Tag: Walmart Stores Inc

Why Walmart and Other Companies Are Sticking With the Paris Climate Deal

The Trump administration’s announcement this week that it would follow through with its plan to officially withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement is deeply unfortunate. Leaving the accord will hamper America’s economic competitiveness and put Americans and people around the world at greater risk for climate-related disasters. That’s why Walmart is one of […]

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Walmart’s Strategy When Wading Into Culture Wars: Offend Few

Walmart is getting out of the vaping business, but still sells cigarettes. It is working to reduce plastic packaging for the products on its shelves, but continues to use plastic grocery bags in its checkout lines. After a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso this summer, the retailer said it would […]

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1.5 Million Packages a Day: The Internet Brings Chaos to N.Y. Streets

An Amazon order starts with a tap of a finger. Two days later — or even in a matter of hours — the package arrives. It seems simple enough. But to deliver Amazon orders and countless others from businesses that sell over the internet, the very fabric of major urban areas around the world is […]

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Walmart to End Sales of E-Cigarettes

Walmart said on Friday that it would end sales of e-cigarettes at its locations in the United States, as medical concerns about the effects of vaping rise along with sicknesses and deaths seemingly linked to the habit. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the […]

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Stores Could Just Ban Guns, but Open-Carry Foes Back Requests as a Step

David Amad, a gun rights activist and the vice president of Open Carry Texas, is not especially bothered by Walmart’s recent announcement that it is “respectfully requesting” that customers not openly carry guns into its stores. Mr. Amad said many of his group’s 38,000 members had carried their guns openly into Walmart stores since the […]

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More Retail Chains Ask Customers Not to Carry Guns Openly

Several more of the country’s most ubiquitous retail chains said this week that they will ask customers to refrain from openly carrying guns in their stores, marking a notable shift in the debate about the presence of guns in everyday life in the United States. In a statement posted Thursday, CVS Health requested that customers, […]

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Walmart Enters the Gun Control Debate

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher A month after a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, the nation’s largest retailer, said that it would stop selling ammunition used for handguns and military-style weapons and call on Congress […]

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Walmart’s C.E.O. Steps Into the Gun Debate. Other C.E.O.s Should Follow.

Midday Tuesday, Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, sent me a surprise email. He shared a series of policies the company was about to make public about combating gun violence since the mass shooting that killed 22 people at one of his El Paso stores last month. Mr. McMillon’s email was a reply of sorts to […]

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Walmart to Limit Ammunition Sales After Mass Shooting at El Paso Store

In response to the shooting in its El Paso store last month that killed 22 people, Walmart said Tuesday that it would stop selling certain types of ammunition that are commonly used by hunters but can also be used in military assault rifles. The nation’s largest retailer made the announcement after weeks of discussion about […]

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Walmart Says Tesla Solar Panels Set Fires Atop Stores

A series of rooftop blazes at Walmart stores in recent years left the retail giant with a pressing question: What was causing all the fires? In a lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday, Walmart proposed an explanation. “The answer was obvious and startling,” the complaint said. “The stores all had Tesla […]

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His Only Relative Was Killed in the El Paso Massacre. He Has Invited the City to Her Funeral.

When his wife was killed in the El Paso shooting this month, Antonio Basco lost not only his spouse of 22 years, but also his only relative. With no other family, Mr. Basco told a funeral home that he wanted to invite the public to attend the visitation and prayer service on Friday for his […]

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Hometown of Canadian Teenage Murder Suspects Grapples With Infamy

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia — Residents of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island tout their small town as the salmon capital of the world and also like to boast that it produced Canada’s only female prime minister. These days, though, Port Alberni has become known for something more sinister: as the birthplace of the Canadian teenagers […]

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Armed Man Who Caused Panic at Missouri Walmart Said It Was 2nd Amendment Test, Authorities Say

A heavily armed man who frightened shoppers and employees at a Walmart in Missouri told the police he was testing his Second Amendment rights when he recorded himself entering the store, according to a prosecutor, who charged him on Friday with making a terrorist threat. The man, Dmitriy N. Andreychenko, 20, of Springfield, Mo., was […]

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Walmart Pulls Violent Video Game Signs

As Walmart scrambles to respond to a shooting at a supercenter in El Paso that killed 22 people last weekend, the retailer announced that it would remove video game displays and other signs or videos that show violence. The move came as Republican leaders including President Trump and Dan Patrick, the lieutenant governor of Texas, […]

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Four Democratic Candidates Call on Walmart to Stop Selling Guns

FORT DODGE, Iowa — At least four Democratic presidential candidates called on Walmart on Friday to stop selling guns after the mass shooting at one of the company’s stores in El Paso last weekend. “The weapons they sell are killing their own customers and employees,” Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts wrote on Twitter on Friday […]

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Man With Rifle and Body Armor Alarms Shoppers at Missouri Walmart

A man with a loaded rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition walked into a Walmart in Springfield, Mo., on Thursday afternoon, alarming shoppers before he was detained by an armed off-duty firefighter and arrested by the police, according to the authorities and local news media. No shots were fired, and it was not clear what […]

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At the Walmart in El Paso, Serving Shoppers Meant Saving Them

The El Paso Walmart store manager, Robert Evans, was taking a break outside when he heard the first shots. He saw one person fall to the ground in the parking lot, then another. A group of girls on a soccer team who were collecting donations by the store’s front door started running and screaming. Then […]

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What Drives People to Mass Shootings?

On Monday morning, President Trump made his first televised statement about the mass murders committed over the weekend in El Paso, Tex., and Dayton, Ohio. He called for action to “stop mass killings before they start,” citing what he said were a number contributing factors: the contagious nature of mass murder; the glorification of violence […]

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Dear Walmart C.E.O.: You Have the Power to Curb Gun Violence. Do It.

The following is an open letter to Doug McMillon, the chief executive of Walmart. Dear Mr. McMillon, The massacre at your store in El Paso over the weekend was a tragedy. So were the shooting deaths, days earlier, of two Walmart employees, at a Walmart store in Mississippi. So, too, was the mass shooting early […]

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Walmart Shooting in El Paso Renews Attention on Crime Frequency at Its Stores

A 21-year-old man was charged with murder last week after shooting another man in the parking lot of a Walmart in Auburn, Me. At the retailer’s store in North Bergen, N.J., a woman squirted pepper spray at people around the customer service desk in February, temporarily blinding some employees and customers. She then retreated into […]

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