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  • FTC sues to block Kroger's $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons over monopoly concerns

    02/26/2024 9:36:42 AM PST · by CFW · 20 replies
    Just the News ^ | 2/26/24 | By Madeleine Hubbard
    The Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced that it filed a lawsuit to stop Kroger Company’s proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons Companies, Inc. over concerns that the merger would create a monopoly. The FTC said that the deal, which is the largest proposed supermarket merger in U.S. history, is "anticompetitive" and will end competition between the two chains, which would lead to higher grocery prices and lower quality products. "Kroger’s acquisition of Albertsons would lead to additional grocery price hikes for everyday goods, further exacerbating the financial strain consumers across the country face today," FTC's Bureau of Competition Director...
  • Girl Scout troop is robbed while selling cookies in front of Texas Walmart

    02/20/2024 8:37:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 20, 2024 | Rachel Bowman
    A Texas Girl Scout troop was robbed while selling cookies in front of a Walmart earlier this month. Fort Worth police are searching for the suspect who swiped the bag containing the girls' earnings from February 11. Around 2 p.m., near the entrance of Walmart located at 9500 Clifford St., the suspect wearing a grey hoodie walked past the cookie stand, grabbed the bag containing approximately $450 and ran. Police are now asking for help finding the thief who they describe as a black man, 18-24 years old, wearing a grey hoodie and black beanie. 'We are talking about a...
  • Why Walmart Pays Its Truck Drivers 6 Figures

    01/23/2024 5:39:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Freightwaves ^ | 01/23/2024 | Rachel Premack
    >One Walmart truck driver says he has 15 years left of working, and he intends to spend them hauling loads for Walmart. “Barring a lottery win or marrying a sugar mama, I don’t see myself going anywhere,” said the Texas-based driver, who asked not to have his name included as he is not authorized to speak on behalf of the company.Such loyalty to a single company is unusual in trucking, an industry notorious for massive turnover. And the Texas trucker isn’t alone in his dedication to Walmart. One of the best jobs you can get in trucking is at Walmart....
  • Former GOP presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson endorses Nikki Haley, says Trump divides America

    01/20/2024 5:38:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2024
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate and ex-Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson endorsed Nikki Haley on Saturday, days before she tries to take on frontrunner Donald Trump in the New Hampshire primary. Hutchinson is a conservative whose opposition to Trump became central in his longshot bid for the GOP primary before he dropped out Tuesday. In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Hutchinson said: “Anyone who believes Donald Trump will unite this country has been asleep over the last 8 years. Trump intentionally tries to divide America and will continue to do so.” Haley’s campaign did not immediately...
  • U.S. Patrick Mahomes' helmet shatters during frigid Chiefs-Dolphins playoff game

    01/13/2024 9:15:17 PM PST · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 14, 2024 / 12:00 AM EST | Staff
    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had his helmet shattered on a hit from Miami Dolphins safety DeShon Elliott during Saturday night's frigid AFC wild-card playoff game. The Chiefs still won 26-7. With a game-time temperature of minus-4 degrees Fahrenheit, the game was the fourth-coldest in NFL history, and it was unclear whether the temperature made the shell of Mahomes' helmet more brittle than usual. Regardless, the reigning league MVP was left with a fist-sized chunk of plastic missing from just above his left eye after the clash of helmets on a 13-yard scramble deep in Dolphins territory. Rarely do...
  • Chilling moment stranger tries to abduct 4-year-old boy from Walmart

    01/03/2024 11:23:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    nypost.com ^ | January 3, 2024 | Snejana Farberov
    A disturbing surveillance video shows the moment a man allegedly tried to kidnap a 4-year-old boy at a Florida Walmart — but the suspect’s wife claimed he was just “joking.” The footage recorded Friday at the store in Lehigh Acres shows the alleged would-be kidnapper, later identified as Pablo Pintueles Hernandez, 64, walking up to the tot, who was shopping with his family, and grabbing him by the wrist. Hernandez allegedly told the child “Let’s go” before trying to lead him away, but the boy’s relatives quickly intervened and got him away from the suspect, authorities said. Hernandez, who was...
  • China Likely to See Over 4.3% Growth in Industrial Output This Year: Ministry

