Wal-Mart's Business and Labor Practices
"At Wal-Mart, we make dust. Our competitors eat the dust."
- Tom Coughlin, executive vice president for operations, in an internal company newsletter, Oct. 96.
Wal-Mart, the United States' largest retailer, is a company admired by some for its efficiency, its ability to push its suppliers toward greater productivity, and its ability to give customers bargains. It is derided by others as an overbearing, greedy commercial empire whose unending demand for the cheapest possible product drives both competition and in some cases the manufacturer out of business. In addition, Wal-Mart, who was chosen as Fortune 500's "Most admired Company" this year has been accused of mistreating its workers and of gradually destroying independent retail in America. This website is an attempt to shed light on one of America's most controversial companies.
Effects on Suppliers
Effects on Workers
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