The NEW Age of Wal-Mart. The company is known for strongly opposing unionization. Why is that?
Michael Terry Duke says, "What we really do is we just love our relationship with our associates. the direct relationship we have, where we're a family. We dont want to see the family broken up." Well, as a family, you should be able to contact your family members at any time. Here you go PEEPS, contact a family member. What is more disturbing is that Wal-Mart's CEO makes more in ONE HOUR than the average worker makes ALL YEAR!
That comes out to $16,826.92 an HOUR he makes.
A study last fall by the Institute for Policy Studies, a liberal Washington D.C. research group, found that CEOs in the country's S&P 500 companies make, on average, 319 times more than the average American worker. IPS associate fellow Sam Pizzigati said that in the 1970s, that ratio was 30 to 1. Fee FREE to contact the CEO.
Wal-mart CEO Address VERIFIED
Wal-mart CEO Contact Information
Michael Terry Duke (wife: Susan Duke)
16 PINNACLE DR
ROGERS, AR 72758-8831
Phone Number (479) 271-0793
WE HAVE TAKEN THE SEARCH OUT OF RESEARCH!
Mary Susan Chambers (Wal-mart Executive Vice President, People Division)
With over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and retailing industries, M. Susan Chambers serves as the Executive Vice President of the Global People Division for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In that role, she is responsible for managing, attracting and retaining the nation’s largest private workforce. In 2008, she was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.”
11 Newquay Ln.
Bella Vista, AR 72714
(Phone Number and Address VERIFIED)
Rollin L. Ford (Wal-mart Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer)
(wife aka: Sandie Ford, Sandy Ford, Sandra Ford)
2900 W. Seminole Rd.
Rogers, AR 72758
If you NEED INFORMATION, Rollin Ford probably has INFORMATION for you, LOL. Wal-mart employees, customers, guests, family members looking for information about Wal-mart might want to contact the Chief Information Officer to get the infromation they need! Rollin L. Ford is the executive vice president and chief information officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He oversees the company’s global information systems division. He assumed this role in 2006.
Thomas D. Hyde (Executive Vice President - Legal, Compliance, Ethics and Corporate Secretary)
(wife: Vina Hyde)
10 NW White Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
Tom oversees the company’s legal, ethics, global security, aviation and travel departments. He is also corporate secretary. Corporate secretary? Sounds like a "bitch" job to us. I guess if you were suing Wal-mart he is the guy in charge? Who knows, all these executives get all these fancy titles and its really unclear to us what they actually do during the day, other than likely delegate tasks. Excerpts from Wal-mart.com reprinted without permission under fair-use laws. Sources cited. OH WAIT- Despite complying with U.S. law, U.S. laws do not apply to this website since it is located in Malaysia, or Japan, or Switzerland. These HOME Phone numbers and HOME addresses are more or less public information, available to anyone with an Internet connection (or a phone book). It is NOT illegal and there is no law prohibiting someone from publishing public information. PERIOD. Please do not use any of this info for any illegal purposes.
Carl Douglas McMillon (President and CEO, Walmart International)
(wife: Shelley McMillon)
1701 NE Tiger Blvd
Bentonville, AR 72712
Doug McMillon is the president and chief executive officer of Walmart International, a fast-growing segment of Walmart's overall operations, with more than 3,970 stores and more than 680,000 associates in 15 markets outside the continental United States.
Jack L. Sinclair (Executive Vice President, Grocery Division, Walmart U.S.)
(wife: Mechelle Sinclair)
10811 Millstead Ln.
Bentonville, AR 78712
"The extremely HIGH cost of really LOW prices."
