Tag: walmart

The Political Overreaction to Walmart’s P.R. Strategy

Tuesday was a pivotal day in American history, judging from certain corners of the political commentariat. That morning, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon declared that “the status quo is unacceptable,” announcing the company would cease selling handguns, assault-weapon ammunition (it already stopped selling the weapons themselves), and politely discourage its customers from openly carrying guns in […]

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Walmart Will No Longer Sell Assault-Style Ammunition, Allow Customers to Open Carry: ‘The Status Quo Is Unacceptable’

Photo: iStock Does Walmart finally have a conscience? On Tuesday, the largest retailer in America announced that it will no longer sell ammunition for assault-style rifles and handguns. This announcement came exactly one month to the day after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, claimed the lives of 22 people. “We […]

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Walmart Will No Longer Sell Certain Ammunition Or Allow People To Openly Carry Guns In Their Stores

UPROXX / Getty Images One month to the day after a man drove nine hours to El Paso, Texas and murdered 22 people inside a Walmart, the enormous retail chain has announced it is, yet again, changing its gun policy. They will no longer sell ammunition for assault-style weapons or handguns, and they will no […]

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All Fired Up: Walmart Sues Tesla

<img data-attachment-id="1496185" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/5266815680_ec09e9d38f_b-e1485185829903.jpg" data-orig-size="924,694" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Walmart front" data-image-description=" Image: Walmart ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/5266815680_ec09e9d38f_b-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/5266815680_ec09e9d38f_b-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1496185 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/5266815680_ec09e9d38f_b-610×458.jpg” alt=”Walmart” width=”610″ height=”458″> No, Walmart was not using fleets of pricey electric vehicles to get 56-cents-a-pound bananas to budget-conscious shoppers; rather, the chain had outfitted a slew of its stores with rooftop […]

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Twisted Logic: Walmart Goes Easy on Guns, But Is Still Holding Black Beauty Products Under Lock and Key

Photo: iStock On Aug. 4, an El Paso, Texas, Walmart was the site of one of the deadliest mass shootings in the history of this country, sparking renewed debate about whether the retailer should still be in the gun business. This, after its Beavercreek, Ohio, location earned the dubious distinction of being the site of […]

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The video game industry must defend itself against the right’s bad-faith attacks

The video game industry took two hits on Wednesday, in the aftermath of the double shootings across the weekend. ESPN, which had been planning to air an Apex Legends tournament as part of the X Games, decided to delay the program until after the X Games tie-in. Meanwhile, Walmart, which had been the site of […]

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Walmart Removes Violent Video Game Signage, Still Sells Guns

Walmart stores are reportedly removing “signing and displays referencing violence,” including signage and playable demos for video games, following recent shootings at two of its stores. On July 30, a gunman shot two Walmart employees and injured a police officer at a Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi. The following Saturday, on August 3, a 21-year-old man […]

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Cloudflare Boots 8chan as a Customer

Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare says it is banning anonymous message board 8chan as a customer, according to a blog post from the company. The move comes after the company faced mounting criticism for providing services to a website that has become a hotbed for so-called manifestos from mass shooters. Over the weekend, a white supremacist […]

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Gatik begins using robot vans to haul goods between Walmarts in Arkansas

Retail giant Walmart today revealed that it’s launched a pilot with Gatik, a two-year-old startup developing an autonomous vehicle stack for B2B short-haul logistics, to ferry customer orders between select store locations in Bentonville, Arkansas. The announcement comes months after the Arkansas legislature approved a Walmart-backed proposal allowing companies to test self-driving vehicles on public […]

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Walmart marries AI and human intelligence for in-home grocery delivery

At Transform 2019, Walmart’s VP of customer experience engineering Aanan Contractor and Walmart ecommerce’s VP, Lucinda Newcomb sat down with FEM CEO Rachel Payne to discuss Walmart’s latest forays into blending the online and offline worlds using AI and automation. The fastest-growing illustration of this is grocery pick-up of orders made online; by the end […]

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Apple and Amazon become top U.S. solar users, besting Target and Walmart

Apple has spent nearly a decade dramatically expanding its use of solar energy across the United States, and the effort has paid off: the Solar Energy Industries Association reports today that Apple now has the most installed solar capacity of any U.S. company, followed by Amazon, as both companies vaulted over prior industry leaders Target and […]

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How Walmart is getting more out of its data thanks to Nvidia’s Rapids

Forecasting demand for products used to be a process that would take Walmart weeks. Now, with the help of Nvidia, this key component of supply chain management can happen in hours. Walmart is among the first companies to work with Nvidia’s open source Rapids software, which allows the retail company to more easily churn data […]

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DaBaby Was Sentenced To One Year On Probation For A Fatal Shooting Last Year In A Walmart

Getty Image Burgeoning Charlotte rapper DaBaby has cultivated a reputation for involving himself in conflict. The “Suge” rapper recently shared a video of himself knocking out a fellow rapper in a mall and another video surfaced of him punching a heckler at a show. Last year, DaBaby was also involved in a fatal shooting in […]

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Walmart Offers Unlimited Grocery Delivery For $98 Per Year

Walmart is now offering an Unlimited Grocery Delivery subscription service for its customers called Delivery Unlimited. It’s an expansion of Walmart’s current delivery and order pickup service. For $98 per year, Walmart will provide unlimited grocery deliveries through the Delivery Unlimited service. Advertising Walmart has been introducing several new options lately to get more online […]

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VW’s Electrify America Sticks With Walmart for EV Charging Expansion

<img data-attachment-id="1676926" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Large-Walmart-Clarksville-IN-301-e1559937532619.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.8","credit":"","camera":"iPhone 7","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1542281857","copyright":"","focal_length":"4","iso":"20","shutter_speed":"0.00073099415204678","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Large-Walmart-Clarksville–IN-301" data-image-description=" electrify america ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Large-Walmart-Clarksville-IN-301-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Large-Walmart-Clarksville-IN-301-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676926″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Large-Walmart-Clarksville-IN-301-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> Roughly a year ago, Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America announced a partnership with Walmart to help proliferate EV charging sites across the United States. Equal parts penance for VW’s illegal diesel shenanigans and shrewd […]

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