No Wal-Mart? Well, We Can Always Hope…

According to the Wednesday, June 18 edition of The Wall Street Journal, Wal-Mart announced it will be scaling back the number of stores it opens in the next few years, chopping more than a billion dollars in capital expenditures in 2009 alone.

The Journal also notes the following:

Critics have questioned the benefit of Wal-Mart supercenters on local communities, particularly small towns with mom-and-pop stores that are often forced out of business when a Wal-Mart store opens in the area.

Yeah, exactly.

Plans for Kroger, a local company that keeps jobs and money in the Greater Cincinnati area (unlike Wal-Mart), include a new Marketplace center that would fulfill any perceived need for access to a wider range of goods. We can only hope that Wal-Mart decides to take the retail fight elsewhere.

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2 thoughts on “No Wal-Mart? Well, We Can Always Hope…

  1. A wonderful article from the blog http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com, entitled, “White People Like Hating Corporations.” As noted, it is ok to hate Wal-Mart, but not Target! Enjoy….

    #82 Hating Corporations
    March 5, 2008 by clander

    One of the more popular white person activities of the past fifteen years is attempting to educate others on the evils of multi-national corporations. White people love nothing more than explaining to you how Wal*Mart, McDonalds, Microsoft, Halliburton are destroying the Earth’s culture and resources.

    While the growth of multi-national corporations can be attributed to a number of complex social, economic and political factors, many white people prefer to take the word of two trusted sources: No Logo and AdBusters.

    Published in 2000, No Logo has been responsible for more white person “enlightenment” than any book since the burning of the library at Alexandria. By reading this one magic book, white people are able to get a full grasp on the evils of multi-national corporations and then regurgitate it to friends and family.

    Advanced white people will supplement No Logo with a subscription to AdBusters, where they will learn how to subvert corporate culture and return it to the masses. Specifically, this means taking ads and redoing them to give a negative message about a product. Apparently the belief is that when other people see this ad, they will be hit with an epiphany that their entire existence has been a Matrix-style manufactured universe.

    If you plan to engage in lengthy conversations or get high with white people it is recommended that you read No Logo or one issue of AdBusters. Failing that, it is acceptable to buy a copy to leave on your coffee table. When white people see it, they will recognize you as someone who can see through the advertising and has a proper perspective on life.

    When engaging in a conversation about corporate evils it is important to NEVER, EVER mention Apple Computers, Target or Ikea in the same breath as the companies mentioned earlier. White people prefer to hate corporations that don’t make stuff that they like.

    Following these simple steps can help you gain the trust and respect of white people in a relatively short period of time.

  2. Mak,

    Wal-Mart was a great company when Sam Walton was alive. I had some respect for the company back then.

    But the kinds of shenanigans Wal-Mart pulls today are beneath Sam Walton and would have the man firing the current leadership left and right.

    I’ve listed a few of those things here on this blog. The things I’ve listed are the same things Sam would be kicking butt over.

    So I guess you’re an apologist for the way Wal-Mart is now, rather than the way it used to be when Sam was running things. You know, back when they supported American businesses and didn’t promote China ahead of the red, white, and blue. Who is the real communist here?

    I know you don’t want to believe this, but one of the reasons our economy is in the shape it is in right now is Wal-Mart. Gas prices, too. It’s a complex thing to consider and I know people would rather talk about moronic, liberal white people burdened with guilt than deal with the truth.

    Hey, as long as you can buy more cheap junk to fill your house with, who cares, right?

    Man…oh, man.

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