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Walmart has been commented on by 138 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Walmart are: Doug McMillion, Mark Lore and Charlie O'Shea. For instance, the most recent quote from Doug McMillion is: “We're moving with speed to become more of a digital enterprise and better serve our customers.”.
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Michael Pagnotta

They came to New York and wanted to go to college. They'd been kind of hamster-wheeling their lives, and through the first year of college, when they got to NYU, they actually met people who had a different take on the world. They maybe got a different sense of what their future might be. And maybe it wouldn't necessarily be in acting. I think that as it got bigger and bigger, when the Walmart thing happened, you could see it getting maybe a little too big and overwhelming even, and the ability to remain normal, in the light of that fame and wealth and responsibility.

Tarang Amin

This strong performance reflects progress executing our mission to make luxurious beauty accessible to all women.

Donald J. Trump

Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others, have announced that they will invest billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs.

Sandra McClung

She starts socking me as hard as she could in the face, which you can tell by my face that it was pretty hard. I kept screaming, Help.' Nobody came. She had dropped her phone in my buggy. Seems God did that so we could find her.

Aneel Bhusri - Workday

Netsuite was a really good company. All the people that chose NetSuite specifically chose not to be working with Oracle. Oracle is not known for its high levels customer satisfaction. I think it's going to create a great window for us. I think at the high end of the market we're becoming the de facto standard. We have to earn that every day...but there's a reason that Walmart chose us, Amazon chose us, Deutsche Bank.

Donald J. Trump

Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs. Obamacare is collapsing... imploding Obamacare disaster.

Donald J. Trump

The time for small thinking is over. According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America's taxpayers many billions of dollars a year. Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs. Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labor force.

Donald J. Trump

According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America's taxpayers many billions of dollars a year. Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs. Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labor force.

Ken Perkins - Morningstar

Target is trying to cater to both ends – the lower-middle class with everyday low prices and upper middle-income with more fashion-oriented merchandise. I think they are coming out swinging in terms of what they need to do, but they have a tough road ahead. Amazon and Wal-Mart are very formidable competitors.

Neil Saunders - Banana Republic

Part of [Target's strategy] is a sensible recognition of heightened price activity in the market. However, we would also caution that Target should not chase Wal-Mart on price, as it is a battle that cannot easily be won. We also believe that many of Target's issues are not solely price related.

Charlie O'Shea

Target's decision to absorb some hits to profits in 2017 due to price investments, and the acceleration of investments in physical assets and new brands, as well as online, are sensible long-term strategic moves to enhance its competitive position, and recognize the changing landscape of retail. Due to its historically balanced and disciplined financial policy, we believe Target has the wherewithal from a credit perspective to bite the short-term profitability bullet that will result from this strategy.

Daniel Eckert

We're leaning into a behavior and habit that began with Walmart Pay, and it was all centered around how to improve the overall experience at checkout. This is just going to add on to that overall experience. Our customers continue to tell us that the need to save time has become just as important as the need to save money.

Phil Lempert

It's a totally different demographic. Young and hip are not the Walmart shoppers. Amazon is.

Steven Mnuchin

We're reaching out to business, not just big business but small- and medium-sized businesses also, and we're listening to what people have to say.

Steven Mnuchin

We understand the concerns, we understand where people are, and we're going to have a plan that addresses these concerns.

Lee Gill - JDA Software

Retailers now need to balance the effectiveness and profitability of the fulfillment channels they offer with customer satisfaction. If shoppers experience a problem with home delivery or in-store pickups, that is a lost sale – and customer – that retailers can't afford in a highly competitive market.

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

We've got the right building blocks in place. We're moving as fast as we possibly can.

Jim Cramer

I was on the Wal-Mart call and Home Depot call ... and these quarters are so much better than expected that you may find out you're not paying as much. I think that's a key. Because if you listen to the commentary of these companies, you would say, You know what, it's a different game. Remember, Wal-Mart and Home Depot ? these are huge. Macy's wasn't even that bad.

Charlie O'Shea

We believe Wal-Mart is continuing to generate critical and increasing traction online.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

We're moving with speed to become more of a digital enterprise and better serve our customers.

