The Wal-Mart Effect

The Wal-Mart Effect

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Wal-Mart isna€™t just the worlda€™s biggest company, it is probably the worlda€™s most written-about. But no book until this one has managed to penetrate its wall of silence or go beyond the usual polemics to analyze its actual effects on its customers, workers, and suppliers. Drawing on unprecedented interviews with former Wal-Mart executives and a wealth of staggering data (e.g., Americans spend $36 million an hour at Wal-Mart stores, and in 2004 its growth alone was bigger than the total revenue of 469 of the Fortune 500), The Wal-Mart Effect is an intimate look at a business that is dramatically reshaping our lives.When we see it at a list price of $349.99, we shake our heads in wonder at the presumption of lawn-mower makers. But ita#39;s not ... Because if you want to buy something that just makes tall grass short, buy a Murray at Wal-Mart, or buy an MTD.

Title:The Wal-Mart Effect
Author:Charles Fishman
Publisher:Penguin - 2006-01-19


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