Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Tests Dress Code Changes — CNBC

Walmart is relaxing its dress code for associates in some of its stores: “Workers in a select number of the retailer’s stores are now allowed to wear blue jeans, instead of what used to be just khaki pants or black denim, an internal memo sent around to employees said. They’re also now allowed to wear shirts in any solid color, instead of just blue or white.” P.S. Happier associates are better able to sell your products to Walmart customers. Book a...

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Walmart Lowers Prices to Compete with Dollar Stores, Discounters — FoodDive.com

Walmart has been in a pricing war with dollar stores and discounters: “A note from Raymond James finds that Walmart and Dollar General have been in line on pricing, indicating that Walmart is reinvesting some of the tax savings from the new federal overhaul into this effort to grow market share. From February to April 2018, prices at Walmart declined nearly 4%.“ P.S. One weapon in Walmart’s price war arsenal is its private brands. Learn more about how you can...

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Walmart Launches Check Out With Me, a New Service Designed to Save Customers Time — Walmart.com

Walmart is testing a new program called Check Out With Me in the Lawn & Garden Centers of more than 350 stores across the country, just in time for the busy spring season. Outfitted with cellular devices and Bluetooth printers, Lawn & Garden associates at these select stores can check out customers and provide a receipt on the spot. Customers no longer need to venture inside the physical store to pay for items like mulch, soil and flowers, saving them...

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Millennials Love Walmart — USNews.com

A recent survey shows that Millennials, along with people of all age groups, enjoy buying household goods at Walmart: “An uptick in household spending will provide a boost to all retailers in the home improvement, appliance, furniture and household goods markets. However, when it comes to household goods, Walmart is the market leader. When asked where they purchase the majority of their household items, Walmart was by far the most popular response among survey respondents of all age groups. Even...

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Walmart Announces 20 MMT of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 18, 2018 – Today, Walmart announced that suppliers have reported reducing more than 20 million metric tons (MMT) of greenhouse gas emissions in the global value chain, as part of the company’s Project Gigaton initiative. Walmart launched Project Gigaton last April, seeking to work with suppliers to reduce emissions from the company’s value chain by a gigaton, or one billion metric tons, by 2030. The emissions reduction progress was shared at Walmart’s annual Sustainability Milestone Summit, where expanded...

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Walmart’s Grocery Success — Bloomberg

Walmart’s online grocery strategy is poised to outstrip that of other retailers: “Walmart, notably, has a higher share of shoppers who are true converts to online grocery shopping. As Coresight puts it, more people appear to be doing “full-basket” shopping online with Walmart than with Amazon.” P.S. Walmart’s e-commerce efforts now include just about every product they sell, including fresh grocery. Learn about how you can improve your relationship with Walmart.com by taking our E-Commerce course.

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Introducing the New Walmart.com — Walmart.com

By Marc Lore, President and CEO of Walmart U.S. eCommerce Every single day, busy families trust us to make shopping faster and easier for them in stores and online. Today, we’re unveiling a first look at the new Walmart.com that does just that, while also creating a cleaner and more modern digital shopping experience. It is a dramatic step change for us. The new Walmart.com will start rolling out to customers in the beginning of May. I know I’m biased, but I...

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Jet.com Sees Traffic Decrease — Bloomberg

  Traffic numbers at Jet.com have decreased, possibly in response to marketing budget cuts. This has caused speculation among some analysts that the Jet.com brand may be in jeopardy: “So long as Walmart’s numbers are strong it doesn’t matter what happens to Jet,’ said Sucharita Kodali, an analyst at Forrester Research. ‘This makes it easy to sunset Jet and focus on Walmart. I’m not sure, honestly, why Jet is even still around.’” P.S. If you want to get your products...

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The eBay Wrinkle in the Flipkart Deal — Recode.net

Walmart’s proposed deal with Flipkart appears to be moving along, but it turns out that an earlier arrangement between eBay and Flipkart may complicate matters: “So even if Walmart gets control of Flipkart, it may not be able to consummate actual merchandise deals with Flipkart — it seems likely it’ll have to settle this arrangement first. eBay also has the right to take back control of the eBay India brand name should Flipkart get acquired, according to one person familiar...

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Walmart Invests in Florida & Texas — Supermarket News

Walmart’s capital spending will target both Florida and Texas stores: “By state, Texas and Florida will see the largest allocations in Walmart’s $11 billion capital spending budget for fiscal 2019. The projects also will expand some of the retailer’s latest in-store and online services, including Walmart Online Grocery Pickup, Mobile Express Scan & Go and Walmart Pickup Towers.” P.S. Retailers and suppliers alike need to invest in their businesses. Consider taking one of our Walmart supplier training courses, or enrolling...

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