Tag Archive: Wal-Mart

I don’t think some of the “Occupy Wall Street” folks have thought all this through, sometimes.

Take the following story from CNBC.com, for example:

>>Some demonstrators are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest “the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street.”

Organizers are encouraging consumers to either occupy or boycott retailers that are publicly traded, according to the Stop Black Friday website.

The goal of the movement is to impact the profits of major corporations this holiday season.

“The idea is simple, hit the corporations that corrupt and control American politics where it hurts, their profits, ” states the Occupy Black Friday Facebook page.

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You know things are bad when Walmart is struggling.

Here’s the story about how their U.S. chain stores are doing:

Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer by sales, racked up an eighth consecutive quarter of falling sales at its established US stores as it struggles to boost its domestic business.

The US company said sales at Walmart-branded stores open at least a year fell 1.1 per cent in the first quarter from the same period last year, as analysts said high fuel prices were deterring some shoppers from driving to Walmart outlets.

However, the company’s net profit rose 3.1 per cent to $3.6bn as international sales growth outperformed the US business.

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When I grew up, we bought new clothes and supplies for school, like pencils (remember them?) and paper. I knew things weren’t the same, but just how different it has become surprises even me.

This article was originally from the New York Times, but it comes via CNBC.com:

>>Back to School? Bring Your Own Toilet Paper

When Emily Cooper headed off to first grade in Moody, Ala., last week, she was prepared with all the stuff on her elementary school’s must-bring list: two double rolls of paper towels, three packages of Clorox wipes, three boxes of baby wipes, two boxes of garbage bags, liquid soap, Kleenex and Ziplocs.

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