Anti-Walmart Group Sends Postcards Slamming Steve... →
While Walmart refuses to say if, when or where it might finally open a store within the five boroughs, one of its favored sites is the Related Company’s Gateway Center Mall in the far reaches of Brooklyn. The area is economically depressed, meaning the cheap jobs and cheap merchandise are (theoretically) desirable. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union sees Walmart jobs as junk, and...
What’s Causing Walmart’s Woes →
Walmart may promise “Low Prices. Every Day. On Everything” but it was particularly aggressive about offering discounts at holiday time – and now it’s paying the price. Read more in “What’s Causing Walmart’s Woes” from The Fiscal Times. Walmart can reverse its decline by treating associates with respect. That means giving more hours to those who want to work full time....
Walmart Should Pay Its Employees More →
“Walmart pays its average “associate,” of which it has about 1.5 million in the U.S., just under $12 an hour. This equates to an annual salary that is below the poverty line. Like other healthy corporations, Walmart could afford to pay its associates more. It chooses not to because it doesn’t have to,” according to a recent piece in the Business Insider. Low wages...
Sign the petition - tell Rob Walton to respect... →
Sign this petition to tell Rob Walton: Meet with Walmart associates & give ‘em some R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
Walmart money card fraud goes unrefunded →
A woman in Rhode Island says her Wal-Mart money card was compromised and now she’s out more than $2,000. She says the company wasn’t moving fast enough to get her money back, and, despite the apparent evidence, Wal-Mart still hasn’t stopped the transactions or refunded her money. Read more.
Concerns About Walmart's Predatory Financial... →
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hosted a town hall in New York City on Wednesday, and Walmart was a highlight of the discussion as stores in NYC could try to sell predatory and deceptive financial services and products that harm vulnerable consumers. Read more.
RWDSU: Walmart the Great Destroyer →
rwdsu: Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU, UFCW) made the following statement at a City Hall press conference today to announce the release of a new report by Food and Water Watch and Walmart Free NYC: Good morning. I’m Stuart…
Discussion: Walmart VS. New York
Walmart says it wants to help urbanites to “Save money, live better,” but not everyone is buying it. Join us on Feb. 29th to hear leading thinkers on business, food and the local economy discuss Walmart’s potential impact on NYC. Click here to RSVP.
Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System
Walmart is the biggest company in the United States and the country’s largest food retailer. Walmart is so big that it has an unprecedented amount of power in all sectors of the economy. Food is no exception. When there is one player this large connecting food producers and food consumers, consumers are no longer the food industry’s customers — Walmart is. And the saying “the customer is always...
Crain's Insider: Where the Walmarts Aren't →
rwdsu: Ripco Real Estate—which is hoping to bring a Walmart to Gateway II in Brooklyn’s East New York—is simultaneously luring other retail giants to the Bronx’s new Throggs Neck Shopping Center by billing that site as Walmart-free. “One can safely predict a successful shopping center,” says the commercial real estate broker’s website. “There are no Walmarts.” An insider opposed to Walmart...
Wal-Mart Down in Customer Satisfaction Survey →
Wal-Mart saw customer satisfaction fall as people tend to favor quality over price, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index. 70,000 customers can’t be wrong! Read more.