The Nov. 14 gala will include a reception, followed by dinner and an awards presentation and a dessert reception.
Walmart Pharmacy & Business News
Both Walmart and CVS Health recently announced concerted investments in curbside pickup services that attract new customers, engender loyalty and scale supply chain efficiencies.
Walmart is upping some managers’ salaries in anticipation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, 2016.
Walmart beat five world records at last year’s single-day health screening event for the most blood pressure, glucose and vision screenings, the most immunizations administered and the most food samples offered.
Walmart has gone into high gear in its fight to challenge Amazon.
"This company, over time, is going to look like more of an ecommerce company," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday at Walmart's annual investor day in Bentonville, Ark., according to a report in Business Insider. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday at Walmart's annual investor day that stores will remain vital to Walmart's future, but the company will be cutting back on new store growth and will increase investments in ecommerce. (Business Insider)
Walmart is hosting 26 startups to present their ideas as part of the company's Technology Open Call, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported Thursday. The event is being held in conjunction with Friday's Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit and features companies like FreshSpire, a service that notifies participating consumers the availability of discounted produce that's about to expire. "We feel like the way that FreshSpire can really make the most impact is to partner with a global-scale store, and Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world," company co-founder Shraddha Rathod, told the Gazette. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)
Walmart gave a lackluster profit outlook for next year, and said it will slow new store openings as it invests in remodels and digital initiatives.
Last year's health fair at Walmart was a tremendous success, with the company administering more than 300,000 health screenings and delivering more than 50,000 immunizations.