Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart to Participate in Food Stamp Pilot Program — CNN.com

  Walmart is participating in a pilot program that allows some food stamp recipients to purchase groceries online: “The USDA says it eventually wants the more than 38 million Americans on food stamps nationwide to be able to make online purchases, which will make it easier for some working moms, as well as the elderly and disabled, to buy food. But the move also opens up the market to online retailers.“ P.S. Walmart, along with many other retailers, seeks to...

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Walmart China Reports Reduced Emissions — Walmart.com

Walmart China announced that it has reduced emissions by almost three and a half metric tons: “Walmart announced today that its suppliers have reported avoiding 3.46 million metric tons (CO2e) of greenhouse gas emissions in the Chinese value chain as part of Project Gigaton China.” P.S. Walmart remains committed to its sustainability goals. All suppliers need to do their part to keep costs, and waste, down. Our experts can help you streamline your logistics so that you have more time...

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Walmart’s Nighttime Easter Egg Hunt — Walmart.com

A Walmart buyer worked with a supplier to create a nighttime Easter Egg hunt kit: “Snow worked with her team and one of her suppliers to create an entire nighttime hunt experience. Check stores and Walmart.com to find 6-pack LED light-up eggs in your favorite Easter pastels, glittery LED-powered buckets in pink, yellow and blue, and festive LED-lit lawn signs to help guide egg hunters through their route.” P.S. Projects like these emerge from strong buyer-supplier relationships. Learn how to...

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More on Walmart & KIDBOX — RetailWire.com

Here is some additional information on Walmart’s decision to partner with KIDBOX, a children’s clothing “try before you buy” service: “The Walmart Kidbox is really a ‘try before you buy’ model than a subscription. There’s no obligation to buy anything and no styling fee, and shipping is free both ways, according to the site. The effort follows similar moves by Gap, Target, Stitch Fix and Old Navy in kids apparel. Rent the Runway also recently introduced an option for kids.“...

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Walmart Beats Kroger on Price — Bizjournals.com

A recent study shows that Walmart has been beating Kroger on grocery prices, at least within the study’s target markets: “Downtown Cincinnati-based Kroger’s (NYSE: KR) average best price was 14.4% higher than Walmart’s on a basket of goods in eight large markets around the country, according to a study conducted by analyst Chris Mandeville and his team at New York investment firm Jefferies. That’s a multiyear high, Mandeville said in a recent report, and it’s up from 12.5% in December....

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Walmart Partners with KIDBOX — Walmart.com

Walmart has announced a partnership with KIDBOX, a clothing subscription service for children: “Today, Walmart announced a partnership with KIDBOX to offer Walmart.com customers an exclusive, curated stylebox for kids, with the option to receive seasonally, without a styling fee. The new Walmart KIDBOX stylebox will offer Walmart.com customers personalized style from more than 120 premium kids’ brands, including BCBG, Butter Super Soft, C&C California and Puma. The stylebox will include four to five fashion items for $48 – which...

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Rascal Flatts to Appear at Walmart AMP — 5NewsOnline.com

Rascal Flatts will be appearing at Walmart AMP in August. Walmart AMP is a music venue in Fayetteville, Arkansas: “The trio will come to the Walmart AMP on Saturday, Aug. 31, with special guest Morgan Evans as part of the Cox Concert Series.” P.S. Planning a trip to Northwest Arkansas this summer? Consider scheduling your visit to coincide with one of the area’s many arts events. This would also be a great time to schedule a Walmart supplier class or...

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More on Walmart Upgrades — GroceryDive.com

More details on Walmart’s planned store renovations are now available: “Walmart will expand customer-focused innovations and remodel dozens of stores in various states. Grocery pickup and delivery will be rolled out to more stores, Walmart Pickup Towers will be added to more locations and in-store robots will be introduced at several stores.” P.S. What are you doing to ensure that your products are on store shelves? Our experts can help. Schedule a consultation today.

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More on Walmart’s Acquisition of Polymorph — TechCrunch

TechCrunch offers more details on Walmart’s acquisition of Polymorph: “Specifically, Polymorph’s technology includes a high-speed ad server, a self-serve interface and server-side header bidding. This, says Walmart, will make advertising easier for thousands of brands and will deliver more relevant ads to consumers — and quicker than typically possible because of Polymorph’s ‘much faster’ client-side server.” P.S. Learn how you can keep up with retail technology changes in 8th & Walton’s e-commerce class.

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Walmart Pushes for More Sustainable Textiles — Walmart.com

Walmart is pushing its textile suppliers to focus on sustainability throughout the production chain: “With the global population expected to rise, demand for things like apparel, towels and other fabric products will continue to increase as our resources become scarcer. That’s why Walmart is working with suppliers to improve sustainability across the textile value chain.” P.S. If you are a textile supplier, these compliance challenges affect you. Our experts might be able to help you streamline your supply chain logistics...

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