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  • Americans are buying more food at Walmart

    08/17/2017 2:34:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Abha Bhattarai
    Competition is heating up among U.S. grocery chains, but Americans are increasingly buying their food at Walmart. The retailer on Thursday said food sales had grown to their highest level in five years, as Walmart expands its grocery business both in stores and online by adding more organic produce. The company is also testing grocery delivery in New York, and has taken aggressive steps to compete with Amazon.com. “We’ve seen strong results from the rollout of online grocery, which is now in more than 900 U.S. locations,” Doug McMillon, president and chief executive of Walmart, said in a Thursday call...
  • 'He missed a critical opportunity': Walmart CEO slams Trump for failing to 'unequivocally' reject

    08/16/2017 7:48:17 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/15/17 | Hayley Peterson
    'He missed a critical opportunity': Walmart CEO slams Trump for failing to 'unequivocally' reject white supremacists McMillon has criticized President Trump for failing to "unequivocally" reject white supremacists in aftermath of their violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "As we watched events and response from President Trump over weekend, we felt he missed critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting appalling actions of white supremacists," McMillon wrote in statement posted to Walmart's website. snip McMillon's full statement: Respect for the individual is one of our core beliefs at Walmart. And the role we play in communities around...
  • Walmart’s C.E.O. Joins Group to Rebuke Trump Over Charlottesville

    08/15/2017 12:02:46 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 148 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/15/2017 | Rachel Abrams and Michael Corkery
    Walmart’s chief executive issued a strong rebuke of President Trump’s response to the protests that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president “missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together.” The criticism came in a statement that the retailer’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, emailed to employees Monday evening, which was reviewed by The New York Times. The statement was later posted on a company website. “As we watched the events and the response from President Trump over the weekend, we too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting...
  • No more Rationing of 22LR at Wal-Mart

    08/11/2017 6:06:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | K Frank
    The drought has been lifted, for almost half a decade, the long-standing 22 Lone Rifle ammunition is finally behind us. Wal-Mart announced this internally that any and all restrictions on purchasing 22 ammo in bulk have been removed. Up until about a year ago, 22LR was reasonably difficult to find in both bulk and inexpensively. Shared across Facebook and other social media, the new policy was announced to managers, loss prevention, and sales clerks. The new policy is a welcome change, especially for this in more rural areas where Wal-Mart was the major store, if not only, purveyors of ammunition....
  • Video of Woman Telling Somali Women She’s Going to Kill Muslims Goes Viral, Gets Her Fired

    08/05/2017 4:12:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Megan Cerullo
    A North Dakota woman has apologized after she berated three Somali women on camera, saying, “we’re going to kill every one of you Muslims.” Amber Hensley of Mapleton, N.D., was captured on camera Tuesday launching a verbal attack on a trio of Somali women who she claims parked their car too close to hers at Walmart. The video shows Hensley, a white woman, shout, “We’re going to kill you. We’re going to kill all of you f---ing Muslims.” “You’re a racist person, and I am not going back to my country,” Sarah Hassan, the woman filming, says. Finsbury Park van...
  • Woman Arrested After Trying to Return 67 Items to Wal-Mart in North Carolina

    08/02/2017 6:22:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    ktla ^ | August 2, 2017 | Tracy Bloom
    Police responded to the Wal-Mar at 306 N. General’s Blvd. in Lincolnton around noon to a report of possible fraud. When officers arrived, they were advised by a manager that a woman was trying to return items that were stolen from the store for a refund, a news release from the Lincolnton Police Department stated. The items — 67 in total — included underwear, medical supplies, clothing, notebooks and magazines, the Charlotte Observer reported. “There was no rhyme or reason,” one officer told the newspaper. “It was as if someone had randomly filled up a cart.”
  • Want to Revive U.S. Manufacturing? Walmart has Some Suggestions

