Through Nov. 30, Facebook users can navigate to the Holiday Giving tab on Walmart’s page to submit a nomination. This year, Walmart writes, “we want to help make sure families don’t have to worry about basic needs like food, shelter, baby formula, diapers and coats.” For 12 days beginning December 12, the mega-chain will announce daily winners to receive a slice of its money pie.
An early Black Friday
Eagen said she’s hoping customers won’t need to stand in line for such long periods of time since the store is opening earlier than last year. In 2010, some area residents were in line for Target’s 4 a.m. opening by 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Source: Austin Herald
Walmart shoppers! Here's the scoop on Tech and UGA fans!
That said, those three seasons skewed some Georgia fans’ view of their program. Two decades would pass before Georgia won another SEC title. Mark Richt has taken two conference titles and three division championships and his teams have finished in the top 10 five times, but Georgia hasn’t played for a national crown since 1982, and five different SEC schools have finished No. 1 over the past 13 years. UGA fans are still waiting their turn, same as they await the Next Herschel.
Good Jobs First Responds to Erroneous Coverage of Walmart's DC PR Move
“Walmart is vague on the quality of its permanent jobs, with no specifics about wages or full-time hours. The projected Walmart stores may not be seeking bricks and mortar economic development subsidies, but in most states that have disclosed which companies have the greatest numbers of employees dependent upon Medicaid, Walmart tops the list. Other hidden taxpayer costs of poverty-wage jobs include State Children’s Health Insurance Programs, food stamps, and the Earned Income Tax Credit. To the extent future Walmart employees in DC depend on social safety-net programs, taxpayers will be indirectly subsidizing the world’s largest retailer.
Source: MarketWatch (press release)
9 Best Black Friday Deals at Walmart
From digital cameras to video game consoles, we’ve picked out some of the best Black Friday deals at Walmart. If you’ll be making your way through the aisles of the store Friday — or you’re deciding if it’s worth your time — take a look through the slideshow of our top discounts, and with any luck, you’ll be able to more easily navigate the Black Friday mania.
New PENTAX Kr Colors Coming to Walmart.com
* High quality 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor with high color accuracy and low noise. * Large 3 inch, 921,000 dot LCD with Live View. * Powerful automatic shooting modes, such as Auto Picture mode and various scene modes. * Fast 6 FPS framerate. * Highly responsive and accurate 11 point SAFOX IX autofocus. * High sensitivity 100-25600 ISO range with improved noise performance. * Li-Ion and AA battery compatibility (AA batteries can be used via optional adapter). * Widescreen HD 720p video at 25 FPS using any PENTAX lens. * A maximum 1/6000 second shutter speed. * A viewfinder focus point indicator. * Improved in-camera HDR image capture. * A wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters.
Source: MarketWatch (press release)
After China, Walmart Will Now Conquer India
If you’re an Indian working here in the US who, upon returning home for a visit, thinks, "Man, I wish there was a Walmart in India," you’re set for a holiday season surprise. After years of resistance, the world’s second most populous country is set to open its doors to foreign supermarket chains. The Hindustan Times reports that the Indian cabinet will likely give the go ahead for international “multi-brand” retailers like Walmart, Tesco, and Costco to own up to 51% of Indian stores that sell more than one brand. At the present moment, the likes of Walmart and Carrefour can only invest in franchise partners or wholesale operations that do not sell directly to the public. Presumably, the Indian government has considered the pros and cons of allowing foreign competition into the country. India’s grocery needs have traditionally been met by small, local "mom and pop" operations known as kirana stores, which will undoubtedly be outcompeted in terms of pricing. However, the bill to allow Walmart, Tesco, and other foreign giants to enter will likely come with requirements that these chains invest a minimum of $100 million and that they source for products locally. (There's Whole Food's point of entry right there.) India represents unlimited growth potential for big-box retailers. Walmart will surely hope that it will be able to gain a foothold in the South Asian nation the way it did in China, where it opened its first store in 1996 and now has nearly 200 retail locations. If the chain does take off in India, then Indians visiting or repatriating from America don’t have to fret when they miss Uncle Sam — they can always just head to their local Walmart.
Occupy Santa Ana Flash Mob Asks Walmart Workers to Call in Sick on Black Friday
The group posted grainy cell phone videos of the flash mob on Facebook here and here. The group offered up their message in their signature “human mic” format — one person yelled and the others repeated the message: It is wrong that the corporation you work for is making you come to work in the middle of the night when you should be at home with your family. It is wrong that their profits soar while you struggle to make ends meet. Walmart is exploiting your services and they are undercompensating you for it. This too is wrong. We strongly urge you to call in sick on Black Friday. We strongly urge you to call in sick on Black Friday. You are the 99 percent and we support you.