Walmart news

22 September 2020
Walmart is targeting zero emissions across its global operations by 2040. The retailer also plans to manage or restore at least 50m acres of land and 1m square miles of ocean by 2030 to help combat the cascading loss of nature. On the path to becoming a regenerative company These new goals represent a raising of ambitions at Walmart as the retailer aims to play a leading role in transformin...
10 September 2020
Walmart is partnering with Flytrex to pilot drone delivery for grocery and household essential items. Understand the associate and customer experience The pilot is taking place in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The goal of is to take learnings which could form the basis of a larger-scale drone delivery programme. The drones, which are controlled over the cloud using a smart and easy control ...
07 September 2020
According to a recent report from Talk Business & Politics , Walmart told its more than 100,000 suppliers about its new Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP), which is set to measure suppliers on four areas as part of an effort to improve supply chain efficiency. Meeting Walmart supply chain standards According to a memo obtained by Talk Business & Politics , Scott McCall, Chief Merc...
14 August 2020
Geek+, a global technology company that provides solutions for warehouse and factory operations, is due to provide Goods-to-Person “smart logistics” solutions to Walmart Chile, in its first robotics project in South America. Largest supermarket chain in Chile Walmart Chile is the largest supermarket chain in the country, with 345 stores distributed across the country under banners Liders Hipe...
21 July 2020
We look at Walmart Canada’s $3.5bn investment plan, the programmes its drawing on from the US and what it means for the business. Plans shaped by new CEO The retailer’s five-year plan to invest $3.5bn its stores, supply chain and technology comes nine months after the appointment of Horacio Barbeito as the retailer’s new president and CEO. He joined the retailer having held leadership roles...
12 June 2020
Sam’s Club, Walmart’s membership only warehouse club, has announced the nationwide launch of its curbside pickup service. Rollout to be finalised by the end of June Sam’s club expects the rollout of the service across its 597 warehouse clubs to be completed by the end of June. The service was initially trialled at 16 warehouse clubs, with positive results. About the service The servic...
04 May 2020
Walmart has introduced a new online delivery service which enables customers to receive their orders in as little as two hours. Available in 2,000 stores by the end of May The Express Delivery service enables customers to order from more than 160,000 items from the retailer’s food, consumables and general merchandise ranges. This includes groceries, everyday essentials, toys and electronics...
06 April 2020
Walmart has halted moves to sell a majority stake in its UK business so it can focus fully on its response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to press reports. No rush to resume sale process Sources at the retailer, speaking to CNBC under condition of anonymity, said the sale process has been paused to allow the leadership team to concentrate fully on the day to day running o...
01 April 2020
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) three months ago, retailers in China have responded with urgency and empathy as the situation evolves - we will continue to update this article with the latest developments... Contactless delivery Remote drop off : customers of all major retailers, including Walmart, Carrefour, Alibaba and JD.com,  can have their orders delivered touch-...
30 March 2020
We look at the latest initiatives from Walmart in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including contact-free payment and contact-free pickup and delivery. Contact free payment The retailer is introducing no contact payment for customers using the Walmart Pay app. Walmart developed the payment service four years ago as part of its goal to transform the shopping experience in its...