    07/31/2017 2:00:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Engineering ^ | July 28, 2017 | Ian Wright
    Revitalizing American manufacturing has been a hot topic for some time, gaining prominence as a talking point in last year’s election. Donald Trump’s victory led many to speculate about the future of manufacturing in the U.S., particularly whether it’s possible to bring manufacturing back to America. The latest piece of advice on this topic comes from a rather surprising source: Walmart. The retail giant recently convened a meeting of representatives from governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to present a Policy Roadmap to Renew U.S. Manufacturing. “As we’ve worked over the last four years alongside our suppliers toward our goal...
  • Walmart Markets Jacket Designed for Concealed Carry

    07/31/2017 1:04:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    WalMart is carrying a jacket specifically designed for concealed carry. Clothing designed for concealed carry has been available commercially for decades. But most of the shops marketing it were specialty oriented. WalMart may have seen the latest CPRC report. It shows the presence of 16.2 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States. The 16.2 million does not include the populations of the 14 states that do not require a permit to carry concealed pistols. Second Amendment supporters are winning the culture war. From WalMart.com: Rothco's Lightweight Concealed Carry Jacket has 2 inner pockets for concealed carry, one...
  • The Foster Mom, The Walmart Cashier and the Voice of God

    07/28/2017 5:06:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The Walmart shoppers were growing impatient.It was late on a Friday night in Newcastle, Oklahoma and many of the customers were grumbling and complaining about the lady at the front of the line.The lady was a bit frazzled – juggling three hyperactive kids while trying to unload groceries on the conveyer belt.“I asked her if it had been one of those days,” cashier Nicholas Tate said. “She said it had been.”The woman explained that she was a foster parent and she had just signed up for a federal program that helps low-income families – WIC.“She apologized beforehand because she was...
  • Walmart Unveils Manufacturing Plan to Create 1.5 MILLION New AMERICAN Jobs

    07/26/2017 1:15:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 26,2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Walmart Inc. (WMT) met with government and business leaders in Washington on Wednesday to unveil a plan to spur growth in domestic manufacturing efforts that company executives say will create an estimated 1.5 million new jobs in the United States. The meeting included a discussion with key individuals on both sides of the aisle about the biggest challenges the U.S. manufacturing sector currently faces. Using an analysis by the Boston Consulting Group and Walmart sourcing data, the company crafted a 10-point plan to “recapture” an estimated $300 billion in imported consumer goods, stoking job growth in the process. “As we’ve...
  • Walmart Wants To Satisfy Customers By Scanning Their Faces

    07/20/2017 10:42:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/20/17 | Eric Liberman
    Walmart is developing facial recognition technology so it can identify the shoppers who appear irritated or just generally unhappy, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Wednesday. The corporation reportedly plans on using the biometric data that it collects to ensure that potential customers who are displeased at any given moment are thoroughly and quickly accommodated for....
  • Walmart Opens New e-Commerce Fulfillment Center in Polk County, Creating 1,500 Jobs (Florida)

    07/18/2017 10:09:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Florida Trend ^ | July 18, 2017
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Walmart officials and community leaders attended the grand opening of Walmart’s new e-commerce fulfillment center in Davenport, Fla., a massive, state-of-the-art facility that is estimated to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Polk County. The new facility will house millions of items dedicated to fulfilling online orders and will enable faster shipping directly to customers or to stores for free pickup. It is the latest addition to the next-generation fulfillment network Walmart is building to support its rapidly growing e-commerce business. “This campus is just the latest example of Walmart’s commitment...
  • N-word used on Walmart website to describe product color

    07/17/2017 2:38:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 17, 2017 | Leah Bitsky and Joshua Rhett Miller
    Walmart was apologizing on Monday after an appalling description of a product by a third-party vendor made its way onto the retail giant’s website. The retailer was slammed early Monday after the color of a netting weave cap — used as a protective layer between a person’s hair and sewn-in hair extensions — on its site was described as the color “N— Brown.” “Hey @Walmart what are you doing,” Twitter user Kwani Lunis tweeted with a screenshot of the problematic product listing. New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay condemned the retail chain, tweeting that dropping the N-bomb on their...
  • Woman drives Walmart cart home after car won’t star

