Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

CPG Workers Face COVID-19 Risks — SupplyChainDive.com

CPG companies are changing the way they do business in order to keep staff healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic: “As coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, the tens of thousands of workers who produce, distribute and stock goods for grocery shelves have been thrust in the spotlight as their positions are deemed essential and critical by the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency despite the potential risk of getting infected.” P.S. Suppliers are finding that they have to make some...

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Walmart Shareholders’ Meeting to Stream Online — Walmart.com

Walmart has announced that its annual shareholders’ meeting will stream online: There will be no in-person event: “Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced that, as a result of the public health impact from the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting set for Wednesday, June 3, 2020, will be conducted by a virtual meeting only. While shareholders will be able to attend the meeting online, there will not be a physical location for the annual meeting.” P.S. The show must...

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Walmart Encourages Social Distancing With Shopping Process Changes — Walmart.com

Walmart is changing its in-store processes to protect both customers and associates during the COVID-19 crisis: “While many of our customers have been following the advice of the medical community regarding social distancing and safety, we have been concerned to still see some behaviors in our stores that put undue risk on our people. We want to encourage customers to bring the fewest number of people per family necessary to shop, allow for space with other customers while shopping, and...

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Vermont to Big-Box Retailers: Sell Only “Essential” Goods — Bloomberg

Vermont has refined its closure of “non-essential” businesses by ordering big-box stores to stop selling non-essential items: “The state on Tuesday ordered Walmart Inc. and other big-box retailers to halt the sale of ‘non-essential’ products in their brick-and-mortar locations to reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus.” P.S. What essential items are in your assortment? Our experts can help you get these items on Walmart’s shelves! Get in touch with us at 8th & Walton today and schedule a consultation....

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Walmart Partners with Arkansas to Offer Benton County COVID-19 Testing — WWLP.com

Walmart will be partnering on a drive-through COVID-19 testing service in Arkansas: “The pilot project in Benton County will be focused on first responders and healthcare workers who display symptoms, the governor said.” P.S. 8th & Walton is located in Bentonville. Walmart is our neighbor and we share common values when it comes to supporting our community. Want to improve your relationship with your Walmart or Sam’s Club buyer? Get in touch with us today to learn how our instructors...

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Walmart Delays Asda Sale — CNBC

The demand for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to concentrate on urgent business,  has led Walmart to pause its efforts to sell a majority stake in Asda: “Walmart has paused efforts to sell a majority stake in U.K grocer Asda, so it can direct full attention to managing the business as the coronavirus pandemic creates massive spikes in demand for groceries.” P.S. Walmart continues to pursue overseas opportunities and is investing in strong executive leadership for its...

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Update on Walmart’s COVID-19 Response — Walmart.com

Walmart continues to update its business practices in an attempt to protect both the public and its associates: “We continue to follow and communicate the CDC’s recommended guidance on behaviors like washing hands, social distancing and the cleaning of surfaces. And we have made significant operational changes in our stores, clubs, DCs and FCs this month – such as closing overnight for cleaning, starting to install sneeze guards at checkout and pharmacies, using wipes and sprayers for carts, putting in...

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8th & Walton Supports Walmart Canada Suppliers!

Are you a supplier currently supporting Walmart Canada? Or are you a Walmart US supplier wanting to expand to Walmart Canada? This podcast is for YOU! Our guest this week is Heather Reid, Director for 8th & Walton’s Canada office. After listening to this week’s show, you’ll want to contact her. Here’s how to touch base with her this week: Call our Canada office at 416-997-3951 Email Heather at help@8thandwalton.com Request a free consultation by filling out this short form...

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Garment Industry Faces Collapse in Asia — CNBC

The apparel industry was already showing signs of softening, and now COVID-19 disruptions may bring the industry in Asia to the point of collapse. “’Across the entire industry, shops are closed, brands and retailers actually right now have an oversupply situation with whatever orders they have placed. They fear that they may not be able to sell it, so they are actually canceling orders or delaying shipments of orders,’ said Stanley Szeto, executive chairman of Lever Style, a Hong Kong-based...

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Walmart Announces Early Launch of Fight Hunger, Spark Change — Walmart.com

Walmart is launching its anti-hunger campaign early this year: “Now in its seventh year, the FHSC campaign has been a way for Walmart and Sam’s Club to partner with our suppliers and customers to help bring food to the people who need it most – to date helping to secure more than 1 billion meals for Feeding America food banks across the country. It’s been an important effort every year, but this one is especially critical. To kickstart the campaign,...

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