Walmart's product selection has been criticized by some groups in the past, primarily as viewed as a promotion of a particular ideology or as a response to its original rural, religious and conservative target market. Walmart quickly held talks with the workers, addressing their concerns. Retrieved December 25, For example, in Walmart carried the anti-Semitic hoax  The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in its online catalogue.
The author further writes that Walmart's whole business model is based on reducing the carrying costs of unsold merchandise, and any speed bump along the line adds back costs. We don't want your shares".
The company had opened many stores in Mexico in the late s and early s, attempting to widely establish itself before competitors could. Walmart currently uses monitoring which critics say is inadequate and "leaves outsiders unable to verify" conditions.
Walmart has also been criticized for selling some controversial products. We were so understaffed, and the workload placed on me [was] unsurmountable.