Category Archives: Wal-Mart

“We’re in the Money”

A couple of weeks have gone by since the notion of a merger of Asda and Sainsbury began to be debated in the media.  During that time I wondered whether to add to the coverage via this blog or to … Continue reading

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FOI on the High Street

I must have been one of the very first people to use the Freedom of Information Act, submitting my request to the Cabinet Office on the very first day possible. OK, it took me several years and a ruling from … Continue reading

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It was 50 years ago today …

… that Sam Walton opened his first store in the chain that became Wal-Mart. On the 2nd July 1962, Wal-Mart store #1 opened in Rogers, Arkansas. This was not Sam Walton’s first foray into retailing – indeed he had been … Continue reading

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