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Editorial

Retail Shares Collapse as Inflation Concerns Rise

August 31, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

There is no question about the fact that inflation comes with a wide variety of undesirable effects on the global economy. This year, inflation is affecting the US economy as well as other economies around the world, as it continues […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart adds ‘smart garage’ company to InHome delivery program

August 30, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

As Walmart expands its InHome delivery program, the myQ partnership will help the retailer expand the in-garage option for shoppers who don’t want workers entering their home but are also uncomfortable with the idea of having packages left on their […]


Editorial

Retail Shares Collapse as Inflation Concerns Rise

August 18, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

There is no question about the fact that inflation comes with a wide variety of undesirable effects on the global economy. This year, inflation is affecting the US economy as well as other economies around the world, as it continues […]


Suppliers

Walmart invests in supply chain AI company Symbotic

June 24, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart has taken a stake in Symbotic Inc. amounting to 11.1% of the company’s total common stock and 4.3% of its voting power, according to a securities filing. The disclosure comes after Walmart announced in May that it was bringing […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Walmart launches TV shopping partnership with Roku

June 20, 2022

Via: Charged

Walmart has launched a TV shopping partnership with Roku to help “make TV streaming the next ecommerce shopping destination.” The two companies have inked a deal that will make Walmart the exclusive retailer allowing streaming viewers to purchase products fulfilled […]


Retail Types, Stores

Should retailers charge for curbside pickup?

June 14, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Sam’s Club will start charging most members a $4 curbside-pickup fee after June 28. Free curbside pickup was traditionally reserved for Plus members, but the fee was waived “for a limited time” for Standard members in June 2020 in light […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Will antitrust legislation single out Amazon and let retail rivals slide?

June 1, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon.com is slamming federal legislation that would bar the company from giving preference to its products over items sold by other sellers on its site. Brian Huseman, Amazon vice president of public policy, writes on a company blog that two […]


News & Trends

Retailers, Are You Ready to Maximize Your Retail Media Revenue?

May 19, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

With heady revenue predictions for retail media north of $100 billion and with equally impressive growth rates, it’s not surprising to see a surge of retailers opening advertising shops in attempts to capture share. But we’re still in the early […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart’s profits take a hit as fuel spikes and consumers react to inflation

May 17, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs called Q1 “one of the most challenging periods yet” in a disruptive environment marked by inflation and supply chain challenges. For the year, the retailer now expects a small decline in operating income compared […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart Underpins a New Era Of Work Management

May 16, 2022

Via: RIS News

Walmart Inc. is fostering cross-functional collaboration and standardizing organizational processes to drive efficiencies and a positive work culture. To do this deeper into the company, the retailer has expanded its Wrike work management platform instance outside of Walmart Canada. It […]


Retail Types, Stores

Is inflation the true cause of recent supermarket closures?

May 10, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Some big name grocers have been closing store locations against the backdrop of record-breaking inflation. Walmart closed three under-performing locations in April, in Louisville, Cincinnati and Bellevue, Washington, with plans to close two more soon, according to Eat This, Not […]


News & Trends

Plug Power supplies Walmart with green hydrogen to fuel retailer’s fleet of lift trucks

April 20, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Plug Power, a provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions, has announced an agreement with Walmart for an option to deliver up to 20 tons per day of liquid green hydrogen to power material handling lift trucks across the retailer’s distribution and […]


News & Trends

Target launches new program for used apparel

April 12, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Target’s is selling used apparel through a new relationship with ThredUP. The retailer, as of late March, has its own page on ThredUP featuring a selection of used apparel curated by its team from the resale platform’s assortment, according to […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

How eBay plans to double its advertising revenue to $2bn by 2025

March 11, 2022

Via: Charged

Ecommerce giant eBay is planning on doubling its advertising revenue to $2 billion by 2025, according to Alex Kazim, the company’s head of global advertising, on its investor day. The plans include a strategy to roll out an ad format […]


News & Trends

Size matters: How Walmart and Target dominated amid disruption, inflation

March 3, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

For many companies, an unexpected bill for $400 million would be a crucible, if not the beginning of a tailspin. For Walmart, the world’s largest company by revenue, it was a mere speed bump. That figure, $400 million, was what […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart shrugs off disruption as US comps grow 5.6%

February 17, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

In a year of unprecedented supply chain turmoil, Walmart leaned on its massive scale to keep its shelves stocked for the all-important fourth quarter. As the holiday shopping season kicked off last year, the retailer, along with its largest competitors, […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Should grocers leave delivery to third-party providers or do it themselves?

February 7, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Only the major players — Walmart, Safeway, Kroger, Amazon and Target (through its Shipt subsidiary) — along with a handful of others have brought grocery delivery in-house. But some industry observers think it might be time for others to join […]


News & Trends

Walmart signals metaverse plans with trademark applications around virtual goods, NFTs

January 19, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart isn’t the first retailer to show budding interest in the metaverse, but a potentially substantial push to build out its offerings could go a long way in sparking more mainstream adoption of technologies that are foundational to the channel, […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Amazon was the top US grocer last year, according to survey

January 18, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon was ranked as the US’ top grocer last year for the second year running, in a survey conducted by the Dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index. The index is a nationwide study of the roughly $1 trillion US grocery market. Amazon […]


Suppliers

Just-keep-it refunds to cost companies $4.4 billion during record-high holiday returns

January 10, 2022

Via: Charged

The huge growth in ecommerce over the pandemic has led to a massive increase in the number of just-keep-it refunds that could cost retailers up to $4.4 billion. The practise involves giving consumers a refund for faulty or inadequate products […]