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Walmart will raise wages for 425,000 workers.
"Democrats in Washington try and raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, WalMart has announced that it will increase their average wage to over 15 bucks offering raises the 425,000 employees. Walmarts minimum wage remains at $11 an hour. They have bumped up a fur store workers in digital and stocking positions to between 13 and $19 an hour. Wal Mart CEO Doug McMillon says they've taken a different approach rather than hike the minimum wage across the board Rivals Target and Amazon do offer a minimum wage of 15 bucks an hour.
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"And everyone wins. So that's my thoughts. Okay is all right. That's going to do it for was this week. We'll be back with coming commentary. After this quick break qualcomm we believe in staying connected and you can see us wherever five is helping transform telemedicine supporting remote education empowering mobile. Pc's the invention ages here. Learn more at qualcomm dot com slash invention age all right so to the comments Sorry guys you know to show show probably a little shorter this week. 'cause we're recording a little bit off schedule so In his very late. So we kind of have to get out of here. This but Let me get to the comments. Interestingly enough Simple underscore cricket seven nine seven sits said to add on to what mike said about you. Pedro pascal who plays mando has a transgender sister. 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Walmart raising wages for 425,000 workers
"And nearly a third of Walmarts workforce is getting a pay raise next month. Company announcing today it will raise wages for 424 5000 of its nearly 1.5 million
Walmart says it will raise the average associate's wage above $15 per hour
"In Washington try to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour WalMart has announced that it will increase their average wage toe over 15 bucks offering raises to 425,000 employees. WalMart to minimum wage remained at $11 an hour, but they have bumped up pay for store workers in digital and stocking positions to between 13 and $19 an hour while Mart CEO does, McMillan says they've taken a different approach, rather than hike the minimum weight across the board. Bibles, Target and Amazon do offer a minimum wage of 15 bucks an hour Stocks
Metro Atlanta Walmart employees among more than 420,000 set to receive a pay raise
"The workers may have a smile on their faces. Nearly a third of Wal Mart workers will be getting a pay raise next month. The company announcing that it would raise wages for 425,000 is nearly 1.5 million employees, the company saying the races would go to Frontline associates. Who drive the customer experience. WSB news time 11
Walmart to hike wages for 425,000 workers to average above $15 an hour
"Wal Mart has announced today will raise wages for nearly 425,000 U. S workers more than 1/4 of its workforce to at least $13 an hour in some cases. It will go above $15 an hour starting March. 13th, hourly workers, stocking shelves and fulfilling customers. Home delivery and curbside pickup orders and stores will get a starting rate of 13 did $19 an hour Based on the store's location,
Texas' power grid crumples under the cold
"Winter storms in texas have basically shut down the country's second biggest economy and extreme weather highlights the opportunity for the emergency preparedness industry okay. This seems to have escalated ridiculously quickly over the last week since monday. Millions of texans have been cold without power some cases. They don't even have water in just about all of the country. It's freezing outside right now but in texas it's also freezing inside because the electricity and the heat has been out statewide and then you get another arctic blast. That hit wednesday got kentucky west virginia louisiana off facing outages. To and while. Texans are trying to stay warm. Businesses are shut down okay. Huge numbers jack. And i noticed yesterday. Five hundred walmarts and nearly one thousand. Cbs walgreens pharmacies are closed. Just closed plus the oil and gas refineries in like oilfields their on hold too which has caused an oil price bike. Okay so you've got this fifty year storm. Basically nothing in texas was built to handle this kind of storm but we also noticed a trend within a trend. It's not just extreme weather. We're seeing more in this country. But extreme weather is leaving. More and more americans powerless for more and more days. Okay so that second part is the key here. Go back to two thousand seventeen. You get hurricanes and flooding on the gulf coast. Leaving americans powerless twenty eighteen and twenty twenty you had wildfires in california and the west which led to lots of electrical blackout. And now you've got twenty twenty one extreme cold snow in texas again. It's leaving americans powerless. Now there's always been hurricanes wildfires and snowstorms but not this frequently and not this severe so you got public officials in grid operators preparing for like what to do
Impossible Burgers Will Keep Getting Cheaper, in Long-term Bid to Undercut Beef
"Let's say you go to the grocery store pickup something that looks and tastes like what you normally buy. But it's a little bit cheaper. Would you buy it sure you might say. But what if that item was so called fo meet. That could change things but impossible. Foods hopes it doesn't the meat. Alternative company has been very transparent about their long term plan undercut meat prices by slashing their own prices lower and lower and lower. It's an interesting move to make during a time when meat alternatives like the company's impossible burger actually increasing in demand. More people are moving away from meat products for health environmental or animal welfare reasons and covert outbreaks hit meat. Production facilities have subdued some demand for beef chicken and pork. So what's a meat lover to do. And maybe try and impossible burger which trust me on this one looks tastes a lot like an actual beefburger but for tried and true meat lovers. It can take a lot to put down the burger and pick up not burger as it were so impossible. Foods is hoping that prices can be the tipping point if they can make their prices lower than standard meet customers might be more willing to try burgers and even quote pork made from plants in january. The company cut its wholesale prices by about fifteen percent. Cnbc reported that the cuts brought the wholesale price of the impossible burger to six dollars and eighty cents per pound. Meanwhile the average wholesale price of beef patties as of january first was five dollars and thirty two cents per pound according to a us department of agriculture report with wholesale prices down impossible announced this month that grocery store prices would be slashed as well by around twenty percent. The suggested retail price for an impossible burger would drop to around five dollars and fifty or seven dollars for a twelve ounce package of ground Faked beef according to reuters priced per ounce that's similar to the average price of a sirloin steak so impossible foods is getting closer to their stated goal of quote undercutting the price of traditional ground beef from cows rival beyond meat inc is also trying to level up more down with the meat industry. Last summer they introduced a ten. Pack of patty's you could pick up at a target or walmart for just over a buck fifty per patty. Just in time for barbecue season beyond. It's beyond burger. That company also sells meatless sausages and ground. Beef crumbles for tacos. You know they're not real ground beef. It's the non-beef stuff. Those are products beyond has that impossible. Doesn't which may help draw. Suspicious meat eaters into the fray for now though despite the big plans it's still cheaper for consumers to walk into the grocery store and pick up real actual meat even with the phone meet price slashing. It would seem that undercutting the trillion dollar animal protein industry is a matter of time and text
Do Produce-Saver Products Really Keep Food Fresh Longer?
