The Wal-Mart Effect and a Decent Society: Who Knew Shopping Was So Important?
- Dancing with a Giant: The Effect of Wal-Mart's Entry into the United Kingdom on the Performance of European Retailers. Gielens, Katrijn; Van de Gucht, Linda M; Steenkamp, Jan-Benedict E.M; Dekimpe, Marnik G // Journal of Marketing Research (JMR);Oct2008, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p519
The authors examine the value-destroying and value-enhancing effects of a giant player's foreign entry on incumbents operating in that region. They use Wal-Mart's entry into the United Kingdom, through its acquisition of Asda, as the empirical context. Drawing on the marketing, strategy, and...
- Wal-Mart's Impact on Supplier Profits. Huang, Qingyi; Nijs, Vincent R; Hansen, Karsten; Anderson, Eric T // Journal of Marketing Research (JMR);Apr2012, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p131
Previous academic research on the expansion of dominant retailers such as Wal-Mart has examined implications for incumbent retailers, consumers, and the local community. Little is known, however, about Wal-Mart's influence on suppliers' performance. Manufacturers suggest that Wal-Mart uses its...
- CAUGHT IN THE SQUEEZE? Facenda, Vanessa L. // Retail Merchandiser;May2004, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p20
Focuses on the views of several suppliers, regarding the pressure retailer Wal-Mart puts on its suppliers in order to provide its customer with everyday low prices in the U.S. Accusations made by former Wal-Mart supplier executives against Wal-Mart; Discussion on the blame put on Wal-Mart for...
- Highs and lows. Joyce, Kathleen M. // Promo;Jan2004, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p6
Introduces several articles related to marketing published in the January 2004 issue of the journal "Promo." Recapitulation of developments in 2003; Prices in Wal-Mart Stores; Promotion of Jim Nelson.
- Retailer Absorbs In-Store Lessons. // MMR;7/23/2012, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p122
The article reports that Walmart Stores Inc. has returned to its everyday-low price (EDLP) strategy after the failure of its stock-keeping unit (SKU)-reduction program under the Win, Play and Show merchandising initiative.
- Wal-Mart: Good or Evil? Tierney, John; Krugman, Paul // New York Times Upfront;4/24/2006, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p18
Analyzes the economic and societal impact of Wal-Mart Stores on the U.S. as of April 2006. Role of Wal-Mart in alleviating welfare program-dependent citizens by providing them jobs; Average hourly rate given by Wal-Mart to its employees; Action taken by Maryland legislators to force Wal-Mart to...
- North Dakota proposes gasoline price bill. // National Petroleum News;Mar2005, Vol. 97 Issue 3, p13
Reports that the North Dakota Senate Transportation Committee has started debating a bill that would prevent big businesses, such as Wal-Mart, from selling gasoline below cost, according to the "Bismarck Tribune." Fears by gasoline-station owners about losing due to competition from Wal-Mart.
- Wal-Mart's healthy proposal. Sinclair, Mary-Jane; Collett, Frederick J.; Plunkett, Rich // Workforce Management;Dec2005, Vol. 84 Issue 14, p81
Several letters to the editor in response to articles and topics in previous issues including Behind the Wal-Mart Memo, in the November 7, 2005 issue, global competition decreases wages and benefits, and payment approach in health care are presented.
- Does Good Marketing Cause Bad Unemployment? Shugan, Steven M. // Marketing Science;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p1
Questionable methods for increasing nominal wages reduce real wages (i.e., buying power) by creating inflation, shortages, lower quality, and long-term unemployment. To increase real wages (i.e., the ability to buy more), economic principles prescribe increasing productivity (i.e., greater...