Originally Posted by 204
So where do you shop? Last time I checked Safeway, Superstore, Target, etc were all evil corporations as well.
I don't shop at any of those stores (none of them exist in China). When I am back in Vancouver, I try to keep it as independent as possible, but I've been known to hit up Superstore now and again.
Comparing Walmart to Safeway or Superstore is ridiculous though. Both SW and SS pay a living wage to their staff, and while things like healthcare differ in Canada compared to the US, you better believe Walmart would try to pull the same garbage here with regards to health coverage that they do in the US.
Walmart is so large that, in many ways, they can dictate what you watch and listen to. If said entertainment doesn't meet their criteria (anything explicit is a big no-no) they won't carry it, and seeing as Walmart accounts for over 50% of all music and movie sales in NA, they can censor what the government says is legal. I'm not talking about porn here. NC-17 movies, for instance, can not be sold in any Walmart stores. As a result, movie and music companies have to kowtow to Walmart or possibly lose out of a huge chunk of the market.
Anyway, what I'm saying isn't anything new. It's all known knowns. But with new stores opening in NA all the time, it would seem like the majority don't really care just as long as they can get that toilet paper for $0.49.
Again, nothing new
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