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Walmart pulls violent game displays; no change on gun sales

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles that show violent games — ...

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Mississippi Walmart reopens after fatal worker shooting

A northern Mississippi Walmart has reopened to customers after a gunman described as a disgruntled worker shot and killed two store managers. The Commercial Appeal reports the store has announced that it reopened its pharmacy and grocery side Thursday. The store have been closed since the July 30 attack, though employees returned to work Monday. Authorities say 39-year-old Martez Tarrell ...

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Six Mississippi startups get a leg up with Wal-Mart

By JACK WEATHERLY  Six Mississippi startup companies went to Bentonville, Ark., last week, and all came back as certified suppliers for the international retailing giant. “The potential for these Mississippi startups is incredible,” said Tony Jeff, president and chief executive of Innovate Mississippi. Billy’s Original Foods is indeed a startup. “We just opened our manufacturing facility about a month ago,” ...

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At Home moving into former Sam’s Club quarters on County Line in Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY At Home will fill a major hole in the retail lineup along County Line Road left when Sam’s Club vacated its 128,000-square-foot quarters in August. Plano, Texas-base At Home wasted no time in grabbing the property, having its permits in hand by November, according to spokeswoman Stacey Sullivan. Its arrival will precede the arrival of a 50,000-square-foot Burlington ...

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Update: Six Mississippi Wal-Mart Express stores to close; 180 jobs to get axe

By JACK WEATHERLY Six  Wal-Mart Express stores in Mississippi are among 154 of various Wal-Mart models  in the United States that the retailer will soon close. All 102 Express stores, a pilot program launched in 2011, will close Jan. 28, Wal-Mart said in a release on Friday. The Express stores in Mississippi are located in Belmont, Mantachie, Sardis, Walnut, Derma and ...

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