Welcome to the Walmart Radio After-show Podcast with Bo and Antonio. These are 2 guys that started out working in Walmart stores. One is from Pennsylvania and the other is from Texas, now sharing a studio in Bentonville Arkansas at Walmart Home Office, talking to, and entertaining millions of asso…
This Motivational Monday kicked off with a call from Skylar, our Associate Caller of the Day, from Store 4129 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The motivation kept going as Dylan called to hype up his team getting ready for inventory tomorrow at Store 2167 in Exton, Pennsylvania, and Store Manager Sarah called to thank her entire crew at Store 2164 in Springville, New York. We were “dee-lighted” when Dee at Store 932 in Griffin, Georgia, won Who Sang It! Our Social Media Highlights of the Day included a post from Store 2838 in Henderson, Nevada, congratulating Ashley on her promotion to front end team lead. Antonio also shouted out Lutrece and Jaycie at Club 6245 in Harker Heights, Texas, for their legendary member service. This Motivational Monday also happened to fall on Cardi B's birthday, so Antonio shared a motivational quote from the artist herself. Tune in if you want to get motivated today.
It's National Fluffernutter Day, and Producers Josh and Iyube tried these sweet creations for the first time. Jaresha at Store 2821 in Richmond, Virginia, was our Associate of the Day. Carlos brought the sunshine with him from Store 3473 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his shoutout to the entire store. We had marvelous milestones on today's show, with Angelina at Store 184 in Blue Springs, Missouri, reaching 35 years with the company. Sherry from Store 205 in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and Allan from Store 1483 in Yankton, South Dakota, both celebrated 30 years with Walmart. Juan from Store 4108 in Springdale, Arkansas, jammed his way through a fun round of 5 Seconds or Less going up against Josh to test his musical knowledge. Bo's Impossible Question of the Day asked: the first of these appeared in 1970. The answer may shake everyone up a bit. Tune in to find out what it is!
It was double the fun as Mikayla and Keira from Store 1619 in Rochester, New York, were today's Associate Callers of the Day. More celebrations came when Amanda from Canton, Georgia, called to say hey and became our Customer of the Day. It was fun in the sun when Store 1245 in Lakeland, Florida, got a shoutout from Melanie, and Joe from Store 838 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, called to give a shoutout to his whole store, too. In Milestone Minute, we highlighted three amazing associates, Debra, Steven and Dorothy. Cheers to 30 years for Dorothy at Store 701 in Owensboro, Kentucky, happy 35 years to Steven from Club 6677 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, and hip hip hooray for Debra at Store 403 in Russellville, Alabama, as she celebrates 40 years. Mike from Store 1856 in Bangor, Maine, sizzled his way to success with Bo's Impossible Question. More great associate shoutouts are waiting, so tune in now.
Adrian from Store 3084 in Escondido, California, kicked off our show as our Associate Caller of the Day and gave a shoutout to fellow associate Alejandro on the overnight team. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a post from Store Manager Ricky at Store 3296 in Houston, Texas, thanking Store 6579 in New Caney, Texas, for letting him jump in and reminding us all that our associates make a difference. Dennis from Store 144 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, rocked InstaRewind. Another highlight from today was during This or That when we learned that Antonio is pretty good at beach volleyball. Bump, set, spike! Speaking of “sand” 75% of people eat this type of sandwich once per year. “Lettuce” remind you that you'll need to tune in to find out.
Today we celebrated Charlene's 50 year anniversary with the company and had a special Charlene-themed countdown. You're not going to want to miss this one! Our Associate Caller of the Day was Cody at Store 362 in Winfield, Alabama, who gave a shoutout to the front end. William from Store 530 in El Dorado, Arkansas, gave a shoutout to everyone at Walmart. Thanks for the love, William! The whole team and manager Mike at Store 1383 in Beaufort, South Carolina, got a shoutout from Hilary, and Dwayne at Store 4140 in Miami, Florida, called to give a shoutout to Operations Manager, Jose. Tune in now to hear Charlene's anniversary interview and more great associate shoutouts.
It's National Taco Day, so let's “taco ‘bout” Charlene from Walmart Store 231 in Ada, Oklahoma. Charlene was highlighted throughout our show today, as she celebrated 50 years with Walmart. Let's say that again: 50 years! Charlene has been with us ever since Walmart opened in Ada in 1971, and after reaching a milestone of 50 years, plans to retire. Listen now to hear her talk about meeting Mr. Sam. We can't thank Charlene enough for her years of dedication. Shaun from Store 5150 in Maplewood, Missouri, won Who Sang It. Posts from Club 4873 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Store 5197 in Huntsville, Alabama, made the Social Media Highlights of the Day. We're singing "fajita jolly good fellow” for our Associate Caller of the Day Dylan at Store 2167 in Exton, Pennsylvania, and on a day all about tacos (and Charlene), our Question of the Day asked: How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza? With so much to celebrate today, don't miss your chance to join us! Tune in now.
