Friday, June 09, 2006

Wal-Mart vs. Coke, Wal-Mart Wins

I've heard stories of this type of junk going on with Wal-Mart and it's channel vendors. I work for a company that's been told by Wal-mart "how things will work". Wal-Mart chokes its suppliers to death. But we're talking Coke here. I am surprised Coke fizzled out so easily.


Jeff said...

I like Walmart for precisely this reason - for the consumer it's like having the 800 lb gorilla on your side in negotiating with these companies.

PS said...

I hear ya. I don't like the "we'll just make our own drink" attitude. I doubt they'd actually do it.

Joey said...

I don't like Wal-Mart for this reason. Small companies get screwed. I know, Coke is no small companies, but there are plenty of small companies who do get the shaft. So, I don't shop there.

However, I do think that Wal-Mart is a great example of capitalism and the free market. I go to...well, anywhere but Wal-Mart...because I choose to. But I don't picket Wal-Mart when they open a new store. If all of those picketers and complainers would quit their complaining and just quit shopping there, Wal-Mart would go downhill quickly enough.

janemarym said...

I don't shop at Walmart for this reason and many others. I think they are bad for America (good for China, however). Let's send all of our good paying jobs to China and then we'll ALL work at Walmart for $7 per hour.