Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Express Delivery Relies on AI — Venture Beat

Walmart is using AI to drive its new Express Delivery service: “Walmart spoke with VentureBeat about the AI systems underlying Express Delivery, which range from a logistics algorithm that accounts for conditions to an alerting platform that prioritizes orders for a network of over 74,000 personal shoppers. While some systems were in place prior to Express Delivery’s development, others had to be architected from scratch.” P.S. Interested in selling more on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to improve your sales on...

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Walmart Hosting Q1 Earnings Conference Call — Walmart.com

On May 19th, Walmart will be holding a live conference call to discuss first-quarter earnings on May 19th: “Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced it will hold a live conference call with the Investment Community at 7 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to discuss the company’s first quarter earnings results for fiscal year 2021. Doug McMillon, president and chief executive officer, and Brett Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will host the call to discuss the...

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Walmart Partners with Tidal Music Streaming App — ChainStoreAge.com

Walmart is teaming up with Tidal, a music streaming app, to provide a four-month trial with select audio purchases from Walmart.com: “Walmart is partnering with Tidal to offer a free four-month trial of the Tidal Premium service to online shoppers who purchase from a select assortment of 18 audio items. Following the trial, customers can continue subscribing to Tidal Premium for a discounted monthly payment of $7.99 (normally $9.99). The audio assortment bundled with Tidal includes products from Google, JLab,...

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Doug McMillon Talks COVID-19’s Impact on Retail — Walmart.com

Doug McMillion recently spoke out about the way the COVID-19 pandemic will change the retail industry: “Along the same lines, the world is seeing the importance of supply chains in a way it hasn’t before. Usually supply chains operate quietly behind the scenes. But this pandemic has showed the world that the supply chain is really a lifeline. And the people in the retail industry, foodservice and delivery services have been standing on the front lines of this crisis and...

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Demand for Warehouse Space Soars — Bloomberg.com

Warehouse space is at a premium as retailers are forced to quickly expand their e-commerce supply chains: “Companies including Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc. have an “almost insatiable” appetite for more warehouse space, Chief Executive Officer Hamid Moghadam said in an interview on Tuesday.” P.S. E-commerce is progressing at warp speed and Walmart is on top of all the changes. Interested in selling more on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to improve your sales on these platforms? Our experts can help....

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Walmart Health Makes Inroads — BeckersHospitialReview.com

Walmart Health is continuing to expand as other primary care medical practices find themselves in jeopardy: “Walmart Health is opening more clinics, which offer a variety of services, ranging from primary care to labs to dental, in one facility, while primary care practices are facing financial damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In mid-April, 20 percent of primary care practices predicted they would close within a month, and nearly half of those surveyed were unsure if they had enough cash...

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Walmart Auctions Supplier Pitch in Fundraiser — RetailWire.com

Walmart is participating in the All-In Challenge fundraising auction, offering suppliers a chance to present their business plan and product: “There are currently two experiences offered by Walmart on the All-In Challenge website. The first, a set of two auctions, allows small- and medium-sized businesses to bid on the opportunity to do a 10-minute pitch of their business plan to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and a panel of executives in Bentonville, AR. In each contest, ten winners will get to...

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Walmart Partners with Ibotta — ChainStoreAge.com

Walmart is now participating in Ibotta, a digital promotion company that offers users cash back on grocery purchases: “Walmart is partnering with Ibotta, a provider of mobile and online rewards and payments, to enable customers to digitally order groceries and earn cash back on hundreds of items. In the Ibotta app or site, customers navigate to Walmart grocery from the home page and then link their Ibotta account to their Walmart grocery account. Customers must have a Walmart grocery account...

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Analysts Weigh In on Walmart Express Delivery — RetailWire.com

Analysts are weighing in on Walmart’s decision to launch its Express Delivery service: “Walmart is introducing the service at a time when the surge in grocery delivery amid COVID-19 has led to delays and even scarcity of delivery time slots in hard-hit areas such as New York City. Food delivery services like Instacart are hiring hundreds of thousands of workers to meet the unprecedented demand.” P.S. Walmart is taking some big risks that just may reap big rewards for the...

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Walmart Debuts Express Delivery — Walmart.com

Many Walmart stores are now offering 2-hour delivery of both groceries and general merchandise via the new Express Delivery service: “Walmart has accelerated the development of the service in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, piloting Express Delivery in 100 stores since mid-April. The service will expand to nearly 1,000 stores in early May and will be available in nearly 2,000 total stores in the following weeks. Express Delivery allows customers to order across more than 160,000 items from Walmart’s...

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