As it continues introducing initiatives developed to reinforce and expand relationships with consumers, Walmart is reopening a remodeled supercenter in Dallas, GA, with an expanded health oriented concept.
The inaugural Future of Home event, with the High Point Market Authority among its sponsors, was aimed primarily at interior designers but was sufficiently broad in scope to include Walmart executives and information valuable to anyone in the housewares and home furnishings industry.
Walmart has appointed Nuala O’Connor to a new senior vice president and chief counsel of digital citizenship role reporting directly to Rachel Brand, evp/global governance, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
According to Coresight Research’s Holiday 2019: U.S. Shopper Survey, tariffs have become an issue for consumers in the U.S. who are evaluating year-end gift spending, and their thinking may throw a dark cloud over the season’s prospects.
Walmart U.S. chief marketing officer Barbara Messing is reportedly stepping down as of August 30 to return to the San Francisco Bay area, according to recent media reports.
Walmart and BuzzFeed’s Tasty are expanding their partnership with a new feature, shoppable recipes.
Promocodes.com surveyed 2,000 American parents as this back-to-school season began, and the deals facilitator asserted that 99.3% of the K to 12 parents surveyed plan to do some kind of back-to-school shopping with the average spend per child at $221.24.
Walmart powered through a strong second quarter, with comps gaining 2.8% in the U.S. and the retailer’s e-commerce operations boosting sales.
The portable lighting business at Walmart has changed significantly over the past several years, and observers credit the changes with creating a more attractive and a more shoppable store department.
Kroger has appointed Sonya Hostetler president of its Nashville division, effective August 1. She succeeds Zane Day, who previously announced his plans to retire from the company after nearly 45 years of service.
As Walmart brings grocery pickup and delivery services to its store network, the retailer is also testing new capabilities such as self-driving cars. A new pilot program is now kicking off with autonomous vehicle company, Gatik.
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.
According to a study from marketing technology and analytics agency Adlucent, consumers planning to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day remain enthusiastic about the e-tailer. But the shopping doesn’t stop there, as approximately 68% of consumers will explore beyond Amazon, comparing products and prices on other sites.
Walmart plans to increase its investment in its supply chain logistics in China by about $1.2 billion, building or upgrading more than 10 logistics distribution centers over the next 10 to 20 years.
HEMA, a Dutch producer and retailer primarily of household goods, is expanding into North America, with a Walmart deal central to the initiative.
Walmart decided to bring technological experimentation down to the store level as it tests tech in application but also in terms of how consumers respond to an enhanced retail environment.
JetBlue Airways Corp. has reportedly sued Walmart for trademark infringement, after the retailer began using the name Jetblack for its text-based personal shopping service.
After a seven-year investigation, Walmart has entered into a global settlement with the United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the company’s compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the retailer announced.