Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Sustainability Wars: Walmart Vs. Amazon — Forbes.com

Walmart is taking on Amazon by developing a more robust sustainability culture: “As demand for retail sustainability grows and as companies are being held accountable by consumers seeking more sustainable products and practices (particularly younger generations), Amazon has found itself in the crosshairs. This week, I offer my thoughts on another important pain point that Walmart is quietly exploiting in competing against Amazon as it works to elevate its position as a good corporate citizen. Walmart’s strategy of listening and...

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Amazon’s Grocery Stores: New Details Emerge — Bloomberg.com

New details have emerged regarding Amazon’s plan to open a chain of grocery stores: “The company has kept construction inside the store firmly under wraps, and, until now, no one has peeked in on Amazon’s latest plan to upend how food is sold. Based on never-before-seen photos of the facility at 6245 Topanga Canyon Blvd., as well as planning documents filed with the city, the store looks remarkably conventional—with a few Amazon-style flourishes.” P.S. Walmart is a forward-looking company. Are...

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What Walmart Learned from Jetblack — RetailWire.com

Analysts consider what Walmart learned while operating its Jetblack text-based personal shopping service: “In a post on the Walmart blog, Scott Eckert, SVP, next generation retail and principal, Store No8, writes that the Jetblack pilot was part of a larger exploration into conversational commerce with a mindset that it be an “important way” for the retailer to serve its customers in the future.” P.S. Walmart’s recent tech efforts are undergoing constant revision. Need help understanding it all? Our experts can...

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Walmart Congratulates First Live Better U Graduates — Walmart.com

Associates are beginning to graduate with associate’s and bachelor’s degrees courtesy of Walmart’s Live Better U program: “This is an exciting time, because this month, we have our first group of more than 30 pioneering associates earning either associate’s or bachelor’s degrees. And this is just the beginning. With more than 12,000 of our associates currently pursuing degrees, we’ll be celebrating graduates every month from now on.” P.S. Walmart does a lot for its associates. Improved morale leads to improved...

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Dirty Lemon Will Be Sold at Walmart — CNN.com

Trendy, direct-to-consumer brand Dirty Lemon will be selling its “functional” drinks in Walmart: “Since Normandin launched the drink in 2015 he’s expanded the company, rebranding it as Iris Nova and adding other beverages to its portfolio. And soon, Dirty Lemon will make the ultimate jump into the mainstream: It will be available at Walmart — something of a sea change for the company.” P.S. This announcement reflects the sea-change in Walmart’s brand. If you are trying to navigate the “new”...

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Jet Black Discontinued, Folded Into Walmart Corporate — RetailDive.com

Walmart is discontinuing its Jet Black text-based personal shopping service: “That is part of a broader effort to move Jet Black from ‘incubation’ to Walmart’s broader customer organization, the spokesperson said. Once the service to members is discontinued, ‘we’ll focus on how to leverage Walmart’s infrastructure to make conversational commerce scalable,’ the spokesperson said.” P.S. Walmart’s tech experiments are becoming part of its everyday operations. Need help understanding it all? Our experts can help. Contact us today.  

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Demand for New Suppliers in Wake of Coronavirus — SupplyChainDive.com

  Coronavirus has left businesses scrambling for suppliers as production halts in China: “Shippers are seeking alternative suppliers outside of China to make up for delays resulting from the continued production standstill in China’s Hubei? province caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Freightos.” P.S. This issue highlights the importance of keeping products on store shelves even in the midst of an international crisis. Of course, OT/IF is critical to your success with Walmart and Sam’s Club regardless of international...

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Walmart Changes Up Marketing Leadership — TalkBusiness.net

Walmart has plans to make even more changes in the leadership of its marketing division: “Whiteside said over the past year, the company has worked to organize the marketing team to serve the changing needs of the company’s business and effectively reach customers in ‘organic yet unexpected ways.’” P.S. Walmart continues to make changes in its executive staff as necessary to continue momentum. Everyone, including suppliers, needs to pick up the pace if they are going to succeed with Walmart....

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Walmart to Webcast 2020 Investment Community Meeting — Walmart.com

You can tune in to Walmart’s webcast of its 2020 Investment Community Meeting on February 18th: “BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 11, 2020 — Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will webcast its 2020 Investment Community Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from approximately 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. A live video webcast of the presentations will be available through the link provided on the events portion of the company’s corporate website. In addition, the company will release its fourth quarter and full year...

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Sam’s Club’s Mobile App and the User Experience — SamsClub.com

The head of Sam’s Club’s User Experience team discusses how the company develops user-friendly apps: “Creating a good user experience through design involves a lot of research, planning and discovery. After listening to feedback from associates and members, the Sam’s Club design team works to solve problems and identify pain-points in an effort to make shopping and working at Sam’s Club better.” P.S. Sam’s Club and Walmart are using tech to address customer needs and these initiatives impact supply chains....

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