Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Canada’s New E-Commerce Fulfillment Center — ChainStoreAge.com

  Walmart Canada is getting a new fulfillment warehouse for e-commerce orders: “Supply chain solutions and services provider SCI Canada is managing a purpose-built, 450,000-sq.-ft. DC in Mississauga, Ontario. Serving as the main facility dedicated to fulfilling Walmart Canada’s online orders, the center is equipped with intelligence software that provides real-time visibility to operations and is fully integrated with SCI’s warehouse management system.” P.S. Walmart Canada continues to grow. Are you interested in selling your products in other countries? Our...

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Walmart Donates Green Space to Bentonville — Walmart.com

Walmart’s hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas is getting new green space courtesy of the retailer: “What sort of park? Well, that’s up to the City of Bentonville and its residents. Some ideas include access to the trail system, water features, open spaces and play areas. The Walton Family Foundation has given a grant to support the design and development of the park. The City of Bentonville wants the public to give input on what the park will ultimately feature and will...

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How Walmart Uses Blockchain for Supply Chain Success — Forbes.com

Walmart and other retailers are making use of blockchain to ensure optimal supply chain management: “According to Gartner, by 2023, 30 percent of manufacturing companies with more than $5B in revenue will have implemented projects leveraging blockchain. The key drivers for supply chain blockchain adoption are increased cost savings, enhanced traceability and greater transparency. This means a lot even for giants like Walmart, Carrefour, Nestle and Dole, all of which are part of IBM’s Food Trust provenance project.” P.S. Walmart’s...

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Walmart Supports Reasonable Controls Over Consumer Data — Reuters.com

Walmart has taken a stand in support of providing some consumer protections regarding personal data sales and sharing: “The world’s largest retailer said shoppers should have an opportunity to ‘reasonably access, correct or delete their data while limiting the sale of their data to third parties and its use in digital advertising,’ as it testified at a hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.” P.S. Walmart and 8th & Walton are neighbors here in Bentonville. Get...

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Doug McMillon Takes Pride in Produce — WinsightGroceryBusiness.com

Doug McMillon is pleased with Walmart’s progress in offering high-quality fresh produce, but doesn’t want his team to get too complacent: “Asked during an investor conference this week how Walmart sees its fresh food quality vs. large conventional rivals, McMillon said ‘we match up,’ but was quick to add, ‘I don’t want to have our team get comfortable.’” P.S. Walmart is now competitive in fresh grocery. Want to ensure that your grocery products are on the shelves where customers can...

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Walmart Drops Supplier Over Environmental Concerns — KeloLand.com

Walmart has dropped a supplier accused of not accurately reporting environmental data: “Water Gremlin has been under scrutiny since the beginning of the year for failing to accurately report the release of toxic chemicals for more than 15 years. Walmart says once current inventory is sold, it will discontinue the companies items.” P.S. Walmart has taken the initiative when it comes to green business practices. Our experts can help you learn how you can remain in compliance with Walmart’s standards. Book...

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Part 2: Preparing for Your First Walmart Buyer Meeting

Our friend Joel Graham, Director of Retail Link® and Sam’s Club Insights for 8th & Walton, returns to the show this week for the second half of our discussion. Last week’s podcast covered what to do before and immediately after your first Walmart meeting. In case you missed it, have a listen by clicking here. If you’re a supplier that just landed the Walmart account, or if you’re thinking of approaching Walmart in 2020, the advice on this week’s podcast...

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Toy VP Anne Marie Kehoe Talks Holiday Gifts — Walmart.com

Walmart’s own Toy VP, Anne Marie Kehoe, has some advice for adults purchasing holiday gifts for the children in their lives: “Finding the right items for kids does not have to be overwhelming for adults. In fact, with customers able to choose free two-day shipping or store Pickup, shopping for toys can be part of a regular grocery run. Walmart makes shopping for toys so easy, even a grown up can do it.” P.S. Walmart wants to be the toy...

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Consumers Make Sustainable Retail Choices — RetailDive.com

Consumers are increasingly aware of sustainability issues and how retail purchases affect the environment: “Increasingly, consumers are turning to brands and retailers that adhere to their values, such as environmental sustainability and charitable giving. Additionally, they are changing their consumer habits to lessen their environmental impact during the holidays, experts told Retail Dive.” P.S. Sustainability starts in the supply chain. 8th & Walton experts can help you optimize your supply chain and meet Walmart’s standards. Book an appointment today.

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Walmart Triumphs Over Black Friday Trends — CNBC.com

Walmart and Target came out as this year’s Black Friday winners: “Walmart and Target bucked the overall trend of a calmer Black Friday, as the big box retailers saw strong in-store foot traffic despite a large portion of retail moving online, according to Wall Street analysts.” P.S. Walmart is on track with both online and in-store sales. Is your supplier business keeping up with Walmart’s success? Book a consultation today with one of our experts.

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