November 5, 2014

Walmart on Tuesday announced that Scott Price, EVP international strategy and business development, will take on additional responsibility as president and CEO, Walmart Asia.

October 24, 2014

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”

 

October 22, 2014

Drug Channels on Tuesday released a report showing that Walmart and Walgreens dominate 2015 Medicare Part D preferred networks, followed by independent pharmacy. 

October 22, 2014

The Emerson Group, a consumer products equity organization, announced the addition of Stephanie Gregg to the company. 

October 16, 2014

Supervalu reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 net sales of $4 billion and net earnings from continuing operations of $31 million.

 

October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 15, 2014

Walmart is planning to sharply cut back the growth of its U.S. supercenters in favor of smaller-format stores and accelerated e-commerce and digital investments.

October 13, 2014

Kantar Retail’s fourth annual opening price point study found that while Dollar General is maintaining its overall opening price point leadership position, its lead is by no means commanding.

 

October 10, 2014

Walmart began testing Walmart Pickup – Grocery, a new same-day pickup concept, on Sept. 29. The retailer continues to explore new ways to make shopping faster and more convenient by integrating its digital and physical assets.

October 7, 2014

Walmart on Tuesday announced it is expanding its Centers of Excellence program.

October 6, 2014

Walmart announced Monday it is working with DirectHealth.com to launch Healthcare Begins Here, an in-store program designed to educate customers on health insurance options.

 

September 30, 2014

Walmart on Monday morning officially unveiled its Walmart Pickup Grocery pilot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, according to local CBS affiliate KFSM-TV 5News.

 

September 29, 2014

Walmart on Monday named Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram, as a new member of the company’s board, effective Sept. 26.

 

September 19, 2014

Walmart on Thursday said it plans to hire 60,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, an increase of nearly 10% from last year.

September 15, 2014

The Walmart Foundation on Monday launched "Fight Hunger. Spark Change.," a nationwide campaign calling on the public to get involved in the fight against hunger. 

September 11, 2014

Walmart's recently released 2014 Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List shows that although kids' preferences in toys are shifting, their hunger for imagination and creativity is unrelenting. 

September 10, 2014

Walmart  on Tuesday stated it will rebrand its small Express grocery format to the Walmart Neighborhood Market. 

 

September 1, 2014

LATINA Style magazine last week named Walmart, Target, CVS Caremark and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service four of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work at.

August 28, 2014

Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart, which was acquired earlier this year by grocer Loblaw Cos., is looking to test the sale of fresh produce beginning in September, according to a Toronto Star report.

August 24, 2014

With the Hispanic population in the United States hovering around 55 million and estimates predicting that they’ll soon make up nearly one-third of the population, it’s becoming imperative to reach this group of consumers. 

August 21, 2014

Walmart will be opening two Walmart Care Clinics in Columbus, Ga., and in Carrollton, Ga., on Aug. 29, according to a report in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published Wednesday. 

 

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.