Read the REAL Walmart statistics that count.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (a.k.a. Walmart) is a public corporation in the U.S., that runs a massive worldwide chain of spacious discount department stores. According to the 2008 Fortune Global 500, it is the world's largest public corporation by revenue. The company began in 1962 by Sam Walton. It was incorporated on October 31, 1969, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. Wal-Mart is the largest private employer and the largest grocery retailer in the United States. Sam's Club retail warehouses in the United States is also owned and operated by Walmart. Around the globe, variations of the name are seen. For example, Walmart in Mexico, is called Walmex. It has had difficulties in other countries and regions across the globe. They pulled out of Germany and South Korea when ventures there were unsuccessful. It is thought that they were unsuccessful because of a cultural disconnect. As the largest corporation in the United States, Walmart is constantly heavily criticized by some community groups, women's rights groups, grassroots organizations, and labor unions, specifically for its extensive foreign product sourcing, low rates of employee health insurance enrollment, resistance to union representation, sexism, and management efforts to pressure employees to vote for specific parties during national elections.
The history of Walmart is somewhat interesting, in the sense that Wal-mart was not always such a detriment to the economy. Sam Walton was a businessman from Arkansas who began his career in 1940, at a J.C. Penney store in Iowa, where he worked for about a year and a half. In 1945, he met a regional retailer that owned a chain of stores called Ben Franklin. He was given the opportunity to run one in Newport, Arkansas. He exceeded expectations with his success in running the store. The lease was set to expire, and Walton couldn't come to terms on a new lease, nor could he find another location for the store in Newport. He decided to open a new Ben Franklin franchise in Bentonville, Arkansas, but decided to call it "Walton's Five and Dime." There, he was able to achieve higher volumes of sales by reducing his profit margin just lower than most of his competitors.
In the middle of 1962, Walton opened the first Wal-Mart Discount City store in Rogers, Arkansas. Within five years, the company expanded exponentially to 24 stores across Arkansas and reached more than twelve and a half million in sales. It wasn't until 1968 that it opened its first stores outside Arkansas.
In 1970, it opened its headquarters and first distribution center in Bentonville, Arkansas. At this point in time, it now had 38 stores and more than 1,500 employees and sales exceeded $44 million. It began trading stock as a publicly held company in late 1970, on the New York Stock Exchange. As Wal-mart expanded into Texas in 1975, there was now about 125 stores and around 7,500 employees. Sales now were in excess of $340 million. This growth was pretty much unparallel by any other company in the history of the United States. In about five years, Wal-mart's revenue had increased 772%. Wal-mart continued to grow rapidly, and by 1987 there were now nearly 1,200 stores with sales reaching almost $16 billion and approximately 200,000 employees, which Walmart calls associates. Once again, in 12 years the company's revenue's increased exponentially, this time by 4,700 PERCENT. In 1988, Sam Walton stepped down as CEO, though he remained as Chairman of the Board.
Thanks to its mega store approach, it surpassed Toys "R" Us in toy sales by the late 1990s. In 1998, Walmart introduced the grocery store concept in a few stores in Arkansas. Within seven years, in 2005, estimates projected that the company now controlled about 20% of the retail grocery and consumables business. In 2005, Walmart had more than $300 billion in total sales, with profits around $6.5 billion.
As Wal-mart sucked up tens of thousands of small and medium sized businesses along the way, it even began to suck the revenues out of larger more established businesses as well. Many critics have already warned about the effect of its stores on local communities, particularly small towns with many "mom and pop" stores. There have been several studies on the economic impact of Walmart on small towns and local businesses, jobs, and taxpayers.
Essentially, Wal-mart is great for the day, and horrible for the future. People truly do not understand the magnitude of what Walmart is doing to our country's economy. Wal-mart purchased about $18 billion dollars in goods from China, in 2004, that is greater than the United States entire yearly trade deficit to China.
Dateline Walmart hidden camera investigation in Bangladesh
It's no secret to shoppers that cheaper labor is why the $12.84 pants are made overseas. Consumers have come to expect those low prices to make ends meet. Dateline investigates what's behind the bargains American shoppers count on. With our hidden cameras we'll find out who sews those pants, and under what conditions.