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Neil Stockwell beats Wal-Mart!

June 16, 2006 1:01 PM

One of the extras on the Wal-Mart Movie DVD is the story of Neil Stockwell, the owner and manager of a family fruit stand in East London's Queen's Market . Word comes today that Asda (Wal-Mart's brand name in the UK) has given up on invading his turf ... thanks undoubtedly to Neil's incredible determination, and the international attention the film generated. I wish we could put every one of these stories in a big movie.

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Read the 2 comments.

Hockey Goon:

How's this going to work now that Al Gore is marching under Wal Mart's flag?

Fri Jul 7 2006 2:33 PM

Jim Gilliam:

Does anyone know how to read articles critically anymore? All kinds of people emailed this to me, and it's just a complete non-story. Al Gore has talked to countless large companies over many years. he even talks about it in the movie. The fact that Wal-Mart, the biggest company on the planet, is JUST NOW getting around to talking to Al Gore is what's shocking.

Not to mention that the article points out Lee Scott's efforts on this only started in November 2005... which just so happens to be when another documentary was released.

You want to get Wal-Mart's attention, you make a documentary.

Sat Jul 8 2006 4:05 PM

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