Regular readers know Wal-Mart’s record on product recalls; even the really dangerous products can hang around for days or weeks. The merely offensive can take months to disappear. So what made Rockband products fly off the shelves after an urgent recall? so, I just got back from work today (work in the Wal-Mart electronics dept) […]
Archive for June, 2008
I just got back from the 10:25AM showing of Pixar’s “Wall-E.” [Don’t laugh. I went with my 3-year old. His nap time is at 1PM. When else was I going to go?] It’s everything that the review I read last week suggested and more. By the year 2110, the Buy ‘n Large Corporation has sold […]
Only four stocks are ahead for the year in the Dow Jones average: Walmart, Chevron, IBM and Caterpillar. If there is a general lesson to be learned from this it escapes me.
A company has designed a new, stackable, plastic milk jug. It allows shipping without the need for plastic crates to hold the old jugs and saves delivery trips to stores. Both Costco and Walmart have adopted these new packages. The only problem is that they forgot to see if shoppers could figure out how to […]
Do you watch the news? Have you heard the term “stay-cation” yet (as in, the price of gas is so high that we can’t afford to go anywhere so let’s stay home)? Does this blatant attempt to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse make your skin crawl since the people who use the […]
I love the fact that I can’t tell if this guy is kidding.
Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.
The core funciton of America’s broader health care system administrators is to reduce costs by denying payment for all but the most undenyable of claims. This extends well beyond basic medical treatment and into the realm of dissability and long-term/life-long care. From the Springdale, Arkansas, Morning News: Former Pine Bluff police officer Jimmy Singleton was […]
Will Wooten describes it as: a logo for a social network for flower enthusiasts. I wouldn’t be so kind. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.
…to not know the difference between a bucket and a basket.
Wal-Mart and Gas Prices…
Wal-Mart does love sucking at the public teat. If the corporation can get tax payers to pick up the tab for its costs of doing business, well that’s just management. Right? With thefts up in bad economic times, the police are busy doing Wal-Mart’s job; on citizens’ dime. From The Arizona Republic: Mesa police are […]
From a press release post at Fox News (of all places): The president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union today blasted the announcement by Wal-Mart that it would notify its employees about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and challenged the giant retailer to take similar steps to notify workers of their legal […]
Any blogger can tell you that you never know what will be a popular post. I’ve had posts about Steven King’s Dark Tower series in comment rotation for more than year. Who knew. The Stonecipher Report had no idea that a slam at Wal-Mart would top the Digg list. Wow. So I didn’t really expect […]
From the WSJ: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is about to change one of the most familiar logos in corporate America. Part of Wal-Mart’s continuing effort to update its once-dowdy image, the new logo for signs and building facades includes white letters on a burnt-orange background followed by a white starburst, according to an artist’s rendering that […]