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Sustainability

Get the Facts on Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

By Charles Zimmerman, VP International Design and Construction, Walmart

By now, most of us are familiar with the benefits of using LED or CFL light bulbs over traditional incandescent ones. First and foremost, they last longer— in fact years longer than traditional ones, which not only saves energy, but also money. (Which is why I just converted my own home’s… Read More

Opportunity

Opening a Store, Unlocking a Dream: See Ryan’s Story

By Rhonda Rathje, Director, Global Associate Communications – Walmart

Today marks the grand opening of not one, but four new Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the Monroe, Louisiana, area, giving residents plenty of new options for groceries – and nearly 400 people new jobs. One associate, Ryan Alvarez, was only 16 years old when he started working for Walmart as a cart… Read More

Lifestyle

6 Plays for Hosting a Super Football Watch Party

By Chad Mitchell, Sr. Director, Walmart Digital Communications

It’s the biggest game of the year, and also the most-watched TV event in America. Even if you’re not a football fan, you’re probably watching the commercials – or at the very least intercepting everyone else’s snacks. If this weekend’s game is an excuse to eat chicken wings and throw a party, I’ll… Read More

Opportunity

A Hart for Excellence: Meet the 4 Million Mile Man

By Emily Schmid, Sr. Manager, Walmart Digital Communications

Editor’s note: More than 2.2 million associates bring our stores and clubs to life every day. Sparking Conversation is a series where we get to know these individuals. George Hart is a truck driver based out of the Bentonville, Arkansas, distribution center (#6801).   Q: You’ve enjoyed almost… Read More

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U.S. Manufacturing

How BCA is Steering Bikes Back to the U.S.

By Craig Mikita, Buyer – Bicycles and Ride-On Toys, Walmart

For 67 people in Manning, South Carolina, making a living through making things is possible again. Four months ago, Bicycle Corporation of America – a division of Kent International, Inc. – opened its doors, and today the wheels are turning at a steady pace. More than 3,500 bikes per week are… Read More

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