Walmart continues to expand its portfolio of high-tech distribution centers. This July, a Walmart supply chain first is coming to Colton, CA. A newly built, 340,000-square-foot high-tech consolidation center will be the first in Walmart’s supply chain to receive, sort and ship freight.
Rakuten, an Internet shopping mall operator, and Walmart have officially opened the American retailer’s first e-commerce store in Japan.
According to eMarketer, Walmart will overtake Apple to become the third largest e-commerce retailer in the U.S. by the end of the year, with online sales growth outpacing even Amazon.com gains.
Jetblack held a press reception on November 13 and conducted a public event the next day, all to help spread the word about its new shopping service, one that combines e-commerce and customized concierge-style attention, with texting the key communications link between shoppers and the business.
As the holiday season approaches, Walmart is rolling out new initiatives in-store and online that will ease the shopping experience for consumers.
At a panel held last week in New York, David Echegoyen, chief customer officer at Jet.com, told the audience that the company’s recent refocus on the affluent, urban Millennial consumer represents not so much as a change in its approach to the marketplace as a shift driven in large measure by its purchase by Walmart.
On Tuesday, October 16, Walmart held its annual Investment Community Meeting, where executives emphasized Walmart’s leadership in technology innovation initiatives. The Shop the Room function that Walmart.com introduced in the online home department is one example of how the company has been evolving.
Walmart has selected Bazaarvoice to help suppliers collect and display online ratings and reviews.
Gladson, a creator and syndicator of product content, digital assets and rich content for brands, retailers and food distributors, has teamed with Walmart to participate in the retailer’s newly launched Connected Content Partners for content enrichment and rich media.
In its effort to fight the recent $200 billion in tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, Walmart raised concerns with the U.S. Trade Representative about the potential economic impact tariffs could have on retailers, suppliers and consumers.
As Walmart continues to expand its grocery delivery services, the company is now testing a new last-mile delivery pilot, Spark Delivery, exploring an additional way to get groceries from their stores to customers’ front doors.