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Walmart Sued For Turning Arizona Couple Into The Cops Over ‘Bathtime Photos’

[credit provider=”ABC News” url=”http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2013/03/ariz-couple-sues-walmart-over-kids-bath-photos/”] An Arizona couple is accusing Walmart of essentially turning them into suspected sex offenders, ABC News reports.Lisa and Anthony Demaree’s ordeal began in 2008 after they had “bathtime photos” of their three young daughters developed at a local Walmart.
Walmart Sued For Turning Arizona Couple Into The Cops Over ‘Bathtime Photos’
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Walmart Shopper Allegedly Wielded Gun When Store Rejected Her Dollar-Off Coupon

[credit provider=”Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office”] A 61-year-old shopper allegedly waved a Smith & Wesson at a Walmart manager after the store rejected her dollar-off Internet coupon, TheSmokingGun reported.Mary Frances Alday allegedly flew into a rage at the Florida store when assistant manager Tracy Stockslager rejected the coupon, according to an […]
Walmart Shopper Allegedly Wielded Gun When Store Rejected Her Dollar-Off Coupon
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Costco Is The Perfect Example Of Why The Minimum Wage Should Be Higher

[credit provider=”Glassdoor” url=”http://www.glassdoor.com/Photos/Costco-Wholesale-Office-Photos-E2590.htm”] Big-box warehouse store Costco is often compared with Walmart’s Sam’s Club. Both stores are places where people go to buy in bulk and save money. But while Walmart employees are striking for higher wages and health care, Costco has some of the happiest employees in the business.
Costco Is The Perfect Example Of Why The Minimum Wage Should Be Higher
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The World’s Richest Lawyer Is Also An Heir To The Walmart Fortune

[credit provider=”via Forbes” url=”http://www.forbes.com/2008/09/15/400list08_all_slide_6.html?thisSpeed=undefined”] Forbes released its highly anticipated ranking of the world’s billionaires today, and of course some of the world’s wealthiest people have law degrees.S. Robson Walton is the richest person with a JD, according to the Forbes ranking, which put his net worth at $26.1 billion.
The World’s Richest Lawyer Is Also An Heir To The Walmart Fortune
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The ‘Silent Killer’ In Wal-Mart’s Business

[credit provider=”iamlemonfilm on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/koonisutra/3457022135/”] There’s a “silent killer” that became evident in Wal-Mart’s earnings announcement today.”The results announced today are flat-out bad, and its time for shareholders to take management to task for this,” said Brian Sozzi, chief equities analyst at NBG Research. 
The ‘Silent Killer’ In Wal-Mart’s Business
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The Biggest Myth About Walmart

[credit provider=”Walmart corporate on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5684838910/”] Wal-Mart’s business has been built on one major principle: “always low prices.”Company executives often refer to the company’s position as a “price leader” in interviews and news releases. 
The Biggest Myth About Walmart
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17 Of The Most Mysterious Corporate Labs

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Skunkworks-logo.jpg”] The term “skunk works” comes from a tiny Lockheed Martin facility run by chief engineer Kelly Johnson in the 1940s, which started in a tent next to a malodorous manufacturing plant. That tiny space designed and built America’s first jet fighter in just 143 days, and created a […]
17 Of The Most Mysterious Corporate Labs
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If Walmart Shoppers Are Broke, Then We’re All In Trouble

[credit provider=”Walmart Corporate on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5684811762/”] Wal-Mart’s leaked emails could be just the beginning of bad news for the retail industry. The emails, leaked by Bloomberg, revealed that Walmart executives were freaking out because people weren’t shopping as much.
If Walmart Shoppers Are Broke, Then We’re All In Trouble
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18 Companies That Are Probably Freaking Out About Those Leaked Wal-Mart Emails

[credit provider=”Robert Stinnett / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rstinnett/3884559167/”] Last week, Bloomberg reported that emails exchanged by Wal-Mart executives suggested that February sales so far were a “total disaster.”  Blaming the recent payroll tax hike, among other things, at least one exec reportedly wrote that this was the “worst start to a month […]
18 Companies That Are Probably Freaking Out About Those Leaked Wal-Mart Emails
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A Scary Reality About Wal-Mart’s Customers: They’re Broke

[credit provider=”Flickr / Walmart Stores” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5684881640/in/photostream/”] Wal-Mart shares are tanking after the company’s executives called February sales a “total disaster.””Have you ever had one of those weeks where your best-prepared plans weren’t good enough to accomplish everything you set out to do?” Wal-Mart exec Cameron Geiger wrote in one of the […]
A Scary Reality About Wal-Mart’s Customers: They’re Broke
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Man Who Slipped On Gatorade Sign At Walmart Wins $1.3 Million In Damages

