Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Plans Polymorph Labs Tech and Assets Acquisition — Walmart.com

Walmart announced its plans to acquire the assets and technology of Polymorph Labs in hopes of enhancing Walmart’s in-house ads technology: “Today, we’re excited to announce our plans to acquire technology and assets of Polymorph Labs, a Silicon Valley-based advertising startup that will help take our advertising business to the next level.“ P.S. This is another tech-based acquisition that demonstrates Walmart’s commitment to dominating online and offline marketing and sales. Learn how you can keep up with omnichannel changes in...

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Walmart Focuses on Store Remodels — PYMNTS.com

Walmart plans additional store remodels this coming year as part of its ongoing endeavor to update stores to make them more comfortable, attractive, and appealing to Walmart’s changing customer base: “Individual plans encompass a $173 million investment for Florida, $265 million for Texas and $145 million for California. According to the report, the company spent roughly $2.2 billion on 500 remodels in 2018. That represented “more than a fifth” of the retailer’s total capital expenditure of $10.3 billion.” P.S. Walmart...

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Walmart’s Sustainability Goals — Walmart.com

Walmart has some exciting news from its recent sustainability summit, including progress on Project Gigaton and new reusable shopping bags: “Retailer will provide more convenient access to reusable bags for purchase at U.S. stores and continues to make progress towards its goals to work with suppliers to avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global value chains” P.S. Walmart is serious about sustainability. Our experts can offer guidance that allows you to improve your relationship with your Walmart buyer and develop more...

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Walmart’s Automation Push — Walmart.com

Walmart is making use of automated systems to improve store operations and customer service: “Smart assistants have huge potential to make busy stores run more smoothly, so Walmart has been pioneering new technologies to minimize the time an associate spends on the more mundane and repetitive tasks like cleaning floors or checking inventory on a shelf. This gives associates more of an opportunity to do what they’re uniquely qualified for: serve customers face-to-face on the sales floor.” P.S. Walmart is...

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Walmart Suppliers, Item Creation has Changed!

  Just when you were comfortable going through the item setup process, Walmart revolutionizes! Like everything else, there’s an adjustment period, but it will be worth it for your business. Joel Graham has been teaching and helping suppliers with the new process. This week on the podcast, we discuss some of the questions suppliers have been asking and best practices for learning the new process. Also, we want you to remember no matter what issue you’re facing with the new...

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The Importance of Onboarding — Forbes.com

Formally “onboarding” new employees has become an important part of operating a business. Without onboarding, you risk losing talent and slowing growth: “Strategic onboarding is critical, and yet, the process remains woefully unorganized for many businesses. This has real consequences; an alarming recent survey suggests that companies lose 40% of new hires in just one year.” P.S. Our Supplier Boot Camp for Interns and New Hires is a two-day program that onboards your people with best-in-class training from Walmart veterans...

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Katie Finnegan to Leave Walmart — Retail Dive

Katie Finnegan, head of Store No. 8, has announced her departure from the company. “Katie Finnegan, principal of Walmart’s incubation arm, Store No. 8, and CEO of video commerce company Spatialand, which was acquired by Store No. 8, will be leaving those companies, a Walmart spokesperson confirmed to Retail Dive via email. Her last day will be June 7.” P.S. While the cast and crew at Walmart may change over time, the company’s commitment to serving its customers has not....

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Doug McMillon Positive About “American Consumers” — CNBC

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is positive about consumer spending this year: “I don’t know that I can call the whole year,” the CEO of the world’s largest retailer told CNBC’s Courtney Reagan Thursday afternoon from the Global Retailing Conference in Tuscon, Arizona. “I think … the consumer is in pretty good shape. I think the customer is in about the same shape they were in [the fourth quarter].” P.S. Learn how to get, and keep, your products on Walmart shelves...

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Walmart India Plans Wholesale Expansion — Bloomberg

Walmart is shifting its priorities in India in hopes of supplying local retailers with goods to sell their customers: “So the U.S. company is now rolling out a plan to more than double its wholesale chain in India over the next four years — supplying the local storeholders instead of competing with them. The move intensifies the three-way brawl with Amazon and Ambani. Each has a different strategy, but they all need to woo the owners of the ubiquitous neighborhood...

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FedEx Retail Expands Into Walmart Stores — SupplyChainDive.com

FedEx has opened its 2000th retail store. Many of these shops are in Walmart stores, representing a partnership that benefits both retailer and shipper: “Walmart could also benefit from these locations by driving traffic to its stores, he said. What better way to get an Amazon customer into a Walmart than have the customer pick up a package at the big-box store?” P.S. More services attract more customers to Walmart stores. Are your items on the store shelves, ready for...

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