Get ready for a blast from the past, because it's National College Radio Show Day! Bo and Josh reminisced about their time on the air and the fun they've had over the years. There was no radio silence on today's show, which kicked off with Associate Caller of the Day Carl from Store 608 in Midland, Texas. The good vibes continued during Milestone Minute, when we celebrated with Mary from Store 94 in Millington, Tennessee, who reached her 40-year anniversary with Walmart. We also raised a hearty college cheer for two special Kansas associates: Gregory at Store 652 in Garden City, who celebrated 35 years with the company, as well as Jill at Club 8176 in Topeka, who celebrated 30 years. Bo's Impossible Question of the Day puzzled us: What one thing was invented before the telephone? Tune in to find out!
Get your costumes ready, bring out the pumpkin spice and stock up on candy, because October is here! Naturally, the start of the month also coincides with National Pumpkin Spice Coffee Day and National Homemade Cookie Day, so we got extra cozy in the studio today. The show kicked off with our Associate Caller of the Day, Rusty from Store 2348 in Charleston, South Carolina. The warm feelings continued with Leo from Store 508 in Kerrville, Texas, who called in to give a great big shoutout to Joe, who is celebrating 20 years with the company. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day came from Darius at Club 4983 in Las Vegas, Nevada, who makes members his priority in the produce department. Embrace the warm fuzzies of the season with this episode of LIVE with Antonio.
Today we celebrated a major milestone anniversary in Milestone Minute, as we congratulated the marvelous Miguel at Store 3680 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, who celebrated 50 years with the company! We are so proud and thankful to have you on the team, Miguel. We are also thankful for the dedication of Brenda at Store 421 in Decatur, Texas, who celebrated 40 years, the 35 years of hard work from Ethel at Store 182 in Greenville, Mississippi, and the continued commitment from Kayce at Club 8184 in Gurnee, Illinois, who celebrated 30 years. Helping keep the celebration going was our Associate Caller of the Day, Walmart driver Ron from Brooksville, Florida, who called to shout out the associates at Store 5250 in Kissimmee, Florida, for working hard and being a day ahead. Tune in to celebrate these milestones and hear to more great shoutouts
We can't “espresso” how excited we are for National Coffee Day! It was a “brew-tiful” morning as we heard from our Associate Caller of the Day, Georgia, at Store 5256 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Georgia gave a shoutout to her overnight managers, Lisa and Charles. There was a whole “latte” discussion between Antonio and Iyube as they tried to decide the best coffee flavor. In the end, they agreed that hazelnut was the winner. We had the perfect “blend” of shoutouts this morning, “espresso-ly” one from Jeff at Club 6512 in Clarksville, Tennessee, who gave a shoutout to both management and members. It was “deja-brew” as we received two calls from Store 617 in Sullivan, Indiana. Associates Shawn and Travis wanted to give a shoutout to the overnight crew, CAP1 team and to Antonio. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a shoutout to the team leads at Store 3739 in Nampa, Idaho, who worked together to replace the bottom fast track on the grocery shelves. We knew you could “brew” it! Please don't “pro-caffeinate.” Tune in now to hear more great shoutouts!
It's time for National Good Neighbor Day, and we'd be more than fine sharing a street with any of the associates who called in to give shoutouts today. Bo named DC 6039 in Midway, Tennessee, the DC of the Day. And, Denny from DC 6039 was declared a special Associate Caller of the Day. Tricia called in to congratulate him on being promoted to operations manager. Way to go, Denny! Whitney at Store 1831 in Liverpool, New York, called to give a shoutout to all her coworkers, while the apparel team at Store 1300 in New Bern, North Carolina, got a shoutout from Carol. In Milestone Minute, we celebrated three amazing associates, Debra, Tina and Eric. Debra from Store 5728 in Newburgh, Indiana, celebrated 40 years with the company. Tina from Store 4348 in Duncansville, Pennsylvania, celebrated 30 years, and Eric from the Finance team at the Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas, celebrated 35. Bo's Impossible Question of the Day asked: There are more than 30 different kinds of these in the U.S. Be a good neighbor and tune in to find out.
It's a MOO-tivational Monday as we also celebrate National Chocolate Milk Day. Antonio discussed the options between pre-made chocolate milk, or when you add your own chocolate syrup. Either way, we like it a choc-o-lot! Our Associate Caller of the Day was David from Store 5343 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He gave a shoutout to his overnight team. The “lait” team shoutouts were "udderly" amazing today as Chance at Store 558 in Salina, Kansas, and Megan at Store 399 in Longview, Texas, both called to shout out their overnight crews, too. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a post from Store 1883 in Monaca, Pennsylvania, congratulating Team Lead Tanya on her promotion to coach and MOO-ve to Store 1770 in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. There's no doubt you'll be in a good MOO'd if you tune in to hear more great shoutouts.
