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• More trouble brewing for Walmart in China, as Bloomberg Business Week reports that the company is accused of selling a pack of coffee that had passed its expiration date. The alleged sale took place in Chongqing, the same municipality where Walmart has been dealing with charges that it was selling ordinary pork and labeling it as organic.

Walmart says it is investigating the charges.
KC's View:
What’s Chinese for “Oy!”? There is so much more going on here than a simple food safety/labeling investigation. Not sure who Walmart ticked off, but I guess it is time to increase the budget line for “bribes.”

Because the way things are going, that may be the only Walmart is going to get a break over there...