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Opportunity

Associate Wins $1 Million in Lottery, Plans to Keep Working

By Emily Schmid, Sr. Manager, Walmart Digital Communications

There were two reasons Nick Aguayo hesitated before buying the scratch-off ticket that would later win him $1 million. One, it cost $20, four times more than the $5 tickets he occasionally picks up. And two, it was the 13th ticket in the display. He’s not a fan of odd numbers. Originally, he… Read More

Innovation

For Customers, a New Way to Choose Health Insurance

By Marcus Osborne, Vice President, Payer Relations, Walmart U.S. Health & Wellness

There are few things in life more important than health. Yet for many of us, the complex world of health insurance is often something we must learn how to navigate on our own. This is a point our customers have brought to us time and again, and earlier this month, we announced a new way of… Read More

Opportunity

Hitting the Road with U.S. Bike Assembly

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

For 56 years, Kent International Inc. has designed and produced bicycles. And for the majority of those years, the manufacturing has taken place in China and Taiwan. But in 2008, CEO Arnold Kamler found his family-owned company at a point that called for shifting gears. “It was a perfect storm. You… Read More

Innovation

Simplifying Access to Digital Movies

By Gibu Thomas, Senior Vice President, Mobile and Digital, Walmart Global eCommerce

When I was a kid, I watched movies either in theaters or on the couch in front of the TV. But in recent years, the way we watch movies has changed dramatically. We stream the latest releases from a computer…kids watch from a tablet on road trips…and some even watch from their phones on the… Read More

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Sustainability

Sustainable Farming with True Affordability in Mind

By Tim Richter, Member, The Triple Bottom Line

I’ve been a farmer for many years, farming 7,000 acres of land in northeast Iowa and west central Missouri. One of the staples on any farm is fertilizer. I like to grow corn, and you can’t grow corn without fertilizer, especially nitrogen fertilizer. But nitrogen is really a double-edged sword —… Read More

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