Tony Rogers

This campaign is celebrating creativity and storytelling, something our customers do every day. A Walmart receipt tells a story as diverse as the customers who shop with us.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

We continue to invest in e-commerce to accelerate growth. We're gaining traction and moving faster.

Steven DeSanctis

Though retail sales numbers have been good, profitability for a lot of the retailers has not been good. That's going to be a big telltale sign for us. We're overweight discretionary, thinking that was the cheapest group out there, and it still is the cheapest but... if the E [earnings] drops out the P/E [price-earnings ratio], you run into a problem there.

Jim Paulsen - Wells Fargo Asset Management

There's a lot of people in the investment community that don't think that will go through, and there's a lot of things in Trump's proposals that should not come through because they're potentially damaging. The thing to come through should be the tax cuts, but we don't need tariffs. It's a good thing. People are talking about how it's building confidence. … Until that mindset changes, good news is good news. Higher interest rates and inflation right now are good news to markets.

Diane Swonk

With the exception of the wage data in January, the data is there [for a hike]. The question is what are the perimeters on the uncertainty? You have a lot of things that could roil financial markets in a major way and a lot of uncertainty. The data is saying we should [hike rates], but there's an argument for a potential pause.

Jim Paulsen - Wells Fargo Asset Management

The data flow this week was almost phenomenally good, almost every day. The reports are unstoppable. I think there's still more upside room before we stop for any kind of significant pullback. We're long in the tooth in this earnings season. I think it's pretty well defined. There could be some interest in the big box stores as to what they're saying about the year. How do they feel this is shaping up? How do they see the trends? Is this consumer confidence translating into sales?

Peter Boockvar - The Lindsey Group

It'll be all about Washington and this tax reform, and that's what's been driving things for awhile. They have to come up with a plan B or this market is going to collapse.

Steve Chiavarone - Federated Investors

Does sentiment continue to work higher and eventually pull up actual results or can sentiment only take you so far until you have some follow-through in the real data? Those are the things that will be on our minds.

Cathy Leonhardt

The debt markets don't like the retail sector, with the exception of home improvement, home furnishings. There are some sectors that they'll underwrite. But they've been very conservative and very selective in retail. It's really sectors that have low margin[s] that are going to be negatively and disproportionately impacted. So ... that's mass market retailers like Wal-Mart, it's chain retailers, it's grocery store retailers and it's footwear and apparel.

Jim Cramer

You could argue that all of these companies were overvalued on past earnings and they turned out to be even more overvalued on future earnings. The question to ask isn't how did this current group of behemoths get so expensive. It's how did they get so cheap.

Scott Price - Wal-Mart Stores

One thing that maybe we would criticise ourselves for is that we didn't start the repositioning of the business sooner, that we didn't focus more on the leverage opportunities so that Asda was able to invest more aggressively in price. What Sean is able to do with his global experience at Wal-Mart is to know what levers to pull. He's able to pull private (Wal-Mart) brands and put an Asda brand on it that is equal to the national brand in the UK in terms of quality and sensory, but at a price that no one else can match.

Scott Price - Wal-Mart Stores

We are making very solid progress, (but) there's no timeline (for recovery).

Bill Miller - Legg Mason

Their addressable market in AWS alone is in the trillions of dollars. U.S. retail alone is $5 trillion. Amazon would rather ship through FedEx or the post office, but they don't have the capacity, especially in the fourth quarter, to handle that surge. Wal-Mart is a good competitor. They're not going away.

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

In this day and age, two-day shipping is really just table stakes. We don't think it's necessary to charge a membership [fee] for it. There won't be too many products that you'll want that won't be available [for] two-day shipping. It's not going to affect our pricing at all. In fact, we're going to look to get more aggressive on the price side.

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

In today's world of e-commerce, two-day free shipping is table stakes. It no longer makes sense to charge for it. I've been here for four months and I couldn't be more excited about how fast we are moving. It feels like a startup.

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

Two-day, free shipping is table stakes. We've upped the ante. On a very fundamental level, we don't have to charge for membership. We can save customers both time and money.

Carl Richards - The New York Times

It's tempting to tell ourselves this little story about being frugal as we buy garbage from Wal-mart instead of the quality stuff that we want. Stuff that lasts. Stuff that we can own for a long time. Here is the issue: when we settle for stuff that we don't really want, and instead buy stuff that will be fine for a while, it often costs more in the long run.

