As part of an ongoing series of initiatives dealing with how it positions and compensates employees, Walmart is introducing a team-based operating model in its supercenters, one that has been in operation at Sam’s Club for the past year and it instituted in Neighborhood Market stores this year.
According to Digital Commerce 360, Walmart can expect consumers who shop online frequently to give its new membership program a warm response, even a lot of those that shop Amazon.
Walmart and Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation specialist, have partnered to provide increased access to renewable energy for the company’s suppliers based in the U.S.
The wait is over for entrepreneurs who submitted their applications for Walmart’s seventh annual Open Call event, as approximately 850 small and medium-sized businesses received their official invitations to pitch Walmart merchants at Walmart’s annual merchandising event on October 1.
Long anticipated, Walmart+ has finally arrived as a membership-based deal with added bonuses. The program, Walmart stated, brings together in-store and online benefits to save customers money and time. It also gives Walmart a competitive vehicle it can use to challenge Amazon Prime.
Instant Brands, makers of the Instant Pot multicooker, has expanded its family of small appliances with the introduction of the Instant Pod, a 2-in-1 coffee and espresso maker.
Everyday necessities and electronics have gotten a pandemic boost, and according to Placer.ai, that has led to strong rebounds in store visits to Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Best Buy.
As social distancing measures keep more consumers home, Walmart is making health care resources accessible for all with Walmart Wellness Live, a free online wellness event. This marks the first time Walmart is hosting its health care forum online, as Walmart Wellness Days and other in-store activities are limited during the pandemic.
When it comes to store visitors, Walmart’s recovery from coronavirus-related lows is proceeding more slowly than Target’s and is entangled with home center and dollar store retailers, according to Placer.ai.
Overstock’s board of directors has appointed Barbara Messing as its newest independent director on August 4. Messing most recently held the role of svp/chief marketing officer for Walmart U.S., leading the marketing organization across the stores and e-commerce business while developing and amplifying brand strategy.
Lauded for her merchandising, retail and inventory management skills, kitchenware vendors have nominated Becky Blake of Walmart as a 2020 Impact Merchant.
Lighting has been an evolving category at Walmart and vendors said Korey Reed has helped keep it advancing.
To reward workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart said it will pay out another special cash bonus to store, club, distribution center and fulfillment center employees for their ongoing contributions and dedication to serving customers, members and communities.
Walmart shoppers are encountering a new fashion-forward furniture collection from Dorel Home, the Dorel Industries home furnishings division, developed in partnership with Scout Productions, the company behind the Queer Eye television series.