How Walmart is Devouring the Food System (Infographic)

Date: 1 Dec 2012 | posted in: Retail | 5 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Walmart now captures $1 of every $4 Americans spend on groceries. It’s on track to claim one-third of food sales within five years. Here’s a look at how Walmart has dramatically altered the food system — triggering massive consolidation, driving down prices to farmers, and leaving more families struggling to afford healthy food.… Read More

Walmart Heirs Quietly Fund Walmart’s Environmental Allies

Date: 16 May 2012 | posted in: Retail | 3 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The staggeringly rich Waltons, who own half of Walmart and have a net worth equal to the bottom one-third of Americans combined, are using their family foundation to reshape the environmental movement. Now the second largest grant-maker in the country, the Walton Family Foundation, is steering large grants to organizations that work closely with Walmart, helping to build its green image and reinforcing the power of large corporations in our economy. … Read More

Top 10 Ways Walmart Fails on Sustainability

Date: 17 Apr 2012 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Since 2005, Walmart has been making splashy announcements and issuing slick reports to highlight its environmental and social responsibility efforts. In this new brief, Food & Water Watch and ILSR contend that the world’s largest retailer fails to live up to its promises and continues to ignore the fundamental problems with its business model that harm the environment, undermine healthy food choices, and exacerbate poverty.… Read More

New Report: Walmart’s Greenwash

Date: 7 Mar 2012 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this new report, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance documents how Walmart’s heavily promoted sustainability initiatives are falling short. “Walmart’s sustainability campaign has done more to improve the company’s image than to help the environment,” said Stacy Mitchell, the report’s author and a senior researcher at ILSR. … Read More

Can you say ‘Sprawl’? Walmart’s Biggest Climate Impact Goes Ignored

Date: 29 Nov 2011 | posted in: Retail | 2 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Even as Walmart has been hyping its supposed environmental epiphany, it has continued to unroll vast, low-rise supercenters at breakneck speed. Since 2005, Walmart has added more than 1,100 new supercenters, almost all built on land that hadn’t been developed previously.… Read More

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