Todd Vasos - Dollar General

In 2017, we plan to accelerate our square footage to about 7.5 percent. Our 2017 pipeline is essentially complete as we continue to plan for about 1,000 new store openings.

Aneel Bhusri - Workday

I'd say there were a handful of large multinationals, a couple in the financial services space that are trying to figure out what Brexit means and now what our presidential election means to them. And they just said, hey, we're going to hold off on making a final decision.

Randy Hargrove - Wal-Mart Stores

As we've previously shared, we are always looking for ways to operate more efficiently and effectively. While we continually look at our corporate structure, we have not made any announcements. Like any organization, we make decisions based upon what's best for our business and the customers we serve.

Rick Fradette

Wal-Mart's posture has been that it will fight this to the end. We'll see what the New Hampshire Supreme Court has to say.

Jim Cramer

Macy's is the third-largest online seller in its categories after Amazon and Wal-Mart, but that doesn't pay the rent.

Jim Cramer

But nothing for real, because we still haven't heard from a lot of the companies – We don't know what IBM is doing. We don't know how Wal-Mart is doing. Remember, in five weeks, we will know.

Jim Cramer

I think people say that it's overdone. Remember, there's always the wise guys who say, Now it's on the front page, so I've got to sell it.' I think it brings out some sellers.

Charlie O'Shea

We believe Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy are well-positioned as we head into the final leg of the holiday season. We stress that holiday is a marathon, not a sprint, so there are a lot of miles left to run.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

For example, fostering a shared consciousness and empowering execution delivers results.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

We are making progress in designing a 'system' for our associates that results in opportunities for them and an even better work environment.

Steve Bratspies

We are making it easy for customers to find last-minute gifts in stores and online by ensuring we're stocked with top items and offering Pickup through Dec. 24. December is also the biggest month for food and we are ready for grocery shoppers purchasing ingredients for all occasions – from everyday meals to Christmas dinner.

Chris Malone

An easy target for him are those companies that are holding down the hours of their part-time employees to avoid paying them benefits. He could put some real pressure on Wal-Mart to step up and do the right thing – reduce the burden on taxpayers for health-care coverage.

Lee Karchawer

She literally just broke down. That moment was something I'll never forget.

Guilherme Loureiro

It will involve the building of new distribution centers, as well as the expansion of ones we already have. For those who doubt today of what we are capable of achieving with free trade, I invite you to go through one of the aisles at a Wal-Mart.

Jo Warner

The investment is funded by Walmex and is necessary for expansion of Wal-Mart's Mexican business.

Roger McNamee

I think this is part of a continuum that began a number of years ago when folks like Home Depot, and then CVS and Albertsons, Wal-Mart and others have experimented with self-checkout.

Jacqueline Cote

I'm pleased that Walmart was willing to resolve this issue for me and other associates who are married to someone of the same sex. It's a relief to bring this chapter of my life to a close.

Sally Welborn

Respect for the individual, diversity and inclusion are among the core values that made Walmart into the company that it is today. We will continue to not distinguish between same and opposite-sex spouses when it comes to the benefits we offer under our health insurance plan.

Brent Shelton - FatWallet

I also would not be surprised to see another big sales event for toys on Green Monday (Dec. 12), which may not offer Hatchimals or Mini NES, but will have similar pricing on toys that were part of Black Friday Ads.

Don French

I understand that two of the victims were co-workers and friends of mine. We're a small town. We're a community. We're family here.

Nathan Ludwig

There are three confirmed fatalities within the store. At this time it doesn't appear to be an intentional act.

Judy Playle

It's a family here. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that works here, the man who drove through and his family.

Liza Landsman

The U.S. election dominated the news cycle and the time people spent online, and a lot of what we are seeing online is a condensing of that demand into a shorter time period.

Brad Anderson

In its core culture, [Amazon is] constantly making changes, adapting, making mistakes, using the bottom of the organization as well as the top of the organization. Companies like Best Buy and Wal-Mart … are going to have to adapt their cultures to be able to move as fast as Amazon.

