The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and HowIt's Transforming the American Economy
Wal-Mart isn’t just the world’s biggest company, it is probably the world’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.
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Whether you love or hate Wal-Mart, you canÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½t avoid reading about it. Considering that at least seven titles on the retailing behemoth were published just in 2005, what else could there be ... Read full review
A powerful study of Wal-Mart's history and the methodical methods leading to it's success. This book offers both praise and warning about the industrial juggernaut, shedding light on how it's wake affects it's workers, suppliers, and even national economies.
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Peoria September 2005