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•  Fox Business reports that Walmart is rolling out its newest Health Center prototype - which the company says "offers transparent pricing 'regardless of insurance status' for a wide range of services, including primary and urgent care, labs, X-ray and diagnostics, counseling, dental, optical and hearing services 'all in one central facility'" - in Springdale, Arkansas.

It is the first of the fleet to be opened outside Georgia, where three Walmart Health Centers are up and running as the company "continues its effort to expand health care services in stores across the country."  The Springdale store is said to be a slightly smaller footprint than the Georgia units.


•  Bloomberg reports that "Walmart is reviewing its policy on working with suppliers that use prison labor as civil unrest over systemic racism roils the U.S. and activists target companies that benefit from the practice … The review is part of the firm’s racial equity initiatives announced this month as protests broke out worldwide following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart said on June 10 that it would stop keeping 'multicultural' hair care and beauty products in locked cases."

In a statement, Walmart said that "as permitted by law, a small number of our U.S. suppliers use voluntary labor as part of prison rehabilitation programs."  It emphasized that Walmart policies “strictly prohibit involuntary prison labor” and workers that are employed by Walmart suppliers are paid “prevailing wages."