Boycott DID change Wal-Mart.

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  1. Jarthur001

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    Well...sort of. Wal-Mart is trying to reach out to regain the Church support. I think this is a weak statement, that leaves the door open to do whatever they want. But..this is a step forward. To me, the boycott is still on. Wal-Mart sales have slipped a small amount, while Target, Sears and Krogers have gone up. Its hard to tell in a short span if this was because of a boycott, but Wal-Mart was taking notice of what the Church has said.

    The big Boycott was to be this Friday (black Friday)and Saturday the two biggest shopping days of the year. My guess is that people would have still went to Wal-Mart even if they didnot release this statement.

    Thank God for those who took a stand.

    http://www.walmartfacts.com/articles/4617.aspx

     
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    A stock chart is not a sales chart. Stocks go up and down for a variety of reasons.

    Wal-Mart is not the church. It is silly to expect it to act like it is.
     
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    From the link I posted

    Hard to see how an 11.5% profit increase is a good sign a boycott is working.
     
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    How can you tell which boycott worked? Wal-Mart is on multiple boycott lists.
     
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    Who is "the Church" ? Your church ? My church ? rsr's church ? KenH's church ? C4K's church ?

    Is there any organism here on earth these days who can without a trace of doubt say, we are the Church ?

    No disrespect and I don't mean to hijack your thread, but I find references to "the Church"
    rather vague and confusing.

    If you had said 'the churches', small case, there would be less vagueness because now we understand you mean local churches calling themselves in Christ, but differing in doctrine, stances, polity, and such.

    But if one says, "the Church", with C in uppercase, to my mind, it refers to One organism, united in purpose, united in doctrine, and most assuredly the original church founded by Christ. If you mean that, then I beg to differ, because I don't think "the Church" founded by Christ, if it still is on earth today, could care less about Wal-Mart or Abercrombie, because it knows that judgment finally rests on the hands of its founder and Savior, Jesus Christ.
     
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    For some reason christians expect people of sin to act like the redeemed.
     
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    An undaunting task when the redeemed don't even act like it on a regular basis.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :wavey: :thumbs:
     
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    Yes...read your link again. Profits were at 11% and sales were weak. This is why stocks dropped. When profits go up and sales do not, this means the profit comes in other ways. Most of the profit came from overseas.

    http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2006/10/30/ap3129917.html

    http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/061030/wall_street.html?.v=37

    http://www.economy.com/cnflow/weekly_sales_summary.asp
     
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    Wal-Mart sees us all as one group..."church group". They could care less if we are baptist or RCC. Its that group that goes to church. Nor do they care of your views of the NT church, if its local or not. This is not about the doctrine of the Church, but how others view us.

    When Wal-mart was told of the boycott by church groups, it said at 1st..."Thats ok...we are to big for that to hurt us". Wal-mart did not view us as a group to worry about. Yet they worry about winning over other groups. Now they have changed and at least are trying to listen.
     
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    Sales were weak due to the slowing of the U.S. economy, not because of a boycott that hardly anyone has heard about. If I didn't check this board I wouldn't even know that there was one. I've seen no slow down at my local Wal-Mart when I shop there weekly.
     
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    Indeed. Sales are down across the board. In Oct, most retail sales showed a growth. Not as great at Wal-mart

    Being that you have not heard of a boycott, does not mean there is none.
    http://www.sovo.com/2006/11-17/news/national/walmart.cfm

    http://www.morningnewsbeat.com/News/News_Article_Detail_S.las?A=24391&Date=2006-11-16

    http://chesterstreet.blogspot.com/2006/11/wal-mart-contributes-5-of-online-sales.html

    http://www.americansfortruth.com/news/are-wal-mart-values-family-values.html

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1738729/posts


    Also, because I have taken up a boycott (BTW...my 1st boycott :) ), does not mean sales are down because I stopped shopping.

    However I do think its something that Wal-Mart pulled back from their support. Would you not agree?
     
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    IMHO boycotts never accomplish anything. Most people never know about them and those that do, forget. A simple letter to your local store or to their headquarters, by just a few people, would accomplish much more. I used to boycott many stores till I figured out it didn't hurt anyone but me. My wife didn't even boycott with me.
     
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    No, I do not agree. All I see is some nice language by their folks in public relations.
     

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