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Suppliers

Walmart will expand 2-day shipping, in-store returns

October 23, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart’s changes to shipping and returns are another step for the retailer toward a customer-centric supply chain and experience. “Fast” and “free” are the magic words for consumers when it comes to e-commerce deliveries, and Walmart’s expansion of free two-day […]


Suppliers

Walmart to Break Ground on Supply Chain of the Future

October 22, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walmart is opening its first high-tech distribution center (DC) for fresh and frozen groceries in Shafter, CA. The DC, on which Walmart will break ground in the coming weeks, will move 40% more product than a traditional DC, while reducing […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Walmart sued over use of customer data online

October 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Facebook’s Pixel program leverages cookies, bits of code stored in Internet browsers that Facebook says are “used to distinguish between website visitors,” as well as for the purpose of advertising and, or analytics, according to a Facebook blog post. Consumers […]


Others, Tech

Smart checkouts will process $45B in transactions by 2023, study says

October 2, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Whatever you want to call this technology evolution — cashierless, mobile scan-and-go, smart checkout, automated checkout — it has a very bright future ahead. Amazon may be leading the way, at least in the U.S., but other retailers are entering […]


Others, Tech

Walmart files patent for stress-tracking cart handle

October 1, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart’s proposed system would potentially be able to track and identify health issues among its customers, and much more than that, including possible environmental changes in certain parts of the store. Walmart could potentially glean information about how customers are […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart sued over claim it discriminated against pregnant workers

September 25, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart has previously faced allegations of discriminating against pregnant workers. In 2014, the retailer was charged with refusing to offer pregnant employees accommodations like those offered to similarly situated workers under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It face similar […]


In-Store Media, Tech

Walmart plans to test in-store wireless charging technology

September 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Wireless charging technology has been around for many years in one form or another. For example, wireless charging pads allow users to charge their devices simply by placing them on the pad, so no cord or outlet is required. Retailers […]


Others, Tech

Walmart Labs expanding in Washington, DC

September 7, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart may want to increase the size of its tech operations closest to one of Amazon’s most likely HQ2 sites (an announcement eagerly awaited by the 20 finalist cities being considered), but the expansion of its Walmart Labs offices on […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart has big plans to cash in on Toys R Us’ demise

August 31, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

For toy makers, the unexpected liquidation of Toys R Us was a financial calamity and represented the loss of a major partner in the market — the last national dedicated toy chain. For retailers, it’s a huge opportunity for growth, […]


Retail Trends

Are Walmart and Amazon playing the same game?

August 27, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Comparisons between Amazon and Walmart — the two industry juggernauts that arguably have been the most instrumental in defining retail itself — are inevitable. That juxtaposition is made difficult not only by the two companies’ differences, beginning with their ages […]