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FMCG products, Retail Types

Walmart will test grocery deliveries to a smart cooler on customers’ doorstep

January 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

Walmart already drops off groceries to customers’ doors and in some cities, it puts them directly inside of their refrigerator. The company said Tuesday that it will soon test another convenient approach: deliveries to a smart cooler on customers’ front […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Is it time for retailers to reconsider Instacart?

December 30, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Instacart’s ability to enable grocers to quickly implement or scale up delivery operations has been critical to meeting unprecedented demand throughout the pandemic, but some grocers are finding a weakness in the relationship — they’re not making any money. While […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart Is Sued By The Justice Dept.

December 30, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Justice Department sued Walmart a week ago about the company’s role in the opioid crisis. The claim centers around the Walmart chain of pharmacies filling millions of opioid prescriptions, thousands of which were suspicious according to authorities quoted by […]


Retail Types, Stores

Was Walmart responsible for vetting opioid prescriptions?

December 23, 2020

Via: RetailWire

The Trump administration on Tuesday sued Walmart for helping fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic by ignoring suspicious prescriptions. The retailer’s counterargument: the vetting of prescriptions lies primarily with the physician, not the pharmacy. “Blaming pharmacists for not second-guessing the very […]


Retail Trends

Is retail ready to distribute the COVID- 19 vaccine?

December 14, 2020

Via: RetailWire

With the FDA’s emergency approval late Friday of a vaccine co-developed by Pfizer, the nation is now counting on retail to help execute the nation’s most ambitious vaccination campaign in history. The first doses are expected to start reaching frontline […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

The scalpers who stole Christmas

December 14, 2020

Via: RetailWire

It happens every Christmas. Some fad toys get hot (remember Tickle Me Elmo and Furbies?) and profiteers scoop in to buy and resell at astronomical markups online. This year, so-called scalpers have brought a whole new level of technological sophistication […]


Customer Experience, E-commerce, Loyalty Programs, Retail Types

Will ending minimum purchases turn Walmart+ into a serious Amazon Prime rival?

December 2, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Walmart announced that members of its Walmart+ subscription plan will no longer be required to make a $35 minimum purchase to qualify for free next-day and two-day shipping on online orders. “Customers have been clear — they want this benefit,” […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart Opens Healthcare Centers In Chicago Neighborhoods Marred By Riots

November 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

Walmart is opening two new “Walmart Health” centers in Chicago neighborhoods marred earlier this year by rioting and unrest triggered by police brutality as part of a “renewed commitment to a city that has been through a lot,” the giant […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Walmart to open holiday pop-ups to meet demand for online orders

November 16, 2020

Via: Charged

One of the world’s biggest retailers will open pop-up ecommerce distribution centres this year in order to fulfil home delivery orders. In a blog posted on the company’s website, the discount retailer announced it is taking space in 42 of […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Beyond dog food: Walmart adds pet insurance as animal adoptions soar during pandemic

November 12, 2020

Via: CNBC

Along with buying bags of dog and cat food, pet owners can now turn to Walmart to buy insurance and find a sitter for their beloved animals. Starting Thursday, the retailer said it will sell pet insurance from Petplan and […]