employment to 1.9 million people; the best defence against poverty
is a job.
thousands of job opportunities for people in developing countries
like China and India; this keeps hunger at bay in many households.
out hundreds of millions of dollars each year in dividends that
help fund the retirement of millions of people; the company
had sales in excess of $348 billion and a net profit of $11.3
billion in 2007.
food, clothing and other necessities to Canadians, Americans
and others at prices that are 15 to 25 per cent below what other
supermarkets charge; this helps millions of low-income families
stretch their dollars.
the inflation rate down and helps keep interest rates low; this
comes in handy for millions of families when borrowing to buy
a house or household appliances.