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It's starting to sound as though the dislike for Walmart is based in the past, on ideas learned which are either not correct, misleading, or outdated. The wage's are too low? Starting pay at a department store is not intended to be sufficient to raise a family on, but as has been pointed out, it's better at Walmart than other places.
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world's largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy.
Terry Lundgren, chief executive of Macy's Inc and until this month the chairman of the National Retail Federation, told Reuters that Wal-Mart's plans to buy American were good but that cost would still be an issue.
"We would all love to do that, the customer will not pay more," Lundgren told Reuters on the sidelines of an NRF event where Wal-Mart presented its plans.
Walmart's U.S. unit says about two-thirds of the goods it buys for its stores are made, sourced from or grown in the United States, citing data from its suppliers. It has previously run "Made in America" campaigns, and in the early 1990s it was criticized for promoting foreign goods as domestically made.
Last year, 55 percent of Walmart U.S. sales came from groceries like food and drinks as well as other products that are typically sourced locally. Only 7 percent of Walmart U.S. sales were of apparel, jewelry and accessories, which retailers typically get from lower-cost countries.
The company said its Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club warehouse chain will increase what they already buy in the United States in categories like sporting goods, basic apparel, storage containers, games and paper products.
Walmart U.S. Chief Executive Bill Simon laid out the spending and hiring plan at the National Retail Federation's annual conference in New York.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world's largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy.
You're right of course, but wouldn't that be true for any company that hired them? I don't see Starbucks or Whole Foods offering to hire thousnds of veterans, but they could.
Also, Obama the Crony Capitalist signed a "Hire a Veteran Tax Break" that gives companies $5,600 to $9,600 dollars per Vet.
You did not actually think there wasn't something in it for China Mart did you?
More money for them and a PR stunt to boot.
A veteran plate on your car can't make up for a broken life in a double-wide or being thirty something and still drinking yourself unconscious every weekend with the same go-nowhere bunch of tools who's only topic of discussion is how #ty their jobs are or how hot the bartender is.
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by Visitor2012
And your alternative is? Where has your alternative been tried, and how did it work there? If it's never been tried, what would it look like?