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Mystery Flavors? Take a Peep Behind the Curtain

By Melody Phan Rich, Senior Buyer – Seasonal Candy, Walmart

Peeps are the candy people generally love – or don’t. But here’s a mystery:  A lot of the time, those who may not eat them still end up buying them. Whether they’re added to a child’s Easter basket, used as a colorful embellishment for a craft project, or simply scooped up for a sugary snack,… Read More

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The Best Christmas Card is a Gift Card, Shoppers Say

By Marina Hodges, Director – Payment Services, Walmart

Pressed for time? Can’t think of the perfect gift? Want to avoid buying something that will go unused? Gift cards save the day in all of these scenarios, and more people are choosing them year after year. Gift card spending in the U.S. has increased 83% since 2003, according to a National Retail… Read More

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Behind the Scenes at Walmart’s Black Friday

By Angela Mayo, Project Manager, Walmart Store Operations Support

2 million TVs. 300,000 bicycles. 2.8 million towels. These are just a few of the items sold at last year’s Black Friday event at Walmart. The merchandise tells an amazing story alone, but how do all those products get into customers’ hands? How does such a big event come together in thousands of… Read More

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Providing Quality Health Benefits for Our Associates

By Sally Welborn, Sr. Vice President, Global Benefits, Walmart

In the U.S., the 1.3 million people who work at our stores, clubs and distribution centers are vital to a great experience for the 140 million customers shopping with us each week. We’re in business because our associates bring us their unique skills and talents – and so we do our absolute best to… Read More

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Taking a Fresh Look at Our Produce

By Dorn Wenninger, Vice President, Walmart Produce and Floral

Every day, Bryan Duarte spends much of his time looking for the biggest, crunchiest, most flavorful grapes around — at the best price. Bryan, a senior sourcing manager at our West Coast Global Food Sourcing office in Valencia, California, is part of a team of produce experts tracking down… Read More

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