BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart officials said work on a new corporate campus is set to begin here in July. Walmart expects to relocate employees in stages, beginning next year and ending around 2024, when work on the company’s “dream home” is completed. First up is demolition, infrastructure and utility construction at the 350-acre site, which
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday reported first quarter net income of $3.84 billion as revenue rose 1% to $123.9 billion. U.S. same-store sales increased 3.4% in the 13 weeks ended April 30. That was the best performance by that metric in nine years, the company said. Net sales in the United States increased 3.3%.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart will begin offering free next-day delivery in select markets this week, with more markets to be added later this year. The move will raise the stakes in its battle with online retailer Amazon.com, which said earlier this month that next-day shipping will soon become standard for members of its Prime membership
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Building on its commitment to save customers time and money, Walmart in a number of states recently unveiled store opening and remodeling plans, including innovative features that will support e-commerce growth. Walmart expects to spend an estimated $145 million this year in California through the opening and remodeling of 21 stores, as
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart said Wednesday that it will offer reusable shopping bags at the checkout counters of all its U.S. stores as part of its campaign to cut down on plastic waste. The company will introduce 10 new designs of reusable totes, which will be available for purchase for 98 cents apiece at the
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Tuesday invited companies with American-made products to pitch them at its sixth annual Made in the USA Open Call event, scheduled for June 18 and 19. The retail giant urged interested suppliers to apply by April 30 at Walmart-jump.com for a chance to get face-to-face pitch meeting with a Walmart buyer
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart chief technology officer Jeremy King is leaving the company later this month, according to an internal company memo. While the company seeks a successor, Walmart Labs senior vice president of customer technology Fiona Tan will take on an elevated role, serving as liaison between the company’s technology and other leadership functions.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is eliminating the “people greeter” position at its stores and replacing it with a “customer host” role with such additional duties as handling customer refunds, scanning receipts and checking shopping carts. The change raised concerns that many greeters with disabilities would lose their jobs. Customer hosts need to be able to
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart used its annual supplier forum here to set new goals for plastic waste reduction, and asked its suppliers to help it hit the targets. The company on Tuesday said the changes are expected to impact more than 30,000 items sold in its stores and online. Walmart noted that the new commitments
LOS ANGELES — Hello Bello, a collection of plant-derived baby necessities, was rolled out Monday exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide, on Walmart.com and HelloBello.com. Founded by actors and parents Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, along with Sean Kane (co-chief executive officer), Jay McGraw (co-chief executive officer) and Jennifer Pullen (chief financial officer and chief operating officer), Hello
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Tuesday reported strong profit and revenue figures for the holiday quarter, citing strength across a range of product categories and a 43% surge in digital sales. Revenue was up 1.9% to $138.8 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter. Excluding currency fluctuations, year-on-year revenue growth was 4.2%. Walmart U.S. posted its
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — Shoppers rate supermarkets highest in quality and variety compared with discounter rivals such as Aldi and Walmart. But the discounters score highest in terms of shopper perceptions of value. These and other ratings come courtesy of the “2019 U.S. Supermarket Experience Study,” released this week by the Retail Feedback Group, which