Friday headline roundup

So much news about Walmart leadership, so little time. We’ll be doing a roundup of the must-read Walmart headlines of the week each Friday.

 

3 Signs Walmart’s Best Days Are Behind It (Yahoo! Finance, 8/7/13)

“Like every empire to come before it, Walmart is beginning to rot from the inside out. It may appear to be rolling but under the surface the Walmart empire is in rapid decline.”

 

Wal-Mart fined for unsafe work conditions (Salon, 8/7/13)

“Walmart has agreed to improve safety conditions at more than 2,800 stores in 28 US states after inspectors discovered “repeat and serious” health and safety violations at a store in Rochester, New York.”

 

Worker wages: Wendy’s vs. Wal-Mart vs. Costco (CNNMoney, 8/6/13)

“However, research shows that it pays to pay employees well, because satisfied workers are more productive and motivated, according to MIT Sloan School of Management professor Zeynep Ton, who focuses on operations management.”

 

Probe urged of donations solicited by Mayor Kevin Johnson (The Modesto Bee, 8/8/13)

“A Sacramento man plans to file complaints today with the local U.S. attorney’s office and the state’s political watchdog, urging those offices to investigate Mayor Kevin Johnson’s solicitation of thousands of dollars in charitable donations from Wal-Mart.”

What do you think?