Retail News

Walmart walks a tight line to avoid controversy

The New York Times 11/04/2019

Walmart is trying to split the difference on a number of social issues, including vaping/tobacco, plastic packaging and firearms. The retailer has announced it is getting out of the vaping business, yet still continues to sell cigarettes. It is looking to reduce plastic packaging on its store shelves, but still makes use of grocery plastic bags at the checkout. It has stopped selling certain types of ammunition and firearms, but still allows legally armed customers to enter its stores.

MORE ON THIS STORY...

MORE RETAIL NEWS HEADLINES...

Discussions
Check out RetailWire's Engaging Online Discussions Featuring Our Exclusive Braintrust!