William McManus

You have to give credit to the man for being willing to intervene. Unfortunately, this [other] man was too eager to shoot.

Julie Singewald

I'm a point-and-click person. If it were up to me, I would be in my pajamas and on my computer at home.

Randy Hargrove - Wal-Mart Stores

We strongly believe that our truck drivers are paid in compliance with California law and often in excess of what California law requires.

Steve Breen

And, three out of four customers tell us they want to shop cyber deals earlier, so after our Black Friday event in stores Thursday night, customers can continue to save as we kick off Cyber Week on Friday. No matter how or when you shop Walmart – in stores, online or through our app – you're going to save on everything you want throughout the season.

Gary Burtless - Brookings Institution

This can be a good thing for some U.S. workers, who'll see local manufacturers put up new 'Help Wanted' signs. But there are likely to be a lot more consumers who shop at Wal-Mart and Best Buy than there are workers who'll get a new manufacturing job or see their wages climb as a result of those high tariffs.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

We are pleased that we can see real progress stemming from our strategic choices. We will continue to change and pick up speed to reach our longer-term aspirations.

Sean Clarke

Putting customers first and foremost is at the heart of our business. We have lowered thousands of prices, improved hundreds of own brand products and invested in more hours for colleagues on the shop floor - so it's encouraging to see more customers shopping with us in stores and online.

Mike Khouw

These are not names that are usually favored by the Street.

B.K. Goenka - Target

The outsourcing has helped us meet our volume requirement ... however, the increasing complexity of our supply chain has presented a challenge toward tracking and traceability.

Gary Burtless - Brookings Institution

Many of those products on Wal-Mart and Best Buy shelves are made in China. If we slap 40 percent tariffs on them, we'll pay more.

Katie Brewer

The practical side of me wants to say, Don't buy stuff you can't afford. I've seen instances where layaway is the lesser of two evils: It's better than accumulating debt and dealing with it over the next couple of months.

Courtney Jespersen

If you start making payments and then realize you don't want the product, you might get a refund minus the cancellation fee.

Courtney Jespersen

We recommend looking into a program and reading the fine print and details before you sign up.

Pamela Capalad

You're giving your credit card a break. Store cards, 12 months with zero percent financing' deals get people into the trap of taking a year to pay things off.

Patricia Orsini - eMarketer

For the stores, it's a way to maintain their market share. That's why you're seeing all this growth happening.

John Mercer - National Farmers Union

Online grocery will take off this holiday season, with consumers buying more turkeys, cranberry sauce and stuffing online than ever, as a result of Wal-Mart, Kroger and others ramping up their e-grocery services.

Ravi Jariwala - Wal-Mart Stores

We've really expanded our footprint and our offering in a very aggressive way just this past year. I would say we are probably one of the fastest-growing online grocers in the U.S., just based on the fact that at the start of the fall last year we were in five markets. Today we're in 100.

Brian Olsavsky - Amazon.com

We're very happy with the Amazon Fresh and we have now expanded quite a bit.

Eddie Alberty

We stick to mainly the dry goods area. For us it's kind of a walk, crawl and run approach.

Jessica Schoen Mace

We believe that the grocery category is likely to be one of the next key areas of e-commerce growth.

Erik Thoresen - Technomic

Consumers are starting to get more exposure to produce that's selected by a third party – and there's more trust. I think this will be an important year for us to kind of get a sense of what consumer usage and adoption will be moving forward.

Mitchell Goldberg

It would make goods in the United States more expensive and I don't know how comfortable the American public is with higher prices for everything at Target and Walmart.

Steve Bratspies

Our goal is not to advertise a great price and then not have the product for the customer.

Daniel Eckert

The target demographic during the launch of a technology product tends to be younger, more male, so we have had that target market in mind.

Deanah Baker - Wal-Mart Stores

Customers just can't get enough of it, and the tackier the better. The more you can put on it the better it sells.

Ken Perkins - Morningstar

Wal-Mart has been benefiting from better service, and for this holiday season it should be a boon. I expect Wal-Mart will outpace Target. Target has a big price hurdle.

Chris Krueger - Cowen and Company

We continue to believe the presidential race remains Clinton's to lose with a dwindling path to 270 electoral votes for Trump. To us, the bigger question is Trump's margin of loss.

