In a move to incorporate wellness into its operations, Kroger is working with musician Jewel to introduce a new health-related initiative.
Value City Furniture has tapped interior designer and author Farah Merhi as its first-ever Designer Looks Style Expert.
In another indication that wellness is becoming a bigger influence on retail, Sam’s Club has entered into a collaboration with virtual primary care provider 98point6 to provide its members exclusive telehealth virtual clinic services via a text-based app.
After reviewing changing customer shopping behaviors and speaking with customers over the past six months, Walmart plans to address three key shopping trends expected for this unique holiday season: an increase in online shopping, evolving wish lists and the need for a fast, easy and safe shopping experience.
Amazon is launching Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help make it easy for consumers to discover and shop for more sustainable products. Customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when searching for more than 25,000 products to signify that the products have one or more of 19 different sustainability certifications that help preserve the natural world, such as reducing the carbon footprint of shipments to customers.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Scott Lindblom as chief technology officer of Bed Bath & Beyond, effective September 28. Lindblom will report directly to John Hartmann, chief operating officer and president of buybuy Baby, and will lead the company’s enterprise technology transformation.
To support what has become an important part of its online business, Walmart said that Marcus by Goldman Sachs will invite its eligible marketplace sellers to apply for lines of credit offered.
Rite Aid has appointed Trent Kruse as svp/investor relations and treasury.
Walmart is extending its environmental commitments, Doug McMillon, the company’s president and CEO, stated in a blog post, and the retailer is now aiming at becoming a regenerative company.
The American consumer has changed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant shift in priorities prompted by a convergence of the health, economic and political and social crises that have taken the country and the world into unchartered territory.
As demand for online grocery services continues to accelerate, Swisslog, a provider of warehouse automation and software, has partnered with H-E-B, to support the company’s growing demand for online fulfillment.
Pottery Barn, together with The Renewal Workshop, a provider of circular solutions for apparel and textile brands, has unveiled the Pottery Barn Renewed initiative. The renewed line of products is said to represent the company’s first step towards becoming a circular business and furthering its leadership in sustainability.
TikTok creator ByteDance has received tentative approval for an agreement with the U.S. government to resolve the outstanding issues about the involvement of China’s government in the original organization, which will allow Oracle and Walmart in partnership to acquire 20% of the newly formed TikTok Global business.
In a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Kohl’s stated that it has taken action to further align its cost base in response to the business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and so reduced corporate positions by approximately 15%.
As part of an ongoing series of initiatives dealing with how it positions and compensates employees, Walmart is introducing a team-based operating model in its supercenters, one that has been in operation at Sam’s Club for the past year and it instituted in Neighborhood Market stores this year.
Imports rose to unexpected high levels this summer and may have hit a new record as the U.S. economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.