August 14, 2020

Walmart says it will pull Mississippi state flag from stores

Retail giant Walmart says the Mississippi state flag will no longer be displayed in its stores, a Memphis newspaper reported Tuesday.

The Commercial Appeal, citing a company spokesman, said the company will no longer display the flag inside its Mississippi locations. The flag has become embroiled in recent controversy because it contains my

“We know the design of the Mississippi state flag is being discussed by various stakeholders,” Walmart spokesperson Anne Hatfield told the newspaper. “While the issue continues to be discussed, we’ve made the decision to remove the Mississippi state flag from display in its current form from our stores.”

Walmart has traditional displayed the state flag of the state in which its retail locations operate.