Archive for August, 2005

A LIVING WAGE FROM WAL MART…?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Last Thursday on the MetroHealth Hospital main campus, Steelyard Commons developer Mitch Schneider made a brief presentation to about 18 people and then, for about an hour, opened the floor to questions. There was a steady stream of questions. Thirty minutes in, a woman asked: Cleveland has a living-wage law, will the retailers honor it? […]

theboxtank: BET Latest With Exclusive Wal-Mart Partnership

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Part of a strategy to break into urban markets?

Protecting culture

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

CorpWatch: MEXICO: Wal-Mart’s Plans for Indigenous Areas Under Fire: he U.S.-based retail giant Wal-Mart, which last year opened a store near the ancient Teotihuacan pyramids of Mexico despite loud protests from local activists and small businesses, is now seeking a repeat of its earlier victory, this time in two heavily indigenous areas. But local opponents […]

Free Speech & High Road Retail

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

If you’re a visitor to my blog, Brewed Fresh Daily or democracy guy, you’re probably aware of “Meet The Bloggers” — the series of podcast interviews we’ve been doing with Cleveland mayoral candidates. We’ve done three interviews so far, and each of the candidates (Triozzi, Draper and Patmon) has strongly criticized the Steelyard Commons project […]

Jesus saves

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Jesus saves Originally uploaded by Orrin.

Behind the Smiley Face

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Check out this post over at Capitol Hill Blue: What is it going to take to convince middle America that a bargain isn’t always a bargain?

Wal-Mart and Vogue: Um, Ok.

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Welcome to my first Monday Morning Wal-Mart post! I’ll be handling Mondays over here at NCW, which means my posting will probably gravitate to informational-yet-a-bit-ranting in nature. Enjoy! Lately I have been hearing a lot about Wal-Mart trying to revamp its image, so that it can go after big-time competition Target – which is a […]

The pundits on Walmart couture

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

WalmartWatch.com has excerpts from business analysts on Walmart’s 8 page spread in the Sept 05 issue of Vogue Magazine. Richard Guha, principal of the New England Consulting Group, states the obvious – “The fact is, most Wal-Mart customers are not Vogue readers, and most Vogue readers are not Wal-Mart customers”.

Search Walmart.com for britney spears

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

walmart hacked? or just really interested in selling bibles? Originally uploaded by snowdeal. And you get bibles…

More like the Oh Shit Stat of the Day

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Via Brand Autopsy

Health Care Facility: Walmart Style

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

From theboxtank, New Supercenter Offers Health Care. Any reservations about seeing your doctor @ a Walmart? Is it any different then other HMOs?

GEAR SHIFTS…

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

I recently wrote my 100th post on Wal Mart and now I’m shifting gears a bit. I’m going to consolodate items concerning the Bentonville Behemoth into a once-a-week post. I expect to include multiple items in each Wal Mart Wednesday Wrap-Up. So, on with the show… From WTIC AM Radio, via Building Brewsmith: Walmart agrees […]

POST NO. 100: A MODEST PROPOSAL

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

TRUST US, WE’RE ENGINEERS…

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

Several years ago in my home town of Marietta, Ohio, it was decided that Washington County needed a community college and Washington State Community College was built. Like most community colleges, it’s a commuter school and needed a large parking lot to handle the traffic. The school is located up what was a wooded hollow […]

ROAD TRIP…! ROAD TRIP…! ROAD TRIP…!

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

Bad press is taking its toll on Wal Mart. To counter the millions of words coming from opposition groups and the general press, the Bentonville Behemoth intends to hold a conference on Friday, 4 November to examine its effect on jobs, inflation and economic growth. Says Nate Hurst, the company’s public and government relations spokesperson: […]