Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Jet.com to Offer Same Day Fresh Fish Delivery in NYC — GroceryDive.com

Walmart’s Jet.com is testing a new partnership that delivers fresh fish to consumers in New York City: “With this new partnership, Jet claims that it is the largest e-commerce platform to partner with Fulton Fish Market, and the only e-commerce platform providing same-day delivery of the market’s offerings in NYC, with Jet’s Bronx Fulfillment Center located a short 10-minute drive away from the seafood vendor. Customers must place their orders before noon in order to receive same-day delivery between 6...

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Sam’s Club Sells 2 Pound Bacon Slab for under $10 — BestProducts.com

Bacon lovers around the country are rejoicing at the two-pound slab of bacon being sold at Sam’s Club: “Wright Brand is the company behind the slab, and you can get one for yourself at Sam’s Club for just $9.97. It comes in a resealable container, so there’s no pressure to use it all at once. One buyer gave the bacon five stars and said that it’s a “[g]reat product. It fries really well. And doesn’t shrink.” There you have it!”...

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Possible Increase In Credit Card Fees — Reuters

Some credit card fees, including those for merchant banks, may increase this spring: “A Visa spokesperson confirmed that the fee hikes would go into effect in April, 2019, but only for merchant banks, and not merchants.” P.S. It isn’t clear yet whether these fee increases will affect retailers, suppliers, or consumers. Still, it’s important to always be price conscious. Learn how to run a leaner supplier business from our instructors. Check out our course catalog today.

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Walmart Upgrades Supply Chain Processes — SupplyChainDive.com

Walmart has made some changes in its transportation logistics: “Walmart has launched its own fleet of intermodal containers and begun using its own drivers to move containers from rail hubs to Walmart stores, VP of Inbound Logistics Ken Braunbach told Supply Chain Dive in an interview.” P.S. Walmart seeks to upgrade its processes when it benefits the company to do so. Have you considered ways of optimizing your logistics? Our experts can help. Get in touch today to schedule an...

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Walmart’s Fashion-Forward Oscars Campaign — Variety

  Walmart is sponsoring the Oscars this year and its spots will focus on celebrity stylists working with off-camera crew members to create new looks: “Walmart is an official sponsor of the Oscars this year, and the company is launching a campaign during the Oscars telecast that features some of Hollywood’s biggest stylists curating looks for crew members who work behind the scenes in the industry. The six, 30-second spots will debut during the Oscars telecast, airing Feb. 24 on ABC, and...

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Walmart Hosts Fourth Quarter Earnings Call on Feb. 19 — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 12, 2019 – Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced it will hold a live conference call with the Investment Community at 7 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, to discuss the company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 earnings results, as well as its outlook for fiscal year 2020. Doug McMillon, president and chief executive officer, Walmart Inc., and Brett Biggs, Walmart executive vice president and chief financial officer, will host the call to discuss the results...

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Walmart and DreamWorks Sponsor “How to Train Your Dragon” VR Experience — Walmart.com

Walmart and Dreamworks are offering a “How to Train Your Dragon” virtual reality experience at some Walmart stores: “Just ahead of the highly anticipated film hitting theaters nationwide on February 22, the How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Virtual Tour, powered by HP, Intel and Positron, will visit select Walmart parking lots. Spatial&, a V-commerce startup focused on creating next generation merchandising experiences using cutting-edge technology and storytelling tools, collaborated with DreamWorks Animation to create this unique VR-driven...

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Deliv Ends Partnership with Walmart — Reuters

Walmart and Deliv have gone their separate ways, potentially setting back Walmart’s plans to offer same-day delivery: “Deliv, which was one of Walmart’s earliest partners with pilot programs in Miami and San Jose, served the retailer with a 90-day termination notice, and the two companies stopped working with each other in late January, according to two people familiar with the situation.” P.S. Walmart is still working through the processes needed to offer fresh grocery delivery. How are your processes working...

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Walmart CEO Joins Presidential Advisory Board — Reuters

The CEOs of Walmart and many other major corporations will serve on a presidential advisory board: “President Donald Trump signed an executive order in July creating the 25-member board, co-chaired by adviser Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to address workforce issues including ‘automation, and artificial intelligence that is shaping many industries.’”  P.S.  Walmart is an important part of the US economy. If you’d like to improve your relationship with this powerful retailer, consider taking one of our courses. Review...

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Walmart Wants Piece of Online Advertising Pie — Bloomberg.com

  In another square-off against Amazon, Walmart is looking to get into the online advertising game: “Having watched Amazon.com Inc. build a massive advertising business, brick and mortar stores are looking to do the same. Walmart, Target Corp. and grocery chains Kroger Co. and Ahold Delhaize are quietly courting big brands with a sales pitch that goes something like this: Facebook might know what your customers like, and Google might know what they want, but only we know what they actually buy.” P.S....

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