As it continues to try new initiatives in its grocery store format, Walmart has opened a slicker, quicker version of Neighborhood Market designed to get shoppers through the store more efficiently while also providing a range of services and department updates.
Walmart is testing a new grocery delivery pilot with autonomous vehicle company, Nuro. Through the Houston-based pilot, Walmart said it aims to develop, refine and continue learning how to offer the best end-to-end customer experience.
As it looks forward to the holidays, Amazon is touting its expanded free delivery options, providing Prime members across the United States access to more than 10 million items available for next-day drop-off.
Best Buy is kicking off the holiday season with free next-day delivery on thousands of items, the company said.
Macy’s brought together nearly 800 brand partners in New York City to discuss general industry trends, business highlights, strategic programs and brand innovations, and also update key growth initiatives.
The Universal Postal Union, in an Extraordinary Congress, has given the United States the go-ahead to raise postal shipping rates on packages under 4.4 pounds, and end a break that gave international firms a big advantage over domestic companies in moving small-item packages.
Amazon has launched a new service, Counter, which creates a network of staffed pickup points that gives consumers the option of picking up their Amazon packages at a partner location.
Meijer has been expanding into metro Cleveland over the past couple of weeks, opening its first three stores in the city’s suburbs and introducing a home delivery service.