Archive for June, 2016

WALMART V. VISA V. VISA V. WALMART…

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Europeans have been using chip cards for more than 10 years and you would think that the bugs would have been worked out of the system by the time the cards were introduced in the United States this year. Not so. Walmart has been haggling with Visa over the question of PINs vs. signatures—I get […]

WALMART HAS RULE…?

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Walmart sells more bananas than anyone else in the United States, but I’ve never read a number, or place in the hierarchy of sales, for how much ammunition Walmart sells. I’ll go for a shit load and move on. The reason I’m writing about ammunition is a piece by Mike Adams for Townhall headlined: The […]

MADE IN ‘MERICA, YEAH…!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

As a child in the early ’60s, at a time when the label Made In Japan was looked upon with scorn, I remember a meme (almost certainly malicious and false) that those wily Japanese had renamed one of their cities Usa so that they might flood our markets with cheap (mostly tin rather than plastic) […]

COMMUNITY IN WALMART VS WHOLE FOODS

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Yes, when Walmart finds buying from local or regional vendors economically beneficial, the Bentonvile Behemoth is happy to pump a few pennies (relative to the hundreds of billions going—going—cough to China—elsewhere) in the name of pretending to be a good neighbor. Christopher Kelly, expressing his opinion in Purpose-Driven Companies Must Anchor Community Roots for Forbes […]