Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N: Quote) fell 2.1 percent on Friday after Bloomberg quoted a mid-level executive's email as saying the world's largest retailer had the worst sales start to any month in seven years in February
For the first time since November’s Black Friday walkout, US Walmart retail workers are out on strike. At noon, half a dozen workers in Laurel, Maryland, walked off the job in protest of alleged retaliation by Walmart management. They were joined by Lancaster, Texas, Walmart employee Colby Harris, a fellow activist with the labor group OUR Walmart.
Local unions in Brazil have organized a Walmart store strike in Limeira, a town about two hours drive from Sao Paolo on the motorway and set up a picket line outside the store which forced the company to remain shut from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. According to the unions this was the first Walmart store strike in Brazil.