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The Wal-Mart Effect

The Wal-Mart Effect

The Wal-Mart Effect

How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works –– and How It’s Transforming the American Economy

by Charles Fishman

The company Sam Walton built and incorporated in 1969 has become the world's number one retailer amplified by diversification into grocery (Wal-Mart Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets), international operations and membership warehouse clubs (Sam's Clubs). Award-winning investigative and magazine journalist Charles Fishman examines this phenomenon. The Wal-Mart Effect, Fishman’s first book, made the bestseller lists of the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Business Week.

What You'll Learn

In this summary of The Wal-Mart Effect, you will learn:

  • How the world's largest company forms an economic ecosystem.
  • How the "Wal-Mart effect" touches people who don't deal with Wal-Mart.
  • Wal-Mart's effect on U.S. inflation data.
  • The unintended consequences of "always low prices."
  • How much larger Wal-Mart can grow.
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