Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Meal Kits Land at Walmart.com — TheVerge.com

Walmart.com is selling meal kits, though fulfillment is left to suppliers: “Both Takeout Kit and Home Chef are responsible for fulfilling the orders and shipping them to customers’ doorsteps, while Walmart earns commission and a referral fee, people familiar with the matter told TheStreet. Some meal kits have reportedly already sold out, as originally over 30 meal kits were offered on Walmart.com beginning early this week. While each meal kit order from Walmart is a one-time purchase, both brands also...

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Walmart and Amazon in Perspective — The Economist

The Economist offers an analysis of the Walmart Vs. Amazon race for industry domination: “This year Walmart’s shares have risen by 40% on hopes that it has more than a fighting chance. It is clear that selling groceries online is very different from selling books. In food, penetration of e-commerce is low, at 2%, compared with 9% for all retail. Food is perishable. People will not stuff it in their mouths unless they trust its provenance. They also want flexibility—to...

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Walmart Caters to Last-Minute Shoppers — CNBC

Walmart is hoping to capture a large share of last-minute shoppers this holiday season: “This holiday season, the big-box retailer will qualify more items on Walmart.com for same-day pickup in stores than ever before, Walmart announced Friday. The company continues to tap into the 90 percent of Americans who live within 10 miles of a Walmart store.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton Blog:How Important is Signage in the Omnichannel World? Conference Call Podcast:Workplace Harassment:...

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Tough Competition is Forcing Walmart Innovations — Fortune

Walmart chairman Greg Penner gives credit to tough competition: “’For us, a big part of it is being paranoid,’ said Walmart chairman Greg Penner on Thursday at the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, China. ‘We’re at our best when we’ve got a competitor that’s really challenging us.’” 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 Rights and Responsibilities Focus on Suppliers Transcript:Reinventing Snacking with...

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Shoppers Can’t Find Lower Prices at Amazon’s Whole Foods — CNBC

Consumers are having a hard time finding low prices at Whole Foods, even after Amazon took over: “Several new surveys find that the price rollbacks have been very limited so far — both the number of products affected and the discounts offered — even after additional price cuts on some best-selling grocery items and holiday staples just before Thanksgiving.” Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton Blog:How Important is Signage in the Omnichannel World? Conference Call...

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Walmart Changes its Legal Name to Reflect How Customers Want to Shop — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 6, 2017 – Reflecting its growing status as an omni-channel retailer Walmart today announced plans to change the company’s legal name from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart Inc. effective Feb. 1, 2018. The name change chiefly demonstrates the company’s growing emphasis on serving customers seamlessly however they want to shop: in stores, online, on their mobile device, or through pickup and delivery. “Our customers know us as Walmart and today they shop with us not only in our stores but...

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Walmart Partner’s with Buzzfeed’s “Tasty” — Walmart.com

  Walmart has partnered with “Tasty,” an online recipe channel: “Starting today, when you open the Tasty app to view any one of their 2,000+ recipe videos, the recipe will include direct links to the kitchen tools, bakeware, and appliances that you’ll need to create a dish – for instance, a slow cooker, a nonstick pan or measuring cups. And beginning next year, we’ll integrate groceries alongside services like Walmart’s online grocery pickup.” Supplier Takeaway: Another Retail War Shot Has...

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Walmart Honored as Grocery Retailer of the Year — FoodDive.com

FoodDive.com has honored Walmart with its Grocery Retailer of the Year award: “On price, Walmart is determined to be the industry leader in markets throughout the country. One executive noted earlier this year that the retailer wants to be 15% less expensive than its competitors, 80% of the time.“ Supplier Takeaway: Persistence Pays Off Walmart has worked hard to develop its grocery brand. The industry is noticing. Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton Blog: The...

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Store No. 8 Spearheads Walmart Innovation — Walmart.com

Walmart’s Store No. 8 team is working to bring cutting-edge technology to the retail experience: “We’re a standalone incubation arm within Walmart, which means we get to do things from a unique position: Not only do we have the benefit of Walmart’s vantage point into the heart of America, but by operating somewhat apart from the corporation, we have the freedom to develop new ideas that can thrive outside existing definitions of retail.” Supplier Takeaway: Do You Follow? Are you...

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Are Other Retail – Health Care Mergers Likely? — CNBC

  Will the CVS – Aetna deal trigger Walmart to make a similar acquisition? “One analyst sees a natural connection between Wal-Mart and Humana as a reason the retail giant could acquire the health insurer. Humana steers its members to Wal-Mart pharmacies for deals on prescription co-pays.” Supplier Takeaway: Retailers as Healthcare Providers We’ve reported in the past on Walmart’s health care offerings, and now we are seeing additional moves by retailers into this lucrative industry. One thing to keep in...

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