    12/21/2023 6:47:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CGTN ^ | 22-Dec-2023
    China's annual growth in value-added industrial output is likely to exceed 4.3 percent this year as industrial production maintained a recovery trend, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The ministry said at a national work conference on industrial development and informatization Thursday that the output of the manufacturing sector, with its share in China's GDP stable, will rank first in the world for the 14th straight year in 2023. In the first 11 months of this year, the output of China's major high-tech manufacturers expanded 2.3 percent year on year, while that of the equipment manufacturing...
  • Walmart will NOT advertise on Twitter/X

    12/02/2023 3:45:42 AM PST · by RandFan · 44 replies
    Twitter/x ^ | Dec 2 | xDaily
    @xDaily NEWS: Walmart (WMT.N) said on Friday it is not advertising on social media platform X, one of the latest brands to say it has dropped the Elon Musk-owned site. "We aren't advertising on X as we've found other platforms to better reach our customers," a Walmart spokesperson said.
  • Walmart becomes latest firm to pull advertising on Elon Musk’s X

    12/01/2023 10:46:22 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 43 replies
    Walmart said Friday it is not advertising on social media platform X, one of the latest major companies to say it has dropped the Elon Musk-owned site. “We aren’t advertising on X as we’ve found other platforms to better reach our customers,” a Walmart spokesperson said
  • Focus: Walmart shifts to India, cuts China imports

    11/29/2023 5:50:17 PM PST · by Cronos · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | 29th November 2023 | Richa Naidu and Siddharth Cavale
    Walmart (WMT.N) is importing more goods to the United States from India and reducing its reliance upon China as it looks to cut costs and diversify its supply chain, data seen by Reuters shows. The world's largest retailer shipped one quarter of its U.S. imports from India between January and August this year, according to bill of lading figures shared with Reuters by data firm Import Yeti. That compared with just 2% in 2018. The data shows that only 60% of its shipments came from China during the same period, down from 80% in 2018. To be sure, China is...
  • Walmart's World: Walmart's revenue is more than the GDP of most countries on earth!

    11/28/2023 8:37:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Chartr ^ | 11/19/2023
    Walmart’s world We know you know Walmart is big, but it’s hard to overstate just how big America’s largest retailer actually is. In addition to selling the most stuff and employing the most people of any private employer, Walmart's physical footprint is unmatched, with enough floor space in stores in the US alone to fit some 12,500 football fields. On the topic of employment, Walmart’s roster is nothing short of an army, employing approximately 1.6 million “associates” just in the US — more than the 1.4 million people that call Hawaii home — enough to make it the 41st most-populous...
  • Shocking moment Florida man, 34, PUNCHES elderly shopper in his 80s in the face twice in random attack in Walmart

    11/23/2023 7:05:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 23, 2023 | Dolores Chang
    A Florida man has been arrested and charged after he was caught on camera viciously punching an elderly shopper at a Walmart last month. Joseph Albert McFadden, 34, has been accused of aggravated battery on elderly after he was seen brutally punching the victim twice in his face and fleeing the scene. The unsettling attack occurred on October 11 at around 10am, as the victim, in his 80s, was leaving Walmart in Lauderdale Lakes with a shopping bag in his hands. McFadden was arrested at another Walmart in the county last week after the store's security staff identified him and...
  • Shooter wounds 4 at Walmart near Dayton, Ohio, before dying of self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say

    11/21/2023 5:34:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/21/2023 | lMelissa Alonso and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN
    CNN — Four people were wounded after a shooter opened fire at a Walmart near Dayton, Ohio, before taking his own life Monday night, police said. The suspect, described only as male, entered the store around 8:35 p.m. and shot four people before turning the gun on himself, Beavercreek police said. He died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the department. “No shots were fired by any responding police officers,” the Beavercreek Police Department said in a social media post.
  • Walmart Gets on the Right Side of History: Announces a pledge of $1M to Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service.

