WalMart is bringing back more than 8,500 household products and foods that it had culled from its shelves over the past few years in an effort to reverse a sales slump in the U.S., reports the Phoenix Business Journal.
Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc announced April 11 that it would be broadening the variety of products and brands sold at its stores throughout the year, starting with pastas, beverages and snacks.
WalMart employs roughly 36,000 people in Arizona, and is the largest private employer in the state.
Products in the fresh grocery, household products and health and wellness aisles will be added over the next few months. General merchandise such as electronics, apparel and outdoor living will expand later in the year. Added items will be identified with “It’s Back” flags on store shelves.
The expanded selections are also part of a new advertising campaign aimed at simplifying its ad-match policy. According to the Journal, under the new guidelines, WalMart will match any lower advertised price, but the customer will no longer need to bring in the competitor’s advertisement. The ad-match policy, however, is not applicable to Walmart.com purchases.