June 16, 2014

Walmart will open its second and third company-owned retail clinic under the Walmart Care Clinic banner later this month, in Texas, according to published reports.

June 13, 2014

As reported by DSN’s sister publication Retailing Today, Walmart has opened in Copperas Cove, Texas, its first owned healthcare clinic.

Labeed Diab, Walmart’s president of health and wellness, explained during a briefing in advance of its shareholder meeting that the new clinic is a way for the big-box retailer to provide convenient and almost free (i.e., $4 for employees) access to health care. And, because the retailer avoids the expense of having its associates visit other doctors, it can pass the savings along to customers with a reduced price of $40.

June 5, 2014

Following a pilot in the spring, Walmart has announced plans to roll out its Savings Catcher, a receipt-comparison tool, nationwide later this summer.

April 30, 2014

Walmart has gathered CEOs from more than a dozen global companies to sign new commitments that accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and recycling. The pledges kicked off Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo, a three-day collaboration to expand the availability of products that sustain people and the environment.

April 17, 2014

A new low-cost money wiring service from Walmart saves customers money and showcases the thought process the company applies to disrupt high-margin businesses and generate store traffic.

March 21, 2014

Good things happen in small boxes. That's what Walmart is counting on with the introduction of its latest store concept — Walmart To Go. First the supercenter, then Neighborhood Market, then WalmartExpress and now Walmart to Go. The boxes just keep getting smaller.

But what if Walmart is on to something? What if tomorrow's definition of convenience is ubiquity? Then it makes a lot of sense to start filling in the gaps between the supercenters with smaller formats.

February 20, 2014

Fresh and pharmacy is the key to smaller-box retailing, Walmart reported Thursday as it announced plans to increase its capital investment in smaller formats from 120 to 150 new stores for the fiscal year to between 270 and 300.

February 20, 2014

Walmart knew fourth quarter results and its outlook would be weak so it gave investors Thursday morning something more substantial to digest by announcing plans to double the number of small format stores it will open this year and an increased omnichannel focus.

January 31, 2014

Bad weather and a reduction in food stamps led to weaker-than-expected sales at Walmart and Sam’s Club, which — combined with greater than expected international expense — prompted an uncharacteristic preannouncement from the company that fourth quarter profits would be worse than expected.

January 28, 2014

The Walmart Foundation, Goodwill Industries International, National Disability Institute and United Way on Monday launched the 2014 MyFreeTaxes program, an initiative offering free online federal and state tax preparation in all 50 states.

January 14, 2014

Victory Electronic Cigarettes on Monday announced that Bill Fields, former president and CEO of Walmart stores division, will join its board of directors.

January 2, 2014

Walmart is offering prescriptions at no upfront cost to patients who enroll in the public health insurance marketplace, the mass-merchandise retailer said.

December 10, 2013

David Cheesewright has been promoted to president and CEO of Walmart International, the company's second-largest operating segment.

November 25, 2013

Walmart International president and CEO Doug McMillon was given the nod over Walmart U.S. president and CEO Bill Simon to succeed Mike Duke as president of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the company announced Monday morning.

November 15, 2013

Walmart managed to achieve its third-quarter profit target despite reporting weaker than expected U.S. sales, which prompted the company to issue a tepid outlook for fourth-quarter sales at Walmart U.S. stores and Sam’s Club units.

October 16, 2013

Walmart will be opening more small stores next year and beyond as the company pursues a vision of omnichannel retailing that it contends no other company is capable of executing.

June 21, 2013

Walmart to donate $14 million to five nonprofit groups to provide nutritional education and help feed 1.7 million hungry children this summer and next.

February 21, 2013

Walmart saw a slight 1% increase in same-store sales at U.S. stores, but beat analyst estimates and delivered better-than-expected fourth-quarter profits, the company announced.

January 22, 2013

More than 80% of Americans are willing to pay more for Made in the USA products, according to a USA Today report published online late Monday night.

December 10, 2012

With the holiday season now underway, Walmart has started announcing the winners of its second annual "12 Days of Giving" campaign.

November 15, 2012

When planning commission officials in Northwest Arkansas gave Walmart the go ahead for a 40,000-sq.-ft. store in Bentonville, Ark., back in 1998, it was the retail industry’s biggest story that year.


November 15, 2012

Walmart’s pharmacy footprint is poised for its most meaningful expansion in decades, thanks to shifting capital expenditure priorities that have begun to favor more aggressive expansion of smaller stores.


October 10, 2012

Walmart plans a modest acceleration of its small-format stores in the coming years as investors were assured Wednesday that financial returns are now comparable with the company’s large supercenters.

September 19, 2012

Walmart and HumanaVitality have developed a unique way to incentivize people to eat healthier while promoting increased customer traffic at Walmart stores.