Walmart to stop selling Mississippi state flag

Flag includes Confederate flag in its design

Mississippi state flag flying in front of capitol building in Jackson (Shutterstock) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

The nation's largest retailer is removing one state's flag from its shelves.

On Tuesday, Walmart announced it would no longer display the Mississippi state flag in its stores. That includes the 85 locations it currently has in Mississippi.

The Mississippi state flag includes the Confederate battle flag in its design.

Walmart says this new policy falls in line with its decision to stop selling all merchandise with the Confederate flag in 2015.