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3 Reasons the Walmart Empire Is Collapsing


Business  (tags: Walmart, too big to succeed, unfair labor practices, undocumented immigrants, social issues, decrepit stores, business model, arrogance, unwelcome in big cities, dollar stores )

Judy
- 2023 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
Like every empire to come before it, Walmart (WMT) is beginning to rot from the inside out. It may appear to be rolling but under the surface the Walmart empire is in rapid decline.



   

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Sue H (7)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 2:03 pm
Most welcome news.
 

Debbie G (306)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 2:39 pm
i hate to admit to this, but I am glad.
 

cindy g (9)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 3:32 pm
too bad it didn't happen years ago - but better late than never!
 

Roger G (148)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 5:24 pm
noted, thanks
 

Ben O (135)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 2:16 am
It would be great to see that freaking empire going down...
 

Amy Fisher (11)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 2:49 am
I'm not entirely certain WalMart is in any danger of "collapsing" or going away any time soon. They still have to answer to their shareholders, and the shareholders love WalMart because the company is worth a gazillion dollars. And the company is also seen as a "job creator" because there are so many stores in the WalMart empire so if WalMart collapses, the Republicans will be happy to bail out the company using taxpayer money, regardless of the company's track record on employee abuse. One of the things they are known for is paying employees less than a living wage and actually encouraging them to get go govt welfare, one way they keep costs down. Their conservative fans will conveniently overlook the govt welfare angle in order to keep WalMart in business.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 2:50 am
Thanks.
 

Syd H (48)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 2:58 am
What?
Have I woken up in an alternative universe?

Wow, great news. Now we'll be able to have better businesses and stores, and more compassion and living wages that support other local businesses... Nature abhors a vacuum and Wal-Mart certainly sucks in many ways.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 3:16 am
Maybe there's a God after all! But if true--it isn't happening quick enough...
 

Kath P (9)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 3:36 am
I've watched two documentaries on Walmart and can see why their demise is greeted with such joy. Not too sure about the salary thing though as they pay the same as any local business does where I live.
 

Karen Martinez (18)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 4:55 am
Hmmmm, they usually treat their employees badly, where I live they DON'T have the best prices, they don't carry quality, local produce--if it isn't packed in plastic, WalMart doesn't carry it, and they are beyond huge. Unfortunately, I agree with Amy, they aren't going to go away. They'll be bailed out. The rest of us can only hope...
 

Chelsie H (19)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 4:59 am
Noted; thanks.
 

john hall (28)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 5:16 am
More crying from the fools court did yah happen to notice how quick the dummycrats bailed out the auto makers so they could send more jobs overseas .
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 5:26 am
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Timothy Spurlin (29)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 5:50 am
ROFLMAO!!!!! Noted! Thanks for sharing!
 

Mary S (1)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 6:17 am
People have been led to believe over the years that Walmart has the best, the most, the cheapest, etc. of anyone around so people just assume all the ads and stories are true, never looking any further. If the company ever decides to pay their help a living wage, and their suppliers the same, maybe, just maybe, some people will decide it is safe to shop there. I haven't been in a Walmart store for18 years and my friends think I am crazy but until the company shapes up it will be another 18 years.
 

. (0)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 6:29 am
If Sam Walton could see what his empire has become through those Koch wannabes called his children he'd be rolling over in his grave.
 

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 2:27 pm
Interesting - thanks.
 

Jeanne R (1203)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 3:58 pm
I think that Walmart has too strong of a foothold in this and other countries. Their greed has led them to put a "super store" in almost every town. They might have spread themselves too thin. Since they've forced so many competitors to fold, could they, possibly, be getting a well deserved Karmic kick in the ass?
 

Carmen S (611)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 4:29 pm
very interesting, thanks Judy
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 6:27 pm
To see a Company do this to THEIRSELFf!!
There is NO END to Stories These Employees can tell us all!!
Thank You
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 9, 2013, 10:10 am
"Small town residents love the low prices but local merchants have been put out of work."

Our city is building a Super-Walmart and this is one resident that is not happy about it. Those buildings put the hardworking, friendly smaller local companies out of business. This is one resident that won't be going to the new store. I used to enjoy Walmart...but not anymore.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday August 9, 2013, 10:16 am
Thank you for the good news!
 

Robert K (31)
Saturday August 10, 2013, 2:56 pm
When Sam Walton died he should have done what Warren Buffet is, Left a couple million to each kid and the rest to charity. His children are amongst the worst scum sucking pigs on Earth.

Sam would have killed himself before buying non American goods for sale. Now Walmart only buys American when it has to, like perishables which they can't import. Pigs at the trough. And studies have shown it's cheaper to buy from high end stores in the long run than from Wally World because their stuff is so criminally cheaply made it won't last 10% of the lifetime of hgh quality.

Of course that leaves the family with growing kids screwed because they have to buy stuff that gets outgrown frequently. Wouldn't it be wonderful if someone came up with a business plan for a nationwide chain that recycled only high quality goods at a low price which could be traded the way bookstores do with used books?
 

Robert K (31)
Saturday August 10, 2013, 2:59 pm
John Hall, the auto companies have paid back nearly all the loans and have made a huge profit for the government from the interest. In addition they kept all the jobs here. The Republicans were the dummies in the mix, the ones who wanted them to fail, and you're the number one dummy here.
 

Robert K (31)
Saturday August 10, 2013, 3:01 pm
You know one way to tell someone is dumber than a bag of rotted shrimp? They say either Democrat party or Dummycrat. The difference is that the shrimp smell better.
 

Sheila D (194)
Monday August 12, 2013, 1:06 am
Haven't been in our Walmart in 3 yrs - do miss a few things and may have to break down and get them - money not going as far as it used to. Sorry, but SSA doesn't cover higher priced items, especially when I can save. Never buy groceries there, but things like vitamins and supplements are cheaper.
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