Sometimes I think Wal-Mart gets a bad rap. I understand some of the concerns that people have about the store, but at the same time I think the Wal-Mart hatred can get a bit extreme. As with most things, Wal-Mart is neither all good nor all bad. Here are a few recent headlines that I think show the corporation in a decidedly positive light and also suggest that contrary to common wisdom, actions taken by Wal-Mart can actually have a desirable ripple effect on the decisions of other large retailers.
Wal-Mart to discontinue selling milk with artificial growth hormone
Wal-Mart CEO memo delegating authority after Hurricane Katrina saved countless lives