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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-06-10 11:19 PM
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80. This is the same thing that Fred Meyers does..but with food.
While Americans starve..Fred Meyers is letting tons of perfectly good food stuff rot in their garbage cans..rather than give it to the food banks.
Oh sure..every Christmas Fred Meyers makes a big deal with lots of advertisements to get the customers to buy food to donate and they put cans out front to collect....
But year round...they let the pulled produce ROT while kids go hungry.
I don't know if they do the slashing of the clothing..but I do know for a fact they throw away food by the truck load every day.
The Big corporations just don't give a fig.
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  -H&M, Wal-Mart Destroy Unsold Clothing: Report onehandle  Jan-06-10 04:30 PM   #0 
  - Why would a company do that? Couldn't they get a tax cut if they donated to charity? nt  gateley   Jan-06-10 04:33 PM   #1 
  - i guess they only want certain types of people to wear them  JI7   Jan-06-10 04:43 PM   #6 
  - Yea, Wal-Mart has the most stylish clothes.  liberal N proud   Jan-06-10 05:04 PM   #15 
  - Wal-Mart: The Company that Destroyed America  louis c   Jan-06-10 06:02 PM   #31 
  - Have you heard this one?  era veteran   Jan-06-10 07:14 PM   #45 
     - Agreed.  Xenotime   Jan-08-10 01:15 PM   #136 
  - I found about this "Toss it to  femrap   Jan-06-10 07:00 PM   #44 
  - Old News  RobinA   Jan-06-10 07:36 PM   #49 
  - Weren't there more of the  femrap   Jan-06-10 07:57 PM   #52 
  - Goodwill is quite a gimmick  dotymed   Jan-07-10 06:14 AM   #95 
     - Goodwill is not just stores that sells used items  M155Y_A1CH   Jan-07-10 08:59 AM   #102 
     - Geez...I'd think the  femrap   Jan-07-10 11:21 AM   #114 
  - My mother worked for a nationwide retail chain in the 50's and they did this.  Arkansas Granny   Jan-07-10 10:56 AM   #109 
  - As a Union Carpenter  dotymed   Jan-07-10 06:08 AM   #93 
  - Wow....I endured one of those  femrap   Jan-07-10 11:28 AM   #115 
     - I know,  dotymed   Jan-08-10 07:57 AM   #132 
        - Keep fighting SS...  femrap   Jan-08-10 12:23 PM   #133 
  - Good Luck with Sherrod Brown  Torn_Scorned_Ignored   Jan-07-10 07:31 AM   #98 
  - I'm sorry to hear that....  femrap   Jan-07-10 11:32 AM   #117 
  - Can you elaborate?  brentspeak   Jan-07-10 04:26 PM   #128 
  - Right  CAcyclist   Jan-07-10 04:21 PM   #127 
  - I bet this is like books at a warehouse.  Bolo Boffin   Jan-06-10 08:08 PM   #53 
  - good point  spooky3   Jan-06-10 08:41 PM   #58 
  - You've got it!  Blacksheep214   Jan-06-10 09:43 PM   #72 
     - Nor do you want to find your high-end fashion goods showing up in pawn shop windows  FarCenter   Jan-06-10 09:54 PM   #75 
  - no, because they are already deducting the costs of producing or obtaining  spooky3   Jan-06-10 08:41 PM   #57 
  - That is what I have been told, too.  The Wielding Truth   Jan-06-10 11:40 PM   #82 
  - Same thing....  GTurck   Jan-07-10 07:51 AM   #99 
     - NOT so at Starbucks.  juajen   Jan-07-10 11:53 AM   #119 
  - That ought to be a criminal offence.  Jkid   Jan-06-10 04:34 PM   #2 
  - This Is Just Shameful........  global1   Jan-06-10 04:35 PM   #3 
  - Who is we're. H&M is from Sweden  npk   Jan-06-10 11:26 PM   #81 
  - What a waste, especially when so many people are in need  The Northerner   Jan-06-10 04:37 PM   #4 
  - WalMart made a statement that they always donate  Bitwit1234   Jan-06-10 04:40 PM   #5 
  - unsold merchandise often has to be destroyed out of contractural obligations  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-06-10 04:46 PM   #7 
  - That's true.  Are_grits_groceries   Jan-06-10 04:49 PM   #9 
  - A few companies do that, Levi's for instance  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-06-10 05:00 PM   #12 
  - Then it's the manufacturers that need to be pressured. This is so wrong when  gateley   Jan-06-10 04:59 PM   #10 
  - How many in need are 7 feet tall with a 28 inch waist?  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-06-10 05:02 PM   #14 
  - You're right. Why bother? nt  gateley   Jan-06-10 05:05 PM   #16 
  - when I was unemployed I got stuck sorting this crap part time  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-06-10 05:15 PM   #20 
     - Sorry I snarked, but I still think there's some things that could be given to  gateley   Jan-06-10 05:28 PM   #21 