Chris Krueger - Cowen and Company

We believe Mrs. Clinton's top legislative priorities will include: sweeping immigration reform, launching her infrastructure program and tax reform.

Bridget van Kralingen - International Business Machines

Advanced technology has reached into so many aspects of modern life, but it has lagged in food traceability and, in particular, in creating more secure food supply chains. Our collaboration with Walmart and Tsinghua University is a step of global significance to change that. Food touches all of us, everywhere, so we are experimenting in China with Walmart and Tsinghua, given the size and scale of food consumption in this country.

Bob Keefe

In a short amount of time, clean energy has become a huge part of our workforce and our economy.

Tom Kimbis

Investing in solar is a common-sense decision that pays dividends for both the environment and companies' bottom lines and these leaders deserve a big round of applause.

Tom Kimbis

These blue-chip companies are proof that sustainability and profitability is not an either-or proposition.

John Leisen - Target

We feel honored to be named the top corporate solar installer in the U.S. by the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Randy Hargrove - Wal-Mart Stores

We think the starting rate of US$48,500 a year ... would make a lot of business sense for our company.

Sean Naughton

Hain continues to see pressure in the baby aisle with new competitors and Ella's out of [Wal-Mart] stores now.

Charlie O'Shea

S decision makes even more sense in the scope of its Jet deal, which closed last month, O.

Oliver Chen - Cowen Group

It's good that they've set a reasonable bar, and I think there's some upside potential.

Charlie O'Shea

You just spent $3.3 billion accruing this asset. You've got to maximize it ... and that's what they're doing.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

We're really more alike than people would guess, even though Jet's 'younger and cooler,' some might say.

David Malpass

Trump is saying that's 'definitely not good enough for workers in America, for small business, for minorities. This system that they're doing is simply failing.' We have to have massive change.

David Malpass

That's the whole point of the campaign – to change taxes [and] regulatory policy.

David Malpass

The election presents a choice. Do you want the current policies, which Wal-Mart has given us a very clear forecast [of] ... or do you want some different for the U.S.?

Charles Sizemore - Sizemore Capital Management

Anything that crimps Wal-Mart's profits in the short term will not be met well by their shareholders, so trying to find a cost-effective shipping solution is a sensible approach.

Steve Osburn

These additions definitely give Wal-Mart the opportunity to compete better than other companies going head-to-head with Amazon. Having said that, choosing to race with Amazon is different than catching up with them.

Regenia Sanders

This improves two fundamental things: Wal-Mart's speed to market, which is how fast their products reach consumers, and it will help them reach an even larger audience.

Ryan McCullough

They're able to charge higher rents because in general their tenants are doing more in sales.

Charlie O'Shea

You're able to get to places where you normally might not get. You extend the brand and you deepen the relationship with consumers.

Charlie O'Shea

I don't think any retailer that is savvy and gets it is building new stores and not having least almost a full one eye on where it fits in a multi-channel strategy. Everybody's probably thinking that way and if not, they probably should be.

Kashyap Chanchani

India does not lend itself to big-box retail since rentals are very, very expensive. So the road ahead is either a Flipkart or an Amazon.

Tonya Tiday

The sense of community is different than other places. It's the reason you'll never see a Wal-Mart out here.

Kory Lundberg - Wal-Mart Stores

As a result employee turnover has reduced and you have more people on the sales floor.

Gokhan Erkavun

We need Wal-Mart to really get serious about competing with Amazon. Otherwise in 10 years, we aren't going to have many retailers left.

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

I'll be spending a lot of time with the team in the coming weeks and months focused on scaling Walmart.com and Jet.com.

Randy Hargrove - Wal-Mart Stores

Customers see the value we're providing and they've adjusted their payment methods accordingly.

Randy Hargrove - Wal-Mart Stores

We believe credit-card fees should be lower for everyone, whether they're a large retailer, small business or charity.

Randy Hargrove - Wal-Mart Stores

Unfortunately Visa has not been willing to provide a reasonable rate to continue accepting their cards.

Connie Kim - Visa

We know from our experience in Thunder Bay that consumers want the option to use the payment method of their choice when shopping – including at Walmart stores.

