Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart.com to Work With Vendors on Lower Pricing — AdAge.com

Walmart.com is working with third-party marketplace sellers on delivering competitive pricing: “Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has introduced a program to temporarily lower the price consumers pay for some items on its marketplace site, where third-party vendors pay Walmart a fee to list their goods. The merchants selling on the site, however, will still be paid the same amount that was listed before the cuts, with Walmart subsidizing the difference, according to a description of the plan obtained by Bloomberg...

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Walmart Looks to Sensors, Lasers To Boost Supply Chain — SupplyChainDive.com

  Walmart is taking out new patents on technology that can help it better manage its supply chain: “Walmart’s patent activity makes it clear it would like to get accurate inventory counts in stores by outfitting them with various sensors. Another application from the retail giant published last month summarizes a system that uses air displacement sensors in a store to measure how airflow changes in a store. As inventory leaves the shelving, more air will be displaced as customers...

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Sam’s Club Introduces New Soups — Yahoo.com

Sam’s Club has introduced new soups to its cafe menu as well as its clubs: “So say you take that lunch deal and head to Member’s Mark for your daily break. In addition to everything the cafe already offers, you’ve got the option of an 8-ounce cup of Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Autumn Squash Soup, or Broccoli Cheddar Soup for $2.99 each. And if you’re a Sam’s Club member, you can just hop next door, where you can grab two...

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Walmart Names John Furner President & CEO of Walmart U.S. — Walmart.com

Sam’s Club CEO John Furner has been named new President & CEO of Walmart U.S.: “’John has done a fantastic job at Sam’s Club, and he will continue the momentum we have in Walmart U.S.,’ said McMillon. ‘John knows our business well, having held many different jobs in the company over more than 25 years, and he is helping transform it for the future. He has the experience and judgment to know what we should continue doing and what we...

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Walmart Gets Props for Workers’ Rights — BusinessInsider.com

A human rights organization has given Walmart high marks for how it treats its associates: “A new Oxfam report grades Walmart highest and Amazon-owned Whole Foods lowest on workers’ rights issues throughout the supply chain.” P.S. Walmart does a lot for its associates. Improved morale leads to improved product sales. If you want to optimize your relationship with your Walmart or Sam’s Club buyer, help is available. Get in touch with our experts today.  

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Walmart Develops E-Commerce Brand Confidence — The Motley Fool

Walmart is choosing to develop its own e-commerce brand confidence rather than relying on acquisitions: “The hints started to drop in the middle of this year, when Walmart’s e-commerce chief Marc Lore explained the company would rather shift away from buying established brand names, and instead build them up from scratch. A mattress brand called Allswell was the proverbial guinea pig. Walmart invented it, and it’s on pace to drive hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of revenue for the...

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Walmart Canada Expands Cornershop Delivery Service — SupermarketNews.com

Walmart Canada is expanding its partnership with Cornershop, a grocery delivery service: “Walmart Canada said Thursday that availability of Cornershop’s service is being extended from five to 14 stores in the greater Toronto area due to the strong customer response. Through the Cornershop mobile app or website, customers can order groceries on demand and have them delivered in as soon as 60 minutes.” P.S. Walmart continues to pursue opportunities in Canada and around the world. Are you interested in selling...

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Parents Rely on Gen Z Input — RetailDive.com

A huge majority of parents say that their Gen Z youngsters influence purchasing decisions: “Eighty-seven percent of parents say their children influence their purchases in some way, according to the National Retail Federation’s fall 2019 Consumer View report. The most common time for parents to involve their children is when researching features and product reviews, checking prices, or looking up product availability.” P.S. Walmart is a forward-looking company. Are you ready to continue doing business with this evolving retailer? Get...

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Unilever Announces Plastic Pledge — CNN.com

Unilever is seeking ways to reduce the amount of plastic it uses in its packaging: “‘There is a lot of plastic pollution in the environment. And the fact of the matter is — too much of it carries our name,’ Unilever said in a statement. the target on Monday. If the company meets its goal, it will use no more than 350,000 tonnes (386,000 tons) of new plastic each year from 2025, down from around 700,000 tonnes (772,000 tons) in...

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Walmart Files Drone Delivery Patents — SupplyChainDive.com

Walmart has filed two patents that pertain to drone delivery. This news has sparked a new round of discussion about retail use of drones in supply chains and e-commerce: “Walmart filed two patents this week looking at drone delivery, specifically dealing with how to safely and securely drop off packages when they get to their destination. Currently, receiving a delivery from a drone means having the drone drop it on the ground, at least according to Amazon’s FAA application and...

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