        - I don't see how a semi-trailer of crap would help their plight  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-06-10 06:36 PM   #40 
           - Okay, we're not going to come to an agreement on this, so I'll leave you to your  gateley   Jan-06-10 07:18 PM   #46 
           - You're just missing 1 step  jeff47   Jan-06-10 09:37 PM   #68 
           - oh uses were found for them,  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-06-10 09:43 PM   #73 
           - Well, I have seen many  dotymed   Jan-07-10 06:18 AM   #97 
  - Are there 7 feet tall 4th graders?  brentspeak   Jan-06-10 08:45 PM   #59 
     - i'm saying when I did this job the stuff I was throwing out was worthless  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-06-10 09:26 PM   #65 
        - You mention that books were mutilated and thrown away.  lumpy   Jan-07-10 10:56 AM   #110 
        - NASCAR, etc.  bullsnarfle   Jan-07-10 01:25 PM   #121 
           - It wasn't too big or too small, but some combination of the two.  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-07-10 02:37 PM   #123 
  - I agree, it's a disgusting practice  Wabbajack_   Jan-06-10 06:15 PM   #33 
  - My company drop ships clothing for major retailers  MessiahRp   Jan-06-10 05:00 PM   #11 
  - That's not always the case. One DUer has a multi-million dollar business  Lorien   Jan-06-10 05:47 PM   #25 
  - it depends on the terms a retailer has with a vendor  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-06-10 05:56 PM   #29 
  - Books  Tansy_Gold   Jan-08-10 12:42 PM   #135 
  - What a waste. There are so many people in need and these things could  Cass   Jan-06-10 04:47 PM   #8 
  - Indeed. Not only is there a need out there, but landfills are filled too quickly  Lorien   Jan-06-10 05:42 PM   #23 
  - H & M? They are so afraid of not making money they waste these  jwirr   Jan-06-10 05:02 PM   #13 
  - This is why they do it at Home Depot  jeff47   Jan-06-10 05:06 PM   #17 
  - In the case of Home Depot you likely never owned it to begin with  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-06-10 05:10 PM   #19 
  - soooooo truuuuuuueeeeee!!!!!  timo   Jan-06-10 06:04 PM   #32 
  - Our local HD donates all of their "custom" orders to the local Habitat ReStore.  Xithras   Jan-06-10 06:43 PM   #42 
  - I work for a mall developer...  MidwestRick   Jan-07-10 09:22 AM   #105 
  - Believe it or not, Habitat won't take stuff like that  jmowreader   Jan-06-10 06:55 PM   #43 
  - It wasn't scratch and dent.  jeff47   Jan-06-10 09:40 PM   #70 
  - Before discouraging donations, the ReStore caveat needs to be brought up.  Xithras   Jan-07-10 11:04 AM   #111 
  - I worked in a book store a long, long time ago that did the same thing.  onehandle   Jan-06-10 10:31 PM   #78 
  - :( this makes me sad.  krabigirl   Jan-06-10 05:08 PM   #18 
  - Too hard to control. It would end up on ebay.  whyverne   Jan-06-10 05:38 PM   #22 
  - Who cares? Better than having it end up at the dump.  Lorien   Jan-06-10 05:45 PM   #24 
     - clothes do not go to the landfills. they are sold to recyclers  madrchsod   Jan-06-10 06:35 PM   #39 
        - Groan...  lumpy   Jan-07-10 11:16 AM   #113 
  - Almost all retailers do the same thing.  TheManInTheMac   Jan-06-10 05:48 PM   #26 
  - Wal Mart did kick in for us when we got our share of the Katrina folks  marshall   Jan-06-10 05:54 PM   #27 
  - Isn't capitalism wonderful?  marmar   Jan-06-10 05:56 PM   #28 
  - If....  tango-tee   Jan-07-10 08:46 AM   #101 
  - I used to rescue unsold clothing patterns from the dumpster  juno jones   Jan-06-10 05:58 PM   #30 
  - Wonder how much slave labor went to waste on all that merchandise too?  MetaTrope   Jan-06-10 06:15 PM   #34 
  - k  defendandprotect   Jan-06-10 06:18 PM   #35 
  - I actually wear gloves with the fingers cut off.  FarLeftFist   Jan-06-10 06:20 PM   #36 
  - Where I come from (before Florida) they called those fishing  rzemanfl   Jan-06-10 06:24 PM   #37 
  - Horrific disregard for the plight  MissDeeds   Jan-06-10 06:30 PM   #38 
  - they used to resell these  PatrynXX   Jan-06-10 06:43 PM   #41 
  - That's Walmart.  existentialist   Jan-06-10 07:25 PM   #47 
  - The other night I was in a Super Target  OmahaBlueDog   Jan-06-10 07:35 PM   #48 
  - They treat meat with carbon monoxide to keep it looking pink.  wickerwoman   Jan-07-10 02:22 AM   #90 
