Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Costco Membership Renewals Holding Steady — Seattle Times

  Costco’s membership numbers holding up, despite concerns that the wholesale club might see a decline in renewals: “Profit is only part of the story, though: Chief Executive Officer Richard Galanti said on a conference call he was pleased that membership-renewal rates remained steady after a warning last quarter that they could drop. Investors have keyed on the metric as a barometer of consumers’ enthusiasm for the brand.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton Blog: How...

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Walmart, Amazon, and Big Data — WWD.com

Industry analysts are taking note of Walmart’s use of big data, comparing it to Amazon’s efforts: “Amazon may be known for making data-driven decisions, but don’t sell Wal-Mart short. Wal-Mart is equipped with its own powerful architecture that collects, analyzes and integrates data to create a personalized, full customer view. Wal-Mart’s goal is to bridge the gap between what customers do in-store and online to establish one seamless experience.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton Blog: How...

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Walmart and IBM Launch Blockchain Safety Program in China — Forbes.com

Walmart and IBM are forming an alliance to improve food safety in China using blockchain: “By collaborating with one of China’s largest retailers, JD.com, a member of the NASDAQ-100 and a Fortune Global 500 company, and their suppliers, the latest effort is touted as helping to bring a safer food supply to China, and an extension of the work initiated by Walmart and IBM earlier this year in August in the US.” Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton...

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Walmart Offers New Financial Wellness Services for Associates Nationwide — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Dec. 13, 2017 — Walmart today announced a suite of new financial wellness services for more than 1.4 million associates nationwide. The new offering was created in collaboration with Silicon Valley-based financial technology startups Even and PayActiv. Associates will access the tools through the Even app, available for both iOS and Android devices. The joint solution allows Walmart associates to automatically plan ahead for bills and savings goals, eliminating the work of figuring out how much money is okay to...

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Honey Supplier Celebrates with Walmart — GreeleyTribune.com

A honey supplier to Walmart is celebrating its new bottling facility: “On Thursday morning, Rice’s Honey employees celebrated their growth and success with about 30 people, including Walmart representatives, Gov. John Hickenlooper and community leaders at the company’s newest bottling facility, 3331 29th St., in Greeley. Rice’s Honey, a Greeley business that produces raw and unfiltered honey, has been a supplier of Walmart for about 25 years, but according to Rice’s CEO Tony Landretti, the company has increased its presence...

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Will Walmart’s Stock Split? — The Motley Fool

  Walmart’s recent successes are creating speculation in the financial world: “Wal-Mart’s success has been profitable for its shareholders as well, with the stock having hit new record highs during 2017. When the share price briefly moved above the $100 per mark in November, some investors started to speculate about whether the company would do something it hasn’t done since before the turn of the millennium: split its stock. Wal-Mart now seems to have recovered from a long slump in...

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A Walmart in Your Home? — Freightwaves.com

This summer, Walmart filed a patent for a technology that would allow merchandise to be stocked in customer’s homes, available for purchase: “Now Walmart is trying to leapfrog Amazon’s game-changing Prime service and experimental drone delivery programs by stocking inventory directly in customers’ homes. A patent Walmart filed back in June was just published on November 30 describes an ‘unattended retail storefront’ that would be accessible from inside a residence and loaded by an ‘unmanned motorized transport unit’ outside the...

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Retail Experts Weigh in on Meal Kits — RetailWire

Walmart is now partnering with suppliers to sell meal kits online. Retail experts weigh in on this decision: “The emerging meal kit space has grown into somewhat of a battleground for major CPG companies and retailers, with Amazon, Publix, Unilever and Kroger among others establishing a footprint in the space, either with their own kits or, like Walmart, through third-party partnerships.” Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton Blog:How Important is Signage in the Omnichannel World?...

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Will Last-Minute Pickup Pay Off for Walmart? — RetailWire

The folks at RetailWire speculate on the success of Walmart’s last-minute holiday pickup service: “Like holiday 2016, Walmart is giving customers the option of reserving items bought online until 4 p.m. local time on Dec. 23 for pickup in-store on Dec. 24 by 6 p.m. local time. Qualifying items will be marked “Free Pickup Today” online.” Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton Blog:How Important is Signage in the Omnichannel World? Conference Call Podcast:Workplace Harassment: Your...

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Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce up to $250,000 for California Wildfire Relief — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 8, 2017 – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed up to $250,000 in support of ongoing relief efforts surrounding wildfires in California. This includes funding for nonprofit grants supporting the America Red Cross and Salvation Army for shelter and feeding efforts, as well as in-kind product donations to support first responders. “We are saddened by the devastation caused by the wildfires and the impact to our associates and the communities we serve,” said Julie Gehrki, vice...

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