Working From Home: Walmart Reports Increase of Sales In Tops, Not Pants

For millions of Americans, video conferencing attire means business on the top, comfort on the bottom.

While millions of Americans are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart has spotted an interesting trend–an increase in the sale of tops, but not bottoms.

If you’ve had video calls on Skype, Zoom, or Hangouts you can probably figure out why.

Video conference. (Zoom) Walmart say it’s seeing increased sales of tops – but not bottoms

Due to the increase in the number of people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workers are scrambling to to look business on the top and be comfortable on the bottom.

On Thursday, Walmart’s executive vice president of corporate affairs Dan Bartlett told Yahoo Finance “We’re seeing increased sales in tops, but not bottoms,” explaining further the customers are “people who are concerned, obviously, from the waist up.”

“These behaviors are going to continue to change and evolve as people get accustomed to this new lifestyle, if you will.”

Asked about the comment, a spokesman for world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer confirmed the executive’s assertion.

The data, however, is taken from US sales, the spokesman told CNN.

Home entertainment items such as DVDs and popsicle sticks (presumably for crafting) have also seen sales gains, Bartlett told Yahoo Finance.