August 17, 2017
Walmart reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter amid surging online sales and an increase in store traffic.
 
August 11, 2017

While everyone is focusing on pure play online giant Amazon, what they are likely missing is how brick and mortar retailers are driving ecommerce sales growth, noted TABS Analytics last week in a blog. "The TABS Analytics 10th Vitamin and Minerals Study revealed that online sales by traditional brick and mortar retailers propelled the market to an all-time high, growing an estimated 6% in the last year to reach $13.5 billion in annual sales," the company reported. "Walmart.com, specifically, had a breakout year for VMS sales. ... Though second in eCommerce, Walmart.com doubled its online share of mentions, growing to 9.1% in 2017. (TABS Analytics)

August 11, 2017

If Walmart were to acquire Birchbox, it would be the chain's fifth e-commerce acquisition since last August. 

August 9, 2017

By analyzing the robust information flowing throughout its operations, the discounter has gained a real-time view of workflow across its pharmacy, distribution centers, stores and e-commerce, according to a company blog post.

August 9, 2017

The company is expanding the deployment of its Scan & Go mobile app, which was being tested in approximately 12 stores across Northwest Arkansas, Florida, Texas and Georgia.

August 4, 2017

The bars are available in four varieties and were developed specifically for shoppers who follow a low-FODMAP diet and live with GI discomfort. 

August 3, 2017

The arrival of German discount grocer Lidl and Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods Markets have ratcheted up the already intense grocery wars and put new pressure on existing players, including Walmart.

July 26, 2017

As chief information officer for Walmart, GSK's new chief digital & technology officer led a multi-year effort to transform Walmart in the use of data, analytics and digital engagement with its customers.

July 25, 2017

According to comScore, Walmart.com is one of the largest e-commerce sites, with up to 100 million unique monthly visitors.

July 21, 2017

In the latest installment of Supermarket Wellness Watch, Dave Orgel shares insights from a panel at the recent Fancy Food Show that included spakers from Jet/Walmart, Whole Foods and Peapod/Ahold. 

July 21, 2017
The retailing giant will expand its automated online order pickup kiosks to 80 more locations across the country over the next several months, according to Business Insider.
July 18, 2017

The Davenport, Fla., facility is the sixth addition to the next-generation fulfillment network that Walmart is building to support its e-commerce business. 

July 14, 2017

Walmart is making it easier for parents to stay on their game during this year's back-to-school shopping season.

July 13, 2017

In an effort to uncover new VR applications — and innovative ways to apply the technology to commerce — Walmart’s Store No. 8 is partnering with Thrive Global and Accenture to create a nationwide competition for developers. 

July 6, 2017
Walmart Specialty Pharmacy provides such services as prior authorization, identifying the lowest possible price for medications and creating a personal care plan for patients. 
July 5, 2017

There is a potential white space opportunity for retail clinics in advancing point-of-care diagnostic offerings on site. In 2015, combined sales of POC tests, clinical chemistry and immunoassay laboratory tests and vaccines to retail clinics reached $240 million.

July 5, 2017
Walmart also is testing a self-service kiosk for pickup of groceries ordered online, with the installation of a 20-ft.-by-80-ft. kiosk, or small building, in the parking lot of its supercenter in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.
 
July 5, 2017

New parents undergo lasting changes in terms of what they look for from their personal care products once they have children, according to new insights from pregnancy and parenting resource BabyCenter’s “2017 Skincare and Bathtime Study,” which was shared exclusively with Drug Store News.

June 26, 2017

The co-branded sites are set to launch at select stores in Florida and Texas, initially offering lab testing services with the expectation that they will expand to include other basic healthcare services.

June 20, 2017

In the Goldman Sachs/Condé Nast 2017 Love List: Food, among places people shop for food, Wal-Mart topped the list for millennial food enthusiasts surveyed, and Target came in second place among millennials. The top drug chain was CVS, which came in eighth among millennial food enthusiasts, followed by Walgreens at 10.

June 8, 2017

Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company said it has delivered more than 1.1 million screenings across the country.

June 5, 2017

At Walmart’s 47th Annual Shareholders Meeting, CEO Doug McMillon discussed how the company is using technology to empower its associates and improve the customer experience. 

June 2, 2017

Walmart’s latest delivery initiative leverages its own store employees to drop online orders off at customers’ front doors. 

May 25, 2017
Walmart’s share of the $800 billion grocery market has grown to 21.5%, according to a report from CNBC that highlights Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf’s assessment of the retailer’s recent first-quarter results. Wolf notes that in Q1, Walmart outperformed U.S. supermarkets by 2.9%, which is up from the 1.6% outperformance it showed in Q4 2016. (CNBC)