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.

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 11, 2014

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

June 10, 2014

Joel Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Walmart.com, has departed the online giant to assume the role of president at Five Below, a retailer that targets pre-teens and teens with trendy, extreme-value merchandise, according to a Five Below press release issued Tuesday morning.

June 6, 2014

Sam’s Club recently announced a credit card cash back program that gives members the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 annually. Marking one of the biggest changes in membership in more than a decade, the club operator in one fell swoop boosted its appeal to loyal Sam's Club members and close the gap between Sam's Club and its chief rival, Costco. The news comes off of a first-quarter performance that Sam's Club president and CEO Rosalind Brewer characterized as “one of our more difficult quarters.” While the club operator was negatively impacted by weather and a reduction in public assistance, Costco emerged under the same conditions with a positive same-store sales comp figure.

June 6, 2014

The Senate confirmed former Walmart executive Sylvia Burwell as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday by a vote of 78-17, according to several reports.

June 6, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores chairman Rob Walton, 69, announced the appointment of Greg Penner, 44, as vice chairman at the company's shareholders' meeting Friday morning, a move that positions Penner, Walton 's son-in-law, as his successor.

June 6, 2014

Walmart chairman Rob Walton encouraged employees to “go for it,” and president and CEO Doug McMillon said the company would accelerate the pace of change during the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting June 6 in Fayetteville, Ark.

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.

June 2, 2014

Walmart Canada president and CEO Shelley Broader’s responsibilities have been significantly expanded to include oversight of Europe and Africa.

May 31, 2014

The digital movement is no doubt revolutionizing the retail landscape as it has given rise to e-commerce, complexities to the path to purchase, shifts between planned and unplanned purchases, and changes to store trips. To remain competitive, retailers must develop new strategies and grasp the importance of an “omni-perspective.”

May 30, 2014

Sam’s Club has announced the national rollout of Cash Rewards, a new program that provides $10 in Cash Rewards for every $500 spent on qualifying pre-tax purchases.

May 28, 2014

Hispanic beauty brand La Bella has unveiled a new product packaging design and brand logo for its roster of beauty offerings, after nearly three decades of the same design.

May 22, 2014

Walmart has announced enhancements to its mobile pharmacy app. The update will help customers make better saving decisions and allow quick access to its list of $4 prescriptions.

May 16, 2014

A soft cough-cold season has given way to a robust allergy season, Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. president and EVP, told analysts Thursday, which was one contributing factor to improving overall health and wellness by more than 150 basis points.

May 15, 2014

Walmart continues to envision flat same-store sales at its U.S. stores after reporting weaker than expected profits on weak U.S. sales results that were negatively affected by a winter that wouldn’t end.

May 14, 2014

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced David Gose has joined the company as SVP operations.

May 9, 2014

Walmart said during an event with President Obama that it will double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers by 2020.

May 8, 2014

Publix is testing a new smaller-box concept — a 20,000-sq.-ft. prototype that would better suit smaller communities — according to a report in the Orlando Business Journal published Wednesday.

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 27, 2014

On April 25, this group of senior executives and keynote speaker — Walmart SVP OTC, health and wellness Carmen Bauza — gathered for the latest Elevation Forum the day prior to the kickoff of NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.

April 25, 2014

Former Walmart CEO Lee Scott and Audit Committee chairman Christopher Williams will step down from the retailer’s board in June.