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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 11:07 PM
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A Modest Proposal Regarding Toothpaste at Wal-Mart

pretty good idea....

Marking his 100th post at No Cleveland Wal-Mart, Jeff Hess has suggested that everybody who feels they have no choice but to shop Wal-Mart simply stop buying toothpaste there.

Why toothpaste? Here's his reasoning:

All along I have been uncomfortable with those who would ask families on the poverty edge to not shop at Wal Mart and further stress their meager financial resources. A few weeks ago, while reading John Dicker's United States Of Wal Mart, I came across this little nugget:


Wal Mart is the largest retailer in the world, hawking more DVDs, magazines, books, CDs, dog food, diapers, bicycles, toys and toothpaste than any other company.

It was the toothpaste that caught my eye. I did some more checking and found that it controls approximatley 25 percent of the world's toothpaste sales. That means the company is raking in some $375 million from the approximately $1.5 billion in annual toothpaste sales in the U.S.

http://www.buyblue.org/archives/2005/08/a_modest_propos...

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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-05 09:57 AM
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1. That's unbelievable
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