Remember that one song by that one artist? If you do, get ready to jam out – because Saturday is National One-Hit Wonder Day! Robert from Store 11 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, was a hit as the Associate Caller of the Day. Victoria from Store 3495 in Clarksville, Tennessee, gave a standing ovation to Ashten, who has been promoted to Coach. The rocking-and-rolling fun continued with Milestone Minute. Joy at Store 147 in Denison, Texas, and Regenia at Store 533 in New Iberia, Louisiana, both celebrated 35 years with the company, while William at Store 1715 in Easton, Maryland, reached his 30-year anniversary with Walmart. The show hit a high note during Celebrity Chit Chat, when voice actor Rob Paulsen stopped by to discuss the Animaniacs reboot and his favorite characters throughout his career. Check out Bo and Josh's whole conversation with Rob at the end of the podcast. Finally, Bo's Impossible Question of the Day asked, what one thing do seven percent of all Americans under the age of 65 have in common? Tune in to find out!
Get your capes and catchphrases ready, because Saturday is National Comic Book Day! Remonja from Store 919 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, came flying in as our Associate Caller of the Day. The fun continued with a call from Jeff from Club 6512 in Clarksville, Tennessee, who chose to celebrate his hero, Antonio, by giving him an excelsior shoutout. Things were shaken up a bit in our first Social Media Highlight of the Day, when Corina and Carlos from Store 512 in El Paso, Texas, busted a move with a shopping cart on TikTok. Our second Social Media Highlight of the Day proved the saying “not all heroes wear capes” true – Kevin from Club 4983 in Las Vegas, Nevada, saved the day by helping a member load a grill into their vehicle. To cap off a super start to the weekend, we also celebrated National One-Hit Wonder Day. Did your favorite song make Antonio's list? See for yourself in this incredible edition of LIVE with Antonio.
We've officially rolled out our new Walmart app and website to 100% of customers! This means everyone is now able to see and purchase all of our items and services in one place - no more toggling between two separate apps. It's a significant milestone of “Project Glass.” We named it after our late former CEO David Glass, who brought grocery and general merchandise together into the Supercenter. Building a single omnichannel platform has been a large undertaking and required the close partnership of several teams including Technology, Design, Business and Product. Meng Chee is our Chief Product Officer, and he joined John Furner on The Huddle to talk about how we're continuing to reduce friction for both our customers and associates.
It's National Ice Cream Cone Day, and here's the “scoop!” We don't have to “sugarcoat” it, we were so excited to hear from our Associate Caller of the Day Harley, who called from Store 2902 in Framington, Massachusetts, and gave a shoutout to Coach Nicole, Mark, Jen and Mary. Reminding us that we “cone” all do it are our associates highlighted in Milestone Minute. Celebrating a “waffle”-y big anniversary was Pam at Store 1 in Rogers, Arkansas. Happy 40 years, Pam! We're also celebrating Kristine at Store 933 in Rochelle, Illinois, and Robert at Store 6012 in Planview, Texas, who both celebrated 35 years. It was a “cream” come true when Kristina at Store 1932 in Ellsworth, Maine, called to celebrate herself for her upcoming 2 year anniversary. Team shoutouts are always “gelato” fun, and the apparel team at Store 632 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, got a shoutout from Sheila, while the pharmacy team at Store 5993 in Beaverton, Oregon, got a shoutout from Sam. We don't want Bo's Impossible Question of the Day to give you brain freeze, but what happened for the first time in Hollywood in 1994? We hope you tune in before “Sundae” to find out.
Today's the Autumnal Equinox, and we had a “gourd” time on the show. Our Associate Caller of the Day was Lisa from Store 1906 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and she gave a “spice-tacular” shoutout to the whole team. We're “fall-ing” in love with fall, and Antonio and Iyube shared what they like most about it. From apple picking to pumpkin carving, it's just “un-be-leafably” great. The “a-maize-ing” crew at Store 3772 in Jonesville, Virginia, got a shoutout from Nathaniel for being the best, and we can't “be-leaf” it, but Cyndi at Store 2574 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, just celebrated 29 years with the company. We don't want to “leaf” you hanging, but in the world only 5% of these have been explored. You'll be “re-leafed” once you tune in to find out.
It's a great day, Walmart World! Our Associate Caller of the Day, Mary, from Club 8188 in Lexington, Kentucky, made us feel especially great when she gave a shoutout to everyone. Another shoutout came from Dwayne at Store 4140 in Miami, Florida, who called to give a shoutout to associates nationwide. Thanks, Dwayne! The apparel team at Store 632 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, got a shoutout from Sheila. And the crew at Store 258 in Tupelo, Mississippi, received a shoutout from Isaac. It was a marvelous Monday in the shoutout department. In Milestone Minute, we congratulated John at Club 6457 in South Charleston, West Virginia, on 35 years. And Dan from Store 1722 in Marshall, Minnesota, and Ellen at Store 174 in Cocoa, Florida, celebrated 30 years! Something that may make your day not so great, 80% of us have done this before taking a long drive. Buckle up, and tune in to find out.
