I haven't shopped at Wal-Mart since the fall of 2007. At one point in my life, it was the only place I bought groceries, toiletries and the like. But I took a course in grad school that focused on Wal-Mart's business, ethics, and public relations practices and I haven't shopped there since.
The book explores real stories of employees, suppliers, and others who had all been affected, either positively or negatively by the store. It's a really interesting read.
My point is, I've realized what a HUGE effect Wal-Mart has on our economy and our everyday choices, especially those in the lower classes. Which is why I was interested to hear that Wal-Mart is planning to offer healthier food choices. I'm hoping that it will positively impact the health of Americans, but I'll wait and see.