Pick a Peck of Pickeled Peppers at Wal-Mart


Fast Company, a fascinating analysis of the business practices of America’s
largest retailer. We know who they hire to clean their stores in the
dead of night. Now learn how slick they can be in dealing with suppliers
and manufacturers in the light of day. In the key example from the article,
a "year’s supply of Vlastic pickles" for $2.97 is used as an allegory
for Wal-Mart’s mindset and marketing power.

from Fast Company

The giant retailer’s low prices often come with a high cost. Wal-Mart’s
relentless pressure can crush the companies it does business with and
force them to send jobs overseas. Are we shopping our way straight to
the unemployment line?


  1. Mike Walsh

    November 24, 2003 @ 9:58 am


    And there is another aspect to this. If China decides to slap an embargo on the US for any little reason. The shelves of WalMart and Home Depot will be bare in no time.

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