Connie Kim - Visa

We're committed to continuing negotiations with Visa, and we are still hopeful of reaching an agreement.

Daniel Binder - Jefferies

We are seeing Wal-Mart's strategic initiatives beginning to pay off as traffic and basket grew in [the second quarter].

Oliver Chen - Cowen Group

In our view, Wal-Mart can use its scale to compete on price to regain or maintain market share versus Amazon ... but Target cannot compete as easily.

Oliver Chen - Cowen Group

We believe Target has solid market share in the bigger 'stock-up' trips for customers, but the increasing price competition from Wal-Mart and the convenience of Amazon Prime will make the recent 'fill-in' trip weakness for Target persist.

Marilee McInnis - Wal-Mart Stores

Welspun has not been able to assure us the products are 100 per cent Egyptian cotton, which is unacceptable. While the sheets are excellent quality, we are offering our customers a full refund.

Jess Levin - Wal-Mart Stores

This change, no matter what Walmart promises, will most likely put 7,000 workers in the position of having to choose between a pay cut or no job at all.

Kenric Tyghe - Raymond James & Associates

The traffic growth was particularly telling given some investor concern heading into the quarter, given the recent performance of Wal-Mart in Canada.

Anne Marie Kehoe - Wal-Mart Stores

We have seen some really great momentum (in toy sales) from the day after Christmas through the spring season and we don't expect that to change.

Anne Marie Kehoe - Wal-Mart Stores

They do tend to be our best items and they're not always the ones we might have thought.

Dennis Davitt - Harvest Volatility Management

I look at things like Wal-Mart, Hershey's, big companies, not necessarily small companies, but a predominant amount of their revenues come from the United States. So stocks that will behave well in an overheated U.S. economy will do well, and it might be people who you wouldn't expect.

Dan Nathan

[Wal-Mart is] up 18 percent, that's nearly double the performance of the XRT in 2016.

Dan Nathan

I wouldn't be looking at September, I'd be looking out and I want to capture that analyst meeting and possibly their earnings that are going to happen in mid-November.

Todd Vasos - Dollar General

Retail food deflation and a reduction in both [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] participation rates and benefit levels, coupled with unseasonably mild spring weather, proved to be stronger than expected headwinds to our business. The competitive environment also intensified in select regions of the country.

Lorenzo Lopez

Because we want to remain in business in Puerto Rico and to be part of the solution to the current fiscal crisis, we are grateful that the First Circuit affirmed the District Court's decision to strike down this unconstitutional tax.

Bryant Evans - Cozad Asset Management

With commodities rebounding and the economy remaining surprisingly resilient, with just a little bit more Fed-speak about rising interest rates, that could create a pause. On the other hand, it's been a good year, especially for value investors.

Michael Lasser - UBS

It's going to take awhile for Target to turn this around. [Traffic's] not an easy problem to fix.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

The competitive environment and food deflation continued to challenge the market, significantly impacting traffic and comp sales. Our strategy to turn things around is focused on improving the retail basics. While our turnaround will take time, I'm confident in the new leadership team there and want to assure you we're addressing this with urgency.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

We're pleased with the positive momentum in our business. Our strategy in the U.S. is working as we delivered an eighth consecutive quarter of positive comps, and international also performed well. We remain focused on building e-commerce capabilities globally and executing our omni-channel plan, as evidenced by our recent alliance with JD.com in China and agreement to acquire Jet.com in the U.S.

Charles Redfield - Wal-Mart Stores

Most of our customers have a desire to eat healthier. But at the end of the day, it has to taste good. Great healthy things that don't taste good don't do well.

Darren Seifer - NPD Group

We are trying to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content. But there is still room for indulgence.

Terry Lundgren

I think Wal-Mart's trying to figure out how to avoid getting caught in this idea of just low price.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

We're gunning for the customer. We want very high customer satisfaction scores. And that's not easy to do. There's a lot of attention to detail to deliver things on time in the way that we expect to deliver them.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

If Wal-Mart were starting today and we were building an e-commerce business some of the things that Jet designed into their approach would have been things we would have thought of and we would have wanted to do, and they've just done it from scratch.

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

I think we hit it off the first day. We just started talking about these amazing plans we had.