"My friend gary rights. I've been seeing ads for products that claim to absorb ethylene which allows produce to last longer to these products. Work would baking soda or activated charcoal. Do the same thing. I think we've all had the disheartening experience of having to throw away expensive fruits and vegetables because we didn't use them up quickly enough. No one likes to waste money of course but there's even more at stake with food waste we throw away. Shocking percentage of the food that we produce which is especially tragic when you consider how many people around the world experience hunger on a daily basis hunger and food. Insecurity is not just an issue in developing nations here in the united states the richest nation in the world within ten percent of households typically struggle to put food on the table and that number has increased by sixty six percent just since the beginning of the covid nineteen pandemic right now. Fifty million americans including seventeen million children do not have enough to eat on a regular basis. No matter where you live if you are lucky enough as i have been to have weathered this year long crisis without worrying about whether you'd be able to feed yourself and your family. Perhaps you will join me in donating to your local food bank or an organization like feeding america dot org. And if you or someone you know is experiencing hunger or food insecurity. You don't have to go it alone if you are in the. Us feeding america dot org can help. Connect you with resources in your area. Food waste is also a major player in climate change. Rotting food is responsible for almost ten percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally. In fact if oud waste were country it would come in third after the united states and china in terms of impact on global warming and fresh produce about a third of all the food that we throw away all of which is to say if a ten dollar product can keep us from throwing away so much food it would be money well spent and i'm happy to report that there is some solid science to support them but their usefulness maybe just a bit more targeted than the marketing sometimes suggests ethylene is a harmless gas. That's released or exhaled if you will buy fruits and vegetables. In general ethylene. Production increases as fruits ripen. And turn accelerates the ripening process so when we put unripe fruit in paper bag the idea is to trap some of that ethylene. That's being given off by the produce and use it to hasten the ripening process this works especially well for apricots bananas mangoes tomatoes avocados and melons. They're all particularly sensitive to ethylene gas. But once fruit is ripe continued exposure to ethylene can cause the fruit to become overripe and start to rot. Ethylene can also speed the decline of other types of produce according to horticultural scientist kathleen brown of penn state university at the lean can cause carrots and parsnips to get bitter broccoli and kale to turn yellow cucumbers and summer squash to get soft and mushy asparagus to turn tough apples to get mealie and lettuce to wilt herbs such as parsley and mint are also particularly sensitive to ethylene gas now low temperatures across the board reduce plants sensitivity to at the lane so just keeping produce refrigerated will help to preserve it for example if your avocados get ripe before you need them. You can hold them for a few days by putting them in the fridge. I find it most effective to move them into the fridge when they're still maybe a day short of fully ripe because some ripening will continue in the fridge but it goes much more slowly in addition you can use something to absorb ethylene gas. Today's episode supported by hair food. Hair food believes in feeding your hair like you. Feed your body with simple clean and nourishing ingredients it. Produces the softest and silk strands. You can imagine hair. Food offers different collections for every hair type and feature like the nourishing collection infused with the essences of coconut milk and chai spice for soft and healthy strands. It nourishes while it cleanses leaving your hair silky smooth and you won't believe how good it smells. It's like a warm mug of coconut milk. Chai plus haircut is always free of sulfates parabens dyes and mineral oils. I know i always appreciate products. That do a great job in smell. Good while they're doing it. So if you wanna feed your hair. Delicious nourishing ingredients feed it hair food. All their products are under ten dollars. And you can find them at amazon walmart and zeolite is a complex of minerals including aluminum and silica. That's highly absorbent. It's used as drying agent to suck moisture out of the air. This is also the stuff that makes clumping cat litter work but it also absorbs ethylene. Gas zero lights are widely used by food growers shippers and retailers to extend the life of fruits and vegetables in transit by slowing down the ripening process produce saving products that you may have seen in the consumer marketplace such as the green produce bags or the hollow ball. That you place in the crisper drawer of your fridge contain zeolite. And they are effective at absorbing lean and they can prevent types of spoilage. The bags are reusable but they do eventually lose their effectiveness. You can also buy a rechargeable zeolite filled ball to place in your crisper drawer to absorb ethylene gas now. Gary also asked whether baking soda or activated charcoal might be effective at absorbing ethylene. I can't find any data to suggest that baking soda would be particularly useful here. Activated charcoal can absorb but not nearly as effectively as zeolite. Interestingly that rechargeable ball. it's called the blue. Apple contains both zeolite and activated charcoal but the manufacturer only talks about charcoal in their marketing. I wonder if they think that charcoal sounds more natural and therefore would be more appealing to consumers than something unfamiliar like zeolite but in terms of absorbing ethylene gas. I suspect it's the zeolite that's actually doing. The heavy lifting their the chuckle may also have some odor absorbing properties. Keeping your produce in special ethylene absorbing bags may indeed extend the shelf life. Keeping high at the lean producers particularly apples and avocados quarantined from your other produce can also help just remember that ethylene is only one thing that can shorten the life of your produce and ethylene absorbing bag isn't gonna prevent moldy berries or slimy lettuce for example. The best way to keep fruits and vegetables from going bad and going to waste is really to eat them up
Approximately 700 Walmart and Sam's Club stores have temporarily closed as Winter storms pound parts of US
"700, Wal Mart and Sam's Club stores across the U. S have temporarily closed because Of the winter storms and potential disasters, according to the country, according to the company, those areas mainly in places where they've seen ice and power outages.
Walmart now offering vaccines in 14 locations in metro Atlanta
"Store now offering the Corona virus vaccine at many more locations. Wal Mart, making it easier for you to get a coronavirus shot the chain expanding the number of locations. Word is offering the vaccine from 10 to 60 stores here in Georgia. 14 stores right here in metro Atlanta. In In addition addition to to to to Sam's Sam's Club Club stores, stores, which which Wal Wal Mart Mart operates operates still still USPS USPS Robin Robin Wolinsky, Wolinsky,
Vaccinations underway at Walmart and other South Florida pharmacies
"Is underway in parts of Florida at your local Wal Mart and Sam's Club stores Governor Rhonda Santas and as soon as we see that a sufficient number of seniors who wanted have gotten it then we can look at expanding potentially other age groups or occupation. Supposed else is free for people 65 years of age and older who pre register for the appointments and all this The state's positivity rate is up slightly to 6.22% and just over 7600 cases were added on Friday and the hero of the Tampa
Pharmacies at Winn-Dixie, Walmart, Fresco y Más, Sam’s Club to start vaccinations in Miami Dade
"Of when Dixie's, though, are starting to offer covered 19 shots for the first time today, joining public's pharmacies, which been putting shots in arms for weeks. Now, if I use Dr Mary Jo Trepca believes vaccinating our seniors will make a huge impact on the number of deaths and hospitalizations, said the vast majority of cases are being transmitted among younger groups of people that until labor, it's vaccinate these younger groups of people. We're still gonna see a lot of transmission. Public stores in Miami Dade and Broward are still not offering the inoculations. But starting tomorrow, about a dozen Walmarts and Sam's clubs in both counties well on Lee one fresco Emma's in Southwest Miami Dade is offering the vaccine along with to win Dixie's down in the keys. We have location information at W i o d dot com
TikTok Sale Is Shelved
"Last year. Tiktok was a hot topic. The trump administration had threatened to ban the popular video app owned by china bytedance. If the company didn't divest its us operations to an american company after a lot of twists and turns the trump administration signed off on a preliminary deal between tiktok or and walmart and over the past few months. Regulators have been working with the companies to hammer out the final details. But now there's a new wrinkle. We report that the biden administration is shelving the deal indefinitely pending a broader review of potential security risks. John mackinnon covers tech policy for the wall street journal and he joins me now to explain. Hi john thanks for being here. Glad to be here. So john catch us up. This deal was reached in the fall. What's happened since then. The short answer is not a lot has been happening. The deal that was announced in september kind of language since then for a couple of reasons one is that president trump himself kind of lost interest in it as the election. Season heated up. And then you know the post-election drama kind of consumed him then the biden administration took over and they have decided to do kind of a big picture. Broadscale review of all of the china tech issues that the trump administration kind of left hanging and that's causing them to want to rethink basically the entire tiktok arrangement. So what can you tell us about some of the reasoning behind that. And what does it say about the administration's priorities concerning tech policy. Especially when it comes to well. I think that there's recognition on both sides of the political spectrum that the issues being raised by chinese tech platforms and chinese technology in general are real concerns and are substantial concerns and the trump administration to its credit was kind early to recognize some of these concerns but their approach. I think the biden people feel was a little bit scattershot. That's not a word that they use. But i think that that's really how it looks to them. And so they're trying to find a way to address all of these data security national security issues in a rational way that kind of can be used across the board in different contexts and with different chinese tech companies. So they're they're trying to avoid the kind of individual targeting of companies that the trump administration was effectively. Doing how are tiktok and its owner bytedance responding to security concerns. You know bytedance has offered to do a lot of different things