No one has ever denied that you can get it for less at Walmart but as I mentioned in my 12/8 post to the older version of my Coffee Conversation blog, the American consumer is starting to realize that there are hidden costs behind those " every day low, low prices"?
As WalmartWatch.com points out, "Americans aren't buying the empty rhetoric coming from the store of smiling faces. They're ready for real reform and honest leadership"
Personally, I try my best to avoid shopping at Walmart and other megamarts that reap huge corporate profits by selling imported goods ofter made by exploited foreign labor, driving smaller businesses out of communities and pay their employees low-scale wages with few if any benefits.
Don't get me wrong, I need to save my pennies as much as, if not more than, the next person. But from what I can see everytime I save a few dollars on an item at a Walmart I'm hurting the American job market and manufacturing industry.
Like thousands of other Americans I've joined Wal-Mart Watch, a public education campaign to encourage Wal-Mart to become a better employer, neighbor, and corporate citizen.
Will you join me?
Thank you for your help!