The Wal-Mart Effect

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The Wal-Mart Effect

  1. 1. THE EFFECT Key & misinterpreted facts from: Charles Fishman’s ‘The Wal-Mart Effect’, 2006
  2. 2. MEET <ul><li>The world’s largest public corporation by revenue </li></ul><ul><li>The largest private employer in the world </li></ul><ul><li>The largest grocery retailer in the USA </li></ul><ul><li>The largest toy seller in America </li></ul><ul><li>Each year 93% of the American households do shopping in some Wal-Mart store at least once </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006 around 7,2 billions of people will enter some of the Wal-Mart stores </li></ul>
  3. 3. MEANWHILE Wal-Mart was criticized by : <ul><li>Women’s rights groups </li></ul><ul><li>Grassroots organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Labor unions </li></ul><ul><li>Community groups… </li></ul>
  4. 4. MEANWHILE Wal-Mart was criticized for : <ul><li>Extensive foreign product sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Low rates of employee health insurance enrollments </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance to union representation </li></ul><ul><li>Alleged sexism… </li></ul>
  5. 5. G R O W T H <ul><li>100 Wal-Mart stocks bought in 1970-1981 and kept for 15 years have a value of 150 000 USD </li></ul><ul><li>100 Wal-Mart stocks bought in 1970-1981 and kept for 20 years have a value between 300 000 and 1 700 000 mln USD </li></ul><ul><li>100 Wal-Mart stocks bought in 1981 and kept for 15 years have a value of 340 000 USD </li></ul>B U T… <ul><li>100 Wal-Mart stocks bought in 1990 and kept for 15 years have a value of 20 000 USD </li></ul>(because Wal-Mart have hired thousands of new employees)
  6. 6. SO SIMPLE If you sell something at a really low price…
  7. 7. SO SIMPLE Wal-Mart will sell it even cheaper…
  8. 8. THIS IS ROBINA AKTHER She has worked at garment factory in Bangladesh
  9. 9. THIS IS ROBINA AKTHER She has sewed clothing for Wal-Mart… … working 12-14 hours a day
  10. 10. THIS IS ROBINA AKTHER Her wage was 14 cents / hour
  11. 11. THIS IS ROBINA AKTHER If she doesn’t sew 120 pants in an hour, her supervisor will beat her with the textile
  12. 12. THIS IS ROBINA AKTHER If she works like this for 50 years, she will earn a total of 16 200 USD. The Wal-Mart profit for 2005 is 19 597 USD…
  13. 13. THIS IS ROBINA AKTHER If she works like this for 50 years, she will earn a total of 16 200 USD The Wal-Mart profit for 2005 is 19 597 USD… … in a minute.
  14. 14. WHERE THIS POWER COMES FROM?
  15. 15. The Wal-Mart effect begins and ends in the store, while we do shopping.
  16. 16. This power comes from us.
  17. 17. Think before you go shopping in Wal-Mart next time.
  18. 18. Hristo Radichev [email_address] KonxOmpax.Wordpress.com

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