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Walmart to Boost US-Made Products

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  1. shooterIII

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    Walmart announced that it is increasing the sourcing of U.S. products by $50 billion over the next 10 years, hoping to boost U.S. manufacturing and jobs.
     
  2. Catpower

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    Gee that's real big of them they are going to increase American made stuff by a whole 1 %
     
  3. pyrdek

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    More likely their analysts found out that China's workers are beginning to realize that they are being exploited. That means more demands from those employees and thus higher prices for what they are making. In ten years there will be little or no, and maybe even a negative, price advantage to having things made in China. Walmart is just trying to put themselves forward as "good citizen" because they realize they will lose their low cost labor advantage when US labor is driven into accepting poverty wages while China's workers get more money. Remeber that Wal-Mart has about 80% of its suppliers coming from China.

    Not only that but 50 Billion across ten years equals 5 billion a year. That is a miniscule percentage of Wal Marts sales. The last report showed Wal-Mart with $405 Billion/year in annual sales. To make a true comparison 5 Billion/year is just slightly more than 1% of Wal-Marts annual sales.

    You can check it for yourself Here for statistics on Wal-Mart.
     
  4. LUGNUTZ426

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    I believe they also said they were gpoing to hire 20k veterens?
     
  5. W.P.T.

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    Supply and demand ... Consumers want it (demand) and retailers get it for them (supply) ... Its actually very simple ... WalMart had nothing to do with the demise of American Industry, the consumers did ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  6. blackfoot

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    APRICE is spot on- find another place to shop and sell or short your Wal Mart stock.

    All US companies should hire vets first!
     
  7. ou.3200

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    You don't suppose the Obama administration has been strong arming them to go along with gun (ammo) control, hire veterans and buy American products do you?
     
  8. hmb

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    A good excuse for raising prices. HMB
     
  9. ivanhoe

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    "Bolstering China's economy while putting Americans out of work...real patriots aren't they?"

    Just how did they do that??? Just what products other than apparel can you buy American made anywhere else???? For less money????

    "Gee that's real big of them they are going to increase American made stuff by a whole 1 %"

    1% of what???? If it is total sales please tell us just how much does that represent in manufacturing Dollars????? Well I see you got lucky prydek answered the question for you.

    "Not only that but 50 Billion across ten years equals 5 billion a year. That is a miniscule percentage of Wal Marts sales."

    So tell us just what other AMERICAN company is increasing their soursing of American made products just 1% of that 5 Billion that you are so ashamed of?????

    "I believe they also said they were gpoing to hire 20k veterens?"

    That figure was 100K that I read about.

    "APRICE is spot on- find another place to shop and sell or short your Wal Mart stock.

    All US companies should hire vets first!"

    Aprice hasn't got a clue!!!! Unless he has stock in Walmart the only information he get is in Newspapers, TV, internet news sourses, or from a Walmart website. BTW he isn't getting half the story. As for your comments you only seem to know what Aprice has told you so you know less than he dose!!!!!!!

    You that know very little always seem to complain the loudest. What is that quote about the about he who protests the loudest????

    Bob Lawless
     
  10. pyrdek

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    Ivanhoe,

    If you are going to refer to me, please have the courtesy to spell my name correctly.

    thank you.

    Pyrdek
     
  11. ivanhoe

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    I can't pronounce it why should I be expected to spell it????


    Bob Lawless
     
  12. pyrdek

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    Ivanhoe,

    I am sorry. I didn't realize that you have a vision problem.

    Pyrdek
     
  13. ivanhoe

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    I see that statement will help me pronounce it. RIGHT!!!!! What I also find interesting is I am suppose to know that that is your name.

    As far as I new it was a handle you know the way you address me (which BTW you didn't spell correctly either) I sign my name everytime I post but you don't use yet you demand that I spell your unknown name correctly. You appear a tad short sighted to me.

    Also I have no vision problems I see you for what you just fine.

    Bob Lawless
     
  14. ivanhoe

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    APrice thank you. You just proved a point that I made earlier I will bet you didn't even know that you were proving it.

    I will further bet that you don't even know what point you proved. So tell us how smart you are I for one would love to hear it.

    Bob Lawless
     
  15. pyrdek

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    ivanhoe,

    You do realize that some people who use a computer, and that suffer from vision problems, do have the computer "speak" the written text so that the person can hear what is written. I do know that my name, if used with a text to speech converter could come across as sounding confusing.

    I did check and you post as "ivanhoe". If you prefer, future replies, if any, will be directed at Lawless. Actually, Lawless does sound more like a "handle" than ivenhoe but since you clarified that Lawless is indeed your given name, I will use Lawless in any future replies directed to you.

    I now can see that the problem being exhibited by you is not one of knowledge or ability but rather one of attitude and comprehension which is compounded by language use and spelling. That is a problem that I can not help you with.

    Have a good weekend (or if you prefer weak end).

    Pyrdek
     
  16. ivanhoe

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    Well if you feel a need to respond to me at all (which is up to you) you can refer to me as Bob. I don't know where you come from and I don't care.

    When I was growing up if had referred to anyone simply by there last name in my father's presence. I would have found myself either sitting in a chair until I was told to get out of it. Or on my back looking up and being told, to watch my mouth.

    So I learned at a fairly early age respect for if nothing else my father's principals.

    As far as my comprehension and my language use and spelling are concerned. I never claimed to be a scholar. I am pushing 65 am not going back to school to satisfy your ego. As you have demonstrated you have never made a mistake in spelling or grammar. As your statements in your last post tell me

    "Lawless does sound more like a "handle" than ivenhoe"

    Your spelling ability certainly is superior especially in the way you spell ivanhoe

    As far as attitude is concerned I have the attitude that I have because I tell things as I see them. If I don't like what you have said I will say so. It doesn't matter if it is on the internet or directly to your face.

