The application process for Walmart’s seventh annual Open Call is open, and the company invites entrepreneurs dreaming of landing their U.S.-manufactured products on Walmart shelves to apply for the opportunity to meet with Walmart buyers on October 1, 2020, via virtual pitch meetings.
At a time when major drug chains are using wellness initiatives to differentiate their operations from cross-channel competitors that provide pharmacy services, Walmart has acquired specific assets of CareZone, including the technology platform, patents and key intellectual property, to provide a way for its customers to organize health information and access vital health services.
At Home, Kroger and Walmart look to gain store visits based on market circumstances, according to traffic tracker Placer.ai.
In an expansion of an existing initiative, Walmart has announced that it would add in-demand skilled trade and digital skills educational benefits to its Live Better U program.
The broader retail sector in the U.S. could take years to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, eMarketer has asserted, but e-commerce will be a bright spot.
Minneapolis-based Target has responded to the death of George Floyd, boosting its community support in the wake of protests and associated disruptions at some of its stores, including its Lake Street store, near where Floyd was killed.
According to Placer.ai, January to May foot traffic cross-shopping patterns over the past three years may provide some indication of who stands to benefit from Pier 1’s demise.
NEW YORK— The world is changing quickly and decisively under the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic, but, while that is a circumstance generating concern, it also means that some companies will discover they are better positioned to gain from the situation than others.
Finishing Touch Flawless, the personal care brand now owned by Church & Dwight, recently introduced its newest hair removal device, the Flawless Nu Razor. Like the other hair removal products in the brand’s line, the new razor is said to instantly and painlessly remove unwanted leg and body hair.
According to store traffic tracker Placer.ai, the COVID-19 pandemic, with its various restrictions to retail operations, demonstrates the strength of the Walmart and Target business models.
Global market research firm Strategy Analytics, in its insights in its “COVID-19 Tracking Changing Consumer Behaviors and Implications for Brands” study, has determined that, in the U.S., Amazon, Walmart and Google have generated positive sentiment for their handling of the pandemic.
In an initiative it brought to market early to meet coronavirus-affected circumstances, Walmart is rolling out Express Delivery, a new service that delivers more items from the store to customer doors, all in less than two hours.