This blog's purpose is to comment on current events in Pullman, the Palouse, and Washington State. Nothing has dominated headlines on the Palouse more in the last year than the proposals to build Wal-Mart Supercenters in Pullman and Moscow.
To that end, I have accepted an invitation to attend, at my own expense, the Second Annual Wal-Mart Media Conference in Northwest Arkansas on April 18th and 19th.
The conference will feature presentations by CEO Lee Scott, CFO Tom Schoewe, Wal-Mart Stores, USA President and CEO Eduardo Castro-Wright and other Wal-Mart executives from the operations, merchandising and administrative divisions, and will be followed by a question and answer session. In addition to focusing on timely issues affecting the industry and the company, the conference will feature:
I'm wanting to hear how Wal-Mart is responding to their critics and what they have planned for the future. It's important for the residents of Pullman to know. I'll be reporting back both during the conference and after I get home.
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