Facebook, Wal-Mart chiefs meet to “deepen” relationship…(The Evil Continues…)
By Alexei Oreskovic and Jessica Wohl
Thu Jul 19, 2012
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is about to add the biggest retail players to his list of friends.
Zuckerberg and his senior management team will spend two days at Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s Bentonville, Arkansas home office this week, meeting with executives of the world’s largest retailer and discussing ways to “deepen” their relationship.
The Facebook team will meet with Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke and his lieutenants on Friday, in the first such meeting between the two corporations’ senior management teams. Zuckerberg and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will then speak to hundreds of Wal-Mart employees on Saturday at the retailer’s monthly meeting.
Representatives at both companies declined to discuss the specific agenda for Friday’s meeting other than noting that the summit is intended to bolster the relationship between the world’s No. 1 social network and the world’s largest retailer.