In one corner, wearing the blue and yellow trunks and trying to sell you an extended warranty, is the Minnesota Mauler — Best Buy! He’s had a rough go of it this year, losing head trainer and CEO Brian “The Dishes Are” Dunn to scandal. Meanwhile, the guy who got Best Buy into the game in the first place, Richard “Richard” Schulze, failed to woo his former pupil back to his gym.
So Double-B has a new trainer, who promises big that things will be different, but who knows if Hubert “Frenchy” Joly has what it takes to keep his company out of the WCIA octagon in the future, especially when one of his great ideas is to cut the return period by half.
In the other corner, wearing blue and white trunks and taking a smoke break just as you need his assistance, is the Brawler of Bentonville — Walmart!
It may be the nation’s largest retailer, but it never fails to disappoint. Just look at the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index, which had Walmart rated lowest in both the Supermarket and Discount/Dept. Store categories for 2012.
Meanwhile, Walmart seems to hang out with a violent crowd as we’re constantly hearing stories about violence and other bad behavior in and around Walmart stores.
These two pugilists are just raring to get out there in the ring… and then stare at each other blankly until it’s time to go home.
This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2013 series. The companies competing for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. See the entire WCIA 2013 bracket HERE.