Wal-Mart ends relationship with Paula Deen

BENTONVILLE (40/29 News) - Wednesday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced it ended its relationship with Paula Deen.

In a statement, Walmart stated, "The world's largest retailer said it will not place any new orders beyond what's already committed."

The discounter said it will work with suppliers on existing inventories.

Walmart started carrying Paula Deen-branded products at all of its U.S. stores since 2011.

Food Network, QVC, and Smithfield Foods have severed ties with Deen following the controversy.

Click here for more on this story from our ABC station in Northwest Arkansas, 40/29 News.

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