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Tom Ward

Management changes announced by Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart U.S. president and chief executive officer John Furner this month announced a number of personnel moves, including the promotion of Tom Ward to executive vice president and chief e-commerce officer. Ward will succeed Casey Carl, who recently announced he was leaving the company. Furner announced Ward’s promotion in an internal memo

Walmart to expand InHome delivery

Walmart to expand InHome delivery

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is scaling up its InHome delivery service, with plans to make it available to 30 million households (up from 6 million today) by the end of the year. To that end, the company said Wednesday that it plans to hire more than 3,000 associate delivery drivers this year and will build

Walmart rolling out local fulfillment centers

Walmart rolling out local fulfillment centers

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is adding small local fulfillment centers to more stores as it seeks to fill pickup and delivery orders faster and more efficiently. “Our customers love the speed and convenience of pickup and delivery, and we’re committed to finding faster ways to serve them, which is why we’re scaling the number of

Walmart piloting drone delivery of COVID-19 test kits

Walmart piloting drone delivery of COVID-19 test kits

BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Walmart has teamed up with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp to pilot drone delivery of at-home COVID-19 testing kits in North Las Vegas, beginning on Wednesday. “There’s a lot we can learn from our drone delivery pilots to help determine what roles drones can play in pandemic response, health care delivery and retail,” Tom