After building an empire on cheap imports from China, Walmart is trying to attract the country’s new rich with low prices online, as economic slowdown dampens conspicuous consumption. From Marcus Wohlsen at Wired: Walmart faces...
by Melissa M. Chan | Aug 14, 2012
Despite Wal-Mart’s turbulent run in China, the Arkansas based company has now received approval for its previous bid to raise its stake in an online supermarket. From Reuters: Wal-Mart had said in February it would raise its...
by Scott Greene | Oct 10, 2011
Wal-Mart has closed twelve stores in Chongqing amid accusations that it falsely labeled regular pork products as higher-priced organic pork for the past two years. From Bloomberg: Wal-Mart closed the stores in Chongqing for 15...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 29, 2011
Corporate responsibility organisation Sacom has accused a Shenzhen toy factory, whose customers include Disney, Mattel and Walmart, of labour abuses such as forced, excessive overtime and employment of underage workers. It also...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 27, 2010
Wal-Mart, one of China’s biggest customers, has asked its thousands of suppliers to tighten their environmental standards. From the Washington Post: Wal-Mart has more than 10,000 suppliers in China. In addition, about a...
Tian Beibei (田北北): Knives Removed from the Shelves in Foreign Supermarkets in Beijing (Updated with Photo)
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 19, 2009
Following two stabbings in Beijing in two days during the run-up to celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, foreign big box stores have ordered employees to temporarily remove knives from the inventory....
by Sophie Beach | Sep 7, 2009
ESWN translates an Apple Daily report about a customer beaten to death by employees of Wal-Mart in Jingdezhen: At around 7pm on August 30, 37-year-old Yu Xiaochun went to make purchases at the Wal-Mart supermarket in Jingdezhen...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 22, 2008
In response to recent food safety concerns, Wal-Mart is rewriting environmental and safety guidelines for suppliers. From MarketWatch: In a new agreement with its suppliers, the world’s largest retailer will require...
by Claire Kells | Jun 26, 2008
China Labor News Translations released this report: The trade unions in Chinese Wal-Mart stores are often dismissed as hollow shells set up by the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) without workers’ involvement. But...
by April Dembosky | Feb 25, 2008
Though the cost of Chinese goods have increased as a result of the yuan’s rise against the U.S. dollar, U.S. mega-retailer Wal-Mart said its purchases of Chinese-made shoes, toys, and other goods would hold steady this...
by Kate Zhao | Dec 12, 2007
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