Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Supports Manufacturing Month — Walmart.com

Walmart supports US manufacturing in many different ways: “Manufacturing Month is sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and this year, Walmart is proud to serve as a partner, helping to showcase the role manufacturing plays in the creation of jobs in America. When more than 80% of our customers told us where their products are made matters to them, it was impossible not to listen.” P.S. Walmart listens to its customers and responds accordingly. Are you a supplier...

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Walmart and Target Take Different Approaches to Robots — HardwareRetailing.com

Walmart and Target are both making use of new technologies, but take different approaches to using robots to perform some workfloor tasks: “The CNN article says that operating numerous large brick-and-mortar locations is expensive for Walmart, especially as more customers shop online. By adding more AI to their stores, Walmart hopes to increase worker productivity and control costs.” P.S. Walmart uses technology to improve efficiency and control costs. Are you concerned about meeting Walmart’s standards? Our experts can help. Contact...

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Pressure Cooker Meals Make Walmart Debut — Grocery Dive

A new line of pressure cooker meals has made is debut at Walmart. Analysts note that the popularity of pressure cookers and the need for quick, affordable dinner options make for a good match: “The decision to partner with Walmart for its initial launch may help Tiller & Hatch penetrate more U.S. households due to Walmart’s massive footprint. The intention of reaching consumers who want budget-friendly food is also in line with Walmart’s commitment to providing low prices.” P.S. Walmart...

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Walmart Canada’s Plastic Reducing Initiatives — Walmart.ca

Walmart Canada is taking steps to sharply reduce the amount of plastic used in its supply chain: “Since launching the Walmart Canada Charter on Plastics earlier this year, Walmart Canada has implemented a number of packaging changes which will help prevent more than 1.1 million pounds of plastic from entering the supply chain – the weight of 100 elephants. The retailer is working closely with suppliers to identify areas to curb plastic use and ensure the plastic that does remain...

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More on Walmart’s Holiday Plans — RetailDive.com

Industry media is abuzz with news of Walmart’s holiday plans and offers: “The retail giant also is touting its expanded set of shopping features and services, including personalized gift recommendations, a scannable toy catalog and free next-day delivery.” P.S. Walmart expects a good Christmas and a bright New Year. How is your supplier business doing? If you need a boost or want to maximize already-strong opportunities,  get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation with one of our...

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Sam’s Club Trial: Retail Sales at Fulfillment Space — RetailDive.com

Sam’s Club is testing a new concept that sets up mini retail stores in its e-commerce fulfillment centers: “The retail space, located in what was the former store’s liquor and tire service section, includes a selection of 2,000 popular products. There are no checkout stands: Customers must use the club retailer’s Scan & Go app to pay for products.” P.S. Interested in selling more on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to improve your sales on these platforms? Our experts can help....

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More on Walmart’s Holiday Initiatives — RetailWire.com

Analysts are weighing in on Walmart’s accelerated Black Friday and holiday sales: “The chain has also added gift finder to its site. The tool provides shoppers with gift options for 40 different types of recipients based on variables of age, gender, price and product category. Visitors provide information about the recipient and types of gifts and the finder displays products that fit the criteria.” P.S. The holiday season is a “traditional” time for big sales. But there is nothing traditional...

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Walmart Announces Matching Grants for El Paso — Walmart.com

Walmart has announced matching grants of up to $1.5 million dollars for the El Paso community: “In addition to helping El Paso nonprofits raise much needed funds by matching up to $1 million the monetary contributions made through the El Paso Giving campaign, Walmart is celebrating the El Paso community’s spirit of volunteerism by awarding up to $500,000 in grants through an El Paso Giving Time initiative, created in collaboration with the Paso del Norte Community Foundation.” P.S. Walmart is...

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Walmart Starts Holiday Deals Early — CNBC

A quirk in this year’s calendar means that this year’s holiday shopping season is shorter than usual. That’s why Walmart will be offering holiday deals starting this week: “Walmart is trying to make the most of this situation by encouraging shoppers to start checking items off their lists this week. It’s advertising holiday deals “earlier than ever,” starting Friday at midnight ET.” P.S. Walmart is doing its part to move your merchandise this holiday season. If you’d like to strengthen...

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Buzzfeed Offers Praise for Walmart’s New Furniture — Buzzfeed.com

  Buzzfeed recently featured several items from Walmart’s new, private-label furniture collection: “‘I was so impressed with the look of the wood grain on the doors, looks extremely high end! They came so fast too! These are definitely great pieces of furniture and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the materials! Be ready to dedicate some time to assembly but it’s worth it!’ —Chandi” P.S. Walmart leadership is excited about its private-label offerings, such as MoDRN. Interested in...

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