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Serving Customers Smarter for Back-to-School

By Deisha Barnett, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications, Walmart U.S.

Kids across the nation are enjoying summertime, with nothing on their minds but swimming pools and late mornings. But many moms are already thinking ahead to when the school bell will ring. In fact, people are shopping for school earlier than ever – about 25% of families with kids start buying… Read More

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From Sales Pitch to Shelf: A Merchant’s Advice

By Paul Burke, Sr. Director, Product Development, Kids’ Apparel

Every week, my work is evaluated by 140 million bosses. That’s because in product development at Walmart U.S., my most important focus is pleasing our customers. Clearly, everyone at the company works toward this goal in some way or another. But in merchandising, understanding our customers’ wants… Read More

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Shareholders Meeting 2014 Highlights

By Walmart Staff

Harry Connick Jr. crooned, Pharrell made us all happy, and Robin Thicke showed off his moves — all before 9 a.m. The 2014 Shareholders Meeting celebrated the hard work of our associates around the world, and CEO Doug McMillon emphasized our continued commitment to serve our customers. Who knew a… Read More

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Who is Hosting Shareholders 2014?

By Anna Taylor, Director, Walmart Digital Communications

My first Shareholders meeting was in 2007, and that just happened to be the first year that Walmart invited a celebrity to host the event. I was so excited when Sinbad took the stage and surprised everyone in the arena, and I've been starstruck each and every year since then. Hugh Jackman in 2013… Read More

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Walmart Celebrates Associates

By David Tovar, Vice President, Walmart Corporate Communications

Shareholders Week is in full swing in Bentonville, and thousands of Walmart associates are celebrating their hard work and a company they're proud of. This is our week to celebrate our associates — our shareholders. The people who keep this company running and who serve customers in stores every… Read More

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