July 6, 2015

Starting on July 7, customers will be able to place online grocery orders for select product, including fresh food, for pickup in six stores in the Ottawa area.

July 2, 2015

Procter & Gamble’s community-building program, My Black is Beautiful, will celebrate its community of 2 million strong by shining a light on what makes Black women “All Together Beautiful” at the 2015 Essence Festival.

June 25, 2015

An ongoing senior leadership transformation at 99 Cents Only stores has put a former Kmart executive in the role of interim CEO, and now the company has named a former Walmart executive as interim CFO for the second time.

June 19, 2015
Walmart is moving its greeters back to the front of the store three years after the retailer moved them to the back.
June 16, 2015

Generation Y prefers to shop at Walmart over Target, Costco, Kroger, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s, according to Ad Age.

June 15, 2015

Walmart, Costco and Rite Aid are three retailers driving significant traction in vitamin, mineral and supplement sales, TABS Group reported in May, helping to take share away from such online retailers as Amazon, which captures 36% of all online vitamin traffic, even as sales overall were up 3% to $11.8 billion.

June 5, 2015

“This transition demonstrates Walmart’s commitment to long-term succession planning and keeping high caliber, capable leaders at the head of our company,” said outgoing chairman Rob Walton.

June 3, 2015

Reuters has reported that Walmart is taking steps to improve working conditions in its stores. 

June 1, 2015

Inter Parfums has announced that its majority owned Paris-based subsidiary, Interparfums SA, has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Rochas brand from Procter & Gamble.

May 26, 2015

Former Walmart EVP and chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton has joined the board of directors of Crossmark, a sales, marketing and merchandising services company focused on the retail and consumer goods industries.

May 21, 2015

More than 9-in-10 retail executive leaders are worried about executing against their retail strategy. 

May 20, 2015

Why would Walmart launch an insurance education service for the 140 million Americans who shop its stores each week? For one thing, because more than 60% of Americans have a tough time understanding their health insurance plan options, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, and nearly 40% feel that they picked the wrong plan after enrolling.

May 20, 2015

Which U.S. company fits more Americans with glasses and contact lenses than any other? That would be Walmart, which also happens to operate the largest chain of vision centers in the country.

May 20, 2015

The retail behemoth that is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is fixing its sights on a new target: the nation’s overstretched and overly costly primary healthcare system. The result could be a major disruption of that system and the acceleration of health reform in America.

May 19, 2015

Declining gas prices helped same-store sales at Walmart, but the negative impact of foreign currency exchange and efforts to improve store experience and employee wages dampened sales.

May 14, 2015

Walmart will test a free online shipping service in summer 2015 that will serve as a competitor to the Amazon Prime service from Amazon.com.


May 8, 2015

Walmart Canada spends more than $135 million on 13 former Targer Canada properties and one distribution center. 

May 7, 2015

The Bentonville Film Festival’s VIB Lounge Presented by Dove, will be a destination for festival goers to get “Blue Carpet ready.”

May 1, 2015

Operational changes keep coming at Walmart with another round of senior executive moves.

April 29, 2015

Walmart Stores unveiled plans to countermand slowed growth in China with 115 new stores in the country by 2017 and creating some 30,000 jobs.

April 23, 2015

Global responsibility and sustainability continue to be priorities for Walmart Stores. The company filed its proxy statement ahead of its June 5 annual shareholders meeting, and also issued its annual report, and the 2015 Global Responsibility Report and Global Compliance Program Report.

April 22, 2015

“Our health-and-wellness experts are leading the way for the future of health care in our stores and beyond.”

For any retail pharmacy provider, that would be a bold, perhaps even overly confident, assertion. But coming as it does from Walmart, it’s something that both the U.S. healthcare system and Walmart’s competitors are taking seriously.

April 14, 2015

IBM creates new business unit to manage a HIPAA-enabled cloud offering that will help augment big data analysis of chronic disease states. 

April 13, 2015

Walmart’s share price will be under pressure in the coming years as a holding company created decades ago by the Walton family to control their ownership of the company prepares to unload as much as 6% of Walmart’s outstanding shares.