Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Relies on Existing Associates for Holiday Help — Money

Walmart won’t be hiring much holiday help this year, preferring instead to offer additional work opportunities to its current Associates: “For the second year in a row, Walmart won’t be hiring tens of thousands of seasonal employees to provide extra support during the holidays. Instead, Walmart is forgoing the long-standing practice in favor of giving it’s full- and part-time employees more hours and opportunities to earn extra cash.” P.S. Are you planning to hire more workers to help with holiday...

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Another Look at Walmart’s Online Strategy — CNN.com

CNN examines Walmart’s online strategy, noting that the company is fighting back against Amazon with strategic online apparel acquisitions as well as increased grocery alternatives. This one-two punch allows Walmart to cater to the needs of working families while attracting a more sophisticated demographic: “Walmart (WMT) is marching forward with a two-track strategy designed for different customer segments: It’s offering cheaper and more convenient ways to buy groceries for its low-and-middle income base, while acquiring high-end brands— including Bonobos and Modcloth— to...

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Walmart to Open High-Tech Grocery Distribution Center in California — Walmart.com

Walmart plans to open a new grocery distribution center that features state-of-the-art technology for speeding up processes and reducing food waste due to damage: “Set to open fall 2020, this innovative DC in Shafter will use WITRON technology to process grocery perishables – produce, eggs, dairy, flowers and frozen goods.“ P.S. Walmart is always refining its processes in its efforts to keep costs down and offer customers good value. What is your supplier business doing to align with Walmart’s cost-cutting goals?...

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Walmart & Sam’s Club Raise Over $1 Billion for Children’s Miracle Network — TriStateHomePage.com

Walmart and Sam’s Club have long supported the Children’s Miracle Network. Recently, their contributions have reached $1 billion dollars: “Research done by Engage for Good shows that the cumulative $1 billion in cash raised for CMN Hospitals over the years by Walmart and Sam’s Club represents the largest amount ever raised for a nonprofit by one company in North America,” said David Hessekiel, president of Engage for Good, a trade group that tracks cross-sector efforts to generate positive social and...

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Build-a-Bear and Walmart Team Up on Test Workshops — USA Today

Build-a-Bear is testing stores inside six Walmart locations across the United States: “With the holidays approaching, the giant in soft, cuddly things is giving parents and grandparents another shopping option with its launch of stores inside select Walmart locations across the U.S. It’s part of a six-store pilot program. Some stores open as early as Tuesday, Oct. 16. Others open in the following two weeks.” P.S. This is an exciting partnership that demonstrates Walmart’s interest in attracting a new demographic while also solidifying...

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Walmart’s Thrifty Changes — Inc.

Walmart executives took note of some of the company’s money-saving strategies at its investors’ conference, one of which included switching to a different brand of floor wax: “Like floor wax for example. At an event at company headquarters Tuesday, Walmart revealed how much it thinks it saved simply by switching from one brand of floor wax to a longer-lasting brand.” P.S. As controlling costs becomes more of a challenge, suppliers need to do their part to keep prices low. What...

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Walmart.com to Partner with Advance Auto Parts — USA Today

Walmart is partnering with Advance Auto Parts to offer a special e-commerce experience for customers: “The world’s largest retailer said Tuesday it expects the new special store will open in the first half of 2019, and plans to provide home delivery and same-day pickup of orders, as well as installation of some parts at Walmart or Advance locations.” P.S. Walmart’s strategic partnerships with new and established retailers create exciting opportunities for customers and suppliers alike. How can you leverage Walmart’s...

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Walmart Investor Meeting: Cuts in Earnings Outlook, E-Commerce Expectations — CNBC

At its recent investors’ meeting, Walmart announced that it is cutting its earnings outlook as well as its e-commerce projections: “Walmart on Tuesday cut its earnings outlook, as it previously warned it would do this, citing the impact of its acquisition of Indian e-commerce company Flipkart. The company also said e-commerce growth will be less robust next fiscal year, as it’s still fighting to win more shoppers online.” P.S. Walmart suppliers are a major part of Walmart’s goals and growth....

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Walmart, EDP Renewables Announce Three Wind Energy Power Purchase Agreements — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, HOUSTON, Texas, October 16, 2018 – Today, Walmart and EDP Renewables (EDPR) announce three power purchase agreements (PPA) that will enable the construction of three new utility-scale wind farms – developed, owned and operated by EDPR – in the states of Illinois and Indiana. Walmart’s cumulative 233 megawatt (MW) investment includes the following: 123 MW from the Bright Stalk Wind Farm (a 205 MW project in McLean County, Illinois, with start of operations expected in 2019; this PPA is...

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Walmart and Gerber Test New Baby-Toddler Food Line — DallasNews.com

Walmart and Gerber are testing a new range of fresh, refrigerated baby food that provides convenience to parents who want to feed their little one’s fresh, healthy meals: “Walmart and Gerber have teamed up to test a fresh baby and toddler food brand beginning this week in 50 stores in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. Walmart has installed refrigerated cases in its baby food aisles for the new Gerber brand called Freshful Start, said Diana Marshall, vice president of baby merchandising for...

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