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.
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.
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.
Tariffs are shaking up the supplier picture today for mass-market retailers while changing consumer preferences for trendier products is continuing to transform the market. Walmart’s two-day open call event, ending today, June 19, comes at an appropriate moment in a shifting retail landscape.
As it looks to sharpen its e-commerce growth opportunities, Walmart said it is repositioning the Jet.com business, integrating Jet’s teams into its core e-commerce operations.
Tramontina has teamed up with Walmart to allow consumers the ability to purchase cookware pieces they need, without having to invest in a set.
With rain and flooding continuing and expected to worsen across much of the Midwest and South, and communities in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Texas still experiencing ongoing relief needs due to the recent outbreak of tornadoes, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to double the support provided so far this spring, bringing the total commitment to $1 million.
To promote its 6th annual Open Call event, scheduled for June 18 and 19, Walmart surprised 25 entrepreneurs across the country by asking the unsuspecting business owners to stop by their local Walmart stores prepared to pitch their products to store managers, at which point they were presented with Open Call invitations.