    10/30/2023 9:35:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2023 | Karen Townsend
    It’s nice to be able to acknowledge a major corporation for doing the right thing. In this case, it’s Walmart and a donation the corporation is making to help provide medical humanitarian aid to Israelis. Walmart announced a pledge of a $1M donation to Magen David Adom in a statement sent out to Walmart associates and partners on Friday. The corporation also pledged a $1M grant to the U.S. Holocaust Museum. “As you all know, throughout these horrific and inhuman attacks by Hamas, Magen David Adom has played a critical role in providing medical aid to victims. To show support...
  • Active shooter situation with multiple injuries at multiple locations in Lewiston, Maine

    10/25/2023 5:13:48 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 455 replies
    Active shooter situation with multiple injuries at multiple locations in Lewiston, Maine
  • ‘There is no law. You are a private citizen.’ Lawyer Says You Don’t Need To Let Walmart Workers Check Your Receipt

    10/20/2023 7:25:26 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 140 replies
    Twisted Sfiter ^ | Oct 19, 2023 | Laura Lynott
    We’ve all been there! We’re leaving a grocery store and a staff member asks us to stop, they want to see our receipt. And for most folk, this experience is embarrassing because it straight up makes you feel they believe you’re a shoplifter. In one TikTok, a guy called David explains how much this experience angers him and a lawyer @Texaschancla told people you don’t actually have to show your receipt if those are your goods! This guy says: “It really ****** me off that people at Walmart check your **** when you’re leaving. Like excuse me Walmart, last time...
  • Walmart customer on a motorized scooter has a huge meltdown and punches a cop in the FACE after he accused her of stealing

    10/03/2023 4:33:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 3, 2023 | Emma Richter
    This is the shocking moment a woman on a motorized scooter punches a cop in the face during a meltdown in Walmart after being accused of stealing. The suspect is seen arguing with the officer by the checkouts before attacking him in the outrageous clip from last week. It is unclear what the cop says to her, but she screams back: 'Yes, I did. Yes, I did,' over and over again. It is also unclear as to what Walmart store this video was filmed at. She says 'drag me the **** out' multiple times before the cameraman changes their angle...
  • Woman arrested in Hernando County after pepper spraying deputies during Walmart theft [tasered]

    09/30/2023 12:16:26 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Fox13 News ^ | 09/28/2023 | Staff
    BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Two women were arrested in Hernando County after they attempted to rob multiple people in a Walmart, one of them pepper-spraying multiple deputies in the process, according to the sheriff's office. A Hernando County Sheriff's Office deputy was in the Walmart store located at 13300 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville on Wednesday taking a report of a theft at the store from the previous day when the suspects returned. During the theft on the previous day, the two suspects had stolen a wallet from a victim's purse in the store and then used their credit cards to make...
  • Texas Gunman Agrees to Pay $5 Million for 2019 Racist Attack

    09/29/2023 5:30:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 9/25 | Paul J. Weber
    Patrick Crusius killed 23 people at a Walmart in 2019 after ranting about HispanicsA white Texas gunman who killed 23 people at a Walmart in 2019 after ranting about Hispanics taking over the government and economy has agreed to pay more than $5 million to victims of the racist attack, according to an order signed by a judge Monday. Patrick Crusius was sentenced to 90 consecutive life sentences in July after pleading guilty to federal hate crime charges following one of the nation’s worst mass killings. Court records show his attorneys and the Justice Department reached an agreement over the...
  • Video shows San Antonio woman bringing pet squirrel into UTSA-area Walmart

    09/19/2023 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    Express News ^ | 09/19/2023 | Timothy Fanning
    In a video that has gained steam on social media, a woman was seen at a San Antonio Walmart with a squirrel crawling out of the back of her blouse and nestling on her shoulder as she operated the self-checkout. You heard that right. A squirrel. The clip from Barstool UTSA was apparently filmed at the Walmart on De Zavala Road near the University of Texas at San Antonio campus. Another woman, in the background of the video, can be overheard saying slowly, “Oh, my God.” “Never going to the Walmart off UTSA Blvd again,” Barstool UTSA wrote on X,...