but so far. I think it's fair to say has not done everything that the us government would like the us. Government wants to find some way to make sure that american users data stays out of the purview of the chinese communist party of the chinese government and the folks who run bytedance assure everybody that they would never turn over american users data to the chinese government. But so far. I think it's fair to say. The american government is not convinced that that's right and they're really looking for some assurances that this chinese based company will not ever ballot to the wishes of the chinese government in turn over american users data and it's frankly tough nut to crack so that's what led the trump administration to try to concoct a deal that would effectively transfer ownership of the american operation to a majority. Us company but nothing has come of that so far now i think it's fair to say that the bytedance folks think that they have sufficient protections built into their system now to keep data out of the hands of the chinese government but us officials are not convinced that it's enough. What's the impact for oracle and walmart of shelving this deal even if only temporarily well i think there are different implications for those two companies. I think walmart went into this with the idea of developing a closer relationship with tiktok and building up its promotions and its brand through tiktok in i think that they have sort of reached enough understandings with the bytedance folks and tiktok on the marketing side. There was they've developed enough partnerships on the marketing side that they are basically happy even if they don't ever wind up with an ownership stake in the us operation oracle. I think is hoping to play a role in maybe hosting. The data may be securing the data that's developed by the us operation. I think that they would still like to own a chunk of this business. I think that they would like to have more of a presence in platforms in social media. But they'll be happy with what they get. If this deal does go forward. There are still a couple of legal loosens here to write. What would still need to be tied up will. There are a lot of cases that are going on but you know cases come and go As the needs arising go away. So i think that there are a lot of interesting issues being presented by these cases you know the extent to which the american president can exert this kind of control on foreign based tech platforms. That seemed to present a national security risks. I think that that's an issue that even congress probably will need to address further and there's some interest within the biden administration in trying to do that to try to get congress to do something. It may be that the next move is really in congress's court all right. That's wall street. Journal reporter john mackinnon. John thank you so much for joining me today. You're
TikTok Sale to Oracle, Walmart Is Shelved as Biden Reviews Security
"Year. Tiktok was a hot topic. The trump administration had threatened to ban the popular video app owned by china bytedance. If the company didn't divest its us operations to an american company after a lot of twists and turns the trump administration signed off on a preliminary deal between tiktok or and walmart and over the past few months. Regulators have been working with the companies to hammer out the final details. But now there's a new wrinkle. We report that the biden administration is shelving the deal indefinitely pending a broader review of potential security risks. John mackinnon covers tech policy for the wall street journal and he joins me now to explain. Hi john thanks for being here. Glad to be here. So john catch us up. This deal was reached in the fall. What's happened since then. The short answer is not a lot has been happening. The deal that was announced in september kind of language since then for a couple of reasons one is that president trump himself kind of lost interest in it as the election. Season heated up. And then you know the post-election drama kind of consumed him then the biden administration took over and they have decided to do kind of a big picture. Broadscale review of all of the china tech issues that the trump administration kind of left hanging and that's causing them to want to rethink basically the entire tiktok arrangement. So what can you tell us about some of the reasoning behind that. And what does it say about the administration's priorities concerning tech policy. Especially when it comes to well. I think that there's recognition on both sides of the political spectrum that the issues being raised by chinese tech platforms and chinese technology in general are real concerns and are substantial concerns and the trump administration to its credit was kind early to recognize some of these concerns but their approach. I think the biden people feel was a little bit scattershot. That's not a word that they use. But i think that that's really how it looks to them. And so they're trying to find a way to address all of these data security national security issues in a rational way that kind of can be used across the board in different contexts and with different chinese tech companies. So they're they're trying to avoid the kind of individual targeting of companies that the trump administration was effectively. Doing how are tiktok and its owner bytedance responding to security concerns. You know bytedance has offered to do a lot of different things but so far. I think it's fair to say has not done everything that the us government would like the us. Government wants to find some way to make sure that american users data stays out of the purview of the chinese communist party of the chinese government and the folks who run bytedance assure everybody that they would never turn over american users data to the chinese government. But so far. I think it's fair to say. The american government is not convinced that that's right and they're really looking for some assurances that this chinese based company will not ever ballot to the wishes of the chinese government in turn over american users data and it's frankly tough nut to crack so that's what led the trump administration to try to concoct a deal that would effectively transfer ownership of the american operation to a majority. Us company but nothing has come of that so far now i think it's fair to say that the bytedance folks think that they have sufficient protections built into their system now to keep data out of the hands of the chinese government but us officials are not convinced that it's enough.
TikTok Sale to Oracle, Walmart Is Shelved as Biden Reviews Security
"The wall street journal sources say that the us plans to have bytedance. Divest tiktok x.'s. North american operations to group including oracle and walmart. Remember that we've talked about it quite a bit on. The show have been indefinitely. Suspended white house. Spokespeople have said that the administration is developing a comprehensive approach to risks posed by chinese apps. A formal response to talks court challenge against the executive order against it is due in february. Eighteenth a separate order restricting transactions with eight chinese companies. Alipay is set to take effect next week as well. So look for clarification from the administration on its approach to china. Not just by chance. Tiktok
Report: TikTok sale pushed by Trump is shelved
"We report exclusively that the plan sale of tiktok s- american operations to a group including oracle and walmart is on hold while the biden administration reviews its policies on security last year. The trump administration order to ban on tiktok and told the video sharing apps chinese owner to divest itself of its. Us operations appeal that move which is still pending in court.
TikTok Divestment Reportedly Indefinitely Suspended
"The wall street journal. Sources say the. Us plan to have bytedance. Divest tick tock. North american operations to a group including oracle and walmart have been indefinitely suspended. Talks have reportedly continued under the biden administration between bytedance and us national security officials but specifically regarding ways to prevent tax information on us users being accessed by the chinese government.
The Third Time May Be the Charm for the Staples/Office Depot Merger--Sort Of
"If at first you don't succeed try try again. Yes we've all heard and that appears to be the mantra of office supply company staples when it comes to its acquisition plans for rival office depot after two previous attempts staples hope that the third time would be the charm as it made another run at joining forces with its big box industry. Peer but the marriage hasn't even happened yet and it already appears that the honeymoon is over office. Depots leadership rejected the two billion dollar offer. Which is about a third of the amount staples was prepared to shell out in its second takeover attempt six years ago. A federal judge blocked that action due to antitrust concerns but a week after the most recent offer joseph loose luso who is chairman of office depots parent company. Odp sent a letter to the board stating that. There were better ways to craft a deal. Reports the financial times vassilis so expressed concern that regulators could block the merger on antitrust grounds which would cause quote significant damage to the business. In other words. The deal will get mired in red tape. And regulatory oversight affecting office depots ability to handle its day to day operations in an effort to head off the objections of wary. Regulators staples has left some options on the table including having the merged business focus on retail business markets instead of also serving large commercial accounts. The financial times reports does letter drew another line in the sand to it said that staples should bear the cost of any potential regulatory risk in an interesting turn of events. Office depot is also landed new financial brains in bronze on its board h. g. vora capital management is an investment fund that had been a silent investor in office depot until january. Then a member of the firm joined the board. Having such an institutional shareholder representatives like quote having free access to an investment bank does not care about fees only shareholder value according to a report on. Cnbc the new board member can help the leadership team. Think more strategically about the best course of action ahead. But the sparring potential partners may want to settle their differences and decide what they wanna do soon. This latest merger attempt comes at a time when office supply brands are struggling in a competitive environment. That includes giants like amazon and walmart. Perhaps you've heard of them and while privately held staples doesn't disclose its financials office depot sales. Were down nearly ten percent last quarter retail wire reports since last merger attempt. Six years ago amazon has become a major force in the office supply. Market it's business. Marketplace is expected to hit more than thirty billion dollars in the next two years. Such a massive competitor may change regulators hearts about letting the two bricks and mortar brands tied the knot according to some reports since the office depot response the ball is back in staples court whether the to office supply. Retailers are to come to some kind of agreement. Well that just may come down to thinking outside the big box
"walmart" Discussed on Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!