  - Being that this is common practice, do you still think that  RoccoR5955   Jan-06-10 07:41 PM   #50 
  - I think orgs like the Salvation Army throw out tons and tons of clothes every day.  Algorem   Jan-06-10 07:43 PM   #51 
  - no they dont...  winyanstaz   Jan-07-10 02:00 AM   #87 
  - Years ago, I worked parttime at a Kmart for a few weeks  PatSeg   Jan-06-10 08:09 PM   #54 
  - Another Valued Benefit from Corporate America -nt  scentopine   Jan-06-10 08:28 PM   #55 
  - I tried a couple of years ago to save books being destroyed...  hayu_lol   Jan-06-10 08:37 PM   #56 
  - shameful  proud patriot   Jan-06-10 08:58 PM   #60 
  - Pathetic and ugly behavior.  BrklynLiberal   Jan-06-10 09:01 PM   #61 
  - It isnt just those stores, and it isnt just clothing  suninvited   Jan-06-10 09:07 PM   #62 
  - I had a friend who's son worked at McDonalds.  Touchdown   Jan-06-10 10:00 PM   #76 
  - I lived on McDonalds for a year...  snooper2   Jan-07-10 11:44 AM   #118 
  - gosh...there could be some soup kitchens opened up using that food...  winyanstaz   Jan-07-10 02:02 AM   #88 
  - They should just discount the food at a certain time...  onlyadream   Jan-07-10 11:32 AM   #116 
  - My experience with SW was different.  Vilis Veritas   Jan-07-10 03:45 PM   #125 
  - That's exactly why I was fired from Mickey Ds 22 years ago:  HughBeaumont   Jan-08-10 05:13 AM   #129 
  - A whole lot of foods too....  lunasun   Jan-06-10 09:15 PM   #63 
  - W-M, TF?  alp227   Jan-06-10 09:24 PM   #64 
  - Swedish. You know, that Scandinavian paradise. NT  dmallind   Jan-07-10 09:05 AM   #103 
  - I had to help destroy perfectly good computers when I worked at OfficeMax  THUNDER HANDS   Jan-06-10 09:28 PM   #66 
  - If you give away or radically discount unsold inventory, people will stop paying full price for new  FarCenter   Jan-06-10 09:39 PM   #69 
  - H&M clothes wouldn't be very useful for most low-income people  FarCenter   Jan-06-10 09:35 PM   #67 
  - those are some scary eyebrows...  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-06-10 09:45 PM   #74 
  - Next thing you know...  V_Byl   Jan-06-10 09:42 PM   #71 
  - Good one - I've got to laugh ....  Maat   Jan-06-10 10:02 PM   #77 
  - This is quite similar  otherlander   Jan-06-10 11:17 PM   #79 
  - This is the same thing that Fred Meyers does..but with food.  winyanstaz   Jan-06-10 11:19 PM   #80 
  - Essential Bakery in Wallingford/Fremont, you know, the "artisan"  Norrin Radd   Jan-07-10 01:29 AM   #85 
  - Too bad we cant catch these slime balls doing stuff like that....  winyanstaz   Jan-07-10 01:50 AM   #86 
     - I concur  Norrin Radd   Jan-07-10 02:09 AM   #89 
  - They would be sued into oblivion if anything they donated was bad.  Lance_Boyle   Jan-07-10 03:58 PM   #126 
  - I was shocked when I took bags of clothes to the  polly7   Jan-06-10 11:41 PM   #83 
  - That's capitalism.  New Dawn   Jan-07-10 12:01 AM   #84 
  - This very true and very sad.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Jan-07-10 04:57 AM   #91 
  - Gloves with the fingers cut off  democrank   Jan-07-10 05:20 AM   #92 
  - gee, and this just after the Clear Channel Republican Propaganda channel  zbdent   Jan-07-10 06:10 AM   #94 
  - First time I saw it was 37-38 yrs ago at my first job.  Blue Diadem   Jan-07-10 06:17 AM   #96 
  - This shows everything that is wrong with our society.  Odin2005   Jan-07-10 08:02 AM   #100 
  - This ruthless greedy fkn bunch is the puck and crap of corporate  ooglymoogly   Jan-07-10 09:11 AM   #104 
  - Ever work retail?  DisgustedInMN   Jan-07-10 09:54 AM   #106 
  - This makes me feel pretty silly about reusing foil and freezer bags.....  Raschel   Jan-07-10 10:24 AM   #107 
  - Make them pay at the garbage dump big time.  lumpy   Jan-07-10 10:44 AM   #108 
  - Maybe this country needs a good old fashioned depression to  lumpy   Jan-07-10 11:07 AM   #112 
  - At least let employees take the clothes that fit them  GinaMaria   Jan-07-10 12:41 PM   #120 
  - This is so wrong. Even the companies involved know it enough to play CYA..."we didn't know"  wroberts189   Jan-07-10 02:03 PM   #122 
  - The slime at the top keeps "trickling down". Thanks Raygun, you POS puppet  HCE SuiGeneris   Jan-07-10 02:49 PM   #124 
  - Update:  HughBeaumont   Jan-08-10 05:16 AM   #130 
  - I read this story this morning  Dorian Gray   Jan-08-10 05:45 AM   #131 
  - they throw away food too . . .  DollyM   Jan-08-10 12:35 PM   #134 

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