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Numerator, Retail, shopper demographics, Walmart

Meet the typical Walmart shopper, a 59-year-old white suburban woman earning $80,000 a year

Walmart has more than 3,500 Supercenters across the US and made $555 billion in sales last year. The retail giant's size and reach means the typical Walmart shopper closely resembles the average US consumer. Walmart's average customer is a woman who is 59.5 years old, white, married, and earning $80,000 per year. LoadingSomething is loading. Wa...
Amazon, Climate change, Ikea, Retail, Science, Shipping, Target, Walmart

Walmart, Target, and Amazon are among the biggest corporate polluters thanks to overseas shipping

A new study measures the climate pollution retailers emit from overseas shipping. Retail giants Walmart, Target, Ikea, and Amazon are among the top 10 maritime polluters. Walmart generates more greenhouse gas than a coal plant would in a year, The Verge first reported. LoadingSomething is loading. A new report from Pacific Environment and Sta...
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How much do Walmart, Ikea and Amazon pollute with their shipments? | Digital Trends Spanish

A report gives an account of everything that large companies pollute due to their maritime shipments. The figures are surprising, especially since many of these companies recognize themselves as green. Thus, the 15 companies that appear in the report generated almost as much climate pollution in 2019 as the equivalent of 1.5 million homes in a year. The report looks at greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution caused by shipping cargo batteries around the world. Walmart tops the list, generating more greenhouse gas emissions than a coal-fired power plant in a year. Ashley Furniture, Target, Dole and Home Depot round out the top five. Ikea and Amazon rank seven and eight, respectively. Samsung ranks ninth and LG eleventh. The report was released today by the environmental organizatio...
Cadbury, Economy, Frito Lays, General Mills, inflation, Mondelez, Reese's, Retail, Shrinkflation, Walmart

Take a look at how companies hide rising costs by shrinking the size of everyday products, from toilet paper to candy bars

Prices of consumer goods are increasing, from food to household necessities. The term shrinkflation describes brands selling smaller amounts of product for the same price as before. It's a sneaky way for brands to hide growing prices. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's not just you – some grocery products are getting smaller.Ingredients and manufacturing are getting more expensive thanks to inflation, and if they can't cut costs, companies have two main choices – hiking up prices or making their products smaller.Many of these size changes are subtle, like making candy bars sold in multipacks smaller than ones being ...
ADA, Disability, Employees, Law, Lawsuits, Legal, Retail, Walmart

Walmart fired an employee with Down syndrome who worked there for 16 years. A jury said it should pay her $125 million.

Walmart was hit with a $125 million verdict on Friday in a disability-discrimination case. The company fired Marlo Spaeth, an employee with Down syndrome who worked at Walmart for 16 years. Walmart said it expected the verdict to be reduced to $300,000 because of a federal law. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal jury determined on Friday that Walmart violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired an employee with Down syndrome following issues related to her work schedule.After a four-day trial in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the jury awarded Marlo Spaeth $125 million in damages. Before her termination, S...
Apparel, Child tax credit, Child tax credit 2021, Economy, grocery, Policy, Politics, Retail, Target, tj maxx, Walmart

Biden’s child tax credit checks will boost spending by as much as $200 billion, analysts say, with Amazon, Walmart, and Papa Johns set for big wins

US consumer firms could see a $200 billion boost thanks to child tax credits, Cowen analysts say. Around 39 million households will start receiving up to $300 in monthly checks this Thursday. Stores targeted at lower and middle-income shoppers will see the biggest sales boost, they said. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Amazon, Chicken, Economy, Fast Food, Food, inflation, labor shortage, McDonald's, Retail, Texas, Walmart, Weekend BI UK

A Texas restaurant CEO says the price of chicken has rocketed from $55 a case to $118 amid the labor shortage — and he’s lost up to 20% of his workforce to larger chains

Layne's Chicken Fingers is paying $118 for a case of chicken, up from $55 pre-pandemic, its CEO said. The Texas chain says suppliers' slaughterhouses are understaffed, which is causing price spikes. Layne's is struggling for staff too: a fifth have left for larger companies such as Walmart. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Texas chicken chain with eight restaurants recently paid $118 for a single 50lb case of chicken — up from its pre-pandemic price of $55, its CEO told Insider. The US labor shortage is to blame for the spike in prices, according to Garrett Reed, who owns the Layne's Chicken Fingers brand. "The labor...
Doug McMillon, Features, Retail, Salary, Strategy, Walmart

How Walmart CEO Doug McMillon went from unloading Walmart trucks as a teenager to earning a $22 million salary

Danny Johnston / AP Images CEO Doug McMillon started his Walmart career unloading trucks in Arkansas. McMillon has been called one of the most'woke' CEOs in the country. McMillon is chairman of nonprofit Business Roundtable, which promotes business through public policy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Carl Douglas McMillon was born in 1966 in Memphis, Tennessee. When he was 16, his family moved to'the birthplace of Walmart'-Bentonville, Arkansas. During the summer, McMillon worked at the Walmart distribution center unloading trucks. Bentonville, Arkansas, the birthplace of Walmart. Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images After graduating from the local public high school, McMillon set off for The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He graduated in 1989 w...
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Walmart’s Deals for Days event is still running after Amazon Prime Day’s conclusion — here are the 17 best deals still kicking

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.Walmart's Deals for Days event is still kicking today, even though Amazon Prime Day has come to a close. Ending today, June 23, Walmart's offering comparable discounts to Amazon Prime Day's deals and, in some cases, even offers exclusive or better deals on products. It's the last chance to save big with some deep discounts, including the AirPods Pro, a robot vacuum , 40-inch Smart TV, and more. Best Amazon Prime Day Walmart deals available now ...
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You can still find plenty of great laptop deals from Walmart’s Deals for Days sale, including big savings on Chromebooks and gaming laptops

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.If you're looking to bag a new laptop for a low price you should know that Amazon Prime Day is not the only game in town. Walmart has Deals for Days, four days to be precise, and this mega shopping event lasts one day longer than Amazon's — ending on June 23, instead of June 22.This is a good time to buy a new laptop, with some deep deals on Chromebooks and Windows laptops on offer. Sadly, Walmart's Apple deals don't stretch to MacBooks, but there are some tempting alternatives that won't break the bank.  You should always dig into the spec sheet before you buy a new laptop to avoid disappointme...