Walmart Statement on 2015 Black Friday

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Statement attributable to Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer,
Walmart U.S.

“Thanksgiving was an exciting day. It all started at midnight when we
kicked off our Black Friday deals online. All day Thursday, Walmart
stores bustled with shoppers coming to pick up last minute Thanksgiving
meal fixings – pies, canned vegetables and sweet potatoes were among the
top items.

“Then, at 6:00 p.m., we turned on the Black Friday magic in stores.
Customers were excited about the return of ‘one big Black Friday event.’
It was simple and easy to shop, and customers took advantage of offers
across channels.

“We’ve said this Black Friday would be the most integrated between
Walmart stores and – and we delivered. Tens of millions of
customers visited our digital and physical aisles to pick up video games
and systems, televisions, movies and toys, many of the top items sold
both on and in stores. And, they prepped beforehand – more
than 25 million customers accessed store maps and the circular through
our online and mobile tools for Black Friday.

“We’ve planned this event for more than a year. Our stores were
organized, well-prepared and safe, and I couldn’t be prouder of how our
associates served our customers. Our registers were lit up and queue
lines went smoothly. To say thank you, we are giving hourly associates
who worked in stores on Thanksgiving an additional 15 percent discount
on a shopping trip this holiday season.

“And it’s not over. We’re ready to help our customers get their trees
and lights ready for Christmas. Our Cyber Monday events kick off on
Sunday night, with the deals available beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The
excitement will keep going after that, as well. Our customers can trust
us for low prices and rollbacks on gifts and their everyday essentials
not just on one day, but for the entire season.”

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of $486 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates
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