In this exclusive 20-page special report, DSN examines Walmart’s mission to be America’s destination for health and wellness — and the leadership team charting the course. Walmart executives — including president of health and wellness Labeed Diab, SVP of baby, paper goods, chemicals, OTC and optical Carmen Bauza, and others share the company's vision in pharmacy, OTC, specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, optical and more.
Walmart Pharmacy & Business News
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Walmart, Costco and Rite Aid are three retailers driving significant traction in vitamin, mineral and supplement sales, TABS Group reported in May, helping to take share away from such online retailers as Amazon, which captures 36% of all online vitamin traffic, even as sales overall were up 3% to $11.8 billion.
Walmart continues its building boom in Northwest Arkansas, opening a Neighborhood Market store just a few miles from the chain’s headquarters in Bentonville.
“This transition demonstrates Walmart’s commitment to long-term succession planning and keeping high caliber, capable leaders at the head of our company,” said outgoing chairman Rob Walton.
Reuters has reported that Walmart is taking steps to improve working conditions in its stores.
Former Walmart EVP and chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton has joined the board of directors of Crossmark, a sales, marketing and merchandising services company focused on the retail and consumer goods industries.
A new and radically different concept for frontline health care emerged last year when Walmart unveiled its first Walmart Care Clinics in Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. If things go according to plan, patients and health plan payers across the United States can look forward to a cheaper and more affordable alternative to the family doctor for nearly all their primary care needs.
Which U.S. company fits more Americans with glasses and contact lenses than any other? That would be Walmart, which also happens to operate the largest chain of vision centers in the country.
Walmart means health and wellness. Increasingly, that’s the message that Wal-Mart Stores is working to convey to the 140 million Americans who walk through its store aisles each week.