"First Up, , we have a lot of warm products which hopefully remained warm. . Before we try them first up. . We have Kellogg's brand new waffles in fun flavors. . I have to say, , I was like freaking out we have two flavors to try today but there was a third flavor we didn't get that was super cute. . The flavors were trying our Unicorn which tastes like cotton candy and birthday cake, , which is yellow cake with rainbow. Sprinkles. . . These are not only available at Walmart. . They're also at target Safeway and more and what I noticed about these is that they're very large <hes> large like the size of rigging frozen waffles do smell amazing they really do. . And I, , also GONNA say usually frozen waffles tastes the same I have high hopes for these I think these are gonna be different. . What are you trying I? ? What's the Yellow One? ? Is What the Unicorn? ? Birthday. . Look it looks like a birthday. . Okay. . Let's go birthday cake. . Okay. . <hes>. . That tastes like a birthday cake. . These are really moist. They . taste like cake. . That's really good and the stats are really not bad hundred and thirty calories per waffle two and a half grams of fat five smart points. . But I want to say one thing like these are not I feel like in the past like four or five weeks, , we've tried a lot of frozen waffles. . And they're all the same even the ones who trader Joe's that are Pumpkin flavored. . There's something about this waffle. . That's a little special do agree. . Yeah. . Definitely, , and I was just noticing that you don't need butter or Maple Syrup on that. . I mean this is just fine by itself. . You know I totally grandma try the Unicorn cotton catches interesting because they have such perfectly deep wells. . What do you call those nooks and crannies? ? <hes> what do you call in English mapping it is. . Yeah. . Waffle House. . Yeah. . They're really Nice deep-sea coach and a lot of Sierra remade ours pacman. . Oh cute wait. . What are the little dots in this one? ? Sheri's berries I think right and cotton candy. . I like the birthday cake more. . Yes, , that's amazing. . These are amazing. . Kellogg's makes eggo right. . But these are not under the eggo brand I. . Don't think are they know? ? They're not. . So you don't have to leg that is really interesting for her. . Nope you don't have to go your Lego Mike. . Okay next we are trying this is a product that I find very exciting and unique foster farms. . The chicken people they have a new product called bold bites. . They're marketed as kids bowl by. . So they're like you get these in the fridge section and they're small individually wrapped packs like pouches of chicken and they come in flavors we have Taco and pizza today and what I really love about these portion controlled. . It's sort of like saying, , Hey, , kids you can snack on chicken like like from being I would just dump this pouch. . It tastes good into super on top of a salad it's fifty calories worth-a-chicken. . Looks Amazing what are we trying? ? Why did you get all the fun flavors like Taco, , Pizza, , I can't open. . which WANNA restarting with them pastor, , which can open pizza Jamie can open I. . Don't have the strength. . s these high in sodium. . No. . Not really right. . Three clear to read the sodium for those of us who don't have our reading. . It's three fifty, , which is not terribly. . No this is good. . I would not say tastes like pizza but I would put this on a pizza at fifty calories worth. . Let's see. . We got spicy lally trion. . That's good but I feel like it's a stretch to call at pizza. . Wait I a little bit of like Italian seasoning. . Okay. . Yeah. . No I like it I like the concept I like creative. . Let's try the TACO. . Just I'm impressed and it tastes like white meat chicken breast doesn't taste like unidentifiable parts of a chicken. . TACO measure making tacos. . That is excellent first of all. . This is what I would do. . I would take those new cauliflower Ortega Taco shells that they sent us same thing and I would just like loaded up and make a chicken Taco out of this. . Don't goods while he? ? Put it over, , put it over cauliflower rice and then scuba salsa. . These? ? This is great. . This particular flavor. . Terrific I don't WanNa give any preliminary ratings but it will rate. . Hi. .
"walmart" Discussed on Reset
"When you think of a Walmart what comes to mind. . Probably, not , that it's some tech savvy subscription company but tomorrow, , the retail giant is launching its subscription service called Walmart plus and some see that as a player take background from the company's big rival Amazon Dot. . com. . I'm here with Jason Del Rey senior correspondent here at recode Jason thanks for being with us. . Teddy. . So, , how big a deal is the launch? ? Of Walmart plus. . So we'll see how the launch actually goes off, , but the idea of Walmart loss and the fact that Walmart after all these years is finally putting paid membership out there in a big way that is a big deal. . Walmart's trying to lean into what they do really well, , and that is mainly really really low prices on groceries. . So the core of Walmart plus. . Is a same day or next day delivery service <hes> focusing on. . Fresh groceries that said the idea is that you beyond groceries. . To. . Many. . Many of the Nadine, , most popular products that you would find in a Walmart store. . I think Walmart. . Has said you know a selection of over one hundred thousand items, , but on top of that. . Walmart. . Plus is hoping to add perks that maybe Amazon can't match. . So one of them is at launch. . Discounts on gas at one gas stations and other partnering gas stations. . It's something like no more than five cents a gallon. . But if you're someone who drives a lot shops at Walmart. . Over the course of the year maybe that makes a difference to you. . And over time while they're not talking about details I'd expect to see. . Other. . Perks that may be are more Walmart like and more geared toward sort of the long-term Walmart customer than. . Some of the other perks we see in prime such as you know, , prime music, , for example. . So the sounds like Disney plus it feels and looks like Amazon prime. . But like taking a step back here, , why is Walmart doing any of this? ? Why is it getting into the subscription business in the first place? ? So I think there's a couple reasons. . Starting really with Amazon prime big companies have trained basically everyone in this country to start consuming via subscriptions. . So of course, you , have prime with more than one, , hundred, , fifty, , million paying customers around the world. . But you also have the rise of. . Subscription services like Netflix. . So like spotify and the like and what you find is often when you subscribe to something, , you want to get the most out of it. . Right. . So what does that mean for Amazon Amazon that means prime customers spend more and shop more frequently than Amazon than nine prime customers do. . They also often price compare less. . So they're sort of like absorbed into this Amazon only World Walmart is trying to build sort of deeper relationships. . They probably would call it with their customers, , make them great customers, , and then with their customers make sure you know that this sort of locks them in. . So they don't Fly Amazon in the first place. . There's a couple of other reasons for fast. . Delivery is really expensive same day next day delivery. . It's really expensive. . So Walmart's hoping to maybe subsidize some of that expense through these subscription fees, , and then one of the last things I'll mention is just that I think they do feel whether they admitted or not that they need to do something as an alternative to Prime I reported earlier this year that more than half of Walmart's top spending families are now Amazon prime customers maybe they can win some of them back with this. . It is about twenty one dollars cheaper a year. . And there are trade-offs but maybe they went some back and maybe more importantly they just sort of stem the tide of. . Existing customers who haven't switched to prime yet from going there in the first place. .
"walmart" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"So one percent shrink yet good which is still from it, burn it down I don't care whatever were you at Walmart when I stole from them when we went to a house last time no, you still want a hat I stole a hat from Walmart and it was thrilling it was such a thrill i. I don't know if I've ever really shoplifted but I shoplifted from Walmart and they was a shoplift look. I'm not going to completely explain away what I did, which was stealing, which is a sin. But. A. IS WALMART WHO cares but B I stole at of convenience not out of like I'm GonNa Steal something I can't afford to buy here. So doing the self-checkout and I had a bunch of stuff was buying a bunch of groceries and everything. A bunch of US went on a shopping run now is buying myself a silly hat. was like a nine dollar hat. And I scanned it last and there was no tag scan. What I should have done according to the Walmart. Is Go get one with a tag to scan us like. Behind you. Yeah it's like I'm not GonNa do that I'm just going to put it in my bag. And pretend like I bought it and that worked and I recently found out and boy let me tell you the thrill walking out of there. And I was just like like even when like the security guard standing by there. Like I'm a white guy pushing forty I I'll throw a fit. Seeing my bag and they'll work. And that's Society's fault. Not My fault but anyway. But then I read up about how apparently Walmart uses some like Ai. To use like a lot of microphones, these microphones cameras with like artificial intelligence, reading it, and apparently you know it's one of these things where they sign some hundred million dollar contract multiple hundred, million dollar, and the big secret is that it's horrible and doesn't work at all. Which I definitely saw because I just took something and walked out with it and nothing happened. I mean he was a nine dollar. He tried to walk out with the with the thirty inch flat screen baby. That's sure. It might be differentiated. So say. I thought this was great when I first got it and then I put it on like when it was actually cold. Yeah it's not so good. It's a very cheap hat..
