Walmart flexes its muscles again

America’s largest retailer has a new message for its suppliers: We will no longer pay higher prices.

walmart Inc. General director Doug McMillon delivered the warning in person last month during an appearance before companies that make products sold by the company’s Sam’s Club chain. Inside a hotel auditorium, he said Walmart would push back on vendor efforts to raise prices, according to people familiar with the situation. Innovative products will drive more purchases, he added, according to these people.


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