The Long Tail of the Walmex Scandal

By | April 30, 2012

There’s an interesting piece about Walmart running into trouble with its U.S. expansion in the wake of the Mexico bribery scandal.

Walmart presents a tricky issue for community, civic and government leaders.  Organized labor opposes them…for their refusal to commit to union construction, and for their large, unrepresented work force.  Community watchdog groups bemoan the traffic and congestion that accompanies a new store.  But consumers (aka voters) love their value prices and one stop shopping.

Is the Walmex scandal really the reason Walmart is facing opposition?  Or is it a convenient excuse for their opponents to rattle the sabre and rally the troops?  And will it really prevent them from expanding?

It should be interesting to watch….would love to hear your views.


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