Late last month (September 2011), a group of
people demonstrated on the steps of Burbank City Hall, calling
on city officials to explore every avenue possible to stymie
a Walmart near the Empire Center, reported by glendalenewspress.com.
This multinational corporation's
business practices are the subjects of constant criticism
from various sectors.
At home, Wal-Mart sees New York City as the
last retail frontier to conquer; in the world, Wal-Mart views
China as the biggest retail ground to occupy. It spreads
its outlets like genetically engineered super weeds, on their
path the vibrancy and variety are deleted, along with code
In China's Chongqing, Walmart train stores
have been repeatedly convicted of cheating consumers by mislabeling
products and selling outdated goods. Reportedly, since 2006, the multinational corporation has been fined
for breaking the local laws and regulations on 21 occasions.
There are growing voices
in China demanding the government to do more to protect
local consumers against business malpractice.
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