    As far as this person is concerned your belittlement of Walmart is like spitting on the flag. I can't think of a better example of any mans dream of success coming true. I don't believe there is a bigger success story in the last hundred year in this country.

    So if defending his business and the success he had makes my attitude go against what you think it should be. Then you have made my day. If my attitude doesn't satisfy you then you sure don't know a lot about respect and my comprehension seem far superior to yours.

    Bob Lawless
     
  17. pyrdek

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    Does any one remember how Wal-Mart was run when Sam Walton was still alive and managing the operations. When they opened the local store here, virtually every shelf had a cardboard shelf tag with a U.S. flag and printed message "Made in the USA." You could not go down an aisle with out seeing several of these signs. The shelves were kept stocked and it was rare to see something out of stock.

    Then at the cashiers stations, they prominently displayed signs "Over four, Call for More" to remind cashiers that if their customer waiting line had more than four people additional stations were to be opened. It was not unusual to see 10 or 12 cashiers and at that time they only had the general merchandise. The supermarket operations came several years later,

    Then Sam Walton died and his heirs took over. Things changed over the next several years. The Made in the USA signs began to disappear as did the Over four, call for more.

    This past Christmas shopping season my wife and I got to "experience" shopping at the "new style of Wal-Mart operations". Things made in the USA were almost impossible to find and then we hit the check-out counter. That was a nightmare! With about thirty stations total in the store, only four or five were manned on the merchandise side and an equal number on the food side. More than 2/3's of the stations were unmanned. The lines had eight or nine people waiting at each station. This was about 8:00 PM on a weekday two weeks before Christmas. Then the cashier's paper tape ran out when she was printing the receipts. She told us that she has asked for a new roll fifteen minutes before when the end of roll warning marker came up. She was not resupplied. Then, the CSM came over to inform her to cash out since her shift was over. The CSM did not bring any new register tape. The replacement cashier had to get a roll. Then, because the transaction was not completed, the new cashier had to start over and could not figure out how to do that.

    That was when I finally had enough! I blew up at the CSM who's attitude was not at all customer oriented. We were told to go to the Customer Service station where the problem would be taken care of. Well even they did not know how to handle the problem. They rang up the entire order only to check it against the cashiers register tape and then they voided the order one item at a time. Then they rang it up again. All told this entire check out process took almost an hour and a half!

    Then to top it off, when I asked to speak to the Store Manager, I again had to wait in line since she was taking care of a complaint by another customer. Maybe 10 minutes later she came to us. I told her of the problem and she blamed it on the main office not authorizing the number of staff needed. Eventually she gave us a $20 gift card for our inconveniences.

    Yes when Sam Walton started and ran Wal-Mart it was a very well run organization. It served the needs of the customers, did it using primarily American made products and still turned a respectable profit for the shareholders. Today it seems that they are only interested in cutting expenses and maximizing profits for the shareholders. To do this they have driven their employees to start organizing, out of stock items are common, cashier lines are long and slow and their response to customer complaints is deficient.

    Back in the Sam Walton era K-Mart provided a good competitor but then, when Tom Selleck was attacked by K-Mart's spokesperson, and K-Mart defended her anti-gun attack, it seemed to mark a turning point in K-Mart operations. Since then they have declared bankruptcy, been bought up by Sears, and like Wal-Mart and their products are mostly made in China. K-Marts parking lot was never even half full here this past Christmas season.

    I do hope that Wal-Mart can start back towards it original founder's principles but they have a lot more work needed before I think Sam will stop spinning in his grave.
     
  18. likes-to-shoot

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    Well done pyrdek, thank you.

    Bill
     
  19. ivanhoe

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    "I do hope that Wal-Mart can start back towards it original founder's principles but they have a lot more work needed before I think Sam will stop spinning in his grave."

    So now tell everyone is that fact or an opinion, your opinion. What business do you run??? What is your success rate???

    You know it never ceases to amaze me how poor everyone's memory is. When I was a youngster. It was all about "Japanese Junk" it seems that everything that was made in Japan was junk.

    Now you pay more for a Japanese made automobile than one made hear in the US. That is if you can find one made hear in the US. TV's no one wanted a Japanese made TV. Even though they were quite a bit cheaper. Now go out and buy a Japanese made TV tell me if it is cheaper.

    BTW there is no such thing as an American made TV. If I am wrong tell me the brand name of the American made TVs.

    Absolutely amazing!!!!! Please tell me that what I have said that isn't true.

    PS pyrdek the word is toward there is no s on the word. I am surprised that you didn't know that. After all it is my comprehension which is compounded by language use and spelling that is lacking.

    You have a great day.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    "Translate "one made hear in the U.S." for us."

    See as you do not wish to elaborate as to what your objection to my statements are. You tell me what it means to you. I think it is quite plain what was I referring to in that statement.

    You made a statement earlier that I kind of left alone as I didn't fully understand your meaning. Yet you didn't clarify the statement for anyone!!!

    “No other company has played as pivotal a role as Walmart has in the demise of U.S. manufacturing over the last 30 years,"

    Can you explain it, will you explain it.

    This one is funny.

    "Just keep posting Bob. You're looking "smarter" all the time!"

    Smarter than what???? I have already forgotten more about Walmart than you know about them. All you know is what you read.

    After all being a door greater as you feel I am privileged to more information than you have. Now I can tell you that statement about "smarter" was really intelligent of you.....LOL

    Bob Lawless
     
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