[credit provider=”Flickr/yezi9713″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yezi9713/228072758/”] A Walmart customer who slipped on a fallen Gatorade sign won a $1.3 million verdict for his injuries.Tom Papakalodoukas, a 41-year-old Florida resident, was carrying a water bottle while shopping at a Walmart in Port St. Lucie, Fla., when he stepped on a Gatorade sign that had […]
Man Who Slipped On Gatorade Sign At Walmart Wins $1.3 Million In Damages
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UK Walmart Ad Showing mums Doing Housework Cleared Of Sexism Charges

[credit provider=”Asda”] The U.K.’s advertising watchdog has cleared Asda’s festive TV campaign featuring an exhausted mother doing all the work to make Christmas a success, despite more than 600 complaints it was offensive and sexist.See the ad below. It was also accused of discriminating against fathers, who are portrayed as […]
UK Walmart Ad Showing mums Doing Housework Cleared Of Sexism Charges
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Retailers Are Using 5 Brilliant Tactics To Outsmart Amazon

[credit provider=”Noelas via Flickr”] Amazon makes a lot of brick-and-mortar retailers nervous. “They’re increasingly pushing in-store sales online, where they’re almost inevitably cheaper,” Karl Heiselman, the CEO of Wolff Olins, told us. “Even retailers like Best Buy and Target have created Amazon price-matching policies. 
Retailers Are Using 5 Brilliant Tactics To Outsmart Amazon
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Wal-Mart Sent A 10-Page Letter To Its Suppliers Warning Them Of ‘Zero-Tolerance’

[credit provider=”Walmart Stores via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5684811762/”] Wal-Mart is cracking down on its suppliers.The world’s largest retailer sent a 10-page letter to its suppliers warning them of its new “zero-tolerance policy” if they violate global sourcing standards. It also requires more mandatory inspections and a pre-approval process.
Wal-Mart Sent A 10-Page Letter To Its Suppliers Warning Them Of ‘Zero-Tolerance’
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Wal-Mart Is Spending Millions To Crush Target In The War For Canada

[credit provider=”Instagram/kaylaykins” url=”http://statigr.am/p/324261937102340709_230412703″] Wal-Mart just announced it plans on spending $453 million to expand in Canada. The move is seen as Wal-Mart’s latest attempt to bolster its Canadian presence before competitor Target can complete its own aggressive expansion. 
Wal-Mart Is Spending Millions To Crush Target In The War For Canada
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Walmart Is Trying Hard To Debunk Its ‘Made In China’ Image

[credit provider=”Yepoka Yeebo / Business Insider” url=”http://www.yepokayeebo.com/”] Bill Simon, Walmart’s U.S. CEO, says there’s a common misperception about his company. “According to urban legend, our stores are filled with products that weren’t made in the U.S.,” Simon said in a speech at the National Retail Federation convention. 
Walmart Is Trying Hard To Debunk Its ‘Made In China’ Image
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Walmart Thinks Veterans Make Such Great Workers That It Plans To Hire 100,000 Of Them

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/daniel-goodman”] Veterans make great employees after their deployment ends, according to a Walmart senior executive. “Veterans are great employees because of the qualities they learn in training,” Simon said in a keynote address at the National Retail Federation convention. “Leadership, courage, sacrifice, and commitment are […]
Walmart Thinks Veterans Make Such Great Workers That It Plans To Hire 100,000 Of Them
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Wal-Mart Plans To Hire 100,000 Veterans Over Five Years

[credit provider=”Robert Johnson — Business Insider”] Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world’s largest retailer, said it plans to hire more than 100,000 veterans in the United States over the next five years, a move supported by First Lady Michelle Obama.Most of the veterans will be placed in the company’s stores and […]
Wal-Mart Plans To Hire 100,000 Veterans Over Five Years
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Read The Scathing Letter Congress Sent Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke About The Mexican Bribery Scandal

[credit provider=”Walmart Stores/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5266815680/sizes/z/”] Last month, the New York Times published a story alleging that Wal-Mart was systematically bribing officials in Mexico. The piece alleged that Wal-Mart was paying bribes so it could build a store near the environmentally fragile and historic San Juan Teotihuacan pyramids. 
Read The Scathing Letter Congress Sent Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke About The Mexican Bribery Scandal
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The Best Deal On An iPhone Plan Comes From … Walmart?

[credit provider=”markyeg/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/markjms/3466232927/sizes/m/”] Walmart has partnered with wireless provider Straight Talk to set customers up with a pretty attractive mobile plan.Beginning January 11, you’ll be able to buy an unlimited service plan for your new iPhone for $45 per month.
The Best Deal On An iPhone Plan Comes From … Walmart?
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Agency Search Consultants Are Killing The Advertising Business

[credit provider=”Alex Proimos via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/4045973322/”] With the continuing vice-like grip of the holding companies on virtually all of the major agencies, the inevitable shift to digital media and the accelerating growth of social networking, the advertising business has changed dramatically since the Martini slurping; three pack a day, […]
Agency Search Consultants Are Killing The Advertising Business
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Best Buy Lost $65,000 In Profit The Day Walmart Announced Its iPhone 5 Discount

[credit provider=”Instagram/jezekiahcordova” url=”http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/340272062280313672_231348401″] When Walmart announced that it was selling the iPhone 5 for a discount, Best Buy’s profits took an immediate hit.Ann Zimmerman And Shelly Banjo at the Wall Street Journal report Best Buy lost $65,000 worth of profits on the first day Walmart announced discounts for the iPhone […]
Best Buy Lost $65,000 In Profit The Day Walmart Announced Its iPhone 5 Discount
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Best Buy And Toys ‘R’ Us Allege Walmart’s Ads Are Misleading — And 4 States Are Looking Into It

[credit provider=”Walmart”] (Reuters) – Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inchas gone on the defensive against charges by competitors that a recent ad campaign is using inaccurate information, leading the competitors to file complaints with state legal officials.A Wal-Mart Stores spokesman defended the retailer’s ad campaign that claims to offer better prices […]
Best Buy And Toys ‘R’ Us Allege Walmart’s Ads Are Misleading — And 4 States Are Looking Into It
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Guns Are Being Sold Out At Lots Of Walmart Stores

[credit provider=”Screengrab from David Quigley on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2rPleC29A8w#!”] Semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Walmart locations, Matt Townsend at Bloomberg Businessweek reports.”Searches of five kinds of semi-automatic rifles on Wal-Mart’s website showed them to be out of stock at stores in five states, including Pennsylvania, Kansas and Alabama,” writes […]
Guns Are Being Sold Out At Lots Of Walmart Stores
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7 Stunning New Details About Walmart’s Mexican Bribery Scandal

[credit provider=”Screenshot via Google Streetview”] David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab at The New York Times wrote a lengthy expose on Walmart’s bribery scandal in Mexico.The story follows up on Barstow’s earlier story about what got Walmart in trouble in the first place. Investigators are looking into the world’s […]
7 Stunning New Details About Walmart’s Mexican Bribery Scandal
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Walmart’s Mexican Bribery Scandal Is Not At All Surprising

[credit provider=”Mark Wilson/Getty Images”] As if Walmart wasn’t already having a rough day in the media, The New York Times just published a devastating piece on the company’s alleged habit of paying off Mexican officials to get what it wants.We’re not talking a few bucks here to get out of an inspection or a couple hundred […]
Walmart’s Mexican Bribery Scandal Is Not At All Surprising
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How Facebook Gave Walmart A Mobile Ad Monopoly On Thanksgiving

If you were wondering why you only saw ads for Walmart on Facebook’s mobile app over the Black Friday weekend, here’s the answer: Walmart pre-purchased a “road block” of 50 million Facebook mobile ads on the day after Thanksgiving, forcing other advertisers off a portion of the network for a […]
How Facebook Gave Walmart A Mobile Ad Monopoly On Thanksgiving
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Walmart Is Trying To Buy Twinkies [THE BRIEF]

[credit provider=”California Public Interest Research Group” url=”http://www.calpirg.org/”] Good morning, AdLand. Here’s what you need to know today:According to Ad Age, Walmart, Kroger and two dozen other bidders are trying to win Hostess assets. If one of the retailers were to win, it’s safe to assume one won’t be able to find Twinkies […]
Walmart Is Trying To Buy Twinkies [THE BRIEF]
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Walmart And Kroger Are Reportedly Interested In Buying Hostess

[credit provider=”Masayoshi Sekimura/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sekimura/5173495972/”] Hostess, which went out of business earlier this year, is attracting first-round bids from Walmart and Kroger, according to Bloomberg News. There are about two dozen bidders for the brand so far, reported Jeffrey McCracken and Beth Jinks. 
Walmart And Kroger Are Reportedly Interested In Buying Hostess
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One Crazy Statistic Illustrates The Extreme Pay Disparity At McDonald’s

