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Issue 09-14-2020

Walmart+ mounts challenge to Amazon Prime

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart this month launched its Walmart+ membership program, which is designed to compete with Amazon Prime by leveraging in-store and online assets that include fuel discounts and unlimited free delivery from stores. Walmart+ membership, available beginning on September 15, will cost $98 a year or $12.95 a month and includes a 15-day

Walmart fills two key roles in health, beauty

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart announced two recent major personnel moves. Lori Flees has been appointed senior vice president and chief operating officer of Walmart Health and Wellness, and Musab Balbale was named vice president and general manager for the beauty division. Flees’ position is a newly created role. She is currently the senior vice president

New federal law will benefit O-T-C shoppers

NEW YORK — The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which became law in March, contains a provision that could help many consumers cut their health care costs. The only problem is that most consumers are probably not aware of the provision and what it means. The CARES Act provision allows consumers with

Ahold Delhaize views trust as differentiator

Ahold Delhaize views trust as differentiator

The trust stemming from Ahold Delhaize’s effective response to the coronavirus pandemic (which was examined in this space in the last issue of MMR), together with its long-standing commitment to delivering a comprehensive omnichannel experience, bodes well for the company as it looks to a post-COVID world. “We strongly believe in the combination, under the