Well I am no huge fan of Walmart's check-out lines, but I'm at least willing to give them a chance and see if things improve for the holiday season. The story does mention cutting prices at the beginning, so while they weren't specific, they didn't leave it out completely.
I know I'm going against the grain here, but I'm keeping a positive outlook on this.
Plus, I think the candy canes are a cute idea to try to get people in the holiday spirit. I give kudos to Wal-mart for trying, but I'll be even more glad to see if they follow through with their ideas.