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Upgrading Walmart’s Employment Practices

For years, Walmart has had tough labor practices and been heavily criticized for them. For example, it has been sued by many women for unequal pay and promotion opportunities, fought hard against employees unionizing, paid low wages, etc. But, now … Continue reading

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The Retailers That Millennials Love

Millennials represent a huge, demanding, and challenging consumer segment for marketers. With that in mind, let’s ask: What retail brands are doing best among Millennials? Recently, Moosylvania — a company involved with branding, digital, and experiential (“Digital connectivity has changed … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want to Be a Walmart Supplier?

Getting Walmart as a customer can generate a huge amount of revenues for a supplier, even a small one. But beware — what Walmart giveth, it can also taketh away!! Consider these observations from one expert: “Les McKeown, the Founder, … Continue reading

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How Good Are Walmart’s Debt Ratios? Very!!

For a while now, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s financial performance across several measures, especially in the United States, has not been up to the expectations of stock analysts — or the retailer’s own senior executives. Consider these recent headlines:  “Walmart Slashes … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead for Wal-Mart in India (and Elsewhere)?

For Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, the last few years have not always been smooth sailing. U.S. same-store sales growth have been slow, and efforts outside the United States have sometimes been problematic. Now, Wal-Mart has suffered a significant setback … Continue reading

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