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Your Call: What’s the Future for Big Box Stores?

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Aug 21, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/call-future-big-box-stores/

KALW Radio, August 21, 2012

On today’s Your Call, a conversation about Wal-Mart as it turns 50. It’s the third-largest publicly traded corporation in the world and the largest private employer with 8,500 stores in 15 countries and 2 million employees. How has it been able to dominate the global retail market? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How has Wal-Mart set the labor standards for other big retailers? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Stacy Mitchell, a senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, where she directs initiatives on community banking and independent retail

Guadalupe Palma, a campaign director for Warehouse Workers United in Southern California

Charles Fishman, an award-winning investigative and magazine journalist and the author of The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works–and How It’s Transforming the American Economy

Pam Davis, a current Wal-Mart employee in Richmond

Listen to the full show here.

 

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