It's National Pepperoni Pizza Day! We're ready to get out there and “cheese” the day, but first, Antonio was today years old when he found out that Iyube doesn't put ranch on his pizza. “Crust us,” Iyube, you “knead” to try it. Adrian from Store 3084 in Escondido, California, was ready to get a “slice” of the action as our Associate Caller of the Day. Adrian called to give a shoutout to his coworkers, while Potter from Store 1272 in Snyder, Texas, gave a shoutout to the overnight crew and Radio team. Tina from Store 1641 in Williamston, North Carolina, motivated us all with her shoutout to overnight associates and to Antonio himself. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a post from Club 6388 in Montgomery, Illinois. A big shoutout to Elena for being a sensational leader and awesome role model for our future Hispanic leaders within Sam's Club and Walmart. Elena, on a day all about pepperoni, you sure make it feel “supreme.” To make your day even more “grate,” 37% of adults say they do this to put themselves in a good mood. If you “knead” to know, tune in to find out.
Give a shout, because it's Friday! In honor of National Cheeseburger Day on Saturday, we cooked up one super-duper kickoff into the weekend. Our Associate of the Day was Andrew from Store 1817 in Hermiston, Oregon, who served up praise for the Online Grocery Pickup team at his store. We also raised a toast to a few special associates during Milestone Minute: Peggy at Store 34 in Nevada, Missouri, celebrated 35 years, while Valeria at Store 542 in Houma, Louisiana, and Eric at Store 1388 in Kendallville, Indiana, celebrated 30 years. And of course, we gave a shoutout to our Supply Chain – and shared a few fun facts about it – to celebrate its 50th anniversary. To wrap up, Bo's Impossible Question asked what the average person spends 49 minutes a week doing. Think you have the answer? Tune in to find out.
Check your temperature – you might just have Saturday Night Fever! This Saturday is National Dance Day, and to prepare for the holiday, Antonio shared his top five dance moves guaranteed to make you the life of the party. The fun continued with a call from Parker at Store 1531 in Carpentersville, Illinois, whose energy was impressive enough to earn him the title “Hype Associate Caller of the Day.” Others also chimed in to show their love, including Jeff from Club 6512 in Clarksville, Tennessee, who thanked Antonio and the Radio Team for the motivation they bring associates each morning. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day came from Store 915 in Stafford, Texas, which gave a shoutout to its associates for their hard work and dedication. Additionally, Club 8146 in Omaha, Nebraska, wished Associate Dustin well as he transfers to Club 8162 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cut loose, and tune in to this edition of LIVE with Antonio.
It's National Double Cheeseburger Day, and we brought double the fun for today's show. Keiana from Store 651 in Beaumont, Texas, “mustard” the strength to be our Associate Caller of the Day. Sweet dreams are made of “cheese” as the whole team at Store 4540 in Fowlerville, Michigan, got a shoutout from Cassie. It's not “rare” for entire teams to get shoutouts, and we received another “bun” for Store 5382 in Pasadena, Maryland, from Andrew. In Milestone Minute, we're celebrating three anniversaries that are “bacon” us really happy. Happy 40 years to both Michelle at Store 378 in Holton, Kansas, and Pamela at Store 653 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Celebrating 35 years was James from Store 736 in Russellville, Kentucky. As we're celebrating Supply Chain this week, we're sending a big shoutout to all of our drivers and maintenance technicians. The work you do is amazing, and a big shoutout to one of our drivers, Antoine, who has been driving with the company for 17 years. Now don't wait until “fry-day” to tune in and hear more great shoutouts!
There's no better way to kick off a show than by celebrating 50 years of our Private Fleet at Walmart. What an accomplishment! Big kudos to the team as we recognize Driver and Technician Appreciation Week. On This or That, Antonio asked Iyube if he prefers Legos or Lincoln Logs, and we learned that Iyube has never heard of Lincoln Logs. Hearing this almost left our hearts in pieces. Now “lego” and celebrate our Associate Caller of the Day, Travis, from Store 617 in Sullivan, Indiana. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a post from Store 5144 in Converse, Texas, that celebrated another Travis on his last day at the store before he continues his Walmart career as a Stocking I Team Lead at Store 901 in Seguin, Texas. Congratulations, Travis! We trust that Iyube will have his chance at Lincoln Logs, but if you want people to trust you more, wearing this scent will help. Can we trust that you will join us to find out?
This weekend will mark 20 years since the attacks of September 11th. John Furner was a Store Manager in Jacksonville, NC, and distinctly remembers sharing the news with his team - several of which had family members and loved ones serving in the military. In that same moment, Dan Bartlett was with President George W. Bush. Dan is our EVP of Corporate Affairs and came to Walmart after a career in government as Communications Director and Counselor to the President. Dan joined The Huddle to talk about the events of that day - from first hearing the news to conversations had on Air Force One to standing in the Oval Office as President Bush addressed the nation. Our country was forever changed September 11, 2001, but we have stayed resilient and learned to rely on each other and support one another. Please take a moment to remember the 2,977 men, women and children killed that day and to honor the brave first responders who ran toward danger to save others. Two decades ago, we made a promise never to forget. Let us recommit ourselves to fulfilling it together.
