So, written out, it looks like: Walmart*
So, clearly, it’s an asterisk — a disclaimer. They are disclaiming their own brand, and who can blame them?
* Walmart may create grievous negative impact upon local business and community. Employees of Walmart may be woefully underpaid and lack basic health care. In-store goods may consist of off-brand or no-brand junk lacking in any metric of quality, produced almost exclusively by child labor under grossly unlawful conditions overseas. Customers may not mind their rights and privacies being violated and personal belongings being searched upon exiting the store. Offer void where prohibited.