Not Just Low Prices
From the Washington Post:
While state and federal officials have come under harsh
criticism for their handling of the storm’s aftermath, Wal-Mart is
being held up as a model for logistical efficiency and nimble disaster
planning, which have allowed it to quickly deliver staples such as
water, fuel and toilet paper to thousands of evacuees.
Brookhaven, Miss., for example, where Wal-Mart operates a vast
distribution center, the company had 45 trucks full of goods loaded and
ready for delivery before Katrina made landfall. (emphasis added).