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: |

Walmart to build first Atlantic Canada distribution center

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Under a multibillion-dollar investment announced last summer, Walmart Canada plans to construct a fresh and frozen food distribution center in Moncton, New Brunswick. Walmart’s Mississauga, Ontario-based Canadian subsidiary said Thursday that the 221,000-square-foot facility, expected to open in the fall of 2022, will mark [...]

2021-05-13T15:03:52+00:00April 30th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Two weeks’ paid sick leave at Walmart could have prevented 7,500 Covid cases, report finds

By Lauren Aratani Source: The Guardian More than 7,500 Covid-19 infections and 133 deaths could have been prevented if Walmart offered employees two weeks of paid sick leave, according to a report released on Wednesday. The public health not-for-profit Human Impact Partners calculated the impact that better paid sick leave [...]

2021-05-13T15:03:53+00:00April 29th, 2021|Tags: , |

All In: How Walmart, Albertsons and Target Are Accelerating Change

In grocery, companies large and small, global and regional—including Walmart, Target, Albertsons and PCC Community Markets—are leading the way to more inclusive environments for their employees, customers and communities alike. “Although Walmart has been on the [DEI] journey for 16 years, we are still on the course of learning,” says [...]

2021-02-11T17:32:43+00:00February 11th, 2021|Tags: , , |
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