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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Still Not a Wal-Mart Shopper

The Wall Street Journal reports that Wal-Mart is teaming with Diageo, “the world’s leading premium drinks business,” to begin offering spirits – hard liquor, that is. From the article, I gather that Wal-Mart already offers beer and wine. This is an effort to make Wal-Mart your one-stop shopping super-center. This is also perceived as conflicting with Wal-Mart’s teetotaling culture. According to the WSJ, Wal-Mart forbids alcohol consumption on company property and at company events, and when Wal-Mart execs put business meals on expense accounts, the cost of any alcoholic beverages comes out of the execs’ pockets.

As alluring as discount-priced liquor is, this is still not enough to entice me to become a Wal-Mart shopper.


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