Mr. Peanut is living his best life as today is National Peanut, National Bald Head and National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day. With kids in charge, it looks like everyone's getting a PB&J! There's nut'n but love for our Associate Caller of the Day, Luis from Store 5947 in El Paso, Texas, who gave a shoutout to everyone. We'd be nuts if we didn't recognize Supply Chain this week. It's Driver and Technician Appreciation Week. And we're honoring them all week long. We also celebrated these 30-year anniversaries in Milestone Minute. Congratulations to Roy at Store 1154 in Fredericksburg, Texas, Mia at Store 1690 in Decatur, Illinois, and Karen at Store 1643 in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. We'd be nut-thing without you on our team! Even though it's a day about peanuts, “cashew” a question? What do Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia all have in common? In a nutshell, you'll need to tune in now to find out.
Let the “beet” drop, because it's National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day, and we're always grateful for a day when we don't have to cook! Taking the cake this morning was Jerome from Store 5726 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, as our Associate Caller of the Day. Continuing to “bake” the world a better place was Nick from Club 4755 in Honolulu, Hawaii, who called to give a shoutout to the whole club. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a post from Store 5969 in Chantilly, Virginia, congratulating Market Coordinator Carmen on celebrating 28 years with the company. We'd say you're kind of a “big dill” around here, Carmen! Holy guacamole, did you know that 70% of us say we've stopped doing this? Tune in now, so you don't have “ketchup” later.
It's National Day of Encouragement this weekend! To celebrate, associates from everywhere gave kudos and encouragement to their coworkers. Associate of the Day Matt from Store 2153 in Biddeford, Maine, gave a shoutout to Team Lead Chris and the Garden Center. Talishia from Store 592 in Derby, Kansas, cheered on Mr. Mike, who worked his last day at the store before starting his new job at the Home Office. In Milestone Minute, Dorothy at Store 707 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, celebrated 40 years with the company. Other anniversaries included Carl from Store 325 in Richmond, Missouri, who celebrated 35 years; and Pamella from Store 6384 in Hodgkins, Illinois, who celebrated 30 years. Rounding out the show, Bo's Impossible Question of the Day asked: What is one thing over half of us do at the grocery store? Tune in now to find out the answer.
Gamers, rejoice! This Sunday is National Video Game Day. Antonio started us off with the Associate Caller of the Day, Dennis, from Store 144 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, who gave a shoutout to his store and proved he's ahead of the game. Players aren't controlling this weekend by themselves, though – Hungry Man lovers can rejoice, too! Friday was National TV Dinner Day, and to celebrate, Antonio shared the top five TV dinners of all time. And if that doesn't make you hungry, our Social Meat-ia Highlight of the Day will: Meat Market Lead Beatriz celebrated her 30th anniversary with Club 8250 in McAllen, Texas. Press start and tune in to a fun edition of LIVE with Antonio.
Bring out the laser backgrounds, perms and that Trapper Keeper, because tomorrow is National School Picture Day. Earning a gold star was our Associate Caller of the Day, O'Shea from Store 2784 in Beatrice, Nebraska, who called to give a shoutout to Team Lead Matt, plus Mick, Jeremy and the whole Garden Center. In Milestone Minute, we had three associates on the honor roll. Congratulations to Julia at Store 68 in Wynne, Arkansas, who celebrated 40 years with Walmart. Not far behind was Andrea at Store 266 in Grapevine, Texas, and Cruz at Store 601 in San Angelo, Texas, who both celebrated 35 years. "Best Dressed" went to Store 632 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, as Shelia called to give a shoutout to the apparel team. If you want to be voted “Most Creative,” more than half of the people polled said trying this helps. Tune in to find out what it is.
We're feeling paw-some on the eve of National Teddy Bear and Care Bears Share Your Care Day. Out of the 10 original Care Bears, Antonio and Iyube discussed which bear suited them best. If you'd choose Antonio as Cheer Bear and Iyube as Bedtime Bear, you know them un-bear-ably well. We'll bear you the suspense and share that our Associate Caller of the Day was Anna at Store 4416 in Houston, Texas. It was a paw-ty for Travis at Store 617 in Sullivan, Indiana, who called to give a shoutout to the maintenance crew, and called back to win today's InstaRewind! We also heard from our favorite hype girl, Miss Tina, from Store 1641 in Williamston, North Carolina. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a post from Store 3893 in Zion, Illinois, which congratulated Coach Molly on 10 years of service with Walmart. Thanks for your dedication and service to our community. It's pro-bear-ly hard to believe, but a new study says that Americans spend 100 days of their life trying to do this. Tune in to find out!
