Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Applies for Agriculture Drone Patents — Producer.com

Walmart has applied for patents on drones that could improve crop yields: “The world’s largest retailer applied for six patents last year on drones that aim to prevent damage to crops, control pests on farms and cross-pollinate plants, according to United States Patents and Trademark Office documents. Groceries make up 56 percent of the company’s total revenue and Walmart may see drone technology as one way to get food from farms to store shelves faster and more cheaply to compete...

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Jet.com Is Now an Apple Reseller — AppleInsider.com

Walmart’s Jet.com has become an authorized reseller of Apple products: “The e-commerce site Jet.com revealed on its website Wednesday that it is now an authorized Apple reseller for the first time. The site now carries the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV, as well as the HomePod, AirPods, Beats headphones and various cases and covers.” P.S. If you aren’t selling on Walmart’s online properties, now is the time to consider doing so. Book an e-commerce consultation with one...

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Walmart’s New International Strategy — CNN Money

CNN Money asked analysts to weigh in on Walmart’s new international strategy: “By pulling back in a saturated UK grocery environment and marshaling its resources in India, Walmart is adopting a more surgical approach than the “bull in a China shop” mentality it has taken in the past, said Paula Rosenblum, managing partner at Retail Systems Research.” P.S. Have you reviewed your supplier business’s strategy lately? Book a consultation with one of our experts so that we can help you...

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Walmart to Invest in Flipkart Group, India’s Innovative eCommerce Company — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, BENGALURU, India, May 9, 2018 – Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced it has signed definitive agreements to become the largest shareholder in Flipkart Group (“Flipkart”). The investment will help accelerate Flipkart’s customer-focused mission to transform commerce in India through technology and underscores Walmart’s commitment to sustained job creation and investment in India, one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world. Subject to regulatory approval in India, Walmart will pay approximately $16 billion for an initial stake of...

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Walmart Ends Rideshare Delivery Partnerships — Reuters

Walmart is ending its delivery partnerships with rideshare services: “The end of the Walmart partnerships, which has not been previously reported and was confirmed by Walmart and Uber, undercuts a vision the ride-hailing companies laid out: a service that can efficiently deliver anything on-demand, including people and cargo, at the touch of a smartphone app. ‘It is incredibly hard to deliver people and packages together,’ said a source with a delivery company that works with Walmart and has direct knowledge...

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Walmart Cashier Develops Outreach to Caregivers — Forbes.com

A healthcare entrepreneur decided to take a part-time job at her local Walmart. She ended up becoming acutely aware of the needs of caregivers. Over time, she worked with the store to develop an outreach program to those who care for others: “Spouses, children and parents passing through her checkout line shared similar stories. Many hold on to jobs while caring for a loved one—almost always at the expense of their health. They miss mammograms and colonoscopies, and dealing with...

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Walmart Introduces Additional Measures to Help Curb Opioid Abuse and Misuse — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – May 7, 2018 – Walmart Inc. supports policies and programs aimed at helping curb opioid abuse and misuse. Earlier this year, the company announced it would offer a free opioid disposal solution, DisposeRx, in all pharmacies, nationwide. In an effort to continue to be part of the solution to our nation’s opioid epidemic, Walmart is introducing new policies, programs and tools aimed at curbing opioid misuse and abuse. These initiatives apply to all Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies and...

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Report: Walmart Close to Sealing Flipkart Deal — Bloomberg

Media reports indicate that Walmart may be the winner in the battle for Flipkart: “Under the proposed deal, SoftBank Group Corp. will sell all of the 20-plus percent stake it holds in Flipkart through an investment fund at a valuation of roughly $20 billion, said the people, asking not to be named because the matter is private. Google-parent Alphabet Inc. is likely to participate in the investment with Walmart, said one of the people. A final close is expected within...

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Why Walmart Sometimes Struggles Overseas — Forbes.com

  Walmart’s international brand performance can be uneven. One analyst explains why: “Walmart is certainly not alone in stumbling in Asia, Europe and South America among other places. American retailers like Home Depot and Best Buy both have crashed and burned in China and there are many others that couldn’t make the great leap across the oceans—though sometimes it was just a river or a lake.” P.S. If you have concerns about doing business here in the states, or with...

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Deconstructing Walmart.com’s New Design — FastCoDesign.com

An analysis of Walmart.com’s new website: “This week, Walmart is debuting a totally redesigned website–and it’s anything but an Amazon clone. Whereas Amazon feels like a digital warehouse stacked to the brim with seemingly random recommendations on its home page and an endless, searchable list of products, the new Walmart.com aims to be warm and approachable, with imagery that evokes a lifestyle brand rather than a place to just get good deals. Walmart plans to balance algorithmic recommendations with human...

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