As Walmart, Sam’s Club and the country continue to deal with the spread of COVID-19, the retailer said it remains focused on the health and safety of its associates. Walmart said it has decided to begin taking the temperatures of its associates as they report to work in stores, clubs and facilities, as well as asking them some basic health screening questions.
Sneeze guards are going up at checkstands across the United States, including at Walmart and other retailers.
As part of responding to the current environment, Walmart is hiring 150,000 new associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. These roles will be temporary at first, but many will convert to permanent roles over time.
A range of retailers across channels are responding to the coronavirus outbreak with moves to temporarily close their stores, reduce store hours and other consumer and employee oriented initiatives.
Retailers across a range of channels are addressing the coronavirus outbreak in stores and online, responding with measures to address consumer and employee safety and health concerns, ramping up the cleaning of stores and boosting cleaning tool and supply assortments to meet increased consumer needs.
Foot traffic data from market research firm Placer.ai suggests that Walmart may be getting ready to reveal some good fourth quarter financial results.
Jet black will make its last deliveries to New Yorkers on February 21 as the operation moves from the Walmart Store No8 incubator into the main business.
Walmart is planning to showcase its pickup service during the biggest television event of the year. For the first time ever, Walmart will be airing an ad during the Super Bowl.
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.
In response to the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $500,000 in cash and in-kind support for relief and recovery.
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.
As more retailers and related companies build out their internal marketing functions, Walmart has launched its Advertising Partners program to expand advertiser access to Sponsored Products campaigns, said Lex Josephs, vp/sales and media partnerships, Walmart Media Group.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is the first annual HomeWorld Business Retail Executive Of The Year.