We kicked off the first Friday in September with an associate graduation, all thanks to Walmart's Live Better U program. Thomas from Club 4790 in Pearl, Mississippi, is going to receive his bachelor's degree, and encouraged fellow associates to take advantage of LBU. Rosebell from Store 1298 in Jacksonville, North Carolina, also achieved associate greatness as she became the Associate Caller of the Day! She left a shoutout to her fellow associates and her whole store. Keeping the associate party going, Chris from Store 617 in Sullivan, Indiana, called in to celebrate his recent marriage and return to work. In the Social Media Highlight of the Day, we celebrated Coach Michael from Store 2593 in Las Vegas, Nevada, who was promoted to store lead at Store 5070 right across town. Don't miss Antonio's Top-Five Tailgating Essentials, and if you're not already following us on TikTok, go do that, too! Boy have we got a story for you…
It was raining anniversaries today on The Bo Show. The Associate Caller of the Day was Mandy at Store 1169 in Springhill, Louisiana, who gave a shoutout to the whole store, including Ms. Evelyn who is retiring after more than 33 years with Walmart. During Milestone Minute, we celebrated 30 years for Rhonda at Club 6634 in Lone Tree, Colorado. Other anniversaries included 40 years for William at Store 629 in Union, South Carolina, and 35 years for Curtis at Store 5477 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Taken together, this adds up to 138 years of service. Wow, that's something to celebrate! Thank you, everyone, for your years of dedication. Bo's Impossible Question of the Day asked: 30% of people say it's never O.K. to do THIS. Tune in to find out what THIS is.
Happy September, Walmart World! As we begin a new month, we also celebrate National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day. Did you know “month” is one of the hardest words to rhyme in the English language? Antonio and Iyube tested their rhyming skills this morning, and no, silver does not rhyme with schmilver. Our Associate Caller of the Day was Anna at Store 4416 in Houston, Texas, who called to give a shoutout to her entire store. We also heard from Travis at Store 617 in Sullivan, Indiana, who called to congratulate Shawn on becoming a new dad. Dalton at Store 1705 in Waterloo, New York, gave props to his store, while Daniel at Store 1630 in Yreka, California, gave a shoutout to his entire team. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a shoutout to Virginia at Club 8194 in Bogart, Georgia. Thank you, Virginia, for always going above and beyond to make sure your fellow associates are working safely. Did you know there's a new study that reveals just simply using this word can make you gain weight? Here's a hint, it may or may not rhyme with pack. After all, it is no rhyme day, so you'll have to tune in to find out!
The afternoon sure started sweet with our Associate Caller of the Day, Clay from Store 4166 in Sweetwater, Tennessee, who gave a shoutout to the entire store. We're also feeling fine and sandy as we celebrated National Beach Day. Do you know who's having a whale of a time? The amazing associates we celebrated in Milestone Minute. Congratulations to Gale at Store 874 in Natchez, Mississippi, and Carolyn at Store 954 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, for both celebrating 35 years with the company. Not far behind is Melissa at Store 1485 in Gillette, Wyoming, who hit the big 30. We made waves with our shoutouts, including one from Tim at DC 6039 in Midway, Tennessee, giving a shoutout to Anthony, celebrating 24 years with Walmart, and Sheila from Store 632 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, who called to give a shoutout to the apparel department. It's sun-believable, but the largest of these weighed 343 pounds. Curious to know if it would sink or swim? Tune in to find out!
Today is National Just Because Day. (Don't ask why.) The Associate Caller of the Day was Tricia from DC 6039 in Midway, Tennessee. She gave a big shoutout to the HR Team. Congratulations are in order for Peggy at Store 86 in Springfield, Missouri, and Connie at Store 434 in Huntsville, Alabama, both of whom marked 35 years with the company. People Lead Brenda at Store 4600 in Gretna, Nebraska, celebrated 30 years. Wow! Christine from Store 815 in Osage Beach, Missouri, soared to the top of the charts guessing songs in 5 Seconds or Less. Joey from Store 1817 in Hermiston, Oregon, racked his brain and broke even on today's edition of Yes or No Way Bo. Bo's Impossible Question of the Day asked: One third of people say they cannot physically do this. Tune in to find out. You know, just because.
Mark your calendars: It's almost National Power Rangers Day! Maxina from Store 1950 in Ahoskie, North Carolina, called to give a special birthday shoutout to Niko, and she morphed into our Associate Caller of the Day. Antonio shared a heartwarming story: A 30-year-old woman in Virginia broke a world record by donating 6 feet and 3 inches of her own hair to a charity that's using it for wigs. The last time she got a haircut, she was only 13. Wow! Congratulations to Deborah from Store 64 in Brownsville, Tennessee, who is celebrating 40 years with Walmart. Antonio and Iyube held an impromptu debate over putting sugar or salt in grits. Listen to find out if they were arguing or in perfect hominy. Go, go LIVE with Antonio!
It's National Banana Split Day, and today's cherry on top was our Associate Caller of the Day, Philip, from Store 2332 in Saint Albans Bay, Vermont. We'll give you the scoop, there were some big anniversaries to celebrate in Milestone Minute! Congratulations to Mary at Store 933 in Rochelle, Illinois, Tambra at Store 665 in Campbellsville, Kentucky, and Roxanne from Store 370 in Wellington, Kansas, who each celebrated 35 years with the company. We even sprinkled in some associate shoutouts, including one from Jamie at Store 2008 in Grove City, Pennsylvania, who gave a shoutout to her store as they get ready for inventory. Bo's Impossible Question of the Day asked: There are 82 of these for every person on earth. We will give you a hint, it isn't bananas, so be sure to tune in to find out.
