Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart’s Step Stool Switch Saves $$$, Increases Efficiency — CNBC.com

Walmart has switched to the use of a lightweight stepping stool that increases efficiency in packing trailers: “Now, after creating a lighter-weight version of the stepping stool that’s much easier to handle, Walmart is doing a “much better job” of packing trailers, McMillon said. Good enough to save the company millions of dollars annually.” P.S. Walmart knows the importance of making sure that goods are on its shelves. If you want to improve your in-stock stats, 8th & Walton can...

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Walmart Participates in dbAccess Global Consumer Conference — Walmart.com

Walmart will participate in the dbAccess Global Consumer Conference in Paris on June 11th. The event will be webcast on Walmart’s site and a transcript will be available for later review: “BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 7, 2019 — Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will participate in dbAccess Global Consumer Conference in Paris on Tuesday, June 11. A discussion with Richard Mayfield, Walmart International executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be webcast live through the “Events” link at www.stock.walmart.com. The session...

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FedEx Won’t Renew Amazon Contract — Fox4KC.com

FedEx won’t be renewing its delivery contract with Amazon when it expires at the end of the month: “FedEx said Friday that it will not renew the contract for domestic FedEx Express handling of Amazon shipments when the deal expires June 30. It’s “a strategic decision” that will let FedEx focus on thousands of other retailers including Target, Walgreens and Walmart, company spokeswoman Katie Wassmer.” P.S. FedEx will be concentrating more on its relationship with Walmart and other stores. If...

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Walmart Introduces In-House Grocery Service — Walmart.com

Walmart is introducing an in-home grocery delivery service: “Walmart InHome Delivery is a new service designed to help customers save time and offer yet another convenient choice for grocery shopping. The service does so by delivering groceries even when customers can’t be home.” P.S. Walmart has made great strides in its retail technology over the past several years, but it is clearly not resting on its laurels. Are you able to keep up? Our experts stand ready to lend a...

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Doug McMillon Speaks to Associates — Walmart.com

Doug McMillon spoke with associates about Walmart’s challenges at the Shareholder’s Meeting: “If I oversimplify our ability to thrive in the future, it comes down to one thing: our ability to solve problems together well enough and fast enough. That was my message today to more than 6,000 associates at our annual associates and shareholders celebration.” P.S. The future looks bright for Walmart. Are you ready to continue doing business with this evolving retailer? Get in touch with us today...

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Walmart Announces 2019 Voting Results — Walmart.com

Walmart has announced the results of its 2019 Shareholder’s Meeting elections: “During the business meeting, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon commented, ‘Our top priority is to serve customers. Sam Walton was called a merchant with a servant’s heart, and we still embody that mindset today. Over the years, we’ve learned that the best way to serve our customers is by creating shared value among our broad group of stakeholders. That means we consciously work to balance the interests of...

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Electrify America, Walmart Announce Expansion of Charging Stations — Walmart.com

Walmart and Electrify America have announced an expansion of their partnership to provide charging stations for electric vehicles at Walmart stores: “Electrify America’s continued collaboration with Walmart is expected to make the retailer one of the largest retail hosts of electric vehicle charging stations across the United States, and reinforces Walmart’s broader mission to spark collective action – alongside key partners – to drive environmental sustainability and provide customers access to sustainable options.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and...

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Keeping Items In-Stock Key to Traditional Retail Success — Retailwire.com

Stores are doing a better job of controlling out-of-stocks in brick & mortar stores, but consumers may not be paying attention: “The key to shifting the perception of in-stock challenges when comparing traditional to ecommerce retailers is to make sure that, first and foremost, customers in brick-and-mortar stores see great availability. When stores experience out-of-stocks, they must act quickly to offer a substitute, or at least make the shopper aware of the stock-out to prevent unnecessary frustration. Simply changing the...

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Doug McMillon’s Shareholders’ Remarks — Walmart.com

Doug McMillon addressed Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting today: “I joined Walmart more than 28 years ago as an hourly associate loading trucks in a distribution center, and I’ve worked all over our business – and I’ve never seen the pace and magnitude of change in retail like it is now.” P.S. 8th & Walton is located in Bentonville. Walmart is our neighbor. Get in touch with us today to learn how our instructors and experts can help you grow your...

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Walmart On Board With Online Grocery — Yahoo!

Walmart looks to grocery pickup and delivery as a key part of business success: “In a recent note, Citigroup analysts found that the Walmart stores with grocery pickup and delivery have helped attract new customers, drive bigger basket sizes from those shoppers using the service, and led to higher product availability and sales in those stores versus the ones without the offering.” P.S. Walmart is not the same store that it was even a few years ago. If you are...

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