With Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas soon after, it's the time of year to give to others who are less fortunate than yourself.
So Wal-Mart decided to get into the spirit by holding a food drive, asking customers who come in to donate food for those who might not be able to afford a hearty holiday feast!
But the food wasn't going to a homeless shelter or a local charity. Everything was actually going toward their own employees!
Kory Lundberg said he thought the move was definitely a positive thing:
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Wal-Mart sure had an impressive guest list for its shareholders meeting!
was on hand at the corporation's annual meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and he was introduced to the large crowd by Tom Cruise after a performance by Hugh Jackman ! Jennifer Hudson
Mission Impossible actor gave a speech about some of the positive impact the retail chain has made, including providing healthy food at lower prices and helping end hunger in America:
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might be happily married to her hubby Paula Deen Michael Groover, but we all know she really only has one love in her life.
Well now the celebrity chef is ready to take her relationship with the condiment to a whole new level as she begins to sell her very own line of finishing butters!!
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Authorities in China's southwestern city of Chongqing are cracking down on Wal-Mart for selling crappy pork and labeling it as good pork!
The company allegedly fraudulently labeled ordinary pork as more-expensive organic pork and 12 stores have been closed as a result.
This isn't the first incident that raised eyebrows either.
Since 2006, the giant retail store chain has been
punished 21 times by Chongqing city officials for violations including false advertising, mislabeling, and food safety!
In it's most recent incident, the stores must remain closed for 15 days while cooperating with the investigation.
This incident makes us wonder: If they're selling overpriced pork in China, are they selling it here too?
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Wow! This is fabulous news!
Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest grocer, has promised to re-create thousands of its own products to make them
healthier, as well as work with its suppliers to do the same. This move is in reaction to Michelle Obama’s campaign to combat childhood obesity.
The company plans to reduce sodium and added sugars in some items and reduce prices on produce and develop a logo for healthier items.
"No family should have to choose between food that is healthier for them and food they can afford," said
Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart's U.S. division.
Because Wal-Mart is such a huge power in the marketplace, they have the ability to set new trends and influence its distributors.
Awesome news! The first reason in a while to be happy about Wal-Mart!
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