Source: Walmart blog

Walmart has recently started using virtual reality (VR) to train store associates.

According to Walmart’s blog, the idea came from an associate after he saw the technology being used by the University of Arkansas football team during a practice session. The players were testing their skills and reactions in a virtual game in preparation for the real one on the field.

“Imagine you’re a new Walmart store manager and you’ve never experienced a Black Friday,” according to Walmart’s blog revealing the initiative. “Wouldn’t it be helpful to understand the dynamics of such a busy day before you ever had to actually manage your associates and customers through it?”

VR was incorporated…