Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart & DC Team Up on Four New Comic Book Series — IGN.com

DC will be selling four new series in Walmart stores this summer: “All four DC Giant series will carry a cover price of $4.99 and should be available in Walmart stores by July 1. Beginning in August, new issues of Superman Giant and Justice League of America Giant will arrive in the first week of the month, with new issues of Batman Giant and Teen Titans Giant following about two weeks later.” P.S. Check your assortments: Do you have products...

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Walmart’s Supply Chain Earns Kudos — Retail Dive

A recent report indicated that manufacturers are very pleased with Walmart’s supply chain: “According to the report, Walmart is ranked No. 1 chiefly because it ‘knows how to drive costs out of the systems to efficiently deliver products, Kroger is No. 2 because it ‘has strong reporting and communication’ and ‘data availability’ and Costco is No. 3 because it ‘has a relentless focus on forecasting, availability, lead times and consistency.’” P.S. Walmart is justly proud of its supply chain logistics....

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Walmart China’s “Smart” Store — Chain Store Age

Walmart has opened its new smart grocery store in China: “The 10,000-sq.-st. space, on the first floor of a multi-story structure, carries more than 8,000 items, with a localized assortment strategy tailored to the community. Designed by Tampa-based api(+), the store features a layout that seeks to enhance shopper convenience, with chilled vegetables, fresh fruit and frozen foods given prominence, alongside popular pre-prepared dishes. Prices are kept up to date through the use of electronic price tags.” P.S. Will consumers...

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Walmart CMO Tony Rogers Switches to Sam’s Club — Ad Age

Walmart CMO Tony Rogers is headed to Sam’s Club. Analysts note that doing so creates new, and exciting, challenges for the chief marketer: “Walmart U.S. Chief Marketing Officer Tony Rogers is moving over to sibling Sam’s Club in the newly created role of chief member officer — a surprise move that takes him from running marketing for the world’s biggest retail chain to a club store that’s in an underdog battle against Costco.” P.S. Don’t discount the opportunities available with...

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Walmart’s Place at the Healthcare Table — HealthLeadersMedia.com

An analysis of Walmart’s ventures and investments in health care. It may be that retailers have an important role to play in delivering health care at a reasonable cost: “I think that there’s a real opportunity for a place like Walmart to start building healthcare delivery in lower-acuity settings that move beyond the kind of clinics inside the stores where you’re basically doing flu shots … and relatively simple, straightforward stuff,” Matthews says. “I think you could start moving to...

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Walmart to Increase Tech Hiring — VentureBeat.com

Walmart continues to expand its IT development and is hiring the workers needed to make that happen: “Walmart Labs CTO Jeremy King spoke exclusively with VentureBeat about the division’s hiring plans for the coming year, citing the company’s growing online grocery effort in particular as the reason for Walmart Labs’ expansion. Walmart currently offers customers the ability to order groceries online and pick them up in-store in more than 1,500 of its stores, and plans to roll out grocery pickup...

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Walmart Announces More Than $17 Million in Quality of Life Commitments in Northwest Arkansas — Walmart.com

The Walmart Foundation also announces commitments of more than $5 million which includes expanded support to Mercy Health Foundation and Northwest Arkansas Community College BENTONVILLE, ARK., June 19, 2018 – Today, Walmart Inc. announces more than $17 million of commitments to enhance the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas. These grants support increasing access to high-quality, accessible and relevant arts and recreational amenities. Entities receiving grants include Walton Arts Center (WAC), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Crystal Bridges Museum of American...

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Walmart Awarded Patient Health Information Patent — CCN.com

Walmart has been granted a patent that can provide quick access to a patient’s medical information: “According to the patent, the system will allow medical care personnel to be fully briefed on a patient’s vital medical records as well as medical information before the patient arrives at a particular facility. This will not only prove time-saving but also potentially life-saving. Walmart initially filed the patent application on December 14, 2016, and it was awarded last week on June 14, 2018.”...

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Google Investing in JD.com — Yahoo! Finance

Google will invest in JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce company that Walmart has also invested in: JD.com’s investors include Chinese social media powerhouse Tencent Holdings Ltd, the arch-rival of Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, and Walmart Inc. ‘Given Walmart also has a close relationship with JD, I see (the investment) as further tightening of the Google/Walmart alliance, which seems focused on building a third force in ecommerce beyond Amazon and Alibaba,’ said Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell.” P.S. These...

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Walmart’s Central American Success — Bloomberg.com

Walmart has been retooling its international strategy as of late, shrinking operations in the UK and Brazil, while placing more of an emphasis on its Chinese, Indian, and Central American stores: “Walmart’s business in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica is a growing part of the retailer’s publicly traded Mexican and Central American business, Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB, or Walmex. The region now accounts for almost one-fifth of Walmex’s revenue, up from 14 percent in 2014.” P.S. Do...

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