"walmart" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"I'm Chris Sale with me today. Our Man in Rhode Island it's Brian for Brian good to see you. Chris How's it going? It's going pretty well. We've got some restaurant news. We've got some energy news. We're going to start though with retail because Walmart, which last time I checked was already doing pretty well with the ECOMMERCE Walmart is partnering up with Shop. Affi- to expand its third party marketplace site. And you were talking earlier today. This seems like a good move for both it's the proverbial win win, but in terms of stock prices. It's moving shop up about five percent today. Yeah these are two companies that are just having stellar years when you see yet another announcement like this, come out of a shop, fi easy to understand why so Walmart is essentially opening up its Walmart Dot com platform, which is you highlighted is just seeing explosive growth last quarter, seventy four percent sales growth over the prior year, so they're really having a big success, but they're going to allow shop. Users and there's more than a million of them right now to essentially seamlessly offer their products and sell them directly on Walmart. Dot Com. So I think this is a big win for both companies. It certainly broadens Walmart's product. Offering also gives him a nice pr win for supporting small and medium-sized businesses, obviously a big win for shop, Affi- further solidifying them as the Goto place, if you are a small or medium-sized business and want to. Beef up your e commerce capabilities and Walmart did say initially limiting this. Their plan is to have twelve hundred businesses started up by the end of the year, but could easily see this being expanded down the road. Yeah, and it's you know I was thinking about this earlier, because every once in a while, we'll get you know e mail from listeners or or comments in the fool, live chat that kind of thing, and and every once in a while you get something along the lines of what are you guys like shop if I so much? and. It's. It's deals like this like. It's just they're. They're focused their ability to continue to execute. And this is. This is a massive partnership. In the wake of The recent partnership they did with facebook as well and it's. Sherifi is sort of establishing itself as you indicated as sort of like this, this Goto Platform. To me the thing that put Chiappa fi on my radar was when several years ago Amazon essentially said we give up. We can't compete against shop FI- If you're on our platform, we suggest you transitioned over to shop a FI. There's no bigger boost in the arm or vote for another platform than Amazon, throwing in the towel against you in the e commerce world and to your point, we've also now seen facebook announcing a big partnership with them. Also has a deals with them and now and now Walmart, so shop. A fight is clearly the top dog, and that's why we like it Chris. Doug Macmillan the CEO at Walmart it's. It's pretty remarkable A. Methodical investments he and his team have made in ECOMMERCE. You know five six years after. A really good stretch of time when you indicate that they really should have been doing this a lot sooner, but. I'm impressed by how they have made up for lost time. Yeah the same I agree with you there. They should have made those investments fifteen years prior. But. Hey, they did recognize..
"walmart" Discussed on The Topical
"A major gun control update this week. Walmart has started restricting firearms purchases to customers who promised to use them at a different retailer and later. That's the sound of California's newly modified bug Zappers will a larger new models. Be Able to take care. Sure of the state's coyote population for good from the onion and onion public radio. This is the topical. I'm Leslie Price and I'm going to speak very slowly so you don't get too confused about today's news. Stay with the topic is presented by cash APP. The number one finance finance APP in the APP store. It's the simplest way to send and receive money and the easiest way to bribe. NFL referees into not calling obvious. Pass interference in the two thousand nineteen NFC championship unshipped game allowing the Los Angeles Rams to advance to the Super Bowl. Oh man that was rich. Download cache APP today and get ten dollars when you sign up using Promo Code topical under increasing and pressure from Anti Gun activists stop selling firearms. Walmart is finally taking action. The corporation announced that all locations will now restrict gun purchases only to customers immerse who promised to use them at one of Walmart's competitors. OPR reporter Remmy Bergelin has been following the story and joins me now Leslie so tell us what prompted this decision by Walmart Art. Well there's been public pressure on retailers for a while now to stop selling guns or at least to make it harder to get one but this is the biggest step forward Walmer has taken yet a spokesperson for the company. Doug Marshall said yesterday that the increase in mass shootings has the retail giant concerned. That another massacre could happen at any one of their four thousand stores across the country. Their hope hope is that this new policy will offer Walmart Shoppers Protection by diverting a potential gunman toward any number of other department store and sporting goods chains. Here's what Marshall had to say. After speaking you can with our customers and consulting our own consciences Walmart has decided that we can no longer stand by as the gun. Violence in this country spreads across our stores so starting today we will no longer be selling any firearms at any Walmart locations unless the buyer assures us and is able to convincingly prove that they'll use it somewhere else like a home mm depot or a Kohl's just not Sam's Club because that's actually part of us to interesting. What's the reaction been from gun control activists? Well it's a mix. Walmart is being applauded for taking a step but some say they aren't going far enough for example how to some improve. They're going to use a gun. Somewhere else will walmart start asking customers to see. A manifesto lasted about one of their rivals or a specific list of targets before they purchase a gun. It remains to be seen. Well that makes sense but at its core the seems like a pretty ambitious and bold action on Walmart's Walmart part it does. It's easy to imagine how this can save lives. Someone comes in wanting to buy a gun walmart. Says you can only use the somewhere else and they say oh no I want into us here at this Wal Mart and they walk away empty handed. That's a good thing. And how likely is it that this plan actually protects people from mass shootings. Well there hasn't been a ton of research go off of but some experts say that casualties of mass shootings could potentially decrease gunman chooses say at K.. Mart or sears. Those retailers have very few customers so it doesn't seem likely that will follow their lead and taking action. Yes in fact Bass. Pro Shops has already announced that they will go one step further and making sure their customers are safe. They're offering anyone who purchases a semiautomatic rifle at one of their stores of Free Twenty Five Dollars Walmart Gift Card to steer them away from bass pro stores purchased was sounds like consumers will really want to keep their eyes peeled field for the store. That's offering the best deal if they don't WanNa die. Thank you thank you. The American lagers Augurs Council held a lengthy press conference today to make an announcement they felt had been long overdue bill right. CEO of rights logging and Tree Services spoke this morning to notify the public public that he and his fellow members of the logging industry. Just can't fucking get enough of logs. We are totally locked. We love snacking shopping. gawk hearing cooney rushing walks logs in the back of a trailer riding logs to a lumber yard turning logs into planks building joining us now is Rebecca Neal who was at the press conference this morning. Hello Rebecca Hi Leslie. So what sparked this announcement from the logging Industry Wino- well right and other members of the American Loggers Council felt it was time to set the record straight and let everyone know that when it comes to logs they fucking love the things so much so that they've all devoted their entire professional lives to them make no mistake. We love the rough bark. You love their fiber is great. We love scouting locks walks. We Love Split Lock. Never our ally time and bill right who we just heard from again wasn't alone in this. He was joined by about a dozen or so other leaders of the logging industry who also wanted to make their feelings clear and dispel any rumors that their love of logs might be limited. The only big ones made of pine or Oak Rebecca. What is it about logs that these grown men and women just can't get enough of well as you heard from Mr moment ago? There's no one thing but rather the fact. There are so many things to love about logs how they feel how they smell their shape. That's what's so appealing but if there was one main takeaway from today's press conference it was that if these motherfuckers Z.. One of those big cranes moving a log around in the sky they will one hundred percent lose their shit and win a big log files and get the word timber who uncared much better than that. I swear if a whole load logs ruled out the back log trucking crush meet a gift that God as my witness I would die a happy. The man well. I suppose there's worse ways to go. Thank you Rebecca. Thank you five. News events have happened Sunday. And I've already told you about two. Can you guess how many more we have to tell you about. That's right. Three here are three more news stories. You need to know presidential candidate who judge trapped himself inside a freezer earlier today after searching a local Iowa diner for a back room with high rolling donors. It's unclear as of now with mayor. Pete is expected to survive the weekend. A new report found that eating Kiwis once a day doesn't do too much for your health. But they're fun to eat. So why. Not and ultra a new ECO conscious. Fashion Brand launched today. The company plans to stay environmentally friendly by not manufacturing or selling any close at all. And that's the topic for today. I'm Leslie Price. We know the news doesn't stop when this podcast does so be sure to go to the onion dot com for all the day's top stories. We'll see next uh..
