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.
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.
Meredith Corp. has extended its licensing agreement through mid-2024 for its exclusive line of Better Homes & Gardens-branded products at Walmart in the United States and Canada.
Walmart recently kicked off a new ad campaign, dubbed “Spark,” which the company said is focused on showing off the customers and associates who bring a spark to their communities day-in and day-out.
Following what Walmart termed a successful Black Friday sale event, Cyber Monday launched on Walmart.com at 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday, December 2. Customers will be able to shop thousands of deals and hundreds of exclusive products that can only be found on Walmart.com, including in home and housewares, the company said.
Walmart is scaling back Jet operations in New York by eliminating its fresh-food delivery business in the city as the company pursues a larger online consolidation with the intent of most effectively building its digital business.
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.
Walmart said it wants to help consumers make the most of this year’s shortened holiday season with several new initiatives.