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An internal email from Walmart Vice President Jerry Murray said February “sales are a total disaster” and mark the worst sales start of any month in seven years. “In case you haven't seen a sales report these days, February (month-to-date) sales are a total disaster," wrote Murray in a February 12 email to executives. "The worst start to a month I have seen in my (about) 7 years with the company."
The recent hike in payroll taxes is dragging down sales for discount retailers like Wal-Mart. With less disposable cash in their wallets, lower-income shoppers have less to spend. The bad news comes on the heels of a lackluster January for the major retailer.
"Have you ever had one of those weeks where your best-prepared plans weren't good enough to accomplish everything you set out to do?" wrote Walmart Vice President for U.S. Replenishment Cameron Geiger in a February 1 email to Walmart executives. "Well, we just had one of those weeks here at Walmart U.S. Where are all the customers? And where's their money?" Walmart is America’s largest employer….To Read More….