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Walmart Touts Same-Day Delivery to Almost Half of US Homes

Grocery delivery sure is competitive

(Newser) - Look out, Amazon: Trying to keep pace with the online leader, Walmart is expanding its same-day online grocery delivery service to more than 40% of US households, or 100 metro areas, by year-end, reports the AP . Tom Ward, VP of Walmart's digital operations, says the retail giant is powering... More »

Dick's and Walmart Wouldn't Sell Him a Gun. Now He's Suing

20-year-old man says chains are discriminating against potential gun buyers under 21

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Oregon man filed suit Monday claiming Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against him when they refused to sell him a rifle. The move comes after Dick's and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., high school... More »

US' Biggest Gun-Seller Just Changed Its Gun-Selling Policy

Walmart joins Dick's in raising age to buy firearms

(Newser) - After Dick's Sporting Goods announced it would stop selling assault-style rifles and raised the age to purchase firearms to 21, gun-control advocates took to social media to ask Walmart—the biggest gun-seller in the US—to make similar changes, Business Insider reports. It apparently worked. According to the Hill... More »

Next in Line to Oversee Mueller Resigns to Work at Walmart

It's unclear why Rachel Brand left Justice Department on Friday

(Newser) - After just nine months as the third-ranking official at the Justice Department, Rachel Brand resigned Friday to take a job at Walmart, the New York Times reports. According to CBS News , the department says the associate attorney general will be leaving "in the coming weeks." It's unclear... More »

Walmart Sued Over Display of Black Beauty Products

Essie Grundy says she felt like a 'criminal' while shopping in California store

(Newser) - Gloria Allred has a new client: a mom of five who's suing Walmart for racial discrimination over beauty products she says were kept under lock and key. Essie Grundy, who appeared with Allred at a news conference Friday, says she was shopping at a Walmart in Perris, Calif., on... More »

Stuck With Leftover Opioids? Walmart Has a Solution

Walmart to offer first-of-its-kind product to customers

(Newser) - Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. The retail giant announced Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 US pharmacies. The small packets, made by DisposeRx... More »

See Whether Your Local Sam's Club Is Closing

Walmart shuttering 63 locations across the US

(Newser) - Walmart got a dose of positive headlines Thursday when it announced a bump in the wages it pays workers. Then came the surprise news that some of those workers will be out of a job as the company is closing 63 Sam's Club locations, or about 10% of the... More »

Reward for Working at Walmart for 20 Years: $1K Bonus

Announces starting wage will increase to $11 per hour

(Newser) - Walmart, the world's largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for US workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that changes to its compensation and... More »

Single Coin in Salvation Army Kettle Was Worth $1.2K

Anonymous donor dropped it in SC kettle

(Newser) - An anonymous person dropped a single gold coin worth about $1,200 in a Salvation Army kettle in South Carolina. The 1-ounce South African Krugerrand was dropped into a Salvation Army kettle during a fundraising drive at a Walmart store in Tega Cay, the Herald reports. The coin will likely... More »

Walmart Plays Catch-Up, Starts Selling Meal Kits Online

It's more bad news for Blue Apron

(Newser) - Walmart has made the latest move in its never-ending battle with Amazon for control of people who shop in their underwear. TheStreet reports Walmart started selling meal kits from companies like Home Chef and Takeout Kit on its website last weekend. Amazon, of course, entered the meal kit game over... More »

Man Sues Walmart Over Watermelon Injury, Wins $7.5M

Alabama jury finds Walmart was negligent

(Newser) - An Alabama man who said he tripped and broke his hip while buying a watermelon at a Walmart store has won a $7.5 million verdict in his lawsuit against the retailer. Henry Walker on Wednesday was awarded the damages after a jury trial in Phenix City, Alabama, just west... More »

Armed Shoppers Slowed Down Walmart Shooting Investigation

Suspect walked off job hours before Colorado shooting

(Newser) - The man accused of killing three people at a Walmart in suburban Denver Wednesday night abruptly walked off his job hours earlier, his employer says. David Heidt at B&M Roofing tells the AP that he's "bewildered." He says Scott Ostrem, 47, was a good worker who... More »

Police: 'Nonchalant' Walmart Shooting Suspect in Custody

He's named as Scott Ostrem, 47

(Newser) - Police say they've apprehended the man suspected of "nonchalantly" walking into a Denver-area Walmart and shooting people at random, killing three . Scott Ostrem, 47, was taken into custody in Westminster, Colo., around 8am local time. 9News shares some details of his background, which includes a DUI charge in... More »

Manhunt Underway After 3 Killed at Walmart

Colorado cops say suspect fired at random

(Newser) - The man who opened fire in a suburban Denver Walmart Wednesday evening, killing three people, appears to have chosen his victims at random, witnesses say. Police in Thornton say witnesses have told them the man "nonchalantly" walked into the store and begin firing a handgun at people near the... More »

Colorado Walmart Shooting Causes Panic, Rush for Exits

At least 3 killed in suburban Denver shooting

(Newser) - Police in suburban Denver say at least three people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart early Wednesday evening, and no suspect is in custody. Hundreds of emergency responders rushed to the Thornton store after the shooting was reported around 6:30pm, the Denver Post reports. Police initially described... More »

Nationwide Veggie Recall Now Includes Target, Walmart

Listeria was detected in sample from Calif. supplier

(Newser) - Salad mixes and other "minimally processed" vegetable products from a California supplier have been recalled at outlets across the US out of what Mann Packing says is an "abundance of caution." The supplier voluntarily recalled the products, which have "best if used by" dates of Oct.... More »

Amazon Plots 2 Ways to Foil 'Porch Pirates'

Deliveries may go in your car trunk, or even right in your house

(Newser) - "Porch pirates" may discover that pickings are a bit slim in the not-too-distant future. CNBC reports that Amazon is said to be working on two specific ways to cut down on the problem of thieves stealing boxes off customers' porches:
  • Your car trunk: Amazon is working with a company
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Walmart Will Physically Put Groceries in Your Fridge Now

Grocery shopping. Just. Got. Lazier

(Newser) - You might think grocery shopping couldn't get any lazier than home deliveries. You would be wrong. Fortune reports Walmart—in its never-ending competition with Amazon—is testing out a grocery delivery service in which the delivery person actually enters the customer's home and puts the groceries away in... More »

One Notebook Was Left on the Shelf. 2 Women Wanted It

Back-to-school tensions ran high at Michigan Walmart, gun was drawn: cops

(Newser) - No parent will deny that back-to-school shopping can be a tense, unpleasant experience, but it was especially so for customers at a Michigan Walmart this week. Per WJBK and WCRZ , Novi officers say that four shoppers at the retailer's Novi store—two women from Farmington Hills, ages 32 and... More »

Walmart Says It Got to Bottom of Back-to-School Gun Display

The company is calling it a prank

(Newser) - Walmart is having all sorts of promotions for the back-to-school season, but selling firearms isn't one of them. The world's largest retailer said Friday an internal investigation determined without a doubt that the company was pranked when a photograph emerged on social media showing a sign reading "... More »

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