Walmart news

07 January 2022
Walmart has signed a deal to reserve 5000 electric vehicles (EVs) produced by General Motors’s BrightDrop. Supporting Walmart’s objective to achieve zero emissions across its operations by 2040 The latest move is set to support Walmart’s efforts to put in place a zero emissions logistics fleet by 2040, and in turn achieving its overarching objective of becoming a zero emissions business by ...
06 January 2022
Walmart is to hire more than 3,000 associate delivery drivers and establish an all-electric fleet of delivery vehicles, bringing its InHome service to 30 million U.S. homes in 2022. How does it work? InHome was first launched in 2019 with the purpose of giving time back to shoppers by using highly-trained associates to deliver fresh groceries and essentials directly into their homes. T...
10 December 2021
Walmart is partnering with HSBC and CPD to provide suppliers that with early payment on their invoices based on their sustainability efforts. This is designed to help them unlock investment in sustainability initiatives linked to the retailer’s Project Gigaton. Financing linked to progress on sustainability goals Through Walmart’s Sustainable Supply Chain Finance programme (SSCF), which was...
11 November 2021
Walmart has selected Dallas-Fort Worth for a new automated fulfilment centre and grocery distribution centre (DC).  The announcement comes nearly two weeks after plans were announced for a new high-tech distribution centre in South Carolina. Centres to open in 2023 and 2024 The project will include the opening of a 1.5 million-square-foot automated fulfilment centre, planned for 2023, and a...
09 November 2021
Silicon Valley-based robotic middle-mile delivery company, Gatik, has begun delivering merchandise for Walmart in fully autonomous vehicles (no human backup) for the first time. Two fully-autonomous trucks Gatik is operating two fully-autonomous trucks on a fixed, 7.1-mile route between an ecommerce distribution facility in Bentonville, Arkansas (Walmart’s hometown) and a Walmart Neighbourh...
06 October 2021
We round up the most-read content from September, picking out some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of the previous month. In the last month of Q3, we produced the supply chain playbook reports of Walmart , Tesco and Morrisons , where we explored their key strategic supply chain priorities and highlighted ways that can help partners better collaborate with them. The Wal...
27 September 2021
We look at the recent supply chain challenges that Costco and Walmart are seeing with higher costs, shipping capacity and labour shortages. Costco delays price increases despite the current challenges As with the wider industry, the retailer is facing into with cost, supply chain and labour challenges. Inflationary factors are broad based, but is seeing major increases in shipping costs, pu...
03 September 2021
Walmart has announced plans to hire 20,000 employees across Walmart and Sam’s Club distribution centres (DCs), fulfilment centres (FCs) and transportation offices. Roles across 250 facilities The retailer said that it’s holding special hiring events on September 8-9. The roles to be fulfilled include order fillers, freight handlers, lift drivers, technicians and management positions. These ...
25 August 2021
As part of its plan to develop alternative revenue streams and commercialise its ecommerce and technology investments, Walmart is launching a new delivery service, GoLocal. Utilising retail experience to create a relevant service Walmart will launch the new service over the next few months, having signed up several retail partners. Walmart plans to optimise its existing suite of fulfillment...
03 August 2021
As part of its plan to develop new revenue and profit pools, Walmart is to start offering several of its technologies and capabilities to other businesses. Enabling further investment in the customer value proposition Under this initiative, Walmart will aim to monetise the technologies it has developed over the last few years to support its digital transformation and moves towards creating ...