Laggards of the past often turn into leaders of the present. The case of Wal-Mart perfectly illustrates this paradoxical tendency, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence — Covalence Retail Industry Report 2008. A year ago Wal-Mart was still last in Covalence EthicalQuote ranking calculated for 27 companies in the Retail industry. Today it has jumped up to the third rank, behind Marks & Spencer and Home Depot, showing the best progression over last year, while PPR, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and TJX are last. The US retailer is also climbing high in Covalence cross sectors ranking. > Continue.
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Publication: Covalence Press Release Aeon Co, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy Co, Cardinal Health, Carrefour SA, Coles Myer, Costco Wholesale, CVS Caremark Corp, eBay Inc, Gap Inc, Hennes & Mauritz, Home Depot, Inditex SA, Kingfisher, Kohl s Corp, Limited Brands, Lowe s Cos, Marks & Spencer, McKesson, PPR, Sears, Target Corp, Tesco PLC, TJX Companies, Walgreen, Wal-Mart Stores, Wesfarmers | Source: CovalenceCompany: