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US Retail Giant Wal-Mart Admits Dependence On Food Stamps To Keep Margins Up

US Retail Giant Wal-Mart Admits Dependence On Food Stamps To Keep Margins Up

By Val Powell March 25, 2014

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. declared an interesting factor in their bottom line when they filed their Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The world’s largest retailer officially admitted that certain changes in government assistance programs, especially the …

Walmart Glitch in Computer Causes Bargains Walmart Glitch in Computer Causes Bargains
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For the second time in the past month, Walmart faces another glitch in the system issue. The first problem occurred about three months ago when certain people’s food stamp cards had their spending limit lifted, accidentally, due to the glitch. …

Walmart Glitch Meant Great Deals For Lucky Shoppers Walmart Glitch Meant Great Deals For Lucky Shoppers
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The superpower that is Wal-Mart is famous because of its incredibly low prices, but even the most loyal of wally world’s customers must have been shocked when they saw the unbelievable deals that occurred on the store’s website early this …

Wal-Mart Food Stamps Error Causes Shopping Spree Wal-Mart Food Stamps Error Causes Shopping Spree

If you picture the setting at Wal-Mart on any given Saturday, you probably think of an extremely large crowd overflowing the store, long lines and the store in disarray from all of the people trying to get in and out …

Trader Joe’s Named Top Grocery Store By Survey Trader Joe’s Named Top Grocery Store By Survey

A survey conducted by customer intelligence firm Market Force has crowned Trader Joe’s as its top grocery store in the country. While Trader Joe’s may be known as a specialty market, it has a devoted following of customer and performed …

Wal-Mart Walkout May Affect Black Friday For Many Wal-Mart Walkout May Affect Black Friday For Many

Wal-Mart is no stranger to controversy; as with any major company, they’ve garnered ire from customers and employees alike over the years for various reasons. However, the most recent event to place them in headlines is a staged walkout by …

Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Amazon Kindles Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Amazon Kindles

Customers visiting the Amazon website will certainly see that the online retailer has new Kindle ereaders and tablets out this fall, but those perusing the electronics section of Wal-Mart might never know. According to a memo sent to store managers …

Wal-Mart Apologizes For Banning 9/11 Flash Mob Wal-Mart Apologizes For Banning 9/11 Flash Mob
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When a group of kids decided to do something nice for their fellow citizens on the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, they asked for permission first. A flash mob singing “God Bless America” sounded like a grand idea …

Wal-Mart, eBay Try Out New Search Engines Wal-Mart, eBay Try Out New Search Engines
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Reuters is reporting today that both EBay and Wal-Mart are replacing their outdated search engines in order to compete with online retailers such as Amazon. The report states that eBay will soon implement a new search engine it is calling …

Wal-Mart Nominates Google VP Marissa Mayer to Board Wal-Mart Nominates Google VP Marissa Mayer to Board

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has just announced that it will nominate Google vice president Marissa Mayer for election to it’s board, at its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 1st. Mayer had this to say on the nomination – “I am very …

Houston Cop Wastes More Taxpayer Dollars? Houston Cop Wastes More Taxpayer Dollars?
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Marty Anthony badge #5328419 of the Houston, TX Police Department was visibly stressed and angered after two black men were recording the outside of a Wal-Mart that he was guarding. According to the footage the men were not trying to …

Best Buy, Wal-Mart Enjoy Circuit City Web Traffic
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Circuit City closing down was obviously good news for electronics retailer competitors. But which ones are reaping the benefits the most? They are whom you’d expect: Best Buy and Wal-Mart.

Hitwise reports on where online consumers go after being greeted with CircuitCity.com’s Sorry-we’re-closed message. Twenty percent of them float downstream to Best Buy’s website. Ten percent go to Wal-Mart, followed by Kmart.com and Sears.com with four and two percent respectively.

Apple To Offer iPhone At Wal-Mart
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Wal-Mart may soon be the second major retailer behind Best Buy to sell Apple’s iPhone.

Apple To Offer iPhone At Wal-Mart

The phones will be available at Wal-Mart during the last week of December according to the Mercury News. Reports say that Apple will offer a 4 GB version of the iPhone at Wal-Mart and it will retail for $99.

Wal-Mart Launches Online Videos Of Presidential Candidates
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc has launched a video-based voter guide that allows both major candidates, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, to share their views on issues with the company’s customers and employees.

Customers Cry Foul On Wal-Mart’s DRM Decision

 In yet another shutdown of DRM servers, following on the heels of Yahoo and MSN Music,Wal-Mart is also shutting down their DRM servers casting millions of dollars in media locked into one computer, unless you can copy it over to disk. 

Wal-Mart Starting To Use Behavioral Targeting; via Yahoo

Yahoo has signed a deal with Wal-Mart under which Yahoo will start selling display advertising on Wal-Mart.

Big Retailers Flunk Search Test
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So, while perusing Google’s Hot Trends today I noticed a particular brand of digital camera was one of the top gainers in search queries: the Polaroid T730 Compact 7mp digital camera. Curious as to what’s so special about it, I googled it, only to embark on one frustrating journey.