Tag Archives: Walmart

Walton Family Sets Up $1M Fund For AR LGBT Groups

The Associated Press reports: Family members of Walmart founder Sam Walton on Thursday launched a $1 million fund for groups assisting LGBT people in the retail giant’s home state of Arkansas, which has enacted measures restricting transgender people’s rights. The new fund is being established with support from the Alice L. Walton Foundation and from Olivia and Tom Walton through …

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Walmart Drops Face Mask Rules For Fully Vaccinated

CNBC reports: Walmart said Friday that customers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will not need to wear a mask in its stores, unless one is required by state or local laws. In a memo sent to employees, the country’s largest retailer and employer said the change in its mask policy takes effect immediately at Walmart stores and its membership …

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Amazon Passes Walmart As Top US Apparel Retailer

The Hill reports: Amazon has surpassed Walmart as the top apparel retailer in the U.S, according to an analysis released by Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo estimated that Amazon’s apparel and footwear sales in the U.S. jumped by 15 percent in 2020, raking in $41 billion in sales, according to a report by CNBC. This placed the tech giant 20 to …

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Walmart Says It Will Invest $350B In US Manufacturing

The Washington Post reports: Walmart plans to invest $350 billion in products made, grown or assembled in the United States over the next 10 years, a move it says will help create 750,000 jobs. The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday that it is committing to source a wide range of American-made products, including textiles, plastics, small electrical appliances, food processing, …

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DOJ Sues Walmart Over Alleged Role In Opioid Crisis

Via press release from the DOJ: In a civil complaint filed today, the Department of Justice has alleged that Walmart Inc. unlawfully dispensed controlled substances from pharmacies it operated across the country and unlawfully distributed controlled substances to those pharmacies throughout the height of the prescription opioid crisis. The complaint alleges that this unlawful conduct resulted in hundreds of thousands …

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Walmart Pharmacies To Administer COVID Vaccine

Reuters reports: Walmart Inc said on Thursday it was entering into agreements with U.S. states to administer COVID-19 vaccine to the public once it was approved for use. The retailer said it was preparing over 5,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies with freezers and dry ice to handle storage requirements for the vaccine doses. Walmart is preparing its 5,000 pharmacies …

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Covidiot Arrested After Pummeling BC Walmart Staffer

Global News reports: An employee at a Walmart in Dawson Creek, B.C., was assaulted after asking a customer to wear a mask in the store, RCMP say. Police said they responded to the store following reports of an assault on Wednesday at around 7 p.m. Following a review of surveillance video, RCMP arrested a 30-year-old man and said they are …

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OH Covidiot Arrested After Brandishing Brass Knuckles

Cleveland’s ABC News reports: A 20-year-old man is now facing concealed weapons charges after police said he pulled out a pair of brass knuckles inside an Erie County Walmart after a dispute over the state’s mask requirement inside stores. According to a detailed police report filed by the Perkins Township Police Department, Colyn Tusin, of Milan, refused to put a …

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Walmart Reverses, Puts Guns Back On Store Shelves

The Washington Post reports: One day after announcing it had removed all guns and ammunition from store shelves because of fears of “civil unrest,” Walmart said Friday it had begun putting those items back on sales floors. The retail giant said it originally instructed store managers to move firearms and ammunition from in-store displays to a secure location in the …

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Walmart Pulls Guns Off Shelves In Case Of Looting

The Hill reports: Walmart announced Thursday that it has removed ammunition and firearms from sales floors at its U.S. locations in anticipation of “civil unrest” in parts of the country. The retail giant said it was removing guns and ammunition to avoid thefts if its stores are broken into, though the company will still sell the products, The Wall Street …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Covidiot Booted From AK Walmart After Shouting That Face Masks Are In The “Service Of Satan”

Heavy.com reports: A new video has gone viral on social media showing someone going on a rant about mask-wearing, this time at a Walmart in Alaska. This incident began when the individual became belligerent and was asked to leave the store. The video begins with the individual, who is wearing orange Texas Longhorns pants, yelling at other customers, “Get back …

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Walmart Teams With Microsoft In Bid To Buy TikTok

Yahoo Finance reports: Retail giant Walmart said Thursday it had teamed with Microsoft to buy TikTok, the Chinese-owned short-form video app that has come under fire from the administration of President Donald Trump. The app has been at the center of a diplomatic storm between Washington and Beijing since Trump signed an executive order on August 6 giving Americans 45 …

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Man In Trump Shirt Spits On Cops In Mask Dispute

El Paso’s Fox affiliate reports: A man was arrested at a Las Cruces Walmart after allegedly refusing to a mask and spitting on several officers as he was being escorted away. Around 1:44 p.m. on July 12, a Walmart employee told a Las Cruces Police Department officer working overtime at the store at 1550 S. Valley Drive that a man …

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Swastika Couple Banned From All Walmarts Nationwide

USA Today reports: A Minnesota man and woman who wore face masks with swastikas on them in an incident captured on video have been banned from Walmart stores nationwide for at least a year. The video, posted to Facebook on Saturday by Raphaela Mueller, shows a man and woman in a Walmart in Marshall, Minnesota, wearing red face coverings with …

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Man Pulls Gun In FL Walmart Mask Dispute: I’ll Kill You

The South Florida SunSentinel reports: The man seen in surveillance video pulling a gun in Walmart during a debate over COVID-19 masks has been arrested. Vincent Bruce Scavetta, of Lake Worth Beach, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and improper exhibition of a firearm. He was seen on video pulling a handgun from his waistband after another …

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Walmart To Deploy “Health Ambassadors” Trained To De-Escalate Confrontations Over Face Mask Mandate

The New York Post reports: In a week that saw big chains like Kohl’s, CVS and Target announce that all shoppers must wear masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, only Walmart said it is creating a dedicated enforcement team. The Bentonville, Ark.-based behemoth said that it will install “health ambassadors” at each location to help implement the rule, which …

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Walmart, Sam’s Club To Require Masks At All Stores

CNBC reports: Walmart and Sam’s Club customers will soon be required to put on a mask or face covering before shopping in stores. The big-box retailer announced the new policy Wednesday and said it will take effect July 20. It said the majority of its approximately 5,000 stores and clubs — about 65% — are in areas where there’s already …

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Walmart To Turn Parking Lots Into Drive-In Theaters

USA Today reports: Movie-goers who miss the experience of heading to theaters have a new option for the summer. Walmart will turn 160 of its parking lots into drive-in movie theaters to offer contactless film premieres, the company announced Wednesday. The Tribeca Drive-in team will program the movies, which will run starting in August until October. “Walmart will roll out …

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Walmart No Longer Displaying State Flag In MS Stores

The Commercial Appeal reports: “We know the design of the Mississippi state flag is being discussed by various stakeholders,” Walmart spokesperson Anne Hatfield said in an emailed statement. “While the issue continues to be discussed, we’ve made the decision to remove the Mississippi state flag from display in its current form from our stores.” Hatfield said stores displaying state flags …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Covidiot Fights His Way Into Walmart

The New York Post reports: A defiant shopper fought his way into a Florida Walmart after he was denied entry for refusing to wear a face mask, a viral video shows. The clip, which has been viewed 4 million times, shows the gray-haired man scuffling with an employee at the Orlando superstore Saturday — the same day face masks became …

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