Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Introduces Beer Lines — Washington Post

Walmart has launched its own line of private label beers: “Teresa Budd, a senior buyer for Walmart’s adult beverage team, says the company began to notice its craft beer sales growing a few years ago, especially compared with sales of mainstream domestic beers. The company put out an offer to suppliers around the country, seeking to produce an IPA, a pale ale, an amber ale and a Belgian-style ale, Budd says, because “those were the top four best-selling craft styles...

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Walmart Makes Use of Big Data — Forbes.com

Walmart is making use of big data to address issues that directly affect product sales: “For example, Naveen told me about a grocery team who could not understand why sales had suddenly declined in a particular product category. The team came to the café to find out why, and by drilling into the data were quickly able to see that pricing miscalculations had been made, leading to the products being listed at a higher price than they should have been,...

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New Walmart Training to Include Produce — The Packer

Walmart’s training academies are offering specialized instruction in the management of produce departments: “Produce department managers, for example, will spend one week on overall retail basics and another week on produce-specific training. Produce topics covered will include pricing, cleaning, culling product for quality, and inventory, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Erica Jones said in an e-mail.“ Supplier Takeaway This kind of specialized training not only benefits associates and Walmart itself, it also benefits suppliers. When Walmart supervisors and managers learn how to care for...

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Asda’s Store Changes — IGD Retail Analysis

Asda has created a new store format that centers the customer experience: “As propensity to shop little and often grows, large stores are frequently accused of being inconvenient and not optimised to top-up shopping or food-to-go missions. Yet convenience means different things to different people, dependent on the kind of shopping mission they are on. Asda Eastlands is designed to conveniently meet as many of its customers’ needs as possible; listening and adapting to their feedback.“ Supplier Takeaway Both here...

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Walmart Gives Scan & Go Another Go — RetailWire

Does Walmart have more confidence that its shoppers are becoming more tech savvy? “The attempted revival of the mobile app could be a sign Walmart is more confident its shoppers will install and use mobile apps than it was a few years ago. It also likely indicates that Walmart is getting antsy about Amazon Go. Amazon’s much talked-about checkout-free grocery store could, if it functions as planned, get customers used to the idea of getting in and out of the...

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Walmart Opens Training Academy in Kentucky — The Lane Report

  Walmart has opened a new training academy for supervisors and managers: “Walmart this week opened its first training academy in Kentucky. The academy, located in the Walmart Supercenter at 2350 Grey Lag Way, will allow hourly supervisors and department managers to receive two weeks of hands-on training in the classroom and sales floor. Walmart, which has 47 academies in the U.S., plans to open 200 by the end of the year.“ Supplier Takeaway Walmart is serious about providing development opportunities for its associates. Are you...

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Walmart Expands Partnership with Cengage to Offer Free High School Diploma and Career Training to Family Members of Associates.com — Yahoo! Finance

BOSTON and BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Walmart has expanded its partnership with Cengage, an education and technology company, to offer all associates and their benefits-eligible family members the opportunity to earn accredited high school diplomas and career certificates. Offered through Walmart’s Lifelong Learning program, Career Online High School (COHS) is designed to reengage adults in education and is free for Walmart associates and eligible family beginning on the first day of their employment. To date, 200 associates...

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Walmart to Add 10,000 New U.S. Jobs — NWAHomepage.com

  Walmart is not only adding 10,000 U.S. jobs this year, it is also planning construction projects that could create significant temporary work opportunities for contractors and builders: “Walmart said Tuesday it would expand, renovate or relocate 59 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. Some of the jobs will come from expanding or improving e-commerce services. The company reiterated plans to make $6.8 billion of capital investments in the United States with expansion and remodeling of its stores. It said its plans...

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Asda Develops Anti-Food Waste App — Produce Business UK

To help combat food waste, Asda has developed an app that helps food suppliers connect with each other when one has a surplus that another might be able to use: “Created to address the challenge of food waste in the supply chain, Asda Surplus Swap connects suppliers of unwanted food like leftover ingredients, finished produce or vegetable trimmings, with other suppliers who could make use of it.“ Supplier Takeaway No word yet on whether something like this will become available...

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Walmart outlines 2017 Goals for American Job Growth and Community Investment — Walmart.com

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 17, 2017 – Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer with nearly 1.5 million associates in the U.S., today will discuss company plans to create American jobs and invest in local communities across the country. The investments in the coming year will support an estimated 34,000 jobs through continued expansion and improvement in the company’s store network, as well as e-commerce services, while providing specialty training for more than 225,000 of the company’s frontline associates. The company...

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