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  • Walmart Is Now Selling High-Fashion Clothing Thanks to This Luxury Retailer

    11/15/2017 11:34:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    GKMen ^ | November 15, 2017 | Conrad Doyle
    As part of its plans to deliver luxury fashion, United States retail giant Walmart is to launch a dedicated online Lord & Taylor flagship store next year, offering premium fashion brands to its customers. The initiative announced Monday will start next spring. "Our goal is to create a premium fashion destination on Walmart.com", said the Head of Fashion for Walmart's U.S. E-commerce Division Denise Incandela in a statement to NBC. "We see customers on our site searching for higher-end items, and we are expanding our business online to focus on adding specialized and premium shopping experiences, starting with fashion", Incandela...
  • He fell while buying a watermelon; now Walmart must pay millions

    11/09/2017 11:00:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 77 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/8/2017 | Stan Finger
    He was buying a watermelon at Walmart when he fell. Now a jury in Alabama has awarded him more than $7 million. Henry Walker, a retired Army sergeant, got his foot caught in a wooden pallet as he was getting the watermelon at the Walmart store in Phenix City in July 2015, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. Walker fell and broke his foot and hip. The jury awarded him $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. “It was a fair verdict because Walmart just didn’t care,” said Charlie Gower, the lead attorney for Walker. “They should have...
  • So many Walmart shoppers drew their own handguns during Colorado Walmart attack that police (tr)

    11/03/2017 11:02:52 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 93 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/3/2017 | JESSA SCHROEDER and JENNIFER SMITH and REGINA F. GRAHAM
    Full title: So many Walmart shoppers drew their own handguns during Colorado Walmart attack that police were unable to quickly identify the suspect CCTV Police say startled shoppers at the Colorado Walmart where a shooter opened fire and killed three stalled the search process after they drew their own handguns in defense. The shoppers' immediate response to the violent event 'absolutely slowed' investigation as it left authorities scanning through surveillance tapes in pursuit of the single armed attacker. The few innocent yet armed individuals were eventually weeded out as suspects, amid the several hour-long investigation which began Wednesday night and...
  • 2 Are Dead in Shooting at a Colorado Walmart

    11/01/2017 8:53:29 PM PDT · by topher · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1-Nov-2017 | JACK HEALY and MAGGIE ASTOR
    THORNTON, Colo. — A gunman opened fire at a Walmart here on Wednesday evening, striking multiple people, the police said. Two men were confirmed dead, and a woman was taken to the hospital. It was unclear whether the gunman was among those shot. The Thornton Police Department confirmed the shooting on Twitter at 6:27 p.m. local time and urged people to stay away from the area. Shortly after 9 p.m., the department tweeted that it was reviewing security footage and interviewing witnesses to get a description of the suspect. No one was in custody, a police spokesman, Matt Barnes, told...
  • Multiple victims in shooting at Thornton Walmart

    11/01/2017 6:07:05 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 99 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | November 1, 2017
    THORNTON, Colo. – Police in Thornton say "multiple parties are down" after a shooting at a Walmart Wednesday night. Police were called around 6 p.m. to the store located at 9901 Grant Street in Thornton. The store was evacuated as police arrived on scene.
  • Vanity - Love, Caring, Decency, Compassion are alive & well in the American Republic.

    10/29/2017 5:42:26 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 46 replies
    The other day the wife and I were shopping in a "Walmart store in South Florida for some Christmas goodies. We finished, paid for our stuff and were on our way out to the car. I stopped my wife and, told her to sit, relax, I had to go to the "little boys" room. I walked into the bathroom did my thing, and was washing my hands, when I noticed this young Black guy trying to manipulate his wheel chair into the bathroom to relieve himself. He was having a hard time, struggling with the wheel chair. Before I could...
  • N. Korean workers prepare seafood for U.S. stores, restaurants

    10/04/2017 11:13:09 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 20 replies
    AP - Hono Star Ad ^ | October 4, 2017 | Tim Sullivan, Hyung-Jin Kim & Martha Mendoza
    HUNCHUN, China >> The workers wake up each morning on metal bunk beds in fluorescent-lit Chinese dormitories, North Koreans outsourced by their government to process seafood that ends up in American stores and homes. Privacy is forbidden. They cannot leave their compounds without permission. They must take the few steps to the factories in pairs or groups, with North Korean minders ensuring no one strays. They have no access to telephones or email. And they are paid a fraction of their salaries, while the rest — as much as 70 percent — is taken by North Korea’s government. This means...
  • New Chester County tire plant to bring 1,700 jobs, Giti says (South Carolina)

