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Walmart Cuts Ties With Paula Deen

The retailer says it will not place ‘‘any new orders beyond what’s already committed.’’

It’s been a rough week for celebrity chef Paula Deen. Last week she admitted to using racial slurs in the past, and was dropped from the Food Network shortly thereafter. Now, the nation’s biggest retailer says it will no longer carry her products, which have been on its shelves since 2011. The retailer says it will not place “any new orders beyond what’s already committed.”

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Jessica Hullinger is a London-based journalist who covers science, health, and innovation. She currently serves as a Senior Editor at TheWeek.com.

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