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Amazon introducing delivery by drone

Amazon introducing delivery by drone

SEATTLE – Amazon customers in College Station, Texas, will soon be able to order merchandise and get it delivered by a drone. The news last week followed a recent report that Amazon was working with the Federal Aviation Administration on a plan that would allow shoppers in Lockeford, Calif., to be among the first served

Take note: Walmart goes upscale

Take note: Walmart goes upscale

All early evidence points to an inescapable fact: Walmart is serious about expanding its customer base by upgrading its offerings, presentation and consumer options, both in-store and online. Initial documentation of the retailer’s intent came with the opening, earlier this year, of an upscale store in Springdale, Ark., a location adjacent to its Bentonville, Ark.,

Walmart+ adds InHome delivery as an option

Walmart+ adds InHome delivery as an option

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has begun offering its popular InHome Delivery Service as an optional add-on within its Walmart+ membership program. The move, which took effect on Wednesday, combines what had been two standalone memberships into one program with a premium option. Members of the $12.95 a month/$98 a year Walmart+ program can now add

Associates still lifeblood of an evolving Walmart

Associates still lifeblood of an evolving Walmart

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — For the first time in three years, Walmart staged a full-fledged version of its annual celebration for associates, and the event did not disappoint. Thousands of employees from around the world descended on northwest Arkansas for a week of activities, culminating in a gathering at the Bud Walton Arena. The vociferous crowd

Walmart can address rural health care need

Walmart can address rural health care need

Sam Walton started what would become the world’s largest company by focusing on small towns where consumers lacked access to a broad range of quality merchandise at low prices. Now, six decades later, Walmart is following his playbook as it looks to expand its reach in health and wellness. The company, in conjunction with Medscape,

Walmart partners with Roku on shoppable TV ads

Walmart partners with Roku on shoppable TV ads

BENTONVILLE, Ark.  — Walmart is partnering with Roku Inc. on a push to turn the streaming TV service into a platform for e-commerce sales. Walmart will be the exclusive retailer to enable streamers to purchase featured products fulfilled by Walmart directly on Roku, America’s #1 TV streaming platform, the companies said, adding that their approach

Walmart unveils new approach to pharmacy tech wages

Walmart unveils new approach to pharmacy tech wages

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is making significant investments in higher wages and career progression for Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacy technicians – the second large investment in these associates in the past year. Effective this week, the company is raising pay for more than 36,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacy technicians, increasing their average hourly

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