Sam’s Club is partnering with DoorDash to offer same-day pharmaceutical delivery across the country. The service covers more than 500 Sam’s Club locations across 41 states in the U.S., and is powered exclusively through Drive, DoorDash’s white-label fulfillment platform.
More than 800 small businesses from across the country pitched their U.S.-manufactured products during 30-minute, one-on-one meetings with Walmart and Sam’s Club merchants as part of the company’s first-ever virtual Open Call event. Approximately 56% of these businesses self-report as diverse, and more than 175 received a “yes,” advancing them to the next stage in the process to land on store and club shelves.
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.
iMedia Brands, the parent company of ShopHQ, has secured retail distribution for select items in its Shaquille O’Neal branded kitchenware, cookware and grill products. Beginning in October 2020, select Shaq products will be available in over 2,000 Target and Sam’s Club stores nationwide.
To reward workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart said it will pay out another special cash bonus to store, club, distribution center and fulfillment center employees for their ongoing contributions and dedication to serving customers, members and communities.
At Home, Kroger and Walmart look to gain store visits based on market circumstances, according to traffic tracker Placer.ai.
In an expansion of an existing initiative, Walmart has announced that it would add in-demand skilled trade and digital skills educational benefits to its Live Better U program.
Sneeze guards are going up at checkstands across the United States, including at Walmart and other retailers.
Foot traffic data from market research firm Placer.ai suggests that Walmart may be getting ready to reveal some good fourth quarter financial results.
With the holidays just over and seasonal results awaiting announcement, Walmart has made a number of executive changes including the replacement of evp/chief merchandising officer Steve Bratspies in the U.S. business by Scott McCall and the appointment of Dacona Smith as COO Walmart U.S.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is the first annual HomeWorld Business Retail Executive Of The Year.
In a new marketing campaign touting the company’s mobile-checkout scanning technology, Sam’s Club is featuring two of the world’s fastest athletes, champion sprinters Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix, to highlight the speed and ease of its Scan & Go service in a series of digital videos.