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Author Bianco, Anthony.

Title The bully of Bentonville : how the high cost of Wal-Mart's everyday low prices is hurting America / Anthony Bianco.

Published New York : Currency/Doubleday, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  381.1490973 BIAN  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 320 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Case Against Wal-Mart 1 -- Chapter 2 They Call Me Mr. Sam 17 -- Cheerleader-in-Chief 39 -- Chapter 3 Rockefeller of the Ozarks 43 -- Chapter 4 So Help Them, Sam 73 -- America's First Family of Discounting 101 -- Chapter 5 Wal-Mart's War Against the Unions 109 -- With Jon Lehman, Inside A Wal-Mart Supercenter 135 -- Chapter 6 When Wal-Mart Comes to Town 141 -- Chapter 7 Wal-Mart's China Price 171 -- Anti-Wal-Mart 193 -- Chapter 8 Will the Last Independent Grocer in America Please Turn off the Monorail? 199 -- Down and Out in Jonquiere 227 -- Chapter 9 Where Would Jesus Shop? 239 -- Belmont Schism 255 -- Chapter 10 Education of Lee Scott 265.
Summary "The definitive portrait of the juggernaut that is reshaping America, The Bully of Bentonville exposes the zealous, secretive, small-town mentality ruling Wal-Mart and chronicles its far reaching consequences. In a richly textured narrative, Anthony Bianco shows how Wal-Mat has driven down retail wages throughout the country, even as its substandard pay scale and meager health-care policy have led to double-digit employee turnover; how its aggressive expansion inevitably puts locally owned stores out of business; and how its pricing policies have forced suppliers to outsource work and move thousands of jobs overseas. Its power even influences what Americans can read, watch, and listen to; in the name of protecting its customers, Wal-Mart bans "racy" magazines and insists on sanitized versions of popular DVDs and CDs." "Based on interviews with Wal-Mart employees, managers, executives, competitors, suppliers, customers, and community leaders, The Bully of Bentonville illuminates the story behind the headlines and brings the facts about Wal-Mart into sharp focus."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Wal-Mart (Firm)
Discount houses (Retail trade) -- United States.
Retail trade -- United States -- Personnel management.
Wages -- United States.
Employee fringe benefits -- United States.
Small business -- United States.
ISBN 0385513569