New York Times:

On Private Web Site, Wal-Mart Chief Talks Tough

In a confidential, internal Web site for Wal-Mart’s managers, the company’s chief executive, H. Lee Scott Jr., seemed to have a rare, unscripted moment when one manager asked him why “the largest company on the planet cannot offer some type of medical retirement benefits?”

Mr. Scott first argues that the cost of such benefits would leave Wal-Mart at a competitive disadvantage but then, clearly annoyed, he suggests that the store manager is disloyal and should consider quitting.


Sales brisk for “Wal-Mart” docu as accusations fly

BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) – Berlin’s European Film Market became the backdrop for yet another verbal battle between Wal-Mart and its filmmaker nemesis Robert Greenwald on Tuesday. The Greenwald-directed film “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price” made for hot sales but heated words at the market.

The verbal clash followed a similar series of jousts in the U.S. when Greenwald’s film came out last year utilizing grassroots distribution, promotion via the Internet and home screenings to rack up DVD sales of more than 110,000 units. Wal-Mart countered with a campaign decrying the movie and providing access to brothers Ron and Robert Galloway to produce a countermeasure movie titled “Why Wal-Mart Works: And Why That Drives Some People Crazy.”


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