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|“China is an important partner in Wal-Mart’s success”, said Scott. Since opening its first store in Shenzhen in 1996, Wal-Mart has had a fast growing retail presence in China. Additionally, for more than 20 years China has provided quality products to Wal-Mart stores around the world. Wal-Mart now has 40 stores in 20 cities around China and employs more than 20,000 associates. Last year Wal-Mart sourced US$15 billion in Chinese merchandise on direct and indirect basis for its 5,500 stores in 10 countries. China’s rapidly growing economy continues to create unprecedented opportunities for retail corporations like Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart hopes to contribute to China’s economic development. The US$ 1 million donation for establishing China Retail Research Center is an example of Wal-Mart’s long term commitment to China.|
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Originally Posted by miababy
Nothing against the Chinese, but what about economic growth here? what about quality goods made here? I'd rather spend the extra buck or 5.
Originally Posted by artgoddess
Time to revoke my bleeding heart liberal card. I went to a Wal-Mart for the first time Sunday. : I know, I know, there is a special place in hell for me, right next to the Democrats in Florida who didn't bother to go out and vote in the 2000 election.
This seems a good place to make with the excuses. Many of you know my family is one our tour of the USA for a few months. Less than three weeks into the trip and we hit a town with major Blue Laws. There was nothing open in the entire town except a mexican restaurant (which couldn't serve us a margarita, but that's a whole 'nother thread) and Wal-Mart.
I've never been to a Wal-Mart before, but now that I have I can see why and how they hook poeple in. This Wal-Mart in Southern Idaho was the Hummer SUV of stores. It was the size of Delaware, and it provided any service you could imagine, photo portrait studio, pharmacy, auto repair, pharmacy, eye exams, it had a fast food restaurant inside, a bank, a whole supermarket and then all the stuff I'd expect to find at a discount store. I walked through the craft section, big mistake, they really do have very low prices on many scrapbooking things I would normally have to wait for a 40% off coupon from Micheal's to get.
Still when we got back to the hotel, I felt the need to shower.
Originally Posted by jackson'smama
..But (and this is completely honest and serious) how do you, on a single income, afford to shop at other stores? We are not "hurting" for money, but I have a strict grocery budget that I must stick to.
Originally Posted by mamaroni
artgoddess, IMO it's OK since you came clean here :LOL
I have been in wal-mart a handful of times in my life and I have found nothing appealing about it whatsoever. I feel very fortunate that I'm not in a position where I'm forced to shop there.
I've always felt the need to shower after leaving too!
breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling Heathen parent to my little Wanderer, 7 1/2 , and baby Elf-stone, 3/11!
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