Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart’s Comprehensive Health Clinics — USA Today

USA Today offers perspective on Walmart’s new comprehensive in-store health centers: “The ability to take care of all these health needs under one convenient blue roof and pick up supplies you might need while feeling poorly — like tissues, over-the-counter medicine and bandages — sounds appealing.  And current in-store quick care facilities don’t have the capability to do blood tests or labs in-house. The redesigned store in Dallas, Georgia, also offers a pet-care clinic.” P.S. Walmart wants to meet a...

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Consumers Still Carry Cash — RetailDive.com

Predictions of a “cashless” society appear to be a bit premature as consumers indicate a strong interest in continuing to use cash for at least some purchases: “The report also mentions the rise of chains, such as Sweetgreen, and businesses that have gone cashless, such as Amazon Go stores, which accept credit cards and electronic payments from mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal. Although the model might be lucrative for some business owners, the survey found most...

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Brexit Deal May Be On the Way — SupplyChainDive.com

The UK Parliament will meet on Saturday to vote on a Brexit deal: “United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Thursday the U.K. and European Union had reached a Brexit deal. Johnson said he hopes Parliament will pass the deal this Saturday. This will be just the third time the legislative body has met on a Saturday since World War II, according to CNN. The deal removed the “backstop” found in Theresa May’s deal...

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Walmart Begins Rollbacks on Toys — Walmart.com

Walmart has announced rollbacks on hundreds of toys in hopes of helping parents afford great holiday gifts for their kids: “Today, we are rolling back prices on more than 200 additional toys in stores and on Walmart.com. With our already existing Rollbacks on toys, that means more than 400 toys are at a special price right now. This year, Christmas has come early!“ P.S. Hoping for a strong holiday season? So is Walmart! Our experts can help you improve your...

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Walmart and eko’s ‘Walmart Toy Lab’ Relaunch — RetailDive.com

Walmart and eko have relaunched their Walmart Toy Lab which allows kids to try out toys online: “Kids can use the site to look at, test or play with toys via a virtual controller. About 20 toys are available through the site at the moment, including Frozen 2, Barbie and Star Wars licensed products. Another 20 are set to be added by November, the companies said.” P.S. Walmart is committed to retail technology innovation. Need help understanding it all? Our...

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Walmart Launches In-Home Grocery Service — SupplyChainDive.com

Walmart has launched its in-home grocery service in several states: “The service, originally announced in June, uses specially trained delivery staff and a smart lock system customers install on their front or garage doors, to deliver fresh groceries directly to a customer’s refrigerator. Through InHome Delivery, customers have access to unlimited grocery shipments for $19.95 a month after installing the smart lock system, which requires a one-time payment of $49.95 and is compatible with standard deadbolt locks.” P.S. Walmart has...

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Uber will Acquire Cornershop Grocery Delivery — GroceryDive.com

Uber will be acquiring Cornershop, an independent grocery delivery service operating in Latin America and Canada: “With Cornershop, Uber will tap into a well-established network, both in Latin America and beyond. Walmart attempted to acquire Cornershop for $225 million last year, but in June, Mexican officials blocked the deal due to Walmart’s size and the potential for an uneven playing field, Reuters reported.” P.S. Walmart stores in many communities offer grocery delivery. Want to improve your relationship with your Walmart...

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Analyst Weighs in On Walmart Leadership Changes — WinsightGroceryBusiness.com

Some considerations of the recent decision to hire Sam’s Club CEO John Furner as the new CEO of Walmart U.S.: “Furner is homegrown Walmart with well-rounded skills and more than 25 years of experience from hourly work in a Supercenter to Walmart China’s chief merchant. Furner’s father, Steve, is former regional VP for the company; Furner went to college in Arkansas, and his brother-in-law manages a Walmart Neighborhood Market.” P.S. Walmart is a forward-looking company. Are you ready to continue...

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Walmart.com to Work With Vendors on Lower Pricing — AdAge.com

Walmart.com is working with third-party marketplace sellers on delivering competitive pricing: “Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has introduced a program to temporarily lower the price consumers pay for some items on its marketplace site, where third-party vendors pay Walmart a fee to list their goods. The merchants selling on the site, however, will still be paid the same amount that was listed before the cuts, with Walmart subsidizing the difference, according to a description of the plan obtained by Bloomberg...

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Walmart Looks to Sensors, Lasers To Boost Supply Chain — SupplyChainDive.com

  Walmart is taking out new patents on technology that can help it better manage its supply chain: “Walmart’s patent activity makes it clear it would like to get accurate inventory counts in stores by outfitting them with various sensors. Another application from the retail giant published last month summarizes a system that uses air displacement sensors in a store to measure how airflow changes in a store. As inventory leaves the shelving, more air will be displaced as customers...

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