skip to content

Stores & Markets

State Ag Departments Banning Hormone-Free Labels on Milk

State Ag Departments Banning Hormone-Free Labels on Milk

A quick glance at milk carton’s label let’s us know if the milk has not been made with artificial bovine hormone (rBGH).  Unfortunately, milk carton labels that state the milk does not come from rBGH cows are being banned by heads of the agriculture departments in Pennsylvania (with Ohio following suit).

November 11, 2007

Earth Moment Buys Carbon Credits With Every Sale

Earth Moment Buys Carbon Credits With Every Sale

Ethical shopping is usually more about which products you buy than where you buy them, but EarthMoment.com hopes that the carbon credits it donates with every purchase will be enough to make you want to do your holiday shopping with them.

October 29, 2007

Is Costco Really the 'Anti-Walmart'?

Is Costco Really the 'Anti-Walmart'?

In recent years, Wall Street has increasingly looked at Wal-Mart’s business plan as the ideal for ‘big box’ companies. This attitude has caused other major retail corporations to copy Wal-Mart—what BusinessWeek called‘Wal-Martization’—in order to lower labor costs and increase profit margin.

October 27, 2007

Is Target Different than Wal-Mart?

Is Target Different than Wal-Mart?

Comparing Target and Wal-Mart seems like a relatively easy thing to do. Wal-Mart has been accused of the 'Wal-Martization' of the American economy, abusing its labor force, and selling cheap goods at low prices. Target, on the other hand, has a reputation that glistens next to the Wal-Mart behemoth. Is Target getting a free ride?

October 25, 2007

Wal-Mart Lumbers Towards Ethical Responsibility

Wal-Mart Lumbers Towards Ethical Responsibility

Wal-Mart has been increasing overall audits of suppliers every year, with surprise audits increasing at a more rapid rate. What exactly it finds when it performs these audits is a secret, but Wal-Mart will say that there has been a 23 percent reduction in high-risk factory violations, and that this came as a result of its supplier training program.

October 23, 2007

Buy It

Don't Buy It