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Walmart to host drive-in movies

Walmart to host drive-in movies

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart will turn the parking lots of about 160 of its stores into temporary drive-in movie theaters beginning this month, the company said on Wednesday. Created in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival, the Walmart Drive-in experience will take place from August 14 through October 21, and will involve 320 showings of

Retail giants aim to rethink the plastic bag

Retail giants aim to rethink the plastic bag

NEW YORK – Retail industry heavyweights Walmart, Target, CVS Health, Walgreens and Kroger have joined an initiative that aims to reinvent the single-use plastic bag. The companies are participating in the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag. Members collectively have pledged $15 million to the Beyond the Bag Initiative, which is inviting entrepreneurs and investors

More retailers mandate masks for customers

More retailers mandate masks for customers

NEW YORK – More retailers are requiring shoppers to wear masks when inside their stores.  Target, CVS Health, Best Buy and Kroger are among the latest to announce mask-wearing requirements, as retailers grow impatient with the absence of a consistent mandate from state and local governments. Walmart helped break the ice earlier this week, when the

Walmart to require shoppers to wear masks

Walmart to require shoppers to wear masks

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart made it official on Wednesday: Shoppers in Walmart and Sam’s Club outlets nationwide will be required to wear face coverings, effective July 20. “While we’re certainly not the first business to require face coverings, we know this is a simple step everyone can take for their safety and the safety of

Walmart makes Open Call event digital only

Walmart makes Open Call event digital only

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is accepting applications from entrepreneurs who want to participate in the retailer’s seventh annual Open Call, on October 1. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing this year’s pitches to be conducted virtually, but the goal for the retailer’s buyers and prospective suppliers remains the same — get new U.S.-manufactured products on the shelves

Walmart+ to take on Amazon Prime

Walmart+ to take on Amazon Prime

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is reportedly set to open a new front in its fight for a bigger share of the digital marketplace. Technology news website Recode is reporting that Walmart this month will introduce Walmart+, a subscription service promising same-day delivery of groceries and general merchandise, as well as perks such as discounts on

Walmart acquires select assets of CareZone

Walmart acquires select assets of CareZone

BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Walmart has acquired select assets of the health-oriented tech firm CareZone, the retailer said Monday. CareZone offers a way for consumers to organize health information and access vital health services. Its mobile app individuals and families manage medicine and chronic illness for each member of the household. Families can use the app to

Protests, violence force store closures

Protests, violence force store closures

NEW YORK — Target, CVS and Walmart were among the retailers forced to temporarily close stores over the weekend in the face of ongoing protests across the country. Target is temporarily closing stores in California, Georgia, Minnesota, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. The retailer said in a statement on Sunday that it was also prioritizing the rebuilding

Retailers open COVID-19 test sites across the country

NEW YORK — As testing becomes more important in the battle against COVID-19, retailers are stepping up. For instance, CVS Health has opened more than 50 COVID-19 test sites at selected CVS Pharmacy drive-through locations across Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, with additional sites to come. The new sites will utilize self-swab tests and

Walmart comp sales rise 10% in Q1

Walmart comp sales rise 10% in Q1

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart posted strong sales gains across its businesses in the first quarter, with demand driven by the COVID-19 outbreak. Unprecedented demand for products across multiple categories led to strong top-line results. But certain incremental costs negatively affected operating income, including costs associated with enhanced wages and benefits as well as safety and

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