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How Walmart is Advising President Obama on Food Supply in Africa

By Shelley Broader, President and CEO, Walmart EMEA

As a major food retailer, we are concerned that almost one-third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted every year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa have been found to lose as much as 36% of their harvested food,… Read More

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Q&A with Doug McMillon: Seeing the Future Through Customers’ Eyes

By Walmart Staff

The following Q&A with Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is excerpted from our 2015 Annual Report, which was just released today. Read more at http://stock.walmart.com/annual-reports Q: What is the strategic plan to drive Walmart’s continued growth in a changing retail environment around the… Read More

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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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