Walmart “opened the doors” to its Cyber Monday deals Sunday night at 8 p.m.
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Everyone wants to know how Walmart can compete with Amazon in e-commerce when the latter doesn't really make money at it. According to Ad Age, "The more Walmart does to differentiate itself from Amazon and offer a better value proposition, the more it will succeed," she said. "The more it focuses on price and value, the more it can compete." But it's a very long game. [Ad Age]
Pharmacy and retail NACDS members members were able to discuss issues surrounding Medicaid, prescription drug monitoring program funding, opioid abuse, plastic bag preemptions and back-to-school sales tax holidays.
CNBC reported Tuesday that former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon crash-landed his small airplane in Fayettevill, Ark. on a trip between Bentonville and Waco, Texas. He and his two passengers escaped with minor injuries after he parachute landed the plane. (CNBC)
Michelle Gloeckler will continue to lead Walmart's Health and Wellness business as EVP of consumables and health and wellness.
Listen to an exclusive audio Halloween story created for Walmart by comedian and writer Paul Soter.
Wal-Mart wants to use drones to check warehouse inventory and assist with curbside pickup and delivery services, and has applied for permission from regulators to do so, according to CNBC. “Drones have a lot of potential to further connect our vast network of stores, distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation fleet,” company spokesman Dan Toporek told CNBC. “There is a Walmart within five miles of 70 percent of the U.S. population, which creates some unique and interesting possibilities for serving customers with drones.” (CNBC)
A new partnership between InComm Healthcare and Pursuant Health, whose kiosks are placed in several Walmart stores, will offer a rewards card for enrolled patients who complete a health risk assessment and a biometric assessment.
Walmart’s Greenlight a Vet program aims to bring recognition to the veterans transitioning back to school, jobs and neighborhoods.