Boom: Walmart has dropped Paula Deen. The megachain tells Eater via email: "We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises and we will not place new orders beyond those already committed...We will work with suppliers to address existing inventories and agreements." Walmart sold Deen's cookware lines, a line of eyeglasses, and assorted food products including the just-launched finishing butters. Apart from the Food Network, which fired her last week, this is by far the largest deal to fall through for Deen in the wake of her leaked testimony scandal.
Smithfield Foods and Caesars Entertainment have also ended their partnerships with Deen. Brands like Springer Mountain Farms and Novo Nordisk, which makes the diabetes drug Deen promotes, are sticking with Deen..