The Wal-Mart Effect

The Wal-Mart Effect

How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2007, c2006
ISBN: 9780143038788
0143038788
Branch Call Number: 381.1490973 Fis 3567
Characteristics: 320 p
Alternative Title: Walmart effect

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stephaniedchase
Jun 05, 2014

An eye-opening look at how the goal of one very large company -- "always low prices" -- drives innovation, access, and expectations across our economy, and the globe.

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Dexter_Morgan
Oct 24, 2012

This book really opened my eyes!

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tj_is_cool
Aug 26, 2011

A very detailed analysis on the high cost of bargained price products at Wal-mart.

protectionspells Sep 03, 2009

A must-read for anyone who shops.

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Cabby
Nov 04, 2007

Interesting but I don't think it was well written.

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