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    To be fair, they weren't the only ones in the mid-1990s looking for ways to cut costs.  All big-box retailers shop from the same or similar factories in Asia.  The Walmart brand of furniture, for example, is manufactured by Sauders (last time  built one, at least).  And I've seen Sauders at Meijers and Targets alike.

    Walmart does have great persuasion with its manufacturers, both negative and positive.  It is pressure from Walmart to make manufacturers change the size and shape of shipping containers to cut down on fuel and cardboard costs, for example.

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