[credit provider=”The Consumerist on Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/consumerist/615462304/”] Fast food companies have among the worst pay gaps of any industry. While cashiers and cooks make around minimum wage, the chief executives of these companies can earn millions of dollars. 
One Crazy Statistic Illustrates The Extreme Pay Disparity At McDonald’s
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This Joke Says Everything About How Much New Yorkers Hate Walmart

[credit provider=”Flickr/james_gordon_losangeles” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/james_gordon_losangeles/7436153482/”] Last night, Walmart CEO Mike Duke spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations in Manhattan. Outside, dozens of protesters picketed against his alleged bribery scandal, worker pay and treatment of animals.
This Joke Says Everything About How Much New Yorkers Hate Walmart
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Walmart Has An Aggressive Strategy To Do E-Commerce Right, And Amazon Should Watch Out

[credit provider=”El Ángel Exterminador” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mulucmx/3834810425/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Walmart has realised that its consumers are going digital and is taking some big steps to overtake Amazon, its biggest online competitor. “I’m not going to be Chicken Little and tell you the company is going to go away if we don’t get the Internet and […]
Walmart Has An Aggressive Strategy To Do E-Commerce Right, And Amazon Should Watch Out
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How China’s Copycat Walmart Is Beating The Real Thing

[credit provider=”Sun-Art” url=”http://www.sunartretail.com/html/index.php”] China has a copycat Walmart that is blowing the big-box retailer out of the water.The retailer, Sun-Art, has succeeded in impressing customers where competitors like Walmart and Tesco have failed, because it understands the Chinese consumer, according to a report by Bloomberg. 
How China’s Copycat Walmart Is Beating The Real Thing
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You Know Things Are Bad When People Trust Walmart More Than Banks

[credit provider=”Flickr via walmartcorporate” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5684811762/in/photostream/”] The relationship between consumers and big banks has been far from functional these last few years, but you know things have gotten rough when people would rather put their mortgage application in the hands of a Walmart cashier. One in three consumers said as much in […]
You Know Things Are Bad When People Trust Walmart More Than Banks
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The Entire US Economy Would Improve If Walmart Paid Workers More

[credit provider=”andrewvdill via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewdill/238682064/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Walmart workers are striking for better wages, and for good reason.The largest U.S. employer pays an average of $8.81 an hour, placing workers well below the poverty line. The workers are asking for pay of $13 an hour, with better healthcare benefits. 
The Entire US Economy Would Improve If Walmart Paid Workers More
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Walmart Banned Huffington Post For These 5 Reasons

[credit provider=”Walmart”] Walmart says its PR people will no longer communicate with the Huffington Post after the AOL-owned news site published too many innaccurate stories about the retail giant.The ban came as the Huffington Post published a critique of the company’s new healthcare plan.
Walmart Banned Huffington Post For These 5 Reasons
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This Formula Made Costco The Anti-Walmart

[credit provider=”WikiMedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Costco_SSF_interior.JPG”] Big-box warehouse store Costco is often compared with Walmart’s Sam’s Club. Both stores are places where people go to buy in bulk and save money. But while Walmart employees are striking for higher wages and healthcare, Costco has among the happiest employees in the business. Costco also […]
This Formula Made Costco The Anti-Walmart
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Suspected Shoplifter Dies After Walmart Employees Tackle Him

[credit provider=”Walmart Stores/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5266815680/sizes/z/”] A suspected shoplifter died after Walmart employees in Lithonia, Georgia reprimanded and tackled him, reports Jill Vejnoska at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.The man, who eyewitnesses said was middle-aged, allegedly walked out of the store with two DVD players he hadn’t paid for on Saturday, according to the […]
Suspected Shoplifter Dies After Walmart Employees Tackle Him
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Black Friday Weekend Had The Most Shoppers Of All Time

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] This year’s Black Friday weekend broke records for the busiest ever, according to the National Retail Federation. A stunning 247 million people shopped online and in stores from Thursday through Saturday, the most ever, the NRF said in an emailed release today. That compares with 226 million last year. 
Black Friday Weekend Had The Most Shoppers Of All Time
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Bangladesh’s Worst-Ever Factory Fire Kills More Than 120 People

