Walmart apologizes for 'Own The School Year Like A Hero' gun display sign

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Walmart Apologizes For 'Own The School Year Like A Hero' Sign Over Gun Display

- celebrity.clickysound.com
10 Aug 2017
Walmart: a place to get all your back-to-school shopping done... if you're the protagonist of a post-apocalyptic YA novel. The retail giant is under fire after someone snapped a photo of a gun display in one of its stores underneath a sign that reads, "Own the school year like a hero." Since the photo went viral this week, the company has been scrambling to find out which ...

School Fail at Walmart Has People Seeking an Apology

10 Aug 2017
Summer is winding down, so parents and kids are heading out to get their back-to-school shopping done and we've got our first back-to-school fail already. Pencils, notebooks, new clothes and shoes, backpacks, and ... guns? If you're a Walmart shopper, the signage in one of their stores in Indiana might have had you scratching your head and double-checking the supply list. ...
- mommyish.com

Photo of purported Walmart gun display roils social media

- inusanews.com
10 Aug 2017
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Walmart says it's investigating a photo that purports to show a sign reading "Own The School Year Like A Hero" displayed atop a gun-filled case in one of its stores. Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson says the photo is consistent with the interior of its stores but that the company hasn't determined [...] ? Full story on seattletimes.com

Walmart Places "Own the School Year Like a Hero" Sign Over Gun Display

10 Aug 2017
Labeling the incident "truly awful" and "horrible," WalMart has apologized after a sign reading "Own the school year like a hero" was placed directly above a glass case filled with guns. A photo of the unfortunate sign placement quickly went viral across social media.
- vladtv.com

Photo in Walmart shows guns displayed as back school items apologetic execs searching for store

- theblaze.com
10 Aug 2017
The company is "not happy" and is "working diligently" to locate the store and display, Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson told CNNMoney, adding that it's unclear if the sign had been removed. Walmart previously said the store was in Indiana, WILX-TV said , but that was an error.

IZOD and JCPenney Increase School Uniform Donations Through Partnership with Walmart

10 Aug 2017
Jeff Rayden, Marketing Director for IZOD schoolwear announced that his company and J.C. Penney would be renewing their pledge to donate school uniforms for U.I.S.D. students of all ages. Thanks to a partnership with parent company Global Brands Group and Walmart, this year's donation will reflect a 60% increase over the past year's donations. This year, a total of 1,600 ...
- web1.uisd.net

Walmart gun display sign says, 'Own the school year like a hero,' internet loses

- rt.com
10 Aug 2017
The superstore is no stranger to these controversies . Last September in Florida's Panama City Beach, a Walmart store attempted to commemorate the anniversary of September 11 by stacking Coca-Cola boxes into the shape of the World Trade Center buildings. Walmart's corporate office said it didn't mean any disrespect and quickly removed the display.

School Ad Insensitive

10 Aug 2017
And with everyone hitting the stores again, some parents were left completely shocked by Walmart and their new back-to-school signs at their stores. I mean, sure you expect to pick up pens, pencils, papers, backpacks and much more.. .but this? They've got to be kidding me!
- hotmomsclub.com

Walmart takes heat for back school banner over gun display

- bostonglobe.com
10 Aug 2017
Walmart also drew fire ahead of Sept. 11 last year, when a Panama City Beach, Florida, store used Coca-Cola products to build an American flag display with two black towers, signifying the World Trade Center under a banner image of the New York skyline with a message ''WE WILL NEVER FORGET.''
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