Wal-Mart is a Major User of Organic Cotton

I’m not a Wal-Mart fan. It’s a big “evil” corporation – although I buy my crazy pills there, because they’re super cheap – but Wal-Mart isn’t all bad.

According the Organic Cotton Market Report 2009, Wal-Mart, along with Nike and Target, are major buyer of organic cotton.

This contributes to the global retail sales of organic cotton jumping to $4.3 billion in 2009, from $3.2 billion in 2008.

And this isn’t new news for Wal-Mart, since 2005, Wal-Mart has been in the top five brands and retailers using organic cotton; number 5 in 2006, number 1 in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and number 4 in 2009.

Nice work Wal-Mart. Not too long ago South Park spoofed Wal-Mart for being an unstoppable force crushing local neighborhoods under the weight of their tremendous bargains and low-priced merchandise.

No doubt this supports estimations that global sales of organic cotton will reach $5.1 billion in 2010, and then $6.0 billion in 2011.

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Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese

Gerry is your typical yoga practicing, no pizza or meat eating Italian guy from New Jersey. Seriously, his family still isn't speaking to him. Professionally, Gerrys been Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD's blogger since 2005.