Walmart opens two temporary stores in Southern California, launches ’12 Days of Giving’ Facebook campaign

By on Nov 14, 2011 in Lifestyle, Shopping, United States Comments

Walmart recently opened two temporary stores in Southern California for Christmas shoppers. They also launched ’12 Days of GivingFacebook campaign, where non-profit organizations will benefit.

Walmart ’12 Days of Giving’
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According to Los Angeles Times on Monday, November 14, 2011, Walmart opened to two temporary stores in the said area that will guide them to shop via their official website this holiday season.

These two stores, one in Topanga mall in Canoga Park and another in San Diego, will have assorted toys, and electronics such as laptop and tablet computers, but most of them are for display only.

“The goal was to give our local customers easier access to the range of products on,” Walmart spokesman Lorenzo Lopez was quoted on the report, noting items such as headphones and 3-D glasses can be bought from the stores right away.

“It’s not uncommon for us to test different formats and different offerings in different markets just to learn how customers respond.” Lopez added, noting that the stores will open only until the end of December and no other pop-up stores will be opened

Meanwhile, Walmart also launched their ‘2 Days of Giving‘ campaign that day, where Facebook fans can nominate non-profit organizations that will receive donations this holiday season.

“Giving back has always been part of Walmart‘s tradition – not just during the holidays but year-round—and much of this is done through partnerships with local nonprofits,” Walmart Foundation Senior Director Julie Gehrki wrote at

“We want every dollar to be as impactful as possible and think that local, individual submissions will help us uncover the greatest needs.” Gehrki added.

As noted at, they will receive nominations from November 14 to 30, and names of the grant recipients will be announced on Facebook daily from December 12 to 23, 2011.

Walmart emphasized that visitors should submit their entries to their official Facebook page, where the complete set of rules is also being provided.

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