Dear Industry Member: As we reported to you on Sept. 9th, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11th) introduced the Ensuring Accurate Postal Rates Act (H.R. 8781), which would require the Postal Regulatory Commission to conduct a follow-up review of the postal rate-making process. Here’s a brief backgrounder and steps on how you can help this vital bill gain traction through the pending appropriations process: • Review our Sept. 9th announcement and more - click on read more below Why This Action? Mailers got virtually nothing out of the $10B granted by Congress to the USPS as part of the CARES Act. It went to the USPS’s cash position. The PRC’s November 2020 review formula did not consider the Covid-fueled boom in parcel volume for the Postal Service. Also, the PRC’s density formula treated the density change as a volume change to all delivery points, and thus neglected the profitability of the new delivery points and the volume they bring. Instead, the PRC review allowed for the USPS to break the CPI cap and begin instituting two rate hikes per year. This needs to be curtailed and you can help. And ACMA is here to help you in the process by simply responding to this email for our support.
Whether you are an avid reader or the occasional book worm, identifying your next page-turner can sometimes be a challenge. Today we’re excited to introduce the next chapter for the Walmart book department: the Walmart Book Club.
Five titles will be chosen annually as part of the Walmart Book Club with four unveiled seasonally throughout the year leading up to the highest honor, the Pick of the Year. Our team of book merchants will select titles based on reading trends, relevancy and industry market data – helping to identify exciting titles Walmart customers are sure to love.
Focused on adult readers, select titles will be available to shop both in stores and online, making it easy to join no matter where you live. To get involved, all customers need to do is keep an eye out for the Walmart Book Club sticker on the cover of the book or the online product page.
The inaugural title for the Walmart Book Club is Love on the Brain by New York Times best-selling author, Ali Hazelwood. Releasing August 23, 2022, the romance novel follows a scientist forced to work on a project with her nemesis – with explosive results. And there’s more to love on the horizon: this fall and winter, the Walmart Book Club will announce new titles spanning a variety of genres, offering customers the perfect new read to curl up with.
At Walmart, we are always looking for new ways to excite customers with exclusive experiences and unique opportunities. It’s just one of the many ways we help our customers live better. We’re excited for customers to join in on the literary adventure with us. Let’s get reading!