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Walmart To Take Temperature Of Employees

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.

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Walmart To Hire 150K Workers

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.

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Retailers Respond To Coronavirus Outbreak

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.

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Walmart Executive Shakeup Promotes Smith, McCall

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.

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Walmart Tries New Twist On Neighborhood Market Format

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.

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Walmart Boosts Partner Advertising Access

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.

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Michaels Names Buchanan President/CEO

Michaels has tapped Ashley Buchanan, an experienced retail executive from Walmart, as the retailer’s president and chief executive officer designate and appointed him to the company’s board of directors, effective January 6, 2020.

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