The Centennial Society is a hand-made product line that was covertly installed in Wal-Marts around western New York and Minnesota from 1998-2000. Each product addresses negative trends in Wal-Mart's business practice. Most of these trends are common practice for any large retail chain.
Check out the Wal-Mart Project Website.
From The Wal-Mart Project:
Wal-mart is the largest grossing corporation in the world, earning in excess of $219 billion dollars a year (for current figures see http://www.fortune.com/ for the Fortune 500 list). There are Wal-Marts all over the world and its influence is expanding. Because of its stature, Wal-Mart is the most imitated model of corporate retail today. The implications of this are staggering.
Primarily, Wal-Mart locates itself on the outskirts of small towns with populations of 5,000 to 30,000. Local downtown business then goes head to head with Wal-Mart, an impossible task. Because Wal-Mart separates itself, people will not only buy the item they went for, but also shoes, auto parts, pharmacy needs, video rental, electronics, clothing, groceries, banking, and more. A whole downtown.
The result is the disintegration of the local economy that begins to resemble a fascist regime, or perhaps more accurately, a feudal system; the vassals tied to the land (generations of land owners in low income areas, unable to move due to economic circumstance.) and serving their lord Wal-Mart.