The scene in a Wal-Mart store in Alexandria, Va.
January 15, 2013 The retail giant employs about 1.4 million people in the U.S. Starting Memorial Day, it says it will have jobs for any veteran who has been honorably discharged and applies for work within the first year after going off active duty.
The November box from Wal-Mart's Goodies Co. certainly looks festive, but only time will tell if it survives the scrutiny of the foodie community.
November 15, 2012 Jumping on the bandwagon of monthly goody bag services, the retail giant has launched a monthly food subscription program that aims to cater to the gastronomically adventurous.
A shopper walks down an aisle in a newly opened Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Chicago.
Jim Young/Reuters /Landov
February 7, 2012 Walmart has introduced an easy way for shoppers to quickly identify healthier foods with a new front-of-package icon. But the announcement raises the question: Can choosing healthful food really be reduced to a simple yes-no decision?
Cory Booker is mayor of Newark, New Jersey and honorary vice-chair of the Partnership for a Healthier America.
Doug Van Sant
December 2, 2011 The Partnership for a Healthier America, chaired by first lady Michelle Obama, has inked more than 20 deals with food companies from Walmart to Hyatt. The hope is that small changes to promote more healthful food within a big industry can help halt the obesity epidemic.
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