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    :: Friday, March 09, 2007 ::

    News Hounds: Cavuto's Band of Merry Hit Men (and One Woman) Blame Unions for Downfall of GM - Reported by Marie Therese, News Hounds, CA
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    "Ironically, some suppliers become so dependent on Wal-Mart’s volume that they destroy their core business. Vlasic, the pickle manufacturer, was so successful in producing a low-cost product for Wal-Mart that its other products suffered. Vlasic filed for bankruptcy. Wal-Mart, the country’s largest seller of bicycles, sold so many of the lowest-end Huffy bicycles that Huffy could not keep up with its inventory of more expensive bikes. Then, Wal-Mart undersold Huffy by importing cheaper bikes from China. Huffy went bankrupt. The Lovable Company, one of Wal-Mart’s first suppliers, sold bras and lingerie to Wal-Mart, which became Lovable’s largest customer. In 1996, Wal-Mart replaced Lovable with products from Asia. Lovable closed sixteen months later. According to Frank Garson II, Lovable’s president, “Wal-Mart chewed us up and spit us out.”
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