"walmart" Discussed on Pro Rata
"We're joined now by Bloomberg Business Reporter. Sarah Halzack do you sense that. Yesterday's decision was mostly prompted by outside pressures or by internal employee pressures after the multiple shootings combination. The combination of the two for this particular spasm of violence really landed right at Walmart doorstep right. The shooting took place within one of its stores. And it's important to remember that only a few days earlier Walmart had suffered another shooting at one of its Mississippi stores where one employee shot and killed two other employees. So Oh i think this is feeling particularly close to home and of course outside momentum on this issue does appear to be changing Walmart the largest single retailer of ammunition in the country by market share. But from your perspective are firearm sales. Kind of broadly including AMMO. Is it a major part of Walmart's business or is it a pretty small one. That dropping doesn't really impact the bottom on much. Yeah it's a pretty small part of their overall sales and bottom line so in that sense. This is not a terribly difficult decision right. I think where it gets difficult. Is that add. Walmart's heritage is so much in rural America. It's founder Sam. Walton was avid hunter. In fact like part of the Walmart lower is that he chose North West Arkansas in part because it had access to four different hunting seasons right. It was near the state lines of Arkansas Missouri Oklahoma. Kansas he could hunt everywhere he wanted. So this this is really something that's in the DNA of Walmart and has been for some time and so I think doing anything that might alienate a rural shopper. Or positive is moving away from that. Ethos is the difficult decision for Walmart not to be too cynical here but one of the arguments kind of I don't know if he wants a arguments for Walmart but certainly one of the characteristics of Walmart is that in a lot of those rural communities it it is the only retailer so it's not that you've got ten different places. You could buy a hunting rifle from Walmart. That's still applies right and a lot of cases. I think that's absolutely right and I think that's what we see over and over again with these sort of collisions of politics in retail is the at the end of the day. Shoppers end up choosing the most convenient option. This the thing that is you know has the best price or is the easiest store for them to get to. And I think these conflagrations end up sort of shaping their purchasing decisions for only a very short period of time and particularly with Walmart. where it is you know such a destination for all kinds of purchases as a big box store and as you said is often the anchor of rural community retail? I don't anticipate this having a big impact on their sales. Can you help me square one thing here. So walmarts. Basically saying on certain items that it's decided to stop selling that's really public policy policy issues. The reason for example when it talks about some of the munition it says yes this can be used for hunting rifles but in theory not even in theory and reality it also could be used in these ar fifteen eighteen clips. You know the these larger clip. So that's why we're not selling them anymore but at the same time they're gonNA sell through their existing inventory if Walmart thinks this stuff shouldn't be sold why is continuing to sell it. It's a good question and one that I'm I'm not sure that I can answer. I think that it's probably just trying to do the prudent thing for its shareholders and kind of moved oof through that inventory and hope that the broader gesture of saying. Hey this is the direction we're going. We'll be satisfying enough for consumers who are looking king for it to take action on this issue. Were you surprised. At least I was surprised. Let me put it that way. And then I will ask if you were in the letter that Doug Macmillan put out yesterday after laying out all the steps that Walmart was plan to take he also made some public policy prescriptions and basically said hey congress we would like you to close on gun show loopholes for example in terms of private sales and some other things. Were you surprised that he took a step beyond just what Walmart can do with Walmart. I was surprised by that. In fact that was the most surprising thing to me the announcement because the specific steps it took are pretty consistent consistent with the kinds of gradual incremental things. We've seen Walmart do on this issue in the past so you know in two thousand fifteen stop selling assault rifles and twenty eighteen raise as the minimum age to buy firearms. He's kind of gradual things right. But the policy prescriptions. Were interesting and this is the place where I have the most questions. What I really wonder is is this the last time I am? We're GONNA hear anything forceful from Walmart on this issue or is it really going to start talking about this issue more even when it feeds from the headlines and if so that could be really powerful. It's the fortune one company right. And having that voice in the mix might provide a new and important source of pressure for lawmakers on this topic will lawmakers and other companies right because Of New York Times Andrew. Ross sorkin argument on this with Walmart has always been yes. It could stop selling certain sorts of ammunition and firearms which it's now doing but it also is a huge partner to other accompanies on say the Fortune Twenty lists big financial companies credit card companies etc.. If Walmart really really wanted to put its thumb on the scale here it could pressure its partners to stop doing business with other gun retailers and manufacturers sure it could absolutely do that but you know enough could happen just by the sheer sample of what it's doing because it scale is so massive have you know I think back to Several years ago when the economy was heating up and Walmart raised. Its minimum wage right. It moved in that direction and said Hey. The labor market's tight. This is something we've you've got to do to recruit the best talent and we're now at a point where some of my colleagues reported back in August retail wages are at fifteen year high and Walmart is part of the reason in for that. Is that everybody else by the sheer example of Walmart and the competition of Walmart felt pressure to step up their game on wages including target and others and so surely by Walmart taking this action. Yes it could put direct pressure on partners to join it in this effort. But it's your example. Could do plenty to sort sort of change where corporate America's going on this issue for decision by Walmart from a competitive standpoint. Obviously good for the local. You know small mom pop gun dealer. Who who you know in the same block or the same neighborhood is a walmart broader though when it comes to whether it'd be big box retailers or other national or regional retailers? Does this create a bigger opportunity for someone in other words if someone if not completely step into Walmart shoes at least take a big piece of that business. Walmart's giving away no. I don't think so. I don't think there's any one company that will be a particular beneficiary of this. The firearms market is really fragmented. So much there halzack Bloomberg retail reporter. Thanks for joining us.
"walmart" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"For the kind of products that you decide to buy instead many on the left would like to do is lobby the heads of these corporations to set policy for you and they want to do so not at the behest of the consumer because there was vast consumer outcry against walmart stock was not dropping instead what they would like to do is create manufactured media controversy and then suggests that the c._e._o.'s should step in where the political bosses have failed to act so these are the new pressure tactics the basically use a form of corporate blackmail to go after corporate figures and then use them to culturally crammed what you could not achieve politically as i say all all that is perfectly. Legal is a good for the country. No it's not good for the country why well imagine a world in which visa sets policy for exactly who they will do business with imagine a world in which visa says we are just not going to process your transactions. All the credit card companies left gets what it wants. All the credit card companies say we are not going to process your transactions if they're not transactions with which we agree. That's going to get into some really dicey territory incredibly quickly because let's say for example that you want to give charity to your synagogue synagogue or your church. Your synagogue or your church does not perform same sex marriages for example and visa says okay. We are not going to allow you to give charity using using our credit card because we disagree with your churches policies k. Is that a good thing or bad thing. You have to separate what oh you will end up with is separate chains of commerce politically speaking the biggest problem in the country right. Now everyone talks about it is political polarization but the left solution for political polarization is to not let you engage in any business in any commerce unless you agree with them they would ah. Let's not pretend that they just want walmart to stop selling ammo. What they want is for everyone to stop selling the ammo and everyone's who stop selling guns was going to happen. Instead what you're going to have happen is people who set up entire chains of commerce that are based outside of the common system. We currently hold. I'll tell you what will happen. People like me will set up a conservative credit card that is designed and oriented so the conservatives can pa patronize conservative businesses and get points back to conservative causes and we'll do this not because we want but out of necessity but you will end up with is not people failing to buy guns. You'll have people buying guns in cash which actually makes it a lot harder for people to track the transactions so there on the left and you like gun control that ain't smart where you're going to end up with is a world in which we have entirely separate spheres of life life based on your political orientation because we force corporations into taking sides that is where we're going and that is the future that a lot on the left want or they. They're very excited that corporate ceos are now getting involved in these fights now in the long term. What's gonna end up happening is that these corporations are going to cut themselves off from half the american public because there will be a reaction and the reaction will be. I'm not going to shop there anymore by half so in the in the moment they're figuring that conservatives will be saying when about all of this and they'll just continue to shop at walmart and that's probably true but here's here's the reality if they had not stopped telling m._o. Left is would have continued shopping at walmart is they like to bitch and moan about walmart but then they go and shop there every day but the corporations injecting themselves into into these sorts of scenarios are going to create an alternative line of commerce and that's not maybe fine on a free market level again free markets work but it ain't going to be great on on on a cultural level for people to shop separately to go to different stores..
