Whole Foods Market has named the former VP of marketing for Walmart’s Sam’s Club division as global VP of marketing.
Walmart Pharmacy & Business News
The upgraded Walmart.Moneygram.com site is built on the new MTaaS platform (Money Transfer as a Service), extending the same services as MoneyGram's website, moneygram.com through a co-branded experience.
Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand. According to TechCrunch, the company’s people and technology show that the San Francisco startup has changed grocery stores for good. (TechCrunch)
Walmart has unveiled its annual top toy list, chosen by hundreds of kids.
Walmart is going on the offensive against Kroger and other traditional supermarkets to regain some of the market share that it has lost. (Cincinnatti Business Courier)
Walmart needed to buy Jet.com rather than build its e-commerce capabilities and there's three things that will happen after the acquisition is complete. (Forbes)
Overall, Walmart realized a 0.5% increase in second-quarter sales to $120.9 billion.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have coordinated efforts as part of the $500,000 donation to send truckloads of water to affected areas.
It's been a contentious election cycle so far, but who are "Walmart moms" voting for? Penn Schoen Berland and Public Opinion Strategies recently spearheaded the third polling of "Walmart moms" - moms who have shopped at Walmart in the month prior. According to an ABC News report, it's a group that makes up 14% to 17% percent of the American electorate. "They voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012, and for the respective GOP and Democratic congressional majorities in 2010 and 2014," ABC News reported. This year, however, it doesn't appear either candidate, Clinton or Trump, is favored. (ABC News)