Wal-Mart Better Than the Government at Almost Everything

Who provided more help in the aftermath of Katrina, FEMA or Wal-Mart?  Take a guess: Five years ago (2003), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (2007sales of $387.69 billion) founded its emergency management departmentat its Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters. “The department’s planningsection produced detailed emergency procedures, including charts thatlet store managers and employees flip quickly to advice on problemsranging…

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