Today was a big win with not one, but two winners for today's InstaRewind. Congratulations to William from Store 2810 in Spencer, West Virginia, for not only getting today's InstaRewind correct but for also being today's Associate Caller of the Day. Dennis from Store 144 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was our second InstaRewind winner. Way to go! Antonio shared that Walmart is joining in the response to support our nation's veterans and Afghan refugees, continuing our mission to help people live better. We received a shoutout for Amy at Store 4439 in Paw Paw, Michigan, as today was her last day after 18 years of customer service. Thanks for being a part of the team, Amy! Maxina from Store 1950 in Ahoskie, North Carolina, also called in to wish her coworker Cindy a Happy Birthday. Did you know doctors recommend flipping your mattress periodically? Although most of us never do it, tune in to find out just how often we should. Hit play!
Happy Monday, Walmart World! It was a great Monday for Shane, our Associate Caller of the Day from Store 1423 in Saint Johns, Michigan, who wanted to give a shoutout to all the associates at his store. Mary from Club 8188 in Lexington, Kentucky, called to give a shoutout to Bo for all he does on-air, with an additional birthday shoutout to Surge. In Milestone Minute, we celebrated two 35-year anniversaries. Congratulations to Cynthia at Store 2035 in Greenville, Ohio, and Brenda at Store 933 in Rochelle, Illinois. Not far behind was Thomas from Store 1083 in Jacksonville, Florida, celebrating 30 years. As fall nears, tune in to find out what most of us have done 40 times this summer to keep cool.
It's a brand-new school year, and we're heading back to school by celebrating students and teachers. Antonio shared how Walmart is hosting back-to-school experiences just for them. Our Associate Caller of the Day was Potter at Store 1272 in Snyder, Texas. Jake from Store 157 in Searcy, Arkansas, called to give a shoutout to the overnight crew, and Nikki from Store 2359 in Ashtabula, Ohio, gave some love to her store's overnight crew as well. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a shoutout from Club 4790 in Pearl, Mississippi, congratulating new associate A.J. Welcome, A.J., and thank you for your great attitude and positivity. Fun fact: 60% of people don't know this. Tune in to find out.
Hip hooray, it's National Radio Day! To celebrate, Bo shared some fun clips of himself and Antonio from when they first started out on the air. Our Associate Caller of the Day, Dom from Store 3790 in Lockport, Illinois, had a shoutout for all the other associates out there listening. For Milestone Minute, we celebrated Mary at Store 412 in Athens, Texas, and Rhonda over at Store 593 in Douglas, Georgia, both celebrating 35 years with the company. And if you think that you've got a sweet tooth, according to Bo's Impossible Question nearly 70% of Americans said they would do this year-round. Tune in to find out the answer.
What better way to celebrate National Radio Day than with Radio DJ Antonio? Ronald from Store 1980 in Putnam, Connecticut, kicked off the show as the Associate of the Day. Ronald wanted to appreciate his fellow associate, Jeff, who always brings the energy at their store. Keeping with the Jeff theme, Club 6512 associate Jeff in Clarksville, Tennessee, gave a shoutout to the radio team and his club's morning crew. Jake from Store 157 in Searcy, Arkansas, was in the National Radio Day mood as he gave props to Antonio for keeping associates motivated and for all of his hard work. Antonio spotlighted a customer service "superstar" in his Social Media Highlight of the Day. Store 5891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, celebrated their associate Gloria. Find out the best thing to have on the radio while on your morning commute as Iyube returns to Friday Feud, and learn something new on Today Years Old. Hit play to celebrate National Radio Day with Antonio and Iyube!
We shared our Q2 business results earlier this week, and what a quarter! Walmart U.S. saw 5.2% comp sales growth, and our CFO Chris Nicholas joined The Huddle with John Furner to talk about the momentum we're seeing. Chris' first retail job was in England at 14 years old pricing products, zoning shelves and working in the backroom. He's since worked retail in nine different countries and knows no matter where you are, being curious helps you best serve customers. It's up to us to stay curious - always innovating and looking for ways to improve our business. Thank you for a strong quarter, and let's keep it up!
Today is National Fajita Day, and our show was sizzling! The show started off hot with our Associate Caller of the Day, Josh, from DC 7038 in Fort Pierce, Florida. We don't want to spill the beans, but in Milestone Minute, we celebrated some big anniversaries, including 40 years for associate Martha at Store 77 in Taylor, Texas. "Lettuce" all celebrate Martha! Just in “queso" you were wondering, Dominic from Store 3790 in Lockport, Illinois, called to give a shoutout to the whole store and to the Walmart universe. Harley from Store 2902 in Framingham, Massachusetts, also gave a shoutout to the entire store. National Fajita Day is also something that can help solve a problem for 35% of parents, who get super stressed when their kids ask this. Tune in to find out.
