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Walmart

Wal-Mart's Growing Grocery Power and Why We Can't Shop To A Better Economy

Wal-Mart’s Growing Grocery Power and Why We Can’t Shop To A Better Economy

We don’t often point our proverbial internet fingers and say read this and pass it on,but today is one of those days.  According to the article, published in partnership with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, “Having gained more say over our food supply than Monsanto, Kraft, or Tyson, Walmart has been working overtime to present itself as a […]

Forget Wal-Mart? Target Will Be The Real Mass Market Organic Powerhouse

Of course forgetting Wal-Mart is like forgetting global warming.  It can’t be done.  Unless you’re dead. But here’s the point.  While Wal-Mart will be a major force in any market it enters, its ability to reach natural and organic consumers is limited.  They don’t like shopping there and when these folks do, they are often […]

CNNMoney on Wal-Mart and Seventh Generation

In an otherwise run-of-the-mill story on green consumer goods, CNNMoney reported on opportunities for Seventh Generation to sell products in Wal-Mart. The story money.cnn.com/news/articles/newstex/IBD-0001-23786283.htm reported that Wal-Mart has contacted Seventh Generation about selling its products. Notably, the piece glaringly failed to mention http://naturalbusinessnews.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/clorox-goes-natural-with-burts-bees-and-green-works Clorox’s recent entry into the biodegradable cleaning segment, which left us thinking it […]

Wal-Mart Schmal Mart

Nearly a year ago, America’s largest retailer made an announcement. Coinciding with the opening day of Natural Products Expo West, Wal-Mart declared its intention to add thousands of natural and organic SKUs to it shelves. Today that promise seems a lot like NBN’s vow to get to the gym.  It just hasn’t happened and we […]

Wal-Mart’s Organic Ambition Shakes Up The Natural Products Expo

Giant Retailer Rattles Some Nerves, Has Others Dreaming of Gold While we didn’t get to talk to any of the Wal-Mart buyers that were at the show and who everyone was looking for, we do know one thing: Wal-Mart was on everywhere lips at the Expo in Anaheim, spoken with trepidation from some, and excitement […]

What’s Not So Great About Costco? Or Anything Compared to Wal-Mart Seems Good

Recent stories about Costco have led some people, good and smart folks who care about creating a world that works for everyone to believe that Costco is an example of a large company that takes care of it’s employees.  And while, yes Costco pays much better wages and benefits than Wal-Mart (for those increasing shrinking […]