Wal-Mart Announces States That Take The Lead In "Football Food" Purchases

Retailer’s Game Time Playbook Reveals Unbeatable Savings for Customers this Season


BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 28, 2008 – 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 décor 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 ( www.walmart.com)*
•    150-count Hefty 9” plates for $3.97*

* Prices may vary by state and are available while supplies last.

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