BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Friday reported fiscal first quarter income of $2.1 billion on a 4.4% increase in revenue, to $122.7 billion, thanks largely to a jump in online grocery sales. Walmart’s digital sales increased 33% in the quarter ended April 27. The company projects online sales will increase 40% for the full year.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – In an effort to continue to be part of the solution to the nation’s opioid epidemic, Walmart is introducing new policies, programs and tools aimed at curbing opioid misuse and abuse. These initiatives apply to all Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States and Puerto Rico. Walmart Inc. supports
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Total health care spending in the U.S. climbed to $3.4 trillion in 2016 and is expected to reach $5.5 trillion by 2020, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. With these costs on the rise, the adoption of wellness incentive programs by health care plans is becoming very popular. Earlier
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club has tapped Sean Jackson to succeed Jill Turner-Mitchael as senior vice president for consumables and health and wellness. Jackson, who joined Sam’s Club in 2009 from Linens ’n Things, most recently served as vice president for home. He began his career at May Department Stores. Turner-Mitchael retired effective January 31.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club has promoted Sean Jackson to the post of senior vice president and general merchandise manager of consumables and health and wellness. He succeeds Jill Turner-Mitchael, who retired from that role at the end of January. Turner-Mitchael joined Walmart in 1992 as a pharmacist in Lubbock, Texas. During her 26 years with the
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club plans to close 63 of its U.S. outlets in the next few weeks. The Walmart warehouse club chain said Thursday that the move will leave it with 597 locations, most of which also house pharmacies. “Transforming our business means managing our real estate portfolio and Walmart needs a strong fleet of
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president and general merchandise manager for consumables and health and wellness at Sam’s Club, is retiring. A Sam’s Club spokeswoman confirmed that Turner-Mitchael plans to retire at the end of the fiscal year. The Walmart warehouse club chain has not yet named a successor, the spokeswoman said. Turner-Mitchael
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported its 12th consecutive quarter of same-store sales gains at its U.S. stores. The retail giant said Thursday that comparable-store sales for the second quarter rose