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FMCG products, Retail Types

Five Key Challenges for Food Retailers

July 17, 2024

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The last few years have included incredible highs and the deepest of lows for food retailers, from finding workers during the pandemic to tackling widespread supply chain disruptions and rising costs. Organizations have been forced to navigate increased competition, accelerate […]


News & Trends

5 Strategies for Addressing the Retail Talent Crunch Ahead of the Holidays

July 9, 2024

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Like many industries, retail is currently experiencing a talent shortage. How severe is that shortage? While vacancies for the U.S. job market overall are down 5.6% in the last 12 months, retail vacancies are up 11.6% through April 2024. And, […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Co-op Taps Walmart Commerce Technologies to Support Online Grocery Growth

July 8, 2024

Via: Retail TouchPoints

UK retailer Co-op is working with Walmart Commerce Technologies to bolster its “quick commerce” operations. The co-operative store network, which operates approximately 2,400 food stores and provides products to more than 6,000 other stores, will implement the Store Assist solution […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Should Consumers Be Worried About All These Product Recalls?

June 13, 2024

Via: RetailWire

2024 headlines have so far been dominated by grocery product recalls. In March, Trader Joe’s recalled packages of cashews due to salmonella contamination fears. One month later, the popular retailer issued a similar recall for its basil products for the […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Walmart launches immersive digital shopping experience

May 29, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart is diving deeper into immersive experiences. Walmart Realm features influencer-led, virtual shops that are meant to shorten the distance between inspiration and shopping. “At Walmart, we’re embracing innovation with e-commerce experiences designed with the virtual world at the heart,” […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Will Walmart Dominate Virtual Retail?

May 24, 2024

Via: RetailWire

It’s not enough that Walmart has decided to open 150 new stores in the U.S. Beyond the real world, Walmart has launched a virtual shopping platform, Walmart Realm, that represents a significant evolution in the world of e-commerce. This innovative […]


News & Trends

Walmart Debuts Latest Next-Gen Fulfillment Center in South-Central Pennsylvania

May 20, 2024

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Walmart has opened the fourth of five next-generation fulfillment centers in Greencastle, Pa., 10 miles north of Hagerstown, Md. The 1.5 million-square-foot facility, which will employ more than 1,000 associates, is designed to expand access to next-day or two-day shipping […]


News & Trends

Walmart Connect Extends Retail Media Reach with Additional In-Store Opportunities, Non-Endemic Advertisers

April 2, 2024

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Walmart plans to take its Connect retail media offering “to the next level” this year, by expanding access to international and non-endemic advertisers, doubling down on self-serve capabilities across its spectrum of advertiser tools and expanding in-store, onsite and offsite […]


Suppliers

Flexing for the planet: How Walmart crushed its supplier emissions target

March 25, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

With over 100,000 suppliers, the scale of Walmart’s supply chain is mind-boggling. And so when the world’s largest retailer takes on a supply chain initiative, the results can have global ramifications. Moreover, it can set the pace for the entire […]


Suppliers

Walmart trims store-to-home delivery costs by 20%

February 27, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

The unit economics surrounding Walmart’s last-mile delivery operations have improved as it grows its online shopper base and, consequently, order volume from its stores. Store-fulfilled delivery sales jumped 50% in Q4, with the company reaching a $2 billion monthly run […]


News & Trends

Walmart hits supplier emissions goal 6 years early

February 23, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

With over 5,000 suppliers participating, Walmart has called Project Gigaton “one of the largest private sector consortia of its kind.” When Walmart first set targets for reducing emissions both in its operations and value chain, the Science Based Target Initiative […]


Customer Experience, Loyalty Programs

Target Mulls Paid Loyalty Program

February 8, 2024

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Target could soon be following in the footsteps of competitors Amazon, Walmart and Kroger by introducing a paid membership program, according to reporting by Bloomberg and other media outlets quoting people familiar with the matter. Titled “Project Trident” internally, the […]


Retail Types, Stores

How Will 150 New Walmart Stores Affect the US Economy?

February 1, 2024

Via: RetailWire

In a bid to expand its already significant presence, Walmart is planning a significant escalation in its reach across the U.S. The retail company’s plans include the construction or conversion of over 150 large-scale stores within the next half-decade. The […]


Retail Types

Walmart is Sharing More and More of its Data with its Suppliers. Here’s Why.

January 25, 2024

Via: Retail TouchPoints

If data is the new oil, then Walmart is sitting on a gusher. Three years ago, the company launched a concerted effort to refine and distribute that rich resource, not just for itself but also for its suppliers. The result […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart to close Store No. 8: WSJ

January 22, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart announced the launch of Store No. 8 in 2017. The unit was created to help the company compete with Amazon. The unit focused on health and wellness; sustainability and the circular economy; social commerce and the creator economy; the […]


Suppliers

Walmart to expand drone delivery to 1.8M more Texas homes

January 11, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is becoming a hotspot for Walmart’s growing drone delivery ambitions. The company launched drone services there with DroneUp in 2022, and last August it debuted its delivery offering with Wing in two area cities, reaching 60,000 […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Walmart Brings a Little ‘RomCommerce’ to its Holiday Marketing

November 29, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Walmart is tapping into one of Americans’ favorite holiday traditions — watching holiday rom-coms — for a new 23-part, serial ad campaign called Add to Heart that will be fully shoppable. Complete with romantic rendezvous in the Garden Center and […]


Others, Tech

Walmart Business Launches New Holiday Tools for SMBs

November 21, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Walmart Business has spent the last year building out its solutions and services for SMB customers, including a dedicated membership offering and tailored app experience. Now Walmart is helping small businesses prepare for holiday office celebrations. Walmart Business has launched […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Target and Walmart Talk Consumer Spending

November 20, 2023

Via: RIS News

Consumer spending was top of mind as Target and Walmart released their third-quarter earnings, causing both retail giants to strike a cautious tone concerning inventory and the upcoming holiday season. Target While combating industry challenges like inflation and inventory shrink, […]


News & Trends

Can Walmart Dominate the Veterinary Industry?

October 10, 2023

Via: RetailWire

On Sept. 20, Walmart opened its first-ever Pet Services center in Dallas, Georgia, in a pre-existing Walmart store. According to Walmart’s announcement, “The new center will offer a variety of pet services, including veterinary care and grooming, in a dedicated […]