People Now Spend More at Amazon Than at Walmart

By Karen Weise and Michael Corkery Source: The New York Times Amazon has eclipsed Walmart to become the world’s largest retail seller outside China, according to corporate and industry data, a milestone in the shift from brick-and-mortar to online shopping that has changed how people buy everything from Teddy Grahams [...]

2021-08-18T22:02:13+00:00August 18th, 2021|Tags: , |

CVS, Target, Walmart stores to test plastic shopping bag alternatives

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News CVS Health, Target and Walmart plan to test options to the single-use plastic shopping bag through the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag’s Beyond the Bag Initiative. The three-year Beyond the Bag Initiative calls on retailers to “think outside the box” to address the [...]

2021-08-03T14:08:16+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Walmart, Amazon simultaneously add prescription discounts to membership perks

By Ben Unglesbee Source: Health Care Dive Walmart's membership service drew comparisons to Amazon's Prime before Walmart+ was made public. But for Walmart, any contrasts it can draw are likely more important than similarities, such as free shipping. With Amazon offering drug discounts of its own through Prime in a [...]

2021-06-10T18:16:40+00:00June 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Retail expert Bill Bishop on what to expect next from Walmart

By Bill Bishop Source: Supermarket News Thinking you know what to expect from the competition can get you in trouble, especially when things are changing fast, and that is exactly what is happening at Walmart. “It’s time for us to accelerate...our investment in micro-fulfillment centers,” Walmart CFO told analysts earlier [...]

2021-06-08T22:31:03+00:00June 8th, 2021|Tags: |

Walmart is giving smartphones to more than 740K workers

By Jeff Wells Source: Grocery Dive Walmart is taking another significant step to enhancing on-the-job smartphone use among its employees. The company introduced a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy in 2018 that invited workers to use various workplace apps on their personal phones to manage their schedules and to [...]

2021-06-07T22:02:55+00:00June 7th, 2021|Tags: |

Walmart Q1 Comp Growth Better Than Expected

By Mike Troy Source: Progressive Grocer A first-quarter same-store sales increase of 6%, aided by federal stimulus payments and the continued strength of digitally enabled sales, has enabled Walmart to blow past analysts’ profit forecasts. Walmart said that sales at its U.S. stores division increased 5% to $93.1 billion, while [...]

2021-05-19T21:32:25+00:00May 19th, 2021|Tags: |
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