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

I'm committed for the long haul here. This is a very different experience for me.

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

[This partnership is] built from day one on the back of trust, which is one of our core values here.

Charlie O'Shea

These guys aren't just kind of sitting there and letting the world do what it wants to do. Amazon's got this huge lead. That lead is going to be tough to relinquish but there's a lot of [share] out there.

Charlie O'Shea

This acquisition in tandem with its joint-venture in China with JD.com, demonstrates that Wal-Mart is attacking online retail with significant zeal. As we believe 'catching' Amazon online is an unrealistic goal for any brick-and-mortar retailer, Wal-Mart now has a definite leg up on its competitors in the very important race to be No. 2 online.

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

We started Jet with the vision of creating a new shopping experience. Today, I couldn't be more excited that we will be joining with Walmart to help fuel the realization of that vision. The combination of Walmart's retail expertise, purchasing scale, sourcing capabilities, distribution footprint, and digital assets – together with the team, technology and business we have built here at Jet – will allow us to deliver more value to customers.

Charlie O'Shea

This acquisition, in tandem with its joint venture in China with JD.com, demonstrates that Walmart is attacking online retail with significant zeal. As we believe 'catching' Amazon online is an unrealistic goal for any brick-and-mortar retailer, Walmart now has a definite leg-up on its competitors in the very important race to be number 2 online.

Mark Ibbotson - Wal-Mart Stores

If customers are coming in at a different time we have to be there at a different time. We will not last very long if we don't do that. At the same time ... associates have the option to choose what hours they want and see if they are available.

Michelle Malison - Euromonitor International

Acquiring Jet.com would allow Walmart to become more competitive with [online retail] giants such as Amazon and eBay.

Todd Vasos - Dollar General

Dollar General is excited to add these locations to our existing store base. We look forward to the opportunity to better serve our customers in these communities by continuing to provide the convenience and value they expect from Dollar General.

Dana Gunders - Natural Resources Defense Council

Selling cosmetically imperfect produce is relatively rare right now. Whole Foods has a pilot program, and there was a California chain, Raley's, that tried it for a little while but discontinued it.

John Forrest Ales - Wal-Mart Stores

On the potatoes, it's not like these will be available all the time, because … Mother Nature has to give that supplier wonky or imperfect potatoes.

Ross Fraser - Feeding America

Nobody wants to see food go to waste. We have nearly doubled the amount of fresh produce that we have provided for our food banks in just the last five years.

John Forrest Ales - Wal-Mart Stores

We have a flexible framework that the supplier can use when the harvest produces this type of produce.

Randy Hargrove - Wal-Mart Stores

We are pleased with the decision. As we have said all along, Delaware law gives authority to the board of directors, not individual shareholders, to manage corporate matters such as these.

Mark Zandi - Moody's Analytics

It's nice to try to lead the way. The labor market is tight and going to get tighter. Our biggest problem going forward is not going to be unemployment, it's going to be a lack of labor. It's not surprising that companies are trying to get out ahead of this and trying to raise wages. He's not the first. You had McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Target and Starbucks.

Daniel Eckert

There is something very powerful about the ease and simplicity of Walmart Pay. What's even more powerful though, is what this means for our customers. We want to make every day easier for busy families. We're connecting all the parts of Walmart into one seamless shopping experience with great stores, easy pickup, fast delivery, frictionless checkout and apps and websites that are simple to use.

Greg Hitt - Wal-Mart Stores

It's typical for us in years past to have provided support for the conventions, so our support team had settled on what we felt was appropriate. I wasn't here in the past election cycle, so I'm not sure how [this year's contribution] matches up to years past.

Fernando Madeira - Wal-Mart Stores

ShippingPass is about half the price of similar programs out there at just $49 a year, and customers who are using it, love it. They shop on Walmart.com more often to take advantage of our low prices, fast shipping and added benefits of no minimum order requirements and free online or in-store returns.

Kim Forrest - Fort Pitt Capital

If I had a seatbelt while watching the markets, I'd put it on. It's still a very close call, but this at least gives the markets a little bit of hope.

Brent Barbee

This individual had an ongoing difference, dispute or feud with a manager at Walmart. There is absolutely no information or reason to believe that this is a terrorist event.