    07/13/2017 10:08:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | July 13, 2017 | WOWK
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Clarksville woman is facing charges after she drove a battery-powered cart from Walmart home early Tuesday morning after her car wouldn’t stop. Clarksville police reported it received calls a woman was driving the cart down the center of 101st Airborne Division Parkway around 4 a.m.
  • The Sad Death of American Towns through Globalisation – Or – Never Trust Walmart

    07/11/2017 1:39:50 PM PDT · by davikkm · 63 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    When major employers come to a town, replace the local businesses, suck up the people they have made unemployed and then leave a few years later, there is very little hope of recovery. It is destroying towns and families. And what’s worse, it makes the victims complicit in their own demise. Ten years ago in McDowell County, West Virginia, a new Walmart came to town. It was warmly embraced as an employer because the coal industry was in decline; but an unexpected side effect (to the local population, not Walmart) was to shut down many of the smaller businesses that...
  • Amazon And Walmart: Buying Their Way Into The Luxury Market

    07/05/2017 1:20:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Furniture World Magazine ^ | July 4, 2017 | Pam Danziger
    Recent big acquisition news from Walmart and Amazon, ranked #1 and #3 in the Forbes list of the world’s largest retailers, confirmed rumors circulating since at least April that Walmart had its eye on online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos and Amazon was flirting with the idea of buying high-end grocer Whole Foods. While the deals differ markedly in size and scale, $310 million for Bonobos and $13.7 billion for Whole Foods, both represent a step beyond Walmart’s and Amazon’s mass-market roots and into the premium market where luxury consumers live. It’s a strategy that mid-market department store retail Hudson Bay...
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) to Sell 13 'Made in U.S.' Products Online (One million US jobs)

    06/30/2017 10:57:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | June 30, 2017 | Zacks Equity Research
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT reportedly inked deals with more than 100 U.S. manufacturers on Jun 28 to sell 13 products on Walmart.com. The company had invited more than 500 American manufacturers and suppliers to pitch products in the country during the company's fourth annual U.S. manufacturing open call. During the open call, suppliers met with the company's senior leaders and merchants to sell their 'Made in USA' products online. The deals are part of the company's commitment to support products made, assembled or grown in the U.S. During the fourth annual call, Wal-Mart also discussed the company's forthcoming...
  • At least 16 registered sex offenders list Cocoa (Florida) Walmart as home address

    06/30/2017 7:09:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WFTV ^ | June 26, 2017 | Samantha Manning, Mark Boxley
    COCOA, Fla. - Shoppers at a Walmart on Clearlake Road expressed concern Monday after learning that at least 16 registered sex offenders, some designated as sexual predators, listed the store as their home address. State law allows homeless sex offenders to use the address of the closest physical address for their registration. Most of the sex offenders listing the Walmart as their home address likely live across the street in a homeless camp set up in a wooded area, police said.
  • 'I wasn't going to let him get away with it': Dramatic moment pregnant woman runs down a fleeing...

    06/29/2017 8:56:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 29, 2017 | Gareth Davies For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: 'I wasn't going to let him get away with it': Dramatic moment pregnant woman runs down a fleeing man 'who stole purse from her car' in Walmart parking lot This is the dramatic moment a pregnant woman mowed down a fleeing man she accused of stealing a purse from her car in a Walmart parking lot. Christine Braswell, 26, said the man - identified as Robert Raines - was rummaging through her SUV picking her valuables from the vehicle in Asheville, North Carolina. After she started chasing the man on foot, she quickly realized being five months pregnant...
  • RIGGED! Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing.

    06/23/2017 2:17:51 PM PDT · by rey · 61 replies
    USA Today ^ | 16 June 2017 | Brett Murphy
    Title and link only, due to restrictions. Essentially about the crummy contracts certain truckers submit to. Many of these issues arise from CA's CARB law that essentially banned all trucks older than 2015 forcing drivers and industries to spend mega bucks on new equipment and updating equipment. A classic case of what Bastiat call the seen and the unseen and a good example of Leonard Read's, "I Pencil," in practice. http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.html