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Walmart Announces $10 Million Fund to Support U.S. Manufacturing

Walmart isn’t exactly synonymous with “made in the U.S.A,” but the world’s largest retailer may be looking to temper its reputation. Walmart president Bill Simon…

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Over 15 Percent of Walmart's Bangladesh Factories Fail Safety Audits

Walmart has found safety issues with at least 15 percent of the factories with which it does business in Bangladesh, a spokesman revealed on Sunday. Although most of the three dozen…

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Walmart Owes Compensation to Three Major Bangladesh Factory Catastrophes

First the Tazreen Fashions disaster, then the Rana Plaza building collapse, and now the fire at Aswad Composite Mills. It’s no coincidence that Walmart now owes compensation to…

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Sweatshop Protestors Slam Gap, Walmart's "Sham" Bangladesh Safety Plan

A group of 17 North American apparel retailers, including Gap and Walmart, have announced a five-year plan to improve safety conditions in Bangladesh garment factories that supply their…

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Gap, Walmart Seek Alternative Plan for Factory Safety in Bangladesh

Photo by David Goldman for Associated Press As pressure from consumer and labor-rights groups over factory safety in Bangladesh intensifies, a number of leading U.S. brands and…

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15 Major Retailers That Haven't Signed the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock GAP While competitors such as H&M, Mango, and Zara have committed themselves to financing vital safety upgrades in Bangladesh, Gap has held back,…

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Gap, Walmart's Concerns About Bangladesh Accord Liability Are "Irrational"

Photo by Khurshed Rinku for Associated Press On Friday, it’ll be a month since a devastating building collapse claimed the lives of 1,127 garment workers outside the Bangladesh…

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Walmart Refuses to Compensate Bangladesh Fire Victims

Looks like there are limits to Walmart’s largesse. After announcing its $1.6 million contribution towards the establishment of an Environmental Health and Safety Academy in…

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Walmart Launches Environmental Health and Safety Academy in Bangladesh

Is Walmart’s latest act of contrition a case of too little too late? Five months after labor groups linked the world’s No. 1 retailer with a devastating fire claimed the…

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Walmart Pledges to Add $50B in American-Made Products

Has American manufacturing found a champion in the unlikeliest of quarters? Walmart, the world’s No. 1 retailer, has announced several major initiatives, including a plan to…

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Walmart Wouldn't Pay for Bangladesh Factory Safety Improvements

Walmart play a lead role in blocking a proposal to have global retailers help their Bangladesh suppliers improve their electrical and fire safety, according to the minutes of a meeting…

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Sabotage Blamed for Bangladesh Factory Fire; More Brands Implicated

A deadly garment-factory blaze that killed at least 112 workers in Bangladesh was the work of saboteurs, said government officials on Wednesday as protestors took to the streets of the…

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Walmart Fires Supplier That Contracted Bangladesh Garment Factory

Walmart has fired the supplier that subcontracted work to a Bangladesh garment factory where at least 112 people died in a deadly fire on Saturday. The world’s largest retailer…

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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Claims 112 Lives Because of Safety Issues

At least 112 people were killed late Saturday when a fire tore through a multilevel garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, in the country’s worst-ever industrial blaze. In a…

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Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever 21 Fueling Modern-Day Slavery

Photo by Shutterstock Abercrombie & Fitch, Carter’s, Forever 21, Quiksilver, and Walmart are among the brands fueling modern-day slavery through negligence, according to a…

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Threatened Black Friday Strike at Walmart Could be a "Game-Changer"

A walkout by Walmart workers on America’s biggest shopping event of the year could be a “game-changer” on many levels, according to labor experts from Cornell…

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Walmart on Fast Track to Incorporating Eco-Friendly "Better Cotton"

Walmart may be among the top purchasers of organic cotton, but the mega-box chain isn’t above supporting an industry-wide initiative to growing “better cotton” from…

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Fur Coats for Cubs, High Fashion's Gray Market, It's All Walmart's Fault

Don’t know what to do with Gran’s old fur coat? Donate it to Buffalo Exchange’s “Coats for Cubs” program, which turns used furs into bedding for orphaned…

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