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Wal-Mart expects its online sales to jump 40% next year

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is all about online, anticipating that digital sales next fiscal year will rise about 40% and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores. But the world's largest retailer continues to scale back new store growth in the...

Wal-Mart acquires same-day delivery startup Parcel to take on Amazon in NYC

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is dipping its toes into the same-day delivery market, as the retail giant announced today that it has acquired Brooklyn-based startup Parcel Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2013, Parcel bills itself as a “last-mile delivery solution” that can integrate with existing ecommerce platforms through its API. Show More Summary

Wal-Mart to launch higher-end grocery line; separately, Whole Foods is hacked

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Jet.com will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Wal-Mart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition from Amazon.com Inc. Last month, Amazon closed on its acquisition of Whole Foods,...

Workplace by Facebook lands Walmart as its largest enterprise user

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has landed a huge client for its Workplace by Facebook enterprise collaboration platform in the form of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest private employer in the United States. Under the deal, Workplace...Show More Summary

Wal-Mart's holiday gift to employees: More hours of work

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking an unconventional approach to seasonal hiring this year by doing away with the longtime tradition of recruiting — and training — thousands of temporary workers for the holiday crush. Instead, the world's largest retailer says it will dole out extra holiday work to...

Target and Walmart join call for ‘Dreamer’ legislation

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportation, according to organizer FWD.us. The retailers and other...

Wal-Mart and Google join forces to compete with Amazon’s voice-assisted shopping

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is teaming up with Google Inc. to build its own voice-assisted shopping experience, as it looks to go head to head with similar features offered by Amazon.com Inc. Wal-Mart and Google announced today...Show More Summary

US dollar stores stand their ground in escalating retail price war

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

U.S. dollar stores have not become collateral damage, as feared, in a price war among big retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Kroger Co, which has pushed down prices of key items such as eggs and laundry detergent. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS turn up the heat on generic drugmaker deals

3 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - The largest U.S. retail pharmacies, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, are wielding more leverage when buying generic drugs, accelerating a decline in prices likely to affect drug companies for some time, industry experts said on Thursday.

Report: Wal-Mart orders its developers not to use the AWS cloud

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is trying to hit back against Amazon.com Inc. following the latter’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. last week. Apparently feeling threatened by that deal, the retail giant has reportedly told its developer partners not to use Amazon Web Services to host their cloud applications. Show More Summary

America’s hungriest wind and solar power users: big companies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions.

DEMAND, MEET SUPPLY: UPS to Add Delivery Surcharges for Black Friday, Christmas Orders. The surch…

DEMAND, MEET SUPPLY: UPS to Add Delivery Surcharges for Black Friday, Christmas Orders. The surcharges, announced Monday, are a shot across the bow for retailers, including giants such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Macy’s Inc., that have been ramping up their e-commerce businesses as they seek to offset declining foot traffic to shopping centers. It […]

Walmart bets on STRIVR Labs’ virtual reality training for store employees

The world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is turning to virtual reality to assist in training employees on subjects such as management and customer service. With the help of VR startup STRIVR Labs, the retailer expects to deploy VR training capability to more than 200 of its “Walmart Academy” training centers across the U.S. Show More Summary

Walmart submits patent for blockchain-based drone delivery system

The idea of using drones to deliver consumer goods was made famous by Amazon.com Inc., but the online retail giant is not alone in that endeavor. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is one such company testing drones with an eye to delivering groceries...Show More Summary

Wal-Mart draws more shoppers, online sales jump

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

CHICAGO, May 18 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales at established U.S. stores, as more customers visited the discount retailer and its e-commerce push boosted online purchases, sending its shares up 1.3 percent in early trade. Show More Summary

Workers say Wal-Mart discriminated against thousands of pregnant women

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Two former Wal-Mart Stores Inc employees have filed a lawsuit accusing the retailer of treating thousands of pregnant workers as “second-class citizens” by rejecting their requests to limit heavy lifting, climbing on ladders and other potentially dangerous tasks. The proposed class action lawsuit...

Wal-Mart Wants to Know When Your Milk Is About to Expire

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is thinking about using sensor technologies to track how much detergent a family has used or when milk is about to expire, according to a patent application made public Thursday, a sign the retailer is exploring new ways to fend off Amazon.com Inc.

How will Wal-Mart continue to grow and take on Amazon? Possible Bonobos deal is in the works

Bonobos founder Andy Dunn is rushing toward the fashion front line in Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s growing war with Amazon. The question is what role he will play should he get there and how he could help the brick-and-mortar mass giant extend its power into the ever-changing and higher-priced fashion...

Wal-Mart stores Inc cutting prices, jobs to compete with Amazon.com

6 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has announced its latest aggressive move to fight back against increasing online competition from Amazon.com (AMZN). STOCK PRICE FOR WMT Full price information Read more| Comments

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