Wal-Mart Announces States that Take the Lead in 'Football Food' Purchases

Retailer's Game Time Playbook Reveals Unbeatable Savings for Customers this


Jan 28, 2008, 00:00 ET from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the biggest
 game of the season only one week away, Wal-Mart today released its list of
 states that purchase the most "football food." Determined by the number of
 purchases at Wal-Mart, these states have the edge when it comes to wings,
 pizza pies, chips, dips and snacks. Here's the scoreboard:
# 1: Utah and Louisiana -- lead the way in sales of both breaded and unbreaded chicken wings # 2: Nebraska and South Dakota -- ahead of the pack when it comes to frozen pizza pies # 3: New Mexico and Virginia -- prevail in the potato chip category # 4: Kentucky and Louisiana -- the dynamo in dip sales # 5: South Dakota and Indiana -- the superstars of the snack mixes # 6: North and South Dakota -- cheer for the mixed nuts Whether customers are throwing a party for four or a party for 40, Wal-Mart has the game time playbook to help them plan their big game get-togethers. At Walmart.com/gametime, customers can create interactive shopping lists based on the amount of guests they plan to host, find delicious recipes and get advice on how to best prepare for a party that everyone will root for. The Web site also features the interactive game, "Time Out," which is a great way for football fans and party-goers alike to warm up before kickoff. From flatscreen HDTVs and snack foods to decor and team licensed merchandise, Wal-Mart has all the essentials to celebrate the biggest game of the year. Aisles marked "Game Time" in all of its stores will lead shoppers to select items, including:
-- 42-inch Vizio HDTV for under $950* -- 12 oz. Tostitos Scoops or 15.5 oz. Tostitos dip assortment -- two for $5* -- Team jerseys from $24.83 (http://www.walmart.com)* -- 150-count Hefty 9" plates for $3.97* * Prices may vary by state and are available while supplies last. About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) Every week, millions of customers visit Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam's Club locations across America or log on to its online store at http://www.walmart.com. The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $270 million to local communities in the United States. To learn more, visit http://www.walmartfacts.com, http://www.walmartstores.com, or http://www.walmartfoundation.org.

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