Wal-Mart's Sustainability Initiative - The Packaging Scorecard
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In October 2008, Wal-Mart announced that it had made some improvements in the Package Modeling Software. According to Thomas Velardo, IT Publications Editor with Thumbprint, "We have made some really huge improvements to the Package Modeling software. Back in February 2008, the Package Modeling software mirrored what was available through the scorecard. You had to fill out a scorecard and set up a list of packages you would make comparisons with. The new version of Package Modeling is a lot more powerful. It lets you do comparisons on the fly and makes the management of those packages a lot easier." ...
Exhibit I: Financial Summary of Wal-Mart (2005-09)