*Sam’s club employees were called in for a mandatory meeting yesterday only to be given the news that 10,000 would be losing their jobs. The most rewarding experience you have at Sam’s Club, eating the samples, will only be a memory. Well, maybe not gone for good, but certainly less personalized as those associates are disposed of and replaced with some marketing company concept.
The Walton’s believe they can move some things around and change the image of Sam’s for an investment in longevity. The new marketing company, Shopper Events, plan to give those who held the positions in “samples” a chance to reapply with them. The store is in a pissing contest with Wal-Mart and seems to be losing. So, the only thing to do is to bring more attention to their stock and see if they can make it sell. (more…)