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Walmart names new EVP of consumables, health & wellness

Walmart names new EVP of consumables, health & wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Scott Huff, executive vice president for consumables, health and wellness at Walmart, has announced his retirement from the retailer. Huff will be succeed by Marybeth Hays, who is expected to fully transition into the position by June 1, according to a Walmart spokeswoman. Before his current role, Huff served as executive vice

Walmart’s Project Gigaton targets emissions

Walmart’s Project Gigaton targets emissions

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Wednesday launched an initiative to remove one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain by 2030. The initiative, dubbed Project Gigaton, creates a sustainability platform for companies that share the goal of greenhouse gas reduction. The initiative provides an emissions-reduction tool kit that helps suppliers commit to emission

Walmart said to be close to buying Bonobos

Walmart said to be close to buying Bonobos

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is reportedly close to making a deal that would put men’s apparel retailer Bonobos Inc. under the umbrella of its Jet.com e-commerce unit. The negotiations were reported by technology website Recode, which cited unnamed sources with knowledge of the matter. Bonobos, based in New York, sells men’s suits, dress shirts, outerwear,

Walmart announces store pickup discount

Walmart announces store pickup discount

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart will begin offering consumers discounts when they order certain online-only items and pick them up at a store instead of having them delivered to their homes. The discounts will come on top of the fact that consumers don’t have to pay shipping costs on their online orders when they pick them

Walmart is testing ‘endless aisle’

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Stepping up its battle against Amazon.com Inc., Walmart is piloting an “endless” toy aisle in selected Texas stores. The retailer has deployed touchscreens in toy departments to link shoppers to all inventory. Products that are not in stores can be ordered online. “We’re testing how to interact with the customer differently, understanding

Walmart claims biggest share in personal care market

Walmart claims biggest share in personal care market

SHELTON, Conn. — Walmart holds the largest share of the personal care market among all retailers, according to TABS Analytics. Meanwhile, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens have helped make rewards programs consumers’ preferred vehicle for getting deals on personal care items, the 2017 TABS Personal Care Study found. In the $40 billion personal care market, Walmart has

Walmart plans express lanes, enhances mobile app

Walmart plans express lanes, enhances mobile app

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart plans to launch new pharmacy and money services functions in its mobile app that will take advantage of new “express lanes” coming to its stores. Walmart said Tuesday that the express lanes will give customers a “new store experience” by enabling them to skip its traditional checkout lines. Meanwhile, the new

Walmart U.S. comp-store sales up 1.8%

Walmart U.S. comp-store sales up 1.8%

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart’s U.S. business accelerated in the fiscal fourth quarter, with domestic same-store sales posting their biggest increase since 2012. It was the 10th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth for Walmart, which also said global e-commerce sales surged during in the three months ended January 31. Walmart said it earned $3.76 billion,

Walmart to streamline way it buys for web site

Walmart to streamline way it buys for web site

NEW YORK — Walmart plans to streamline its buying process so that the same merchants can purchase products for the retailer’s stores and its web site, according to published reports. The move should help Walmart leverage its considerable buying power to make its online offering more compelling to consumers. The new approach will mean that

Walmart adds free two-day shipping

Walmart adds free two-day shipping

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Walmart customers in the U.S. can now get free two-day shipping on their Walmart.com purchases, without a membership fee. The new free shipping option, which is seen as sharpening its competition with Amazon.com Inc.’s popular Amazon Prime service, replaces Walmart’s previous Shipping Pass two-day shipping program, which required shoppers to pay

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