Tag: Walmart

Retail Types, Stores

Walmart muscles strongest sales growth in 10 years

August 16, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This was the quarter Walmart needed — and one that CEO Doug McMillon said signifies Walmart is now “moving with more speed.” To him, the positive results were driven by four strategic objectives: Make shopping easier for busy families. Change […]

Retail Types, Stores

Walmart easing marketplace returns

August 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

While Walmart doesn’t break out online sales between its marketplace and its own distribution, there’s plenty of evidence that its marketplace, founded in 2009, has been picking up steam of late, according to research from eMarketer. Although Walmart’s marketplace, like […]

Others, Tech

Grocery-Picking Robots Fulfill Walmart’s Automated Future

August 6, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walmart will soon be using a new robotics system to pick shopper’s online grocery orders. Walmart has partnered with Alert Innovation to pilot the Alphabot system, developed especially for Walmart, and plans to have Alphabot online and running by the […]

Retail Types, Stores

Walmart reportedly bringing Sprint to 700 stores

July 30, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Sprint and Walmart appear to be reviving a partnership that in recent years was receding. By 2015, Sprint’s presence in Walmart stores had become “de minimis,” according to market research from Wave7 Research cited by Fierce Wireless. At that time, […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Study: Shoppers prefer Apple Pay but spend more with Walmart Pay

July 19, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Merchants have a compelling reason to promote their own payment apps, if Walmart’s experience is any guide. Auriemma’s study suggests a mobile payment app can be a key way to build relationships with customers and drive higher spending. The research […]

In-Store Media, Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Walmart wins patent for in-store audio monitoring

July 16, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart describes a pretty specific potential application for this technology, and it hints at a couple more. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that Walmart will build out a system that monitors in-store audio. If the company were to go that […]

Customer Experience, E-payment & Data Security, Loyalty Programs, Tech

Walmart reportedly mulls credit card switch

July 13, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

When Costco moved its longstanding store-branded credit business to Citigroup, it banked on better customer perks to ease the transition. It was a bumpy road, however, as cards were sent out late and customers had trouble activating them. Two years […]

FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Postmates raises last-mile stakes by adding 100 more cities

July 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This huge expansion makes Postmates delivery services available to almost half of the U.S. population — a big step in its efforts to scale. The company says it makes millions of deliveries a month and generates over $1 billion in […]

Retail Trends

Which retailers spend the most on lobbying?

July 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Last year, the National Retail Federation spent $12.9 million on lobbying efforts. Walmart and CVS shelled out $6.9 million and $6.4 million respectively. These trade groups and companies were the the top retail sector spenders on lobbying in 2017. Collectively, […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

Walmart’s Jetblack tells a lot about the future of e-commerce

July 5, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart made waves with its launch this spring of Jetblack, the retailer’s concierge shopping service targeting “time-strapped urban parents.” Currently available by invitation only in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the service is generating buzz, not because it’s seen as a game-changing […]