Archive for December, 2007

It’s not funny. It’s called “product tampering.”

Monday, December 31st, 2007

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 […]

Year end wrap up

Monday, December 31st, 2007

I’d just like to wish a happy new year to all our visitors and contributors. Most people make lists of the best/worst at this time of year. Walmart Watch has one up, for example, so I’m not going to do that. Instead I’d like to look at the progress that has been made over the […]

I’M SORRY I MISSED THIS…

Monday, December 31st, 2007

If I’d been more on the ball I might have saved a few families some cash over the holidays. My gut told me that the cheap plastic crap computers from China had to be a bad thing, but I didn’t take the time to find out that the experts called bull shit right out of […]

WAL-MART: CULPRIT OR WHIPPING BOY…?

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I’m going to have to do a bit of thinking about Al Norman’s post concerning new rules for businesses that accept food stamps under the Federal Women, Infant’s and Children program which provides grants to states. The grants pay for supplemental foods and nutritional education for low-income women, and to infants and children up to […]

Wow. This site makes us look like Boy Scouts.

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Via the Consumerist, it’s Project Wal-Mart Freedom: Welcome, Agent. If you have made it to this page that means you have been selected to participate in one of the largest civilian operations against consumerism. This operation has been code named Project Wal+Mart Freedom. Should you choose to accept your position as an Agent of Project […]

HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON…?

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

When you’re the world’s largest retailer, you’re bound to have your tentacles wrapped around a lot of bodies, but given Wal-Mart’s disasters with the the web, I was surprised to find that the Wal-Mart is selling Search Engine Optimization and Marketing services. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

YOUTUBE DELETED IT BEFORE I COULD WATCH…

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Anybody out there know a site that archived the clip? Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS CONVERSATION…

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

I’m playing catch-up on my blogging after taking a week off for family festivities and I just couldn’t let this story go by. Written by blogger Julia Gorin who normally backs Wal-Mart, it demonstrates the hazards of pegging your business future on religious holidays. “Well!” [the Wal-Mart cashier] declared. “Would you believe that they already […]

HOW WELL THE GNOMES CAN SIT AND SPIN…

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

When I was in high school I played on the chess team. We lost a series against another team and as a joke we made the announcement that we’d come in second place while the oppossing team had only managed to land a next-to-last spot. That’s how I read a CNNMoney story about Wal-Mart and […]

LIFE WITH WAL-MART… PART 3…

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

The Dun & Bradstreet Report is a show stopper. A supplier could have all the requirements, if the report is 7 or higher, no further processing of one’s application can be done…

AT THE WALLY PLEX…

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Video: A song with interpretive dance about going to Wal-Mart…

Wal-Mart managers are worthy of your sympathy.

Friday, December 28th, 2007

USA Today has an article today about the shortage of retail managers in the United States. Why is there a shortage?: “You don’t really have any control over what goes on. You put the displays where they (corporate executives) want them. You carry the products they want. They set the prices. And the computer systems […]

Krugman on Imports

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Today’s column by Paul Krugman deals with the impact of manufactured goods from very low wage countries. His conclusion is that those who think it harms American manufacturing workers have a point. Trade between high-wage countries tends to be a modest win for all, or almost all, concerned. When a free-trade pact made it possible […]

LIFE WITH WAL-MART… PART 2…

Friday, December 28th, 2007

In my opinion, Wal-Mart does a great job of keeping minority companies out despite their mission statement…

One down. One to go.

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

From PaidContent.org: Yet another example of bricks-and-mortar scale not translating to online sales power .and of grand plans deflating … Reuters (NSDQ: RTRSY) reports that Wal-Mart, (NYSE: WMT) one of the largest sellers of DVDs, shut down its same-day-as-DVD video download service, citing Hewlett Packard’s decision to discontinue the service that powered it. The plug […]