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Thursday, October 27, 2005

NEWS: Wal-mart smarts

Am very excited to hear (via BoingBoing) about a critical documentary about Wal-Mart which is going to be shown in the US, in places of Worship no less, after its debut in theatres in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles next week.

If anyone gets a chance to watch it we would love to hear your thoughts...

Wal-Mart: The High Cost Of Low Price by Robert "Outfoxed" Greenwald, will be screened on November 13 in around 1,000 houses-of-worship.

The Wal-Mart film features interviews with company employees, small-business owners, teachers and others who sharply criticize it with charges of low wages, skimpy health benefits and a poor environmental record. USA Today




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At 8:16 PM, Blogger Transmogrifier said...

Recently Walmart seems to be taking some progressive steps begrudgingly. This post on Sustainablog reports some steps taken by Walmart towards environmental issues. Also recently I heard on the radio that Walmart is offering a new health plan to its employees (a step it resisted for a long time). But then this NYT article talks about an internal memo about how to cut the costs of the employee benefit. It seems that Walmart is not too keen on taking these steps but is being prodded by customers (and rightly so) into taking them anyway!

At 8:28 PM, Blogger City Hippy said...

Hey Transmogrifier

Of course any positive steps they take must be applauded and encouraged but overall I think they have a way to go before they can claim any triple bottom line credentials.

But a start is a start, right?




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