Food retailers are profiting from gift card exchange programs whereby shoppers can trade in unwanted department store and restaurant gift cards for credit equaling a percentage of their value at places like United Supermarkets and Walmart....More
Four protesters were arrested following a demonstration at a Walmart store where a young man was killed by police in August. The protest led to the temporary closure of the store, reports Cincinnati.com....More
A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled that Walmart managers in California had illegally disciplined employees for going on strike and unlawfully threatened to close a store if many of its employees joined a group demanding higher wages, according to The New York Times....More
Walmart’s total sales are estimated to be $487 billion, of which U.S. sales, excluding Sam’s Club, account for approximately $268 billion (55% of the company’s total); Sam’s Club sales account for $58.4 million (12%); Canada sales account for $6.4 billion (4%); and other international sales account for $154.2 billion (29%). According to Boston-based Kantar Retail, groceries and other consumables account for approximately 67% of U.S. sales ($218.7 billion) and 49% of Canada sales ($3.1 billion).