Walmart’s 10th annual Global Responsibility Report: We believe that the value-maximizing strategy is the one that creates shared value for customers, business and society

2017 report outlines the retailer’s milestones in creating shared value for people, business and society BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart today released its tenth annual Global Responsibility Report, which looks back at the company’s progress during fiscal year 2017 in advancing the key areas of opportunity, sustainability and local communities. The report […]

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Walmart launches its “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign

Through online acts of support, purchase of participating products and donations at the register, the campaign aims to help Feeding America secure 100 million meals on behalf of member food banks BENTONVILLE, ARK, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 17, 2017), Walmart launches its “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, a nationwide initiative that encourages […]

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Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts with $2 million donation

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $2 million to organizations helping with relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Matthew. As a part of this commitment, the Walmart Foundation is allocating $500,000 specifically toward CARE and […]

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Walmart Foundation announces funding for 10 Workforce Development Boards through The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a next step in an effort to increase economic mobility of workers in retail and adjacent sectors in the U.S., the Walmart Foundation today (Sept. 7, 2016) announced 10 Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) across the country will receive funding from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership). The […]

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The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative achieves goal of hiring 100,000 Opportunity Youth two years ahead of schedule

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative achieves goal of hiring 100,000 Opportunity Youth two years ahead of schedule   SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, the country’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for young people, today (August 31, 2016)  announced that it has met its goal of hiring 100,000 […]

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Walmart Foundation, U.S. Conference of Mayors name this year’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients

Walmart’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund awards $2.8 million to five universities WASHINGTON, D.C., 2016-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors today announced this year’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients at the 84th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. Five leading research and academic […]

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Walmart Foundation grants $800,000 to the NRF Foundation for analysis of the retail industry’s learning and development needs

WASHINGTON, 2015-6-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a part of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s $100 million commitment to industry workforce development, an $800,000 grant has been awarded to the NRF Foundation. Through this grant the NRF Foundation will work with employers to determine the competencies needed in the industry and the potential for […]

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Walmart launches nationwide initiative to take action in the fight against hunger, the spring Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign

Walmart and six suppliers aim to donate enough to help Feeding America secure 75 million meals for affiliate food banks across the country BENTONVILLE, ARK., 2015-4-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Walmart launches the spring Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, a nationwide initiative inviting the public to take action in the fight against hunger. Working […]

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Walmart debutes online shopping portal on Walmart.com for products from suppliers that are leading in sustainability

Unveils online Sustainability Leaders shop at Global Milestone Meeting SAN BRUNO, Calif., 2015-2-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart announced today the debut of its Sustainability Leaders shop, an online shopping portal on Walmart.com that helps customers identify and purchase products from suppliers that are leading in sustainability. The launch of the Sustainability Leaders shop builds on […]

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Walmart announced the 75 food pantry winners of the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign; each to receive a $20,000 grant for facility makeovers

Food Pantry Holiday Makeover Campaign Awards $20,000 in Grants to 75 Food Pantries Across the Country BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-12-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Walmart announced the 75 food pantry winners of the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign that will each receive a $20,000 grant for facility makeovers. Over the past two weeks, communities nationwide […]

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Walmart launches the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign

Online Voting Campaign Set to Distribute $1.5 Million in Grants to Help 75 Food Pantries Meet Demands for Hunger Relief Across the Country BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, on Giving Tuesday, Walmart launches the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign, a nationwide effort calling on the public to help food pantries across the country […]

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Walmart announces 50 food banks with the most votes as part of its Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign

Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign distributes $3.7 million in donations to help fight U.S. hunger Bentonville, Ark., 2014-10-8— /EPR Retail News/ — From Sept.15 to Oct. 5, more than 362,000 votes were cast for 129 participating Feeding America food banks as part of Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign. Local communities rallied together throughout the […]

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