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Unformatted text preview: The ad agency suggests that besides competition, Wal-Mart's image could account for this drop-off. The report also says that Wal-Mart's rating as a company that consumers trust and respect has "steadily declined" in the last two years. This has all been difficult for a company with a long, proud history, dating back to the retailer's founding in Arkansas in 1962. Wal-Mart prides itself on having one of the strictest and most stringent ethics policies in the industry. Buyers are not allowed to accept even a cup of coffee from their suppliers. And its 1.3 million employees are encouraged to report any ethics violations that they might suspect or see. Wages, health care and unions, stagnation of stock price since 24 still at growth of building Real estate findings, fear of opposition Ability to grow outside esp ei Go green energy savings 23%...
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- Spring '08