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Walmart sues DOJ and DEA, seeking clarity

Walmart sues DOJ and DEA, seeking clarity

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has sued the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The retailer said Thursday evening that it is asking a federal court to clarify the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The suit, Walmart Inc. v. DOJ, et al., is

Walmart, Sam’s Club hosting drug take back events

Walmart, Sam’s Club hosting drug take back events

ENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart and Sam’s Club will be hosting in-person medication disposal events at select store and club locations across the country on Saturday, October 24, as part of the DEA’s biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled

Walmart splits Black Friday into 3 events

Walmart splits Black Friday into 3 events

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart announced today that its plans for Black Friday involve three distinct shopping events in November. What the retailer is calling “Black Friday Deals for Days” events are scheduled to start on November 4th, November 11th and November 25th, with pandemic-related precautions at its stores. To encourage digital shopping, Walmart’s website will

Top discounters plan early start for holidays

NEW YORK — Although the outlook for holiday retail sales is still somewhat uncertain, the nation’s two largest discount retailers, Wal­mart and Target Corp., are already gearing up aggressively to launch their seasonal campaigns well ahead of the normal holiday time frame. While early evidence suggests a continued economic rebound in the third quarter, lingering

Walmart to sell majority stake in Asda for $8.8 bil.

LONDON — Walmart has reached a deal to sell Asda, the British retailer it acquired in 1999, for an enterprise value of £6.8 billion (about $8.8 billion). The purchasers are the Issa brothers, founders and co-chief executive officers of the EG Group, a global convenience store retailer based in Blackburn, U.K., and investment funds managed

Walmart website spotlights drug safety, mental health

Walmart website spotlights drug safety, mental health

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart today announced it is marking the start of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month with the launch of a new website that is an interactive learning solution with access to prescription drug safety and mental health resources. EVERFI Inc., described as a “leading social-impact education innovator,”

Walmart held virtual Open Call event

Walmart held virtual Open Call event

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — More than 800 small businesses from across the country pitched their U.S.-manufactured products during 30-minute, one-on-one meetings with Walmart and Sam’s Club merchants on Thursday as part of the company’s first-ever virtual Open Call event. Approximately 56% of these businesses self-report as diverse, and more than 175 received a “yes,” advancing them

Walmart reimagines its store concept

Walmart reimagines its store concept

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has reimagined its Supercenter format to make it easier to navigate and more consistent with its omnichannel strategy. “We’re always listening to our customers and innovating our in-store, online and mobile experiences to meet and exceed their expectations,” Walmart executive vice president and chief customer officer Janey Whiteside explained in a

Target, Walmart ramp up seasonal hiring

Target, Walmart ramp up seasonal hiring

NEW YORK — Walmart and Target are hiring extra employees for the upcoming holiday shopping season, but the retailers say that this year there will be an increased focus on supporting online shopping. Making the in-store shopping experience as safe as possible for customers and employees alike is another top priority. Target said Thursday that

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