"walmart" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Of course outside outside momentum on this issue does appear to be changing walmart was kind of the largest single retailer of ammunition in the country by market share but from your perspective are firearm sales is kind of broadly including ammo. Is it a major part of walmart's business or is it a pretty small one. That dropping doesn't really impact the bottom line much yeah. It's a pretty small part of their overall sales sales and bottom line so in that sense. This is not a terribly difficult decision right. I think where it gets difficult is that walmart heritage is so much in rural america. It's it's founder. Sam walton was an avid hunter in fact like part of the walmart lower is that he chose north west arkansas in part because it had access to four different hunting wanting seasons right near the state lines of arkansas missouri oklahoma kansas. He could hon everywhere he wanted so this is really something that's in the d._n._a. Of walmart and has been for some time time and so. I think doing anything that might alienate a rural shopper or posited is moving away from that ethos is a difficult decision for walmart not to be too cynical here but one of the arguments arguments are arguments for walmart but certainly one of the characteristics of walmart. Is that in a lot of those rural communities. It is the only retailer so it's not that you've got ten different places you could buy a hunting rifle from is walmart. That's still applies right and a lot of cases. I think that's absolutely right and i think that's what we see over and over again with these sorts of collisions lesions of politics in retail as at the end of the day shoppers end up choosing the most convenient option that thing that is has the best price or is the easiest store door for them to get to and i think these conflagrations end up sort of shaping their purchasing decisions for only a very short period of time and particularly with walmart where where it is such a destination for all kinds of purchases as a big box store and as you said is often the anchor of rural community retail. I just don't anticipate this having a big big impact on their sale. Can you help me square one thing here so walmarts basically saying on certain items that it's decide to stop selling. That's really a public policy issues the reason for example when it talks about some of the munition it says yes this can be used for hunting rifles but in theory not even in theory and reality it also could be used kind of in these fifteen clips. You know the these larger clips so that's why we're not selling them anymore but at the same time they're going to sell through their existing inventory. If walmart thinks this stuff shouldn't be sold why continuing to sell it. It's a good question and one that i'm. I'm not sure that i can answer. I think that it's probably just trying to do the prudent thing for its shareholders and kind of move through that inventory and hope that the broader gesture sure of saying hey <hes> this is the direction we're going. We'll be satisfying enough for consumers who are looking for it to take action on this issue. Were you surprised at least i was what surprised let me put it that way and then i will ask if you were in the letter that doug macmillan the c._e._o. Put out yesterday. After laying out all the steps that walmart was playing to take he also made some public policy prescriptions and basically said hey congress we would like you to close gun show loopholes for example in terms of private sales and some other things. Were you surprised that he took a step beyond. Just what walmart can do with walmart. I was surprised by that. In fact that was the most surprising thing to me and the announcement because specific steps it took are pretty consistent with the kinds of gradual incremental things we've eighteen walmart do on this issue in the past so you know in two thousand fifteen stop selling assault rifles in two thousand eighteen. It raised the minimum age to buy firearms. He's kind of gradual things right but the policy prescriptions were interesting and this is the place where i have the most questions what i really wonder is. Is this the last time we're gonna hear anything forceful from walmart on this issue or or is it really going to start talking about this issue more even when it feeds from the headlines and if so that could be really powerful it's the fortune one company right and having that voice in the mix might provide an important source of pressure for lawmakers on this topic lawmakers and other companies right because in the new york times enter absorbs argument on this with walmart has always been and yes it could stop selling certain sorts of ammunition and firearms which it's now doing but it also is a huge partner to companies say the fortune twenty list big financial companies credit card companies etc. If walmart really really wanted to put its thumb on the scale here it could pressure its partners to stop doing business with other retailers and manufacturers share. It could absolutely do for that but you know enough could happen just by the sheer example of what it's doing because it scale is so massive you know i think back to <hes> several years ago when the economy aww heating up and walmart raised its minimum wage right. It moved in that direction and said hey the labor market's tight. This is something we've got to do to recruit the best talent and we're now at a point wait where some of my colleagues reported back in august retail wages are at a fifteen year high and walmart is part of the reason for that is that everybody else <hes> by the sheer example walmart and the competition of walmart felt pressure to step up their game on wages including target and and others and so surely by walmart taking this action. Yes it could put direct pressure partners to join in this effort but it's your example could do plenty to sort of change where corporate america's going unofficial final question does this decision by walmart from a competitive standpoint obviously good for the local you know small mom pop gun dealer who who's the same block or the same neighborhood as a walmart walmart broader though when it comes to whether it'd be big box retailers or other national regional retailers does this create a bigger opportunity for someone another someone if not completely step into walmart shoes at least take a big piece of that business walmart's giving away. No i don't think so. I don't think there's any one company that will be a particular beneficiary of this. The firearms market okay is really fragmented so much their house at bloomberg retail reporter. Thanks for joining us. My final two right after this the equity fund resource group at.
"walmart" Discussed on The Information's 411
"Number eight has a couple of different projects under it. They acquired a yogurt, frozen yogurt, machine company that was pretty young. Hold whim. Basically you put in like a packet of stuff and milk, and then it would make for as an yogurt. They acquired that company and Bart Stein who was when before is now running a hardware effort under store. Number eight, it's called project Franklin. They've got a project coupler, which is their Amazon go competitor. You've got Katie Finnegan who was close with Mark Laurie and helped on a lot of the work with the acquisition shoes at jet because Mark acquired a company that she had called huckster and she's now working on VR for WalMart and these little initiatives, they sort of treat them as like their own little portfolio companies within store eight, which is within broader WalMart store itself has like twenty something around twenty. Something associates who work in research in different areas to try to see what WalMart should you may be temped to do next and where there are other areas where they can launch a little experiments. He's little. Experiments are run as their own nimble in, I guess, just to wrap up what let's give me give us also kind of a scope of the challenges that this side of WalMart faces, you know, like what's the baggage that they are that this part of the business dealing with as a, you know, sort of this company tries to make a big transition. I was surprised to learn that. So since Mark Laurie came on board, there's there's one thing he's been pushing for and it hasn't happened yet. So WalMart has been pushing online grocery, right? Especially given Amazon's pushing online grocery. We've seen both companies make competing announcements about launching new markets in different partnerships that they've got for WalMart as whole foods, rolls out delivery in different cities across the country. So WalMart has a separate site for online grocery orders. It's not through WalMart dot com. It's grocery out WalMart dot com. They're two separate sites. Mark Laurie showed up and he was like, why. Why? Why do we have to separate sites for this? That doesn't make sense. I actually only discovered this because after WalMart started really promoting or online grocery stuff, I did a search for banana on WalMart dot com. And the first multiple dozen reports, two dozen results on there were things that weren't actually the fruit banana. It was like a toothbrushes shape like banana for kids and then like banana V8. and stuff shall we v eight. Of course. I don't understand why this is happening, and then I came to realize others separate grocery site, right? So lorries been pushing for a while. People from jet have been pushing for a while to integrate those shoe. And you know, two years later, we're still here where two separate sites. So it's a big challenge when you're working in a giant corporation. And that's why those small experiments are important to them. So they try to move fast and see what is going to work. I feel more informed without all mart. Thank you Corey for being here and good luck, Tom..
