, however, haven’t, and they stirred the pot again because their particular mythical structure is threatened by […]

WHO SHOULD HANDLE WALMART SECURITY…?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

When your job is security, every person looks like a security threat. No. I’m not talking about the Transportation Security Administration (thank gawd I don’t fly), I’m talking about retail security guards, working two jobs and likely bored out of their skulls and afraid that if they do nothing, their employer will figure out that […]

WALMART AND WILD OATS PARTING WAYS…

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Organic food first appeared on our radar back in October of 2006. Since then, more than 50 stories have come under the organics category. Walmart has always seemed like an unlikely place to buy organic food (akin to buying solar panels from the Peabody Coal company) but I do believe the company is trying. I’ve […]

FRANK SWANSON ISN’T GOING AWAY…

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Remember Frank Swanson? Walmart shoppers in West Plains, Missouri do. Swanson was a cashier who, days away from celebrating his 20th anniversary working under The Golden Asshole got what you’d expect from such a position: dumped on. KBSI in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Community rallies around 20-year Wal-Mart cashier fired for giving hugs, price matching […]

REMEMBER KEVIN WESTLEY…? HE’S BACK…!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Last year I wrote about Kevin Westley and his one-(Irish)man campaign against offensive Irish stereotypes in merchandise sold at Walmart in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day. After nicely asking Walmart to remove offensive merchandise in 2014 and getting no result he decided to take a more active route. He bought up all the offending merchandise, […]

WHAT NOT TO BUY AT WALMART…

Friday, September 11th, 2015

If you must shop at Walmart, and there are a lot of people who have little or no choice in the matter, Daniel B. Kline recommends a short list of items that you are better off buying elsewhere. Wal-Mart has a well-deserved reputation for offering low prices. The company pushes value as its calling card, […]

WALMART UNSHELVES ASSAULT WEAPONS…

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Nearly 40 years ago I seriously considered buying an AR-15, the civilian, semi-automatic version of the M-16, but not for varmint hunting. I was a 20-something card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association with an attitude. Good sense prevailed and I spent my $300 elsewhere. Conspiracy aficionados notwithstanding there simply is no good reason to […]

SAM’S CLUB WANTS TO GO UPSCALE…?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

I learned a fact about Walmart today that I never knew before: households earning $45,000 a year are the Bentonvile Behemoths sweet spot. Not coincidentally, I’m sure, the most recent figure (2013) for the median household income in the Unites States s $51,939. So, Walmart wants to low-ball the median by just a skosh. Sam’s […]

WHAT IS LIBERALIZING WALMART SHOPPERS…?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The demographic of the Weekly Walmart Shopper is politically changing, and not in the direction you might think. The person shopping at Walmart on a weekly bases is more likely to African American or Hispanic and liberal or moderate than just a few years ago. What is driving this change? John Zogby, in The Dramatic […]

NEW YORKERS POLLED ON WALMART…

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Are politicians, and their Union backers, depriving New York City residents of the joys and benefits of shopping at Walmart. A poll taken by Quinnipiac University seems to make that case. Greg David, reporting in Despite everything, New Yorkers want Wal-Mart in city for Crain’s New York Business writes: I had taken a vow not […]