Saturday, September 06, 2008

fyi

Heads up... Wal-Mart could be coming to your neighborhood, but you wouldn’t know it just by looking at the new stores.

That's because Wal-Mart has gone stealth with a new chain of smaller convenience stores called Marketside. With new colors and designs -- and no mention of the word "Wal-Mart" whatsoever -- these stores are the retail giant's attempt to further saturate communities and creep into urban areas across the country, but without letting people know who's reaping the profits.

Wal-Mart is kicking off its Marketside chain with several stores in the Phoenix area, but you know they won’t stop there.

While the retail giant is trying to keep its intentions hidden, Wal-Mart accidentally posted an online job listing that revealed plans for more than 1,000 locations and $10 billion in yearly revenue.

These new stores may look different, but they’re still the same Wal-Mart -- with the same poor treatment of workers, the same destruction of the environment, the same reliance on shoddy goods made overseas, the same tax avoidance schemes, and the same irresponsible business practices.

Make sure no one you know gets fooled by Wal-Mart's new Marketside stores!

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3 comments:

Jade said...

That is very good to know.

thepoetryman said...

Wal-Mart, Sams Club, Neighborhood Market, and now MarketSide! I live in Wal-Mart Country and this is not good news to me! Damn Retail (low price) Giant!

Rent Party said...

Omigod. I'll watch out.