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Earlier this year while at the National Retail Federation's conference in New York, I listened to Wal-Mart's U.S. President Bill Simon talk at length about how retail was still a great career for young people to embark on. He reflected on his own career path, and that he put himself through college on the $2 he earned an hour as a young man, implying that today's young retail worker should be able to do the same.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Classrooms by Walmart is the name of a new social media initiative the retailer launched Tuesday to simplify back-to-school shopping for millions of moms who view the season as an opportunity for a fresh start. Walmart digitized every school supply list it could get its hands on to create an online compilation of thousands of lists representing schools in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The online list offering complements the availability of lists the retailer also provides in stores. Classrooms by Walmart is the latest innovation to come from the retailer’s @WalmartLabs online and social

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