According to Fortune Magazine, Wal-Mart is now the world's biggest private employer dwarfing other US mega-employers like the US Postal Service, McDonald's, and IBM.
Although it's practically a state secret within the much-propagandized US, Wal-Mart is known worldwide for its brutal labor practices.
Not bad if your frame of reference is digging coal in a
Chinese coal mine, but certainly not what one would expect from a successful First World company.
Wal-Mart's treatment of its employees is so egregious that many countries, including China, would not let Wal-Mart do business within their borders unless the company permitted its in-country labor force to be unionized.
Slaves on the Chinese side making the stuff and slaves on the US side stocking the shelves and running the cash
registers. The perfect New World Order enterprise.
It's reported that when Sam Walton founder of the company died, his good friend, George H.W. Bush, the president's father, openly wept. I believe it.