August 20, 2014

Walmart plans to launch its opening price point private label, Price First, nationwide in late third quarter, executives told analysts on Friday. 

 

August 15, 2014

Walmart held its second U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Denver on Thursday, using the occasion to dole out the first of $10 million in grants designed to stimulate innovation and the creation of U.S. jobs.

August 14, 2014

Walmart met low second-quarter sales and profit expectations it set for itself, but significantly lowered its full year outlook due to a tepid third-quarter sales forecast and increased e-commerce and healthcare costs.

August 13, 2014

Target Canada has announced several initiatives aimed at improving its business performance and to better deliver the Target brand experience to Canadian guests.

August 8, 2014

Walmart is reportedly making a more aggressive push into medical care by not only planning to open additional clinics but it is also marketing itself as a primary care provider.

August 4, 2014

Walmart has revamped its website in an effort to personalize the online shopping experience, the Associated Press reported Monday.

August 1, 2014

Walmart on Thursday opened its first Care Clinics in South Carolina in Sumter and Florence. 

 

August 1, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar last week announced an $8.5 billion merger that, when completed, will create the largest dollar store operator in the United States.

July 31, 2014

Rivals Target and Walmart are teaming up in September to co-host the Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit in Chicago.

July 30, 2014

WorkPlace Impact, a marketing company that targets consumers directly at work, announced results for first quarter 2014.

July 24, 2014

Walmart named Greg Foran president and CEO of its U.S. stores division to replace Bill Simon, who is leaving the company after an eight-year run.

July 24, 2014

Despite a still-challenging economic climate, Loblaw’s profit in the second quarter beat analysts’ expectations, and was bolstered by strong sales in its recently acquired Shoppers Drug Mart.

July 22, 2014

Walmart has introduced a 10% rebate program for teachers across the country, the retailer announced.

July 16, 2014

Baylor Scott & White Health, a Dallas-based healthcare system, is reportedly looking to ink an affiliation with retail-based health clinics inside select Walgreens and Walmart locations, the Dallas Morning News has reported.

July 16, 2014

Walmart will open its first Care Clinics in South Carolina, according to a report published Wednesday in The State.

July 11, 2014

Sales and marketing services leader Crossmark unveiled a first-of-its-kind collaboration center on July 10 just steps from Walmart’s Bentonville, Ark., headquarters.

June 30, 2014

The Walmart Foundation on Monday announced the start of a summer-long initiative to help children and families gain access to nutritious meals and learn healthy-eating habits.

June 27, 2014

Just two months after Labeed Diab was named head of health and wellness at Walmart, Mark Phillips was elevated to the role of VP pharmaceutical merchandising. Phillips assumes command of more than 4,175 retail pharmacy operations that generates $16.8 billion in pharmacy revenue, according to DSN's PoweRx 50. In his new role, Phillips will lead the pharmaceutical merchandising team and report to Diab. Phillips, who most recently served as the senior director of merchandising in small formats, is a long-time buyer for Walmart and may be an indication of Walmart's steadfast commitment to growing pharmacy, health and wellness, especially across Walmart's smaller formats.

June 26, 2014

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council, WEConnect International and Walmart on Wednesday joined forces to establish a unique logo for retail packaging of products from women-owned businesses.

June 26, 2014

More than a dozen of Walmart’s top merchants are in new roles following a realignment of responsibilities that chief merchandising and marketing officer Duncan Mac Naughton said is designed to recognize customers’ needs and serve them more efficiently.

June 23, 2014

Walmart Canada has appointed an executive from Delhaize Group, Dirk Van den Berghe, as president and CEO, effective Aug. 1.

June 20, 2014

Mark Phillips was elevated to the role of VP of pharmaceutical merchandising at Walmart after previously serving as the retailer’s senior director of merchandising for small formats.

June 18, 2014

Walmart executives hosted a series of store tours and briefings in advance of its company shareholders meeting in June, reported DSN sister publication Retailing Today.

June 17, 2014

Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, FreshDirect, CVS and drugstore.com have reached an agreement with the New York State Attorney General to provide unit pricing information on their websites and mobile apps.