[credit provider=”Screengrab from Al Jazeera” url=”http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/11/201211252345672762.html”] Tragedy in Bangladesh after a garment factory caught on fire, killing more than 120 people, Syed Zain Al-Mahmood at The Wall Street Journal reports.The nine-story Tazreen Fashions textile factory, situated to the northwest of the capital Dhaka, is two years old and employed around 1,500 workers, […]
Bangladesh’s Worst-Ever Factory Fire Kills More Than 120 People
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American Consumers Are To Blame For The Walmart Strike

[credit provider=”Neon Tommy via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/neontommy/8058208275/”] Forget the stampeding shoppers, the half-priced waffle irons, or the pepper spray wielding wackos: barring a federal intervention, the main event this Black Friday could turn out to be a showdown between organised labour and its arch corporate nemesis, Wal-Mart. After organising the first retail workers’ strikes in […]
American Consumers Are To Blame For The Walmart Strike
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Walmart Declares That This Was Its Best Black Friday Ever

[credit provider=”Flickr / Walmart Stores” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5684720360/in/photostream/”] Walmart says this year’s Black Friday was its best ever, as huge crowds lined up to get the best promotions. “During the high traffic period from 8 p.m. through midnight, Walmart processed nearly 10 million register transactions and almost 5,000 items per second,” the company […]
Walmart Declares That This Was Its Best Black Friday Ever
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Two Walmart Shoppers Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver In Parking Lot

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2008-08-28_Black_Friday_shoppers_at_Wal-Mart.jpg”] Two Walmart shoppers near Seattle were hit in the parking lot by a suspected drunk driver last night. Police said the 71-year-old driver, who hasn’t been named, was arrested for vehicular assault after pinned a 45-year-old woman under his SUV, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. The woman and […]
Two Walmart Shoppers Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver In Parking Lot
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Walmart’s Brilliant New Strategy For Preventing Black Friday Chaos

[credit provider=”@DhanyaTweets” url=”https://twitter.com/DhanyaTweets/status/271795018468040704″] Walmart had its fair share of disasters on Black Friday last year. A screaming mob fought over a $2 waffle iron, a woman allegedly pepper sprayed a crowd so she could get an Xbox and people were sent to the hospital after being slammed to the ground in […]
Walmart’s Brilliant New Strategy For Preventing Black Friday Chaos
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Black Friday Shopping Hysteria From Around The Country [PHOTOS]

[credit provider=”Flickr / Michael Holden” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelholden/4148615984/in/photostream/”] Black Friday — well, Thursday — has kicked off.Shoppers are scrambling to get their hands on the best doorbuster deals as various big retailers open up for the most frenzied shopping weekend of the year.
Black Friday Shopping Hysteria From Around The Country [PHOTOS]
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Walmart Has To Overcome A Scary Reality About Its Customers

[credit provider=”Flickr / Walmart Stores” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5684881640/in/photostream/”] Today, Walmart reported weak results in the third quarter. Sales were up 1.3 per cent, compared with the 2.7 per cent that analysts expected. Walmart noted higher gas prices — because customers are paying more for fuel, they’re not going on as many shopping trips. 
Walmart Has To Overcome A Scary Reality About Its Customers
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How 8 Brands Became Masters Of Social Media Content Publishing

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GeneralElectricSign.jpg”] The rise of social media has not only changed the way we communicate with our friends and family, but also the way brands communicate with consumers. It is not enough for companies to simply make and then publicize an ad anymore. Companies now see that to be […]
How 8 Brands Became Masters Of Social Media Content Publishing
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Walmart’s Q3 Sales Were Weak

[credit provider=”Walmart Stores/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5266815680/sizes/z/”] Walmart just announced its Q3 financial results.Click here for LIVE updates >
Walmart’s Q3 Sales Were Weak
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How Walmart Gets 7,000 Generators To Its Stores In The Middle Of A Hurricane

[credit provider=”MNKaren via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnkaren/2097115294/”] Walmart and its warehouse store Sam’s Club managed to send 7,000 generators to its stores in the Northeast that were in the path of superstorm Sandy at the last minute, reports Shelly Banjo at the Wall Street Journal.It was quite a feat, but how did […]
How Walmart Gets 7,000 Generators To Its Stores In The Middle Of A Hurricane
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Boxee’s New Virtual DVR Streaming Device Launches Today For $99

[credit provider=”Boxee”] Boxee will launch its new $99 TV in Walmart stores and online starting today.The new Boxee TV builds on the last generation, adding a DVR in the cloud service that lets you record live TV on Boxee’s servers for $15 per month. But early adopters will get three […]
Boxee’s New Virtual DVR Streaming Device Launches Today For $99
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