Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

J.C. Penney Plans Sale, Not Liquidation — CNBC.com

J.C. Penney is up for sale and there are no plans to liquidate the legacy retailer: “Penney is moving forward with a sale that should be completed by this fall, attorney Joshua Sussberg of Kirkland & Ellis said during a court hearing Wednesday afternoon.” P.S. Unlike some retailers, Walmart is experiencing strong growth. Are you ready to continue doing business with Walmart and Sam’s Club?  Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

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Report: Walmart Corporate Downsizes — Yahoo! Finance

There are reports that Walmart is downsizing its corporate team: “The world’s biggest retailer has laid off hundreds of workers in units including store planning, logistics, merchandising and real estate, according to people familiar with the matter. It is also reorganizing its roughly 4,750 U.S. stores by consolidating divisions and eliminating some regional manager roles, two of the people said.” P.S. Walmart has made big changes over the past few years. If you are trying to navigate the “new” Walmart,...

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Walmart Debuts The Impossible Burger — Yahoo! Finance

Walmart has introduced the plant-based Impossible Burger to its stores: “The expansion into the world’s largest retailer, which begins today at more than a third of Walmart’s total U.S. locations, brings the availability of Impossible Foods products to over 8,000 brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S.” P.S. Grocery is a market segment worth watching right now as more people choose to cook at home. Are you interested in selling more through Walmart this year? Get in touch with us at 8th...

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Walmart’s Pandemic Hiring Spree — Walmart.com

Walmart has met, and exceeded, its associate hiring goal during the pandemic: “That initial goal to hire 150,000 new, mostly temporary associates soon rose to 200,000, then 250,000. As of mid-July, Walmart has hired more than 400,000 new associates, split almost evenly between men and women and representing practically every demographic. One thing almost all of them have in common, however, is why they joined: the historic, lightning-quick impact of COVID-19 on businesses across the country.” P.S. Walmart does a...

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Walmart’s Emergency Operation Center During COVID-19 — Walmart.com

Walmart’s Emergency Operation Center has been operating on high-alert since the pandemic started, and many of its employees are now working from home: “A typical day at the EOC, if there is such a thing, associates will get about 250 calls, ranging from questions about HR protocols to associate health concerns to anticipated weather issues. But this isn’t a typical day. These aren’t typical days. Typical now for the EOC is a more virtual world, with associates like Lucas and...

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Sam’s Club Fully Launches “Ask Sam” App — USAToday.com

Sam’s Club has fully launched its “Ask Sam” app to its associate’s mobile devices: “Employees at more than 5,000 stores nationwide can now use a voice assistant app called “Ask Sam” to pull up store maps, look up prices, locate products and receive real-time emergency alerts, Walmart shared exclusively with USA TODAY.” P.S. Walmart’s recent tech efforts are undergoing ongoing refinements. Need help understanding it all? Our experts can help. Contact us today.

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Walmart’s Pandemic Merchandising — Walmart.com

Walmart’s merchandising team have had to be extremely flexible during the pandemic: “’Toilet paper takes up a lot of space even though there may not be a lot of quantity,’ he said. ‘Customers see a whole aisle gone, and it reinforces their fears. So, we tried to be innovative. We moved RV toilet paper to the aisle, flushable wipes over to the aisle. We wanted to give customers some options.’” P.S. Walmart knows the importance of making sure that goods...

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Target Follows Walmart’s Thanksgiving Lead — BusinessInsider.com

Target will follow Walmart’s lead in remaining closed for Thanksgiving: “Walmart announced last week that it would close on Thanksgiving in order to give its associates time with family. The changes mark an end to a tradition that saw the beginning of Black Friday shopping creep earlier and earlier each year. In recent years, many stores have opened their doors to Black Friday shoppers in the evening hours of Thanksgiving.” P.S. Retailers are following Walmart’s lead. If you are trying...

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What’s Up with Halloween This Year? — RetailWire.com

Suppliers are weighing in on what they expect from Halloween this year: “Hershey has shifted some products from Halloween-themed packaging to ‘more everyday’ in case sales come up short due to a resurgence of coronavirus cases. The brand, however, doesn’t currently expect a seasonal impact in the back half from COVID-19, Michele Buck, CEO, told analysts last week.” P.S. Everybody is working to adapt to a new reality. Flexibility and responsiveness will go a long way in keeping necessary goods...

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More on Walmart Health Openings — CNBC.com

Walmart Health clinics are opening around the country at a time when there is a significant need for quality health care services: “Walmart confirmed to CNBC that it will open at least six additional Walmart Health clinics in the greater Atlanta area by the end of 2020.” P.S. Walmart Health has the potential to bring a lot of new business to Walmart. If you want to improve your relationship with your Walmart buyer,  check out our supplier courses today.

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