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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

Oracle and Walmart team on tentative TikTok deal

Oracle and Walmart team on tentative TikTok deal

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — President Trump announced this weekend that ByteDance has received tentative approval for an agreement with the U.S. government to resolve the outstanding issues, which will now include Oracle and Walmart together investing to acquire 20% of the newly formed TikTok Global business. As a part of the deal, TikTok is creating a new company

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

Walmart and Amazon’s convergence

Once upon a time Walmart was the world’s largest retailer because of sales at its thousands of brick-and-mortar stores, and Amazon was a completely different kind of company specializing in something called e-commerce. Recent moves by both companies make it clear just how long ago that was, and emphasize the extent that the two leviathans

Walmart launches drone delivery pilot

Walmart launches drone delivery pilot

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is taking the “next step” in a test of automated drones to deliver groceries and other household essentials. The retailer is partnering with Flytrex on a pilot launching September 9 in Fayetteville, N.C., focused on deliveries from Walmart stores using Flytrex’s drones, according to a blog post on Walmart’s corporate website

Balbale to lead beauty business at Walmart

Balbale to lead beauty business at Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Continuing the transformation of its beauty department, Walmart has named Musab Balbale as vice president and general manager for beauty. He will lead all merchandising strategies for the retailer’s omnichannel beauty business. Balbale has been a part of the Walmart Beauty team for almost four years, leading the e-commerce sector of the

Walmart launches Walmart+

Walmart launches Walmart+

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

Walmart joins bid for TikTok

Walmart joins bid for TikTok

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has confirmed that it has teaming up with Microsoft to bid for the viral video service TikTok. The Trump administration has given the Chinese internet firm Bytedance, which owns TikTok, 90 days to sell its U.S. operation, or face having the service banned in this country. The White House argues that

Walmart hosting online wellness event

Walmart hosting online wellness event

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is bringing together experts in nutrition, mental health and cardiac care for a three-day wellness event, being staged online this year in lieu of the in-store health fairs it typically offers. The free event, dubbed Walmart Wellness Live, begins August 28 and will feature recording artist Patti LaBelle, cardiologist Juan Rivera

Walmart’s e-commerce sales grow 97% in Q2

Walmart’s e-commerce sales grow 97% in Q2

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart’s second-quarter results beat estimates, as the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic drove sales gains. Comp-store sales were up 9.3% for the quarter, led by strength in general merchandise and food. Walmart U.S. e-commerce sales grew 97% with strong results across all channels. Total revenue for the quarter was $137.7 billion,

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