Walmart is reportedly making organizational changes as it continues to integrate its store, digital and omnichannel operations, according to a memo obtained by CNBC that was sent by CEO Doug McMillon to the retailer’s employees.
HEMA, a Dutch producer and retailer primarily of household goods, is expanding into North America, with a Walmart deal central to the initiative.
Hundreds of entrepreneurs and small businesses lined the halls at Walmart’s home office to pitch their U.S.-manufactured products to Walmart buyers. During the sixth annual Open Call event, more than 100 companies moved on to the next step, with several dozen getting deals on the spot to go on Walmart store shelves, the company said.
Walmart will invest $41 million and create 400 full-time jobs at a new facility in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, dedicated to fulfilling online orders from Walmart.com and Walmart subsidiary Jet.com.
Walmart is continuing to grow its online curation of home related goods, introducing a new nursery decor-focused shopping destination on Walmart.com to support an expansion of its baby product assortment. The initial assortment includes an emphasis on furniture and home storage categories.
Walmart has launched a Supplier Inclusion Showcase on Walmart.com to spotlight products from the company’s growing diverse supplier base.
The latest partnership between two retailers has started as the Lord & Taylor flagship store is now rolling out on Walmart.com.
Walmart is inviting entrepreneurs to its upcoming Open Call, which is scheduled for June 13 in Bentonville, AR.
Husband and wife design duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz just released Addison, a Swedish-modern bedroom furniture line for kids, exclusively on Walmart.com.