You might find your Prime membership morally indefensible after reading these stories about worker mistreatment
Europa Passage. Hamburg, Germany
I wrote this article originally for polis, one of my favourite websites on urban issues.
Locally owned shops were once cornerstones for products, services, employment and social networks in urban neighborhoods. The rise of automobiles, franchises and Internet shopping has…
Mama Louise- Effective grassroots retail movement in Amsterdam- an applicable template for urban centers.
The REAL Toy Story | Michael Wolf
Hong Kong photographer, Michael Wolf’s photo series of Chinese toy workers entitled, “The Real Toy Story”
To see more photos, go to : http://imgur.com/a/wrIds
World Tour. via AP Images
By Business Insider’s Ashley Lutz.
Three years after entering Chile, Walmart controls a staggering 34 percent of the entire market.
Walmart entered Chile in 2009 when it acquired D&S, a leading food retailer there. It promptly changed its name to “Walmart Chile” and built off the existing infrastructure.
The stunning statistic about Walmart was part of a speech made by an Indian politician Anurag Thakur opposing foreign direct investments into the country. The country’s “Big Bang” reforms will allow Walmart and other major retailers to sell directly to Indian consumers and will allow some retail stores to open there.
He gave the remarks in a speech opposing U.S. businesses entering the emerging market, the Economic Times reported. Thakur also said that Walmart has left many shopkeepers in Chile penniless and out of business.
This report by UNI Global Union explores the impact Walmart has on suppliers in foreign countries, including Chile:
Grove Park Arcade, Asheville, NC. This is a beautifully restored 1920’s era arcade used today as a shopping mall.