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Retail Types, Stores

Walmart bumps up hourly pay by $1 for over 500K workers

September 3, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Though it is typical for retailers to hire thousands of seasonal workers ahead the holidays, Walmart’s announcement signals the competitiveness of this year’s tight labor market. It also indicates the lengths retailers are willing to go to lure candidates. Walgreens […]


Suppliers

Walmart launches last mile delivery service

August 24, 2021

Via: Charged

Walmart has followed in Amazon’s footsteps and launched a last mile delivery service ahead of holiday season in the US. The leading US retailer started trialling its last mile delivery vans earlier this year as Amazon led the push into […]


News & Trends

Amazon has outsold Walmart for the first time

August 19, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon saw sales beat its rival in the US for the first time between June 2020 and June 2021, according to research firm FactSet. Consumers spent $610 billion at Amazon in the 12 month period, whereas shoppers spent $566 billion […]


News & Trends

Target may just be the best place to work in retail

August 6, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Target’s news this week that it will cover all the tuition, textbooks and fees for employees pursuing college degrees or certificates may appear to be a me-too move in response to a similar announcement last week by Walmart. On the […]


Suppliers

Retailers leverage open calls to add diversity, sustainability to supply chains

July 23, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

In an effort to bolster their supply chains and offer opportunities to suppliers who may have been cut out of the corporate pitch process before, retailers like Walmart, Kroger, QVC and HSN are putting out open calls for new vendors. […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Amazon to double size of online grocery business to $26bn in next five years

July 16, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon is set to nearly double its online food sales globally over the next five years seeing it overtake the US’ largest retailer Walmart. Amazon’s online grocery sales business is expected to top $26.7 billion by 2026, nearly double its […]


Suppliers

Drone delivery company Zipline doubles in valuation to $2.75bn

July 1, 2021

Via: Charged

Zipline, the world’s biggest drone delivery company operating at large-scale, has doubled in valuation to $2.75 billion. The US-based drone operator was founded in 2014 and has found great success in Africa, completing over 150,000 missions in the last five […]


News & Trends

Does retail have an answer for its jobs problem?

June 22, 2021

Via: RetailWire

More retail workers quit their jobs in April than in any single month since the Labor Department started tracking the industry’s job numbers going back more than 20 years. This follows a year that saw a record number of layoffs […]


E-commerce, News & Trends, Retail Types

What distinguished e-commerce winners and losers during the pandemic?

June 11, 2021

Via: RetailWire

The novel coronavirus pandemic gave e-commerce adoption an unprecedented boost and brought huge sales increases to some retailers. New data suggests, however, that retailers of all sizes did not benefit equally from the e-commerce boom. The biggest retailers in the […]


Customer Experience, Loyalty Programs

Walmart, Amazon simultaneously add prescription discounts to membership perks

June 8, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart’s membership service drew comparisons to Amazon’s Prime before Walmart+ was made public. But for Walmart, any contrasts it can draw are likely more important than similarities, such as free shipping. With Amazon offering drug discounts of its own through […]