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Walmart's Supply Chain Plan: Pay Its Truck Drivers $110K

Retailer also will train current employees for the job

(Newser) - Long before the supply chain problems began, Walmart executives thought having their own fleet of trucks was the best way to keep inventory moving to stores. To that end, the retailer is raising salaries for its drivers and investing in a program to turn more of its other employers into...

Cops: Woman Tries to Buy Baby at Walmart

Rebecca Taylor is accused of offering $500K for another customer's infant

(Newser) - Walmart may be a one-stop shop for virtually everything, but police say one woman took that idea too far and tried to buy a live baby in Texas. Rebecca Lanette Taylor, 49, of Crockett, was arrested last week over the alleged Jan. 13 incident, reports the Messenger . Taylor is charged...

Toddler Takes Himself on $2K Online Shopping Spree

22-month-old Ayaansh Kumar teaches his parents a lesson about phone security

(Newser) - Born at the start of the pandemic, Ayaansh Kumar is no stranger to screens. The 22-month-old from Monmouth Junction, NJ, often plays on mom Madhu Kumar's phone, mimicking his older siblings who've been studying virtually over the last two years. However, his parents never expected that he was...

Walmart Is Getting Into an Unlikely New Sector

Retail giant files trademarks suggesting entry into the metaverse, with NFTs and cryptocurrency

(Newser) - Facebook isn't the only corporate behemoth wading into the metaverse . Now, Walmart appears to be dipping its toes in, filing multiple new trademarks at the end of last year that hint at plans to offer NFTs, a cryptocurrency, and virtual goods to consumers, reports CNBC . Although it's not...

Walmart Faces State Suit Over Toxic Dumping

Dispute centers on hazardous waste put in California landfills

(Newser) - Walmart illegally dumps more than 1 million batteries, aerosol cans of insect killer, toxic cleaning supplies, electronic waste, latex paints, and other hazardous waste into California landfills each year, state prosecutors charged Monday in a lawsuit that the company labeled unjustified. "As we shop the brightly packed aisles there...

She Stepped on a Nail at Walmart, Won $10M

SC's April Jones lost most of her right leg as a result, jurors decided

(Newser) - April Jones was walking down the main aisle of her local Walmart when she stepped on a nail. It was a moment that would forever change her life. Over the next six years the Florence, SC, woman would undergo multiple amputations and lose most of her right leg, reports WMBF...

Woman Accused of Shoplifting Awarded $2.1M

She received settlement demands long after Walmart case was dismissed

(Newser) - A woman who took Walmart to court instead of paying $200 to settle what she said were false allegations of shoplifting has been awarded $2.1 million by a jury in Alabama. In her lawsuit, Lesleigh Nurse said she was leaving a Walmart with her husband and children five years...

FTC Orders Walmart, Amazon to Explain 'Sky-High Prices'

9 companies asked to turn over information on supply chain woes

(Newser) - Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger will have 45 days to answer to the Federal Trade Commission for their "empty shelves and sky-high prices." With the holiday shopping season now underway, the FTC has ordered nine large retailers, wholesalers, and suppliers including Procter & Gamble Co., Tyson Foods, Kraft Heinz...

Grandma Shocked by Cactus Toy's Cocaine Rap

Walmart says item has been pulled

(Newser) - A grandmother in Canada says she was more than a little surprised when the dancing cactus toy she bought for her toddler granddaughter started rapping in Polish about depression and cocaine use. "It just so happens that I am Polish and when I started to listen to the songs...

Counties Win 'Landmark Victory' Against Pharmacy Chains

Federal jury found chains responsible for role in opioid crisis

(Newser) - CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said Tuesday in a verdict that could set the tone for US city and county governments that want to hold pharmacies accountable for their roles in the opioid crisis. Lake and...

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Amazon Adds a $9.95 Fee, So Walmart Gives Members $9.95

Whole Foods deliveries will now cost Prime subscribers $9.95

(Newser) - Amazon Prime members used to be able to get Whole Foods orders delivered for free. Not anymore: Amazon this week started charging $9.95 for delivery, though Prime members still get discounts at the grocery store as well as free pickup for orders over $35. In response to the new...

Walmart Recalls Room Spray After Deaths

4 cases, 2 fatal, of rare infection linked to $4 room spray

(Newser) - It started when a person in Kansas got sick with a rare tropical disease and died. Other people got sick in Minnesota, Texas, and Georgia. When someone in the US gets melioidosis, an illness caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria, doctors assume it came home with them on a trip to...

Hoax Walmart Press Release Lifts Cryptocurrency 25%

Litecoin scam may be 'PR hoax of the decade'

(Newser) - Litecoin, a longstanding but relatively little-used cryptocurrency, surged in value Monday on reports that it had entered a partnership with Walmart—then dived back down again after the reports turned out to be a well-orchestrated hoax. Experts believe the 25% surge was the result of a "pump and dump"...

Billionaire Unveils Plans for 'Most Inclusive City in the World'

Marc Lore's Telosa, to be built in some US desert, will be a sustainable, 'equitable' metropolis

(Newser) - He's helmed Jets.com and Diapers.com and served as a top Walmart exec. Now, billionaire and entrepreneur Marc Lore has a new project in the works, as long as he can pull together more than $400 billion. That's the amount the 50-year-old says he needs to build...

2 Black Men Handcuffed Returning TV Sue Walmart

Lawsuit alleges they were detained for up to an hour, never got to exchange the TV

(Newser) - Dennis Stewart went to his local Walmart in Conroe, TX, last year and bought a 58-inch TV. When he got it home, he saw that it wasn’t working properly, and decided to exchange it. It was a big TV, so he enlisted his buddy Terence Richardson to return it....

Disney, Walmart Change Vaccination Rules

Companies want to see more masks worn, as well

(Newser) - Walmart is requiring all workers at its headquarters, as well as its managers who travel within the US, to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 4. The retailer also is reversing its mask policy for its employees in stores, clubs, distribution facilities, and warehouses, the AP reports. Going forward, they...

Walmart to Pick Up Cost of Tuition for Employees

Workers in the program stay longer and are promoted more often, company says

(Newser) - Walmart is stepping up its effort to help employees wanting to earn college degrees by fully covering the cost of tuition and books. The company announced a nearly $1 billion five-year investment on Tuesday, the Washington Post reports, with employees able to pick from 10 academic partners like the University...

Walmart Touts a Revolution in Diabetes Care

Retailer to offer low-cost analog insulin starting this week

(Newser) - Walmart says diabetes patients can save up to 75% on rapid-acting insulin by purchasing its own brand of the drug, launching this week. What it calls the "first-ever private brand analog insulin"—to be sold at Walmart pharmacies this week and at Sam's Club pharmacies in mid-July—...

Cops Say Man Planned Mass Shooting at Walmart

'Radical ideology paraphernalia' found at home of Texas man Coleman Blevins

(Newser) - Police say they moved quickly after intercepting a message from a Texas man that indicated he was preparing to proceed with a mass shooting. The Kerr County Sheriff's Office says Coleman Thomas Blevins, 28, was arrested Friday on a warrant for "a Terroristic Threat to Create Public Fear...

Leaked Memo: Walmart Has Its Work Cut Out for It

Instacart is gaining on groceries, document says, and then there's Amazon

(Newser) - A 100-page document written by Walmart for advertising agencies starkly portrays the problems the company has to solve to remain the world's largest retailer. At the top of the list is the success of its competitors in the grocery sector, reports Recode , which managed to view the February document....

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