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Sam’s Club

Walmart reports Q4 sales gain

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — ­Wal­mart demonstrated its appeal to American shoppers in the fourth quarter with solid same-store sales growth at Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club. The better-than-expected fourth quarter financial results reflected strength across a range of product categories, including toys, home, seasonal, electronics and grocery. Digital sales were up 43% in the quarter and

Trader Joe’s tops dunnhumby grocery rankings

Trader Joe’s tops dunnhumby grocery rankings

CHICAGO — Trader Joe’s was again the top-rated grocer in the second annual dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), a study that ranks the nation’s 56 largest grocery retailers by a score that takes seven factors into account: price, quality, digital, operations, convenience, discounts/rewards and speed. The retailers who focus their business on superior value perception

Sam’s Club expands same-day delivery with Instacart

Sam’s Club expands same-day delivery with Instacart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — After initially joining forces in February, Sam’s Club and Instacart have announced the national expansion of their partnership to offer same-day delivery to more than half of all Sam’s Clubs across the nation by the end of October. Just in time for the holidays Sam’s Club customers can get gifting and small

Good Neighbor tops J.D. Power pharmacy rankings

Good Neighbor tops J.D. Power pharmacy rankings

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Good Neighbor Pharmacy ranks highest among brick-and-mortar chain drug stores for customer satisfaction, with a score of 903, in the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Pharmacy Study, released Tuesday. Ranking second behind the AmerisourceBergen Corp. network was McKesson Corp.’s  Health Mart (890). Rite Aid Corp. was third (846). Sam’s Club ranked highest among brick-and-mortar mass merchandiser

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.

Ex-Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer named Starbucks COO

Ex-Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer named Starbucks COO

SEATTLE — Former Sam’s Club chief executive officer Rosalind Brewer is joining Starbucks Coffee Co. as group president and chief operating officer. Plans call for Brewer to start in her new role on Oct. 2. She will be responsible for Starbucks’ businesses across Canada, the United States and Latin America, as well as its global

Walmart posts strong first-quarter sales

Walmart posts strong first-quarter sales

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported strong first-quarter sales that included gains in its U.S. business, which got a lift from aggressive pricing that lured more shoppers into its stores. Store visits rose 1.5% in the quarter, a period in which many retailers saw fewer shoppers. Heavy discounting contributed to a slight decline in average basket

Sam’s Club revamps Member’s Mark brand

Sam’s Club revamps Member’s Mark brand

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club has upgraded its Member’s Mark private brand to include premium products, from pure Italian-sourced olive oil to honey from a bee cooperative. The reinvented Member’s Mark brand, which spans both food and general merchandise categories, is the result of Sam’s Club’s effort over the past year to streamlining its private

Walmart U.S., Sam’s executives shuffled

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart is realigning its top management at its Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club units as the company moves to have several executives oversee both online and in-store operations. Doug McMillon, the company’s president and chief executive officer, said in a memo to employees that the moves were made to help Walmart become