Tag: Walmart

News & Trends, Retail Types, Stores

Walmart invests in autonomous vehicle startup Cruise

April 16, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

With more consumers shopping online, developing a robust last-mile delivery service could be a critical factor in providing a positive and competitive shopping experience. The investment follows Walmart’s pilot with Cruise in Scottsdale, Arizona, last fall, where customers’ orders were […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Yahoo Jumps into the Ecommerce Fray with New Online Marketplace

March 23, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Verizon Media — a division of Verizon Communications that includes AOL and Yahoo — will launch Yahoo Shops, a combination marketplace and advertising solution. The Yahoo Shops marketplace will feature a personalized digital storefront. Users go through a brief onboarding […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Walmart Now Will Let Non-U.S. Vendors In Its Marketplace

March 22, 2021

Via: Forbes

Management of Walmart has changed its mind. It has removed the rule that required sellers on its marketplace to be registered in the United States. Now, foreign sellers can sell their wares on Walmart’s website as well. It is a […]

News & Trends

Walgreens Expands Covid-19 Vaccines To Drugstores In 39 States

March 9, 2021

Via: Forbes

Walgreens is now receiving 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses a week as part of the broader effort to increase vaccination at U.S. pharmacies in more than 40 states and jurisdictions. The Biden administration is ramping up the number of doses […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon, Rakuten, eBay Top List of Most Visited Ecommerce Sites

February 22, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Retail ecommerce sales grew 27.6% worldwide in 2020 and global marketplaces ruled the roost, making up nine of the top 10 most visited retail sites last year, according to a report from Fasthosts. Amazon and Japan’s Rakuten were the #1 […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Walmart Generates 69% Online Sales Growth in Q4, Plans Wage Increases for 425,000 Workers

February 18, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Walmart reported 69% online sales growth and an 8.6% same-store sales bump in the U.S. during Q4 2021, which ended Jan 31, 2021. Total revenue for the full fiscal 2021 was $559.2 billion, up 6.7% from fiscal 2020. The retailer […]

News & Trends

Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Other Retailers Tapped for Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

February 3, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and 18 other retailers will become part of COVID-19 vaccination programs, in partnership with the CDC through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. This federal initiative will let the retailers accept and administer allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine […]

E-commerce, Others, Retail Types, Tech

Walmart turns to automated picking robots to meet 80% rise in online orders

January 27, 2021

Via: Charged

Walmart is launching dozens of high-tech warehouses staffed entirely by robots to help it meet the staggering increase in demand for online orders. The automated robots will be used to pick frozen and refrigerated food in small local warehouses across […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

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

January 12, 2021


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 […]