Each business needs to remain profitable in order to continue operations, but the pursuit of profit should never stop a company from fulfilling its basic societal obligations. Some companies, though, put a strong emphasis on social responsibility and will actually forego some profit in order to provide a greater overall benefit to society.
It seems that Wal-Mart and other big box retailers have substantially changed the relationship between goods manufacturers (suppliers) and giant retail buyers (like Wal-Mart). In what way has this relationship changed? Why is this important to consider and discuss? Does the current relationship help or hurt our nationâ€™s economy? If it helps, how does it help? If it hurts, how does it hurt? Explain your answer fully.