    09/30/2017 1:06:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WOLO-TV ^ | September 29, 2017 | Grace Joyal
    RICHBURG, S.C. (WOLO) – Leaders will gather in Richburg next week to celebrate the completion of global tire company, Giti Tire’s, first factory on U.S. soil. The company said the new 1.7 million square-foot facility will eventually create 1,700 jobs – which it said is a part of Walmart’s promise to buy an additional $250 billion in products supporting American jobs by 2023. Richburg is a town with a couple hundred residents in Chester County, located just off I-77. On Wednesday, October 4, S.C. Governor Henry McMaster, Giti Chairman Enki Tan and Walmart President and CEO Greg Foran will gather...
  • Walmart Testing Service That Stocks Your Fridge While You’re Not Home

    09/24/2017 5:39:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 23, 2017 | Gabrielle Okun
    Walmart announced Friday that it will begin testing a new service that allows employees to enter a customer’s home and stock their fridge, to alleviate the stress of shopping. The retail corporation is targeting busy families looking for a more convenient option for food delivery
  • Walmart, Target join call for 'Dreamer' legislation

    09/20/2017 2:24:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 20, 2017 | by Stephen Nellis
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportation, according to organizer FWD.us. A group of businesses less than half the size and weighted toward technology companies sent a similar letter in August, before President Donald Trump said he would end the program. Both letters were spearheaded by FWD.us, a pro-immigration group co-founded by Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Two couples start a huge brawl in a Walmart while their kids try to stop it (GREAT VIDEO AT LINK)

    09/18/2017 11:05:54 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 82 replies
    A brawl was captured on video of two couples fighting in a New Jersey Walmart on Saturday while their young children look on in horror and try to stop the fight. The two sides appear to be a woman and man both wearing black tops versus another couple in red and burnt yellow shirts. As they beat on each other, two little girls can be seen trying to stop the chaos and hit on one of the women to stop while crying. A woman in a pink jacket steps in the middle of the brawl and screams at the parents...
  • Wal*Mart Cotton Making me Itch [aw!m vanity]

    09/07/2017 4:08:44 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 56 replies
    I love Wal*Mart, but I hate a lot of their cotton clothing, especially if it comes from India. Is it just me? Makes me itch right away, a lingering itch. And today I tried on some cotton clothes from Pakistan --same problem.
  • Sylvania plant upgraded, Walmart to buy $250 billion in local products (Pennsylvania)

    09/01/2017 6:07:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Bradford Era ^ | September 1, 2017
    LEDVANCE has invested millions of dollars to upgrade its Sylvania plant in St. Marys and Walmart has announced a 10-year commitment to buy an additional $250 billion in products that support American jobs. The news came at a ceremony Thursday where the company celebrated the groundbreaking of the expansion project with local leaders and a representative from the Governor’s Action Team. “We are continuing to advance light by combining cutting-edge LED lighting technology with the manufacturing and R&D expertise of our U.S. factory workers and engineers,” said Jes Munk Hansen, CEO of LEDVANCE. “We are the first company in our...
  • Walmart, Google Join Forces In Online Fight Against Amazon

    08/23/2017 9:47:00 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/23/2017 | Scott Neuman
    With an eye on the future of online retailing, Walmart and Google are teaming up to go after rival Amazon in a play that also targets the growing market for voice-activated shopping. Starting next month, Walmart customers will be able to access hundreds of thousands of products from the company's shelves — everything from dish washing soap to dining tables — via the online retailing service Google Express. Until now, Walmart's enormous inventory was available online only through the company's own website. Walmart customers will be able to place an order by simply saying it out loud, using either the...
  • Wal-Mart Applies for Patent for Blimp-Style Floating Warehouse

    08/19/2017 9:10:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 63 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | August 18,2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Wal-Mart Applies for Patent for Blimp-Style Floating Warehouse An unmanned airborne warehouse -- laden with drones -- could help retailers lower the costs of fulfilling online orders, particularly the so-called “last mile” to a customer’s house, which is usually handled by a local or national logistics company. To avoid that expense, Wal-Mart and other retailers often encourage shoppers to pick up those orders at the store, where they might grab a few additional items. Earlier this week, Target Corp. agreed to acquire a software company that coordinates local deliveries. “The core challenge of traffic and driving distance in any major...
  • 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...