Tag: Walmart

Retail Types, Stores

Walmart, Target And CVS Boost Pay; Drugstore Chain Plans 50,000 New Hires

March 23, 2020

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Walmart, Target and CVS are building on their worker relief efforts and keeping key positions staffed by offering associates higher pay. Walmart fulfillment center employees will see a temporary $2 bump to their hourly pay alongside bonuses for new hires, […]

Retail Trends, Retail Types, Stores

Walmart rolls out emergency leave after associate’s positive COVID-19 test

March 12, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

As the news surrounding the spread of SARS-CoV-2 evolves, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leaders in public health have urged employers to prepare remote work options. For employers like Walmart, this is largely an impossibility. […]

Retail Trends

Walmart, Starbucks and others face a new coronavirus challenge: Sick workers and fearful customers

March 10, 2020


An Uber driver. A Starbucks barista. A Walmart store employee. Retailers, fast-food chains and customer service-related companies face a new challenge as the coronavirus outbreak spreads in the U.S.: Some of their workers are getting sick. Walmart became one of […]

Retail Trends

Why Retailers Should Bet on AI

February 24, 2020

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Competition in the retail industry is stiff. As technology advances and consumer expectations skyrocket, retailers can no longer solely rely on products as their main competitive differentiator. They are now pressured to also deliver exceptional customer experiences, with little margin […]

Retail Types, Stores

Walmart earnings and outlook fall short as holiday season disappoints

February 18, 2020


Walmart on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of analysts’ estimates, as the retailer saw weak demand for toys, apparel and video games during the holiday season. Its outlook for the upcoming year also came up short of […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Ebay’s shares jump 9% after New York Stock Exchange owner eyes takeover bid

February 6, 2020

Via: Charged

Ebay’s shares have jumped around nine per cent after the owner of the New York Stock Exchange reportedly made a takeover bid for the company. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is understood to have approached the online marketplace to explore a range […]

Retail Types, Stores

Walmart Tests $12 Hourly Minimum Wage In 500 Stores

January 28, 2020

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Just a few weeks after Walmart’s U.S. CEO John Furner spoke at the NRF Big Show about how his company is seeking to create jobs that “people aspire to move into,” the retail giant is testing a pay wage increase […]


US retail drone deliveries hit major setback

January 23, 2020

Via: Charged

Retail drone deliveries are facing a major setback in the US as key legislation enabling companies to deliver parcels is opposed by powerful groups. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed new rules which would force all drones to be […]

Retail Trends

Amazon, Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart earn perfect scores for LGBTQ policies

January 22, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Retailers rose to the top of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s eighteenth annual “Corporate Equality Index” (CEI) report, which rates workplaces on their policies and treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees., Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart […]

Retail Types, Stores

Walmart Makes Two Chief Officer Appointments

January 20, 2020

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walmart has appointed Scott McCall its new chief merchandising officer and Dacona Smith, COO of Sam’s Club, will take over as chief operating officer of Walmart U.S., according to an internal company memo cited in reports. McCall is replacing the […]