• Walmart

    Wal-Mart scaling back

    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) shares are up nearly 4% today on news that the chain is scaling back its yearly square footage growth and playing a large share buyback program. From the Wall Street Journal: The world’s largest retailer had been under pressure on Wall Street to slow its U.S. store expansion and use the savings […]

    / Jun 1, 2007 at 4:05 PM
  • Walmart

    Watch for falling prices profit growth

    Wal-Mart has aggregated the best excuses for slowing profit growth from around the Street and is expected to present them in an earnings statement tomorrow at a fabulous discount price. Taking a cue from pure retail and bemoaning the unseasonably cold April, and a cue from manufacturing, airline and nearly every other industry in shifting […]

    / May 14, 2007 at 8:44 AM
  • James Cramer, Walmart

    Wal-Mart to Lure Target Shoppers, Bridge Gap Between Aforementioned and Its Own Via Online Inventory of Titles Such as ‘sex, lies and videotape’ and ‘Christmas with the Kranks’

    Wal-Mart, whose shares have been relatively flattish and whose Q4 was just so-so, probably due to a little thing we like to call karma, is going with a new approach—taking the advice of Jim Cramer. Back in November, JC penned (what felt like) a 6,000 word article for New York on how much Wal-Mart sucks […]

    / Feb 6, 2007 at 12:28 PM
  • Walmart

    Wal-Mart: Fascism Out, Communism In

    Local employees have established a branch of the Communist Party at [Wal-Mart’s] China headquarters. The party branch was set up in the office in the southern city of Shenzhen where Wal-Mart runs its fast-growing China business, said Jonathan Dong, the company’s spokesman in China. Wal-Mart’s acquiescence to the party cells – a decade after it […]

    / Dec 18, 2006 at 3:53 PM
  • Walmart

    Should We Smash Wal-Mart?

    Last week we managed to simultaneously insult Wal-Mart and its fans (and the entire borough of Queens) while linking to an article by a libertarian economist defending the shopping giant against an attack in a recent issue of Harper’s Now it only seems fair to give the original Harper’s article a link too. Then we’re […]

    / Jul 24, 2006 at 11:05 AM
  • Walmart

    Break Up Wal-Mart?

    We can’t say for sure when the last time we ever actually stepped inside a Wal-Mart was. There’s one coming to Queens in 2008 but we can’t say for sure when the last time we actually went to Queens was, either. So that’s not much help. So maybe that’s why we don’t get why so […]

    / Jul 19, 2006 at 11:37 AM
  • Walmart

    Wal-Mart Discovers A New Way To Alienate Youngsters Over the Internet

    They should get some sort of medal for finding the creepiest, lamest ever way to use the internet to appeal to kids. If this works we’re never trusting anyone under 18 again. Desperate to appeal to teens with something other than pencils and backpacks during the crucial back-to-school season, Wal-Mart is launching a highly sanitized, […]

    / Jul 18, 2006 at 4:52 PM

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