> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <shempmcgurk@>
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, WLeed3@ wrote:
> > >
> > > reduces the price making it available 4 more of us to buy & more of
> > it as
> > > well that whole milk & @ Wal-mart great news for many of us. now
> > if Wal- mart
> > > could sell Maharishi Ayer Vedic products as well.
> > >
> > The problem there is that Wal-Mart actively negotiates their costs
> > with suppliers DOWN every year. As I understand it, Wal-Mart
> > to get their suppliers to bring their prices on supplies to them down
> > by about 5% every year, which they then pass on to consumers. Many
> > economists have said that Wal-Mart's policy in this area is almost
> > singularly responsible for the very low inflation rate in the USA
> > the past 15 years.
> > Negotiating with the TMO over prices? Can you imagine being a fly on
> > the wall over those negotiations?
> > Wal-Mart: "TMO, now that we're carrying your MAPI products in all of
> > our stores throughout the world, your products are accessible to over
> > 2 billion people. We'd like you to see what you can do to bring down
> > the costs of your supplies...economies of scale and all that."
> > TMO: "Sorry, Wal-Mart, we have a strict 1,500% mark-up on our MAPI
> > products. For example, on our 8 oz. Vata Churna product, it costs us
> > about 34 cents for the spices we put into it. Add on another 20
> > per unit for packaging, labor and overhead and you're talking a
> > whopping 54 cents cost to us for each one. Now we sell each unit for
> > $15.95. We're selling each unit to Wal-Mar for $10.00...tell us how
> > we're supposed to make money if we bring our cost to you down!"
> Of course, MAPI products are all supposedly made in the traditional
way, which probably
> doesn't mean much, cost-wise, since they come from India, but it
DOES mean that there is
> a supply constraint: you can't just plant more crops willy-nilly and
increase production if
> said crops have to be grown and/or harvested in a certain way.
Based on all the other TMO things that are most probably lied about,
do you really think that MAPI 'traditional' production practices
aren't lied about too?
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