Walmart: The New Small Business Partner?

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Walmart: The New Small Business Partner?

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:15am

From Chipotle to American Express, supporting local businesses continues to be a growing CSR trend. But what happens when small business' public enemy number one unveils a major campaign supporting women-owned local businesses worldwide?

Just a day in advance of International Women's Day, Walmart has launched the "Empowering Women Together" section of, an online store featuring products made by small, women-owned businesses from nine countries around the globe, including the U.S. The program is part of a broader initiative for women's economic empowerment announced by Walmart in late 2011 on the heels of a class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit.

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Keywords: 2012 Corporate Social Return Trend Tracker | Business & Trade | Ethical Production & Consumption | International Women's Day | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Walmart | small business