David Cheesewright - Walmart

They always struggled with the mechanics and some of the financials. What we're now seeing is a lot more interest.

David Cheesewright - Walmart

When all four of the players in the main space are now appearing to be a kind of ... low-cost retailers, I think you're going to get ... some real pressure on price.

Tracy Rosser - Wal-Mart Stores

We look at the issue as part of our DNA in terms of being more efficient.

Ed Hyland - JP Morgan Private Bank

One of the drags on the market has been the retailer and some of the names yesterday and today that have done well has tempered some of those concerns.

Randy Hargrove - Wal-Mart Stores

This suit is about protecting our customers' bank accounts when they use their debit cards at Walmart. We believe Visa's position creates unacceptable risk to customers and its actions and rules are inconsistent with federal law.

Randy Hargrove - Wal-Mart Stores

PIN is the only truly secure form of cardholder verification in the marketplace today, and it offers superior security to our customers. Visa has acknowledged in many other countries that chip-and-pin offer greater security. Visa nevertheless has demanded that we allow fraud-prone signature verification for debit transactions in our U.S. stores because Visa stands to make more money processing those transactions.

Mark Ibbotson - Wal-Mart Stores

Greeters are a big part of our company and culture. In the majority of our U.S. stores we will continue to rely on them to be the helpful first face customers see. Providing customers with an excellent first impression is part of Wal-Mart's broader strategy to ensure simpler, more convenient shopping.

Doug McMillion - Wal-Mart

Our hearts go out to the family of Tom Coughlin, who passed away earlier today. Like me, many of you worked with Tom over his more than 26 years with the company. I know firsthand how much he loved our associates and this company.

Neil Saunders - Banana Republic

Given the toughness of the market and the much worse performance from Walmart and department store rivals, the comparable sales uplift is very respectable.

Craig Johnson - Customer Growth Partners

For the first time in its history ... they're expecting sales to be flat this year. That's never happened.

Paul Trussell - Deutsche Bank

The stock is down this morning given a lot of expectations and hope that Wal-Mart [U.S. comparable] sales would have improved more than the 0.6 percent, given the low gas prices and overall employment. But Wal-Mart has been a market share loser now for a number of years. I think this is a very different backdrop than we had in 2008, when there was actual trade down and the economy was decelerating.

Ryan Larson - RBC Global Asset Management

I think today, at least up until this point, is somewhat of a day of pause after a quite strong three-day rally due to mostly short covering.

David Cheesewright - Walmart

That's not the act of someone who is packing up the firm for other purposes. It's a market that has always been high on potential, but has been a roller-coaster ride in terms of its performance. It happens to be on a downturn at the moment, and I'm sure it will do what it always has done, which is improve.

Jim Cramer

Anything that is put out today will have a negative spin to it, but the fact is that this is the kind of change you wanted to see. The idea of cutting underperforming stores is not in Wal-Mart's DNA. Every store performs in the old Wal-Mart. This is a very realistic approach.

Charlie O'Shea

I've always wondered why it's taken so long to cull the U.S. store base because they really haven't done much of it over the past several years.

Brian Yarbrough - Edward Jones & Co.

While it pretends to value its employees, the reality is, for Walmart, its workers are disposable. Sadly, these latest store closings could very well be just the beginning. This sends a chilling message to the company's hard-working employees that they could be next ? and with no one standing up for them, that is no doubt the reality.

Nikki Haley

This is a moment in which we can say that that flag, while an integral part of our past, does not represent the future of our great state. The murderer now locked up in Charleston said he hoped his actions would start a race war. We have an opportunity to show that not only was he wrong, but that just the opposite is happening.

Stu Miller

All the precautionary measures weren't taken to ensure the safety of that weapon.

Phillip Jennings

Honestly, the common sense missing here is from Glenn Murphy, the CEO of Gap, and the board of directors of Walmart. And an absence of any sense of gravitas or consequence by the National Retail Federation. They are being bullied by Walmart, bullied by Gap, and they are saying this lacks common sense. We are talking about life and death here. The common sense is about doing what we can, together, private and union with government, to improve the quality of life for the Bangladeshis. That's common sense, but it's also the common good.

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