"walmart" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton
"First walmart store was not opened until seventeen years after he started in business so for seventeen years he perfected his techniques particularly his merchandising techniques and and this was done on a relentless weekly basis so every week after he opened his second store he'd get together on saturday morning with the store managers and say what are we going to do better next week what what didn't work out the way we expected last week and relentlessly week after week for for year on year he he would figure out how to improve things and so his improvement path was the fastest that there's ever been and but it was seventeen years later when he decided no longer to just do franchise right to be a franchise owner and he opened up his first walmart his first walmart was not an instant success the second walmart which has a legendary story about how it was opened was the runaway success that ultimately led to the company that we know today so what was it that that that happened between the first and second store opening that that change the dynamic within the company so that that second store just kind of took it and run in some ways the second store he amped up the cost savings the everyday low.
"walmart" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly
"It's not it's not like women on one thing can i say one thing it's not like putting a pop up store into into walmart it's like putting another walmart into walmart you know games are a huge part of the revenue of the app store so it's not it's like putting a door in walmart that is a homeless walmart on the way to our store yeah that's a good point lucy you got some splaine into do us district court judge lucy koh maybe gave away some secret information there's a lawsuit going on about touch disease you know that that apple knew about touch disease before it told the you know people or whatever and this lawsuit there were some internal apple these are why lawsuits are bad for apple that the secrecy kings these some internal apple documents are filed under seal in that lawsuit that alleges apple misled customers about touch disease they're still under seal but judge co inadvertently i would guess made some of the information public in a recent opinion on the case she and this is the the pleading with the smoking gun apple's internal testing determined the iphone six and she quotes his so this comes from the documents was three point three times more likely to bend the iphone five s and the iphone six plus was seven point two times more likely to band than the five s and she uses this to underscore that you know apple sometimes knows about this stuff but doesn't disclose this was before more likely to bend easily when prepared to before they shipped it so this isn't even related to the touch disease but.
"walmart" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly
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"walmart" Discussed on Congratulations with Chris D'Elia
"Hey i'm the walmart walmart comic boy how about walmart that name sucks wal mart to things that are esa basic but yes parents are like remember have fun have on at school stay away from black people and the kids like and lives in the fucking passat oh man my buddy was killing me the other day about how he was texting texan this chick he he does the road and he was talking to me about this chick that was like trying to meet up with them while he was hanging out in this whatever city it was and then she was like giving them the runaround and he was there for a few days and then he didn't end up hanging out with her and then she was like well let me know your the next time you're back around town i love to see you and he was like he was writing shit like no you don't understand oh oh wait no wait he wanted to he wanted to like he was like let's hang out and she was like i don't wanna hang out late at night that's what it was like i don't wanna hang late at night but like let's grab a coffee next time you're in town and he's like i don't live here he's like he's i don't fuck in live here what the fuck am i going to get coffee so he wrote her back okay fine but if coffee goes well would you consider moving out to la with me.
"walmart" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"Um and so on on one hand i think that's smart because that acquires new customers sometimes from outside the walmart sphere a new data to work with smart employees to bring an but on the other hand i i just wonder how good of a job walmart will do to tie all of those together under the same roof aggregation is really important when it comes to being an ecommerce tighten and i'm just not sure if if they'll be able to connect everything super well um so i think that might be a stretch but there's a lot of work left to do there my largest concern though is infrastructure um so physical retail takes an entirely different approach to infrastructure than ecommerce does it's just two completely different worlds and and for one were already seeing the margins falling because walmart has to build brand new infrastructure to to build its online capabilities on top of its physical presence and so that's a much higher infrastructure cost remain relevant to the same group of people and as physical retail revenues transition in so online revenue is that picks that puts really big cost pressure on the physical uh retail infrastructure the stores the warehouses that are connected to that so i can totally see over the next five to ten years walmart could knock it out of the park with their online um successes and just keeping this momentum going but what that means is that there's going to be some some issues on the physical side not the figure out what to do with underperforming stores and figure out how to to shut things downer sell things off in it it could lead to more headaches i can't believe you've never heard of moose jaw that is i mean that is as quality a name you're going to give come as an you're in the business of sort of outdoor gier.
"walmart" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"Any yeah we we've seen a lot of this this walmart pr they won an award one you i can't remember the name of the organisation for the worst corporate green washer in other words selling products for example um that touted their sustainability and environmental benefits but it was marketing it was they were brought up before the ftc ferid from making some false claims on that um and at the same time walmart also is putting millions of dollars into groups that are denying climate change fighting against environmental regulation fighting against clean air regulation and at the same time walmart is is selling cheapen disposable products that are designed to break down after a year after a few months so you go out in throw him in the land fell in by another one a marks coming from europe and so high monday mosquito held another question for of a loved the story about the the poor village with a thirty three percent unemployment and walmart coming in and kind of a renaissance but could one make the case that ten years earlier unemployment was half of that in its now thirty three percent because all jobs the shop no got shifted to china because they move to supply chain so it seems to me that burning down the village and then they come around and say oh my god you know you guys on the help you well first of all employment is a three precise talk about poverty rates.
"walmart" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"What is the size of the american labor force how many people are working in america honored in fifty million roughly walmart is at best one percent of the labor force walmart is an important company in america but that doesn't mean that they are anipa or that they control everything i just think we got everything way out of proportion here any trump well it's interesting how i were hearing how small walmart is in the us economy and not doing anything to wages here and then we just learned that it has abolished poverty around the whole rest of the world so i don't know isn't a big company or not don't you knew georgia's were the main reason that the life expectancy who's grown up around the world that people's lives with guns so much better mean union leaders like to take credit for laws were passed but the basically thing is if people here rich we had the industrial revolution in its capitalism that has done it an amy when you talked about the i'm giving walmart too much credit for poverty in the third world what isn't just one more but it's capitalism the did and we're talking about walmart and two ways you were talking about it as a company within you also kind of wave your hands and say well we can just change walmart and that'll change the rest of the whole system and i'm saying that it is the system it's a capitalist system it's a market walmart can't singlehandedly chains system but it is that system that that that makes people richer immediate it laws help it rich countries can afford to have great labor laws you have to get rich i could audience questions then.
"walmart" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"The cost of childcare is just out of control camp by that at walmart health care of trying to send a kid college these are things you can't buy a walmart and i would argue that those stagnant wages and those other costs out there that cost of housing is well that makes a bigger difference for working families in this country and walmart is pushing people into poverty jauntily response you're right that other coun we've got more expensive and the problem is we don't have people assume warm do minolta's argue before for instance that that the major personnel or house gene and education in the palm is that those are the most heavily regulated in unionized purses the economy there hasn't been efficiency they're they're just kept going up in up in the thank god the walmart has actually been pushing its prices down so people can afford these other things that the idea that we need more regulation more unionization walmart so it gets his expensive his colleges do and a as expensive as is of our public education costs method walmart has been saving people against those problems yeltsin who responded actually in fact of course walmart has benefited enormously from various kinds of governmental services for example interstate highway system that argument you're making that do we should warmer ties everything it's kind of both utopian even from your point of view and it doesn't reflect the next the wrong customers pay for those highways with taxes i mean it's not as if it's a gift from on their cuzner when they are they didn't warmer didn't exist in their built would you like decision of the entire economy.