October 9, 2015

On the same day that it announced a new CFO, Walmart has filled its empty chief merchant spot and named other executives to key leadership roles within the organization, including a new head merchant at Sam’s Club.

October 8, 2015

Twenty-year Walmart veteran Laura Phillips is set to become the company's senior VP of sustainability, effective Jan. 1, according to GreenBiz. “"She was part of the original group of key leaders that our former CEO Lee Scott assembled in 2004 to help develop Walmart’s sustainability strategy, initial goals and principles," Walmart’s chief sustainability officer Kathleen McLaughlin said in a memo about Phillips’ new job. (GreenBiz)

October 6, 2015

Walmart will provide free blood glucose, blood pressure, vision screenings and product samples —and more than 10,000 of the company’s pharmacists will offer immunizations in select stores. 

October 2, 2015

The long-rumored cuts were detailed in an internal memo with the subject line “a company positioned for the future,” that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., President and CEO Doug McMillon distributed to the company’s home office employees on Friday. 

October 1, 2015

The 1.2 million sq. ft. facility in Union City, just south of Atlanta, is the third large-scale e-commerce fulfillment center to open in the U.S. in as many months.

September 30, 2015

The straightener mists hair with water immediately before the heating plates are pressed together, which is aimed at reducing damage caused by straightening hair and reducing the amount of frizz.

September 29, 2015

Walmart began offering the grocery pick up service several years ago with a test in San Jose, Calif., then expanded to Denver, Phoenix, Huntsville, Ala., and the retailer’s hometown of Bentonville, Ark. 

September 28, 2015

Walmart has entered a long-term power purchase agreement to buy much of the electricity generated by a wind facility in Logan’s Gap, Texas. 

September 23, 2015

Smith Drug Co. announced Wednesday that it had tapped a former McKesson and Walmart executive as its SVP pharmacy solutions.

September 22, 2015

The acquisition of PunchTab is Walmart’s 15th acquisition by @WalmartLabs in the last four years. 

September 21, 2015

PepsiCo last week tapped Walmart’s former head of mobile and digital to head to oversee potentially large changes at the company, according to Quartz. 

September 21, 2015

According to a new report from Packaged Facts, 3-in-10 consumers surveyed have opted for same-day delivery in the past year. 

September 16, 2015

Wal-Mart will provide grocery pickup services in the parking lots of five Neighborhood Market stores in northwest Arkansas by the week of Sept. 21. 

September 15, 2015

Targeting every market with a Health Mart pharmacy, the compay’s new ad campaign is supported by turn-key marketing solutions that enable stores to leverage the Health Mart brand.

September 15, 2015

 It might still technically be summer, but a new survey from Rubicon Project is showing that the holidays are already on consumers’ minds in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

September 11, 2015

The hiring comes just months after the retailer tapped former Walmart executives to fill the head merchant and CFO roles at the 389-store retailer.

September 10, 2015

In addition to Ahold USA, Nick Bertram has served in operations roles for Jewel-Osco, Supervalu and Walmart. 

September 1, 2015

The family-owned chain announced Tuesday that Frank Segrave had been named to the board, replacing Bartell Drugs’ recently appointed CEO and president Brian Unmacht.

August 26, 2015

Darren Townzen, Walmart’s director of health-and-wellness systems, and Sam’s Club’s John Luebker, senior director H&W wellness contracting and pricing, are the recipients of this year’s IMS Health Bernie Greenberg Pharmacy Partnership Award. 

August 21, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores is rearranging how responsibilities are handled by its merchandising executives. 

August 21, 2015

Retailers are going through significant changes in-store. How can you help manage the changes, contribute to your retailer partner’s growth and improve your sales and ROI for your in-store activities? The size of the prize is potentially millions of dollars in incremental sales.

August 21, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores CEO Doug McMillon announced Friday on Instagram that Walmart and the Walmart Foundation would be donating $25 million over five years to worldwide disaster relief and recovery efforts.

August 20, 2015

A combination of high-end and middle-market lipstick brands took the top five places in the Clavis Insight Index, CI2, Lipstick ranking. More affordable brands available at Target, Walmart and Amazon, such as IMAN, Revlon and Maybelline, earned Top 5 rankings, as did more upmarket brands, NARS and Bite Beauty, available at higher-end retailers like Sephora.

August 20, 2015

One more thing. At the end of the day, that’s really what it’s all about — convincing the consumer to put one more thing in their shopping cart.