Walmart Hawks Refurbished Goods to Inflation-Squeezed Shoppers

July 30, 2022

(Bloomberg) -- Walmart Inc. has a new sales pitch for consumers contending with soaring prices: Buy used goods.A new “Walmart Restored” program will make it easier to shop for refurbished items from the likes of Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. and Whirlpool Corp.’s KitchenAid, the retail giant said in a statement Friday.The restored merchandise will be available online and in some stores this fall.While Walmart.com already has sellers of refurbished goods, the new branding will help spotlight the restored merchandise as shoppers look to save money amid the highest US inflation in four decades.The refurbished products have been inspected, tested and cleaned, Walmart said.