announced plans to double its offering of organic products (see "High-Volume Organic: Should We Applaud When Wal-Mart
Goes Crunchy?" Currents, September/ October 2006) the organic community responded with mixed feelings.
On October 20, Wal-Mart
announced plans to begin selling a wide selection of prescription drugs for just $4 per prescription at stores in 14 states.
This last example was turned on its head when, shortly after Pollan's book appeared, Wal-Mart
announced plans to introduce more than 1,000 new organic products this year.
But they're pikers, compared to that grander Arkansas native, Wal-Mart
. Yet, while 140 million people shop at a Wal-Mart
weekly, and although it's Canada's largest retailer, the Bentonville-based chain is slagged by all the usual suspects--environmentalists, anti-poverty activists, unions and the Democratic party.
, it just can't seem to catch a break anymore.
in Chickasha, Wal-Mart
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But revenue at established Wal-Mart
stores in the U.S., which account for 60 percent of the company's total sales, has declined for five consecutive quarters.
In 1962, Arkansas businessman Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart
discount store, setting in motion the rapid ascendance of a corporate giant that would redefine markets around the world.
has not deterred the women of Wal-Mart
18 ( ANI ): American retail giant Wal-Mart
gave bribes to get its way into Mexico City after an unfavorable zoning decision by the nation's leaders prohibited the firm to open a store in an area, closely located to the ancient pyramids, and is expected to draw several tourists from around the world, a new probe has found.
Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, the most eye-catching graphic in the Wal-Mart
annual report was the "measles map" of the United States, in which each dot represented a company store or distribution center.