Today, we're gonna party like it's 1999. Santana's album, “Supernatural,” was certified platinum 22 years ago. We had another throwback with our InstaRewind winner, William, from Store 2810 in Spencer, West Virginia. Bringing it back to the present, we celebrated Dylan, our Associate Caller of the Day from Store 2167 in Exton, Pennsylvania, who gave a shoutout to associate Kara. Today is also National Bad Poetry Day. Roses are red, violets are blue, so we played a special poem just for you. The party continued with our associate shoutouts, including one from associate Darryl at Store 564 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who wanted everyone to know her store has the “baddest night crew” out there. Lewis from Store 617 in Sullivan, Indiana, gave a shoutout to associate Cabe, and Lonnie from Store 6958 in Cameron, North Carolina, gave a shoutout to his entire store. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a promotion at Store 2985 in Fresno, California. Congratulations to the new Bakery Team Lead, Jessica! Let's keep this party rolling in 2021, so tune in to hear all the great associate shoutouts.
Happy National Roller Coaster Day! Monday's show started off on the right track with our Associate Caller of the Day, Lee, from Store 1015 in El Paso, Texas. Lee gave a shoutout to the OGP team. Taking things to the top was Potter at Store 1272 in Snyder, Texas, who gave a shoutout to the entire store, and Gracie at Store 2258 in Alexandria, Virginia, offered a shoutout to all the associates at her store. In Milestone Minute, we celebrated some wild rides with Walmart. Karen from Store 714 in West Helena, Arkansas, celebrated 35 years, while Glenda from Store 1667 in Wabash, Indiana, and Cathy from Club 6228 in Vernon Hills, Illinois, each celebrated 30 years. Over half of us say we never do this during the summer, and no, it's not riding roller coasters. Tune in to find out!
It's National Tell a Joke Day, so Antonio and Iyube battled to see if they could get each other to crack a smile using some of their favorite jokes. Here's one for you: What's a frog's favorite shoe? Open toad shoes! One thing we're not joking about is celebrating Bravo from Store 4416 in Houston, Texas, as our Associate Caller of The Day. We had callers share jokes of their own with us today and had more reasons to smile with our associate shoutouts. Michael from Store 1630 in Yreka, California, gave a shoutout to the overnight team, and the third shift crew from Store 2359 in Ashtabula, Ohio, got a shoutout from Nikki. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day included a post from Store 519 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, which granted a customer's wish of being an honorary store manager. Now, something that's not a laughing matter is having $50 million disappear each year. Tune in to find out just where it all ends up.
This show was packed with star power! Bo kicked the show off with a very interesting interview, chatting with Mr. Krabs about the Rusty Krab in Houston, Texas. Keeping it in Texas, Debbie from store 4466 in Sugarland, Texas, was our Associate Caller of the Day. She gave a shoutout to her whole store. Lauren, a customer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, played a great game of “Yes or No Way Bo”! Jean from Store 2087 in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, called in to give a shoutout to pharmacist Corey. Over in Irmo, South Carolina, Darlene wanted to give a shoutout to Christopher and the whole store. Iyube lost in a game of “5 Seconds or Less” to Kevin from Store 5728 in Newburgh, Indiana. With his victory, Kevin gave a shoutout to the electronics department. The Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” is here! Actress, singer and star of the film Jennifer Hudson gave an exclusive interview to The Bo Show. Not only did she talk about the movie, she gave some insights on her shopping skills in Walmart. Respect your weekend and be sure to check this edition of The Bo Show!
It's International Left Handers Day, and Antonio had a competition with Josh to see who could best write out 'Walmart World' using their left hand. Hang a left and go see who won! Bringing the energy was our Associate Caller of the Day, Ramona, from Store 1178 in Bedford, Texas. Jeff, from Club 6512 in Clarksville, Tennessee, had a shoutout for his club's morning crew, general manager and merch manager. Serena at Store 1815 in Fresno, California, had a shoutout for the overnight team. The Social Media Highlight put the spotlight on Store 5479 in Pflugerville, Texas, celebrating Consumables Team Lead Lisa for her 16th anniversary with Walmart. Congratulations to Lisa! Here's to many more years. And did you know that the oldest tree in the world is located in the United States? You'll find that we aren't barking up the wrong branch when you learn where it is… Tune in for all the fun and more!
When John Furner first talked with Mayor Frank Scott, Jr., a few months ago, he shared a quote that really made an impact on him. “Never let nostalgia become the enemy of vision.” Change is constant - and it's something we've all felt in many ways over the last year and a half. In order to continue innovating and moving forward, we have to be ready and willing to unite, grow and transform. Mayor Scott is the first Black mayor elected by popular vote in Little Rock, Arkansas, and he often talks about the importance of transformation to achieve our best selves. Our associates across the U.S. prove this time and time again while protecting one another and serving our customers. Listen to this new episode of The Huddle to hear why John is proud of the work we've done and grateful to learn from inspirational leaders like Mayor Scott.