Traffic at Walmart, Costco and Target falls for the first time in weeks as coronavirus stockpiling behavior shifts

Traffic at Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and Target Corp. dropped for the first time in the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic ramped up in the U.S., according to Placer.ai. Walmart traffic was down 6.7% year-over-year for the third week of March. The previous week, traffic was up 18.4%. At Costco, [...]

2020-04-02T20:11:56+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Welcome to Walmart. Your doctor will see you now

In Calhoun, Georgia, a city of around 16,000 residents 70 miles outsideof Atlanta, Walmart is testing out a new health center. If successful, Walmart may expand its initiative across the United States, potentially upending the way millions of Americans receive medical care. At "Walmart Health," which has a separate entrance [...]

2020-03-03T22:08:45+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |

Ocado wages a grocery war against Amazon, Walmart and Alibaba

Panic is sweeping through supermarket aisles. Profits are meagre, convenience is king, discounters are rife. Even Amazon, Walmart and Alibaba, the worldʼs three biggest retailers, are trembling. No one has fully mastered the art of selling groceries online. The business represents just 2.3%, or $160bn, of a worldwide grocery market [...]

2019-11-19T23:34:40+00:00November 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Walmart is going national with unlimited grocery delivery plan

Walmart didn't offer specifics on how many customers signed up for its Delivery Unlimited program during the four-market pilot, which was first reported in June, but the response must have been strong to drive expansion so quickly. With the resources, physical presence and labor Walmart has, scaling rapidly is a [...]

2019-09-16T21:24:08+00:00September 16th, 2019|Tags: |