RETAILERS SHOULDN'T ALLOW WAL-MART TO DOMINATE RFID

The labor turmoil that racked Southern California this year, costing the unions and the three affected supermarket chains dearly, was spawned by a now common affliction: fear of Wal-Mart.Yes, when it comes to labor costs, there is a good reason to worry about Wal-Mart, which is determined to operate by a lower, non-union wage scale. Yet I find it interesting that while food retailers complain bitterly

The labor turmoil that racked Southern California this year, costing the unions and the three affected supermarket chains dearly, was spawned by a now common affliction: fear of Wal-Mart.

Yes, when it comes to labor costs, there is a good reason to worry about Wal-Mart, which is determined to operate by a lower, non-union wage scale. Yet I find it interesting that while food retailers complain bitterly about Wal-Mart's labor practices, they expend relatively little energy fretting abo

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