Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Takes Lead in Refrigerated Pizza Category — ChicagoNow.com

Prepared foods are big business these days, and Walmart is leading in one category: Refrigerated Pizza. Walmart customers are thrilled to be able to pick up a freshly-made pizza for heating up at home: “Wal-Mart shows great understanding for the purchase occasion for refrigerated pizza. Its massive, high visibility displays placed in the perimeter capture shoppers’ attention as a good option for a convenient, same-day meal. Beverages are also often at hand to complete the meal purchase. The large assortment...

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Walmart’s “Flower” Cosmetics Launch in Mexico — WWD.com

Drew Barrymore has launched her Flower cosmetic line in Mexico’s Walmart stores: “We’ve been eager to be in that country and in that marketplace,” said Barrymore, who is Flower’s creative director and founder. “We will be there sometime in March,” she noted, alluding to plans for a launch event in Mexico City. Barrymore added that she has had the multicultural customer in mind since launching the brand.“ Supplier Takeaway If you are beauty or personal care supplier, how do you plan...

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Walmart Announces the Acquisition of Moosejaw, a Leading Online Outdoor Retailer — Walmart.com

Feb. 15, 2017 – We’re excited to announce the acquisition of Moosejaw, a leading online outdoor retailer that will now join the Walmart U.S. eCommerce organization. Here are the key facts about the deal: What was announced today? Walmart has acquired Moosejaw for approximately $51 million. The acquisition closed on Feb. 13, 2017. Who is Moosejaw? Moosejaw is a leading online active outdoor retailer with a large web presence as well as 10 physical stores. Moosejaw carries more than 400...

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The 8th & Walton Conference Call – Episode 4

Need something to listen to while you exercise? Want to get a little retail insight as you sit in traffic? Or, do you just want the boss to think you’re really busy, so you need to pretend you’re on a call? Then this is the podcast for you! The 8th & Walton Conference Call is for the supplier and retailer wanting to learn about industry happenings and spice up their career. This week, we get a visit from Kristal Walton,...

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Report: Walmart to Combine E-Commerce/In-Store Buying Operations — Reuters

Reuters is reporting that Walmart plans to “tear down walls” between online and offline buying teams. Below is Walmart’s response: “Wal-Mart spokesman Lorenzo Lopez on Monday would say only that the company wants to create “a more efficient process that accelerates how we bring the full assortment of products in stores to Walmart.com.” He did not elaborate. The company expects Walmart.com’s buying team to focus on expanding the online assortment, Lopez said.“ Supplier Takeaway Not long ago we posted a...

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Game Face Products Gets on the Shelf at Walmart — LVB.com

Millennials like their grooming products, so Walmart is doing its best to get them on the shelf, pronto! “Philip Williams, founder of Game Face Products, pitched his product at Wal-Mart’s annual open call for U.S. products at Wal-Mart’s global headquarters in Arkansas in June, said Scott Markley, a spokesman for Wal-Mart. Shortly thereafter, the deal was done.“ Supplier Takeaway Yet another men’s grooming product that is targeted toward Millennials lands on Walmart’s shelves. This is an exciting time for personal...

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Walmart Partners With Sock Company to “Reshore” Jobs — AL.com

Walmart is working with a sock company to bring jobs back to the United States: “‘The products that Renfro supplies to Walmart that are made in its U.S. factories include Athletic Works, Fruit of the Loom Work Gear and Dr. Scholl’s healthcare products,’ Renfro CEO and President Bud Kilby told AL.com. ‘Both Walmart and Renfro share in the commitment for products made in the USA and this new arrangement was a result of that common interest.’” Supplier Takeaway Walmart is...

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Walmart Treasurer Resigns — 4029tv.com

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot,Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Walmart, has announced her departure from the company: “Brett Biggs, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said in a corporate announcement, ‘I want to thank Claire for her leadership in numerous areas of Walmart including diversity and talent development, in particular the development of our female associates. Claire and her teams have made significant contributions to our company’s results over the years. I want to wish Claire well in her new adventures....

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Sam’s Club Introduces Self-Service Health Screenings — NWAHomepage.com

  Sam’s Club is known for regularly offering free in-store health screening events. Now members will have access to the higi machine, which offers limited health information and tracking to users: “The stations are free, self-service health screenings that will assess a person’s blood pressure, pulse, weight and body mass index. People who take the screening will be able to track their health information and share it with others through the higi online platform.“ Supplier Takeaway Are you a Sam’s...

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The 8th & Walton Conference Call – Episode 3

Take a few minutes to listen, learn, and laugh as we fire up the most tolerable Conference Call you’ll be part of all week! With fresh information and informative guests, this week’s podcast will give you what you need to stay on top of what’s happening in the supplier community. Our guest this week is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Jamie Balara is Director of Sales for Topps Candy, handling the Bazooka Candy brand. She’ll not only give us...

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