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Competition in the digital age

Competition in the digital age

Anyone who questions whether the primary battleground for the world’s top retailers has shifted from brick-and-mortar stores to the omnichannel realm would do well to consider the series of significant developments that has unfolded in recent weeks. The lead story in the last edition of Mass Market Retailers was about Walmart’s $16 billion investment for

Walmart to sell majority stake in Brazil operation

Walmart to sell majority stake in Brazil operation

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Monday said it has sold a majority stake in its Brazilian operations to a private equity firm. The move is the second pullback from an international market this year for Walmart, which in April announced that it would merge its ASDA division in the United Kingdom with supermarket rival J.

Online grocery sales boost Walmart’s Q1 growth

Online grocery sales boost Walmart’s Q1 growth

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Friday reported fiscal first quarter income of $2.1 billion on a 4.4% increase in revenue, to $122.7 billion, thanks largely to a jump in online grocery sales. Walmart’s digital sales increased 33% in the quarter ended April 27. The company projects online sales will increase 40% for the full year.

Walmart offers new measures to curb opioid abuse

Walmart offers new measures to curb opioid abuse

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – In an effort to continue to be part of the solution to the nation’s opioid epidemic, Walmart is introducing new policies, programs and tools aimed at curbing opioid misuse and abuse. These initiatives apply to all Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States and Puerto Rico. Walmart supports policies and programs

Health care deal eyed by Walmart

NEW YORK — Walmart and Humana are discussing ways to forge a closer health care partnership, including a possible acquisition of the health insurer. The potential deal, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, comes on the heels of other brewing mega-mergers, including CVS Health’s planned acquisition of Aetna Inc., as well as

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon honored

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon honored

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Since Doug McMillon took over as president and chief executive officer of Walmart, the pace of change within the world’s largest retailer has accelerated dramatically. And the pace of transformation is not quick enough for the CEO, who began his career at Walmart as an hourly associate in a distribution center. “It’s

Walmart launches global money transfer service

Walmart launches global money transfer service

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced on Tuesday the launch of Walmart2World, a global money transfer service featuring money orders from MoneyGram International Inc., the nation’s largest provider of money orders. Walmart is MoneyGram’s money transfer and money order agent, accounting for more than 20% of its business. The move builds on the retailer’s domestic money transfer

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