Patti LaBelle’s Pies Sell Out at Walmart After Viral Video Campaign

Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pies have flown off the shelves at Walmart after a customer sang its praises in a now-viral video review. The AP reports that the pie surge started on Thursday after YouTube user James Wright shared a video in which he sings songs by LaBelle while dancing and eating the pie. It’s since been viewed more than one million times. “We swept everything we had right into the stores to supply the demand, including our Christmas volume, so they have everything we’ve got,“ said Kerry Robinson, vice president for bakery and deli at Walmart, yesterday. Robinson went on to say that the chain needs about two million pounds of sweet potatoes to refill their stock in time for the holidays

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