Wal-Mart Abandons Singles-Shopping Program

Bentonville, Ark., Though successful in its German stores, Wal-Mart has put an end to its Singles Shopping in the United States.

Active in just one store in Roanoke, Va., the Singles Shopping program had Friday-evening unattached customers adorning their shopping carts with a red bow to signal availability. “Flirt points” were set up in various sections of the store.

Complaints led to the dissolution of the program.