ENDING A RELATIONSHIP: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced in July that it was severing ties with Paula Deen after she acknowledged having used racial slurs in the past.
NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS: However, Wal-Mart continues to stock Paula Deen-branded items on its shelves and still has a section on its website dedicated to the Southern cook's products. Wal-Mart had agreements in place with suppliers that didn't contemplate an abrupt end to the relationship.
DOWN TO A SIMMER: The company says the items should be gone by the end of the year.
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