Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

50 Strong Adds Jobs in Ohio — PlasticsNews.com

A Walmart supplier is increasing production and adding jobs in Ohio: “50 Strong, a division of Precision Thermoplastic Components Inc., unveiled the growth plans at a June 14 gathering at the company’s plant. The company is ramping up to make 5 million water bottles, in two styles, for a Walmart private-label brand that will be stocked in about 3,800 to 4,000 stores around the country.” Resources for Walmart Suppliers Are You an On Time In FOOL? Courses for Walmart Suppliers...

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Prince Andrew Visits New Asda Distribution Center — EPR Retail News

  Britain’s Prince Andrew visited Asda’s new distribution center: “HRH was shown around the distribution centre, which is a major investment into the UK retail market by parent company Walmart, by the site manager Tom James, alongside Asda’s Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, Roger Burnley.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers Are You an On Time In FOOL? Courses for Walmart Suppliers Podcast:

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Walmart Trust, Sustainability, and Retail-Ready Packaging

We’re covering some big issues on this week’s podcast. With all the talk around On Time In Full, it’s important not to let other programs fall through the cracks. We get a chance to speak with guests from Walmart and the supplier community on other initiatives important to the retailer rolling out soon. Our guest from Walmart is Zach Freeze, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for Walmart Sustainability. Zach gives us a deep dive on Walmart’s commitment to trust and transparency...

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Walmart Helps Launch “Arkansas Grown” Program — THV11.com

Walmart is showing its support for Arkansas-grown produce: “The Arkansas Grown program, which is an effort to increase local sales of produce as well as support local farmers and businesses. Arkansas is generally one of the top 25 states in the county which helps to produce 21 agricultural commodities such as tomatoes and sweet potatoes.“ Supplier Takeaway Are you a supplier of Arkansas-grown produce? What do you think of this program? Resources for Walmart Suppliers Are You an On Time...

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Walmart CEO Joins Diversity Initiative — Inc.

Walmart is on board with a new diversity initiative: “The CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion members have agreed to three actions: build trust within the organization through “complex, and sometimes difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion,” develop and implement unconscious bias training for all employees, and share all best practices as well as failures in this area with all members of the initiative. The steering committee is planning on checking in monthly and will be holding a summit later this...

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Jet Discontinues Costo Product Sales — Bloomberg.com

Jet.com is phasing out Kirkland products, a private label brand owned by Sam’s Club competitor Costco: “That’s about to change. Jet is phasing out Kirkland products, spokeswoman Meredith Klein said by email, although some Kirkland products fulfilled by third-party sellers will remain. The move comes as Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club chain works to boost sales by focusing on its own main store brand, Member’s Mark, consolidating about 20 different labels under that banner and adding 300 new products like sea salt caramels...

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Will Walmart Embrace AR? — RetailWire

Will Walmart embrace AR (augmented reality)? Looks like it may happen. “Despite the current lack of a “killer app” or point of critical mass, Mr. Ansani sees AR as reaching ubiquity in the next five years. In fact, he believes the smartphone will become obsolete in favor of AR-enabled devices that allow people to interact with computers in a “more natural” way.“ Supplier Takeaway If Walmart and other retailers pursue AR as a marketing strategy, what can your company do...

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Sam’s Club Simplifies Private Label Offerings — The Motley Fool

Sam’s Club has incorporated all its private label brands into one: “‘We hope this simplified approach helps our members easily recognize what our private brand is,’ said the statement provided by Amy Wyatt-Moore. ‘We want our members to know when they see the Member’s Mark label, they can trust we are offering a best-in-class product that can easily compete or beat its national brand counterpart.’” Supplier Takeaway Private label brands are no longer second best, and retailers are taking pride...

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The Walmart Grocery Pickup Experience — The Packer

One consumer’s experience with Walmart grocery pickup: “When I showed up to the wrong store for pickup, they were very friendly and said it’s happened periodically. The store I’d imagined myself picking up at was newer and fancier than the store they chose for me.“ Supplier Takeaway Getting the consumer’s perspective on new programs and innovations is always interesting. Can you spot opportunity for your business in the writer’s story? Resources for Walmart Suppliers How to Conquer the Challenge of...

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Walmart Pay Offers Faster Credit Card Access — PYMNTS.com

  Walmart is offering instant access to a newly-approved credit card via the Walmart Pay app: “’With this functionality, from the moment they are approved, customers can use their new Walmart Credit Card at all Walmart store locations and on Walmart.com before their physical card even arrives in the mail. The ability to immediately shop with seamless, secure access – whenever, however and wherever a customer wants – is now a reality,’Daniel Eckert, Walmart’s Senior Vice President of Services in...

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