The wet dream of any individual in the public arena, or any corporation desirous of only good press, is to own a media outlet that people trust: think NBC and General Electric or Rupert Murdoch and Fox News. Over the years Walmart has attempted to broadcast a friend vibe, but that hasn’t always worked as […]
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We have experience here at The Writing On The Wal when we’re talking about Walmart and offensive t-shirts. As someone with many of Irish blood in my extended family—both here and in County Donegal—I think the Americanization of St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse for those who wouldn’t know a shamrock from a shillelagh to […]
Nevertheless, this is still pretty bad.
They should both dump Jesse James as fast as possible. After all, do they really need another story about Nazis damaging their reputation? What is it about Walmart, clothing and Nazis anyway?
Yesterday Jonathan and I both took note of Seth’s 11 interesting finds in the Beijing Walmart. Today at Mental Floss, Ethan Trex notes 11 things Walmart has banned. But what I found amazing is what Trex missed; what should have been No. 1. The most infamous item that Walmart ever banned: the Nazi t-shirt. I […]
This isn’t news. I’m getting it from Gawker (via Wal-Mart Watch): In response to our call for lying flack stories, a tipster who works as “a high level advertising and marketing executive” brings us a story about Edelman, the huge PR firm that reps clients like Wal-Mart and Shell, and talks a lot about ethics […]
Oh Lord, not again!
Trust me. I’d rather not devote my last post of the year to something this seemingly trivial, but I actually think I can turn this post into something important. I’m proud of the fact that nobody mentioned the mp3 player full of porn on this blog (until now, of course), but I have to in […]
Via the Consumerist: What happens to the other products Walmart recalls, like lead children items, or cans o’ Botulism beans? To find out why Ben asks this interesting question, you have to read his whole horrifying post.
From KGBT 4, Harlingen, TX: We put a tainted chili recall to the test and the results are nothing less than surprising. Who gets caught not protecting you, the consumer the Castleberry food company announces a voluntary recall two weeks ago. Hot dog chili sauce and other canned meat products are supposed to be pulled […]
Electronic ordering, tracking and processing have helped Wal-Mart become the master of getting product into its stores and the partnership with HP Neoview has played an important role. The question I have about this latest system upgrade is this: Does HP Neoview incorporate any process for tracking and blocking recalled and dangerous products from reaching […]
Nazi t-shirts, dog food â€“ Now chili sauce. From the Hattiesburg (MS) American: A Dâ€™Iberville woman says the chili sauce she bought from a store in South Mississippi could have been contaminated with botulism. U.S. federal authorities are asking consumers to throw away more than 90 different Castleberryâ€™s Food Co. products, including chili sauce. Eva […]
One customer in one store complains and Wal-Mart yanks a t-shirt from its shelves. Hundreds (thousands?) of people complain about the Nazi t-shirt and its still showing up in stores nearly a year later. OK, so this was 12 years ago. But you’d think that Wal-Mart would be getting better at this, not worse. Jeff […]
By now, you’re not at all surprised to learn that there are still Nazi t-shirts at a Wal-Marts in the United States. I, however, think Ben’s explanation as to why the Consumerist is still covering this story is worth noting in particular: We keep posting these to show you how some businesses manipulate the by-the-books […]
Nearly a year ago we reported on a lawsuit brought by handbag manufacturer Fendi against Wal-Mart for selling knock-offs of its product. Today Wal-Mart and Fendi settled the suit in a New York court for an undisclosed sum. Here’s the line, from Reuters, that I liked the best. Sam’s Club said it has removed all […]