FastCompany on Walmart’s Cutthroat Practices

The Wal-Mart You Don’t KnowA gallon-sized jar of whole pickles is something to behold. The jar is the size of a small aquarium. The fat green pickles, floating in swampy juice, look reptilian, their shapes exaggerated by the glass. It weighs 12 pounds, too big to carry with one hand. The gallon jar of pickles is a display of abundance and excess; it is entrancing, and also vaguely unsettling. This is the product that Wal-Mart fell in love with: Vlasic’s gallon jar of pickles. [FastCompany]

It’s an interesting article about changes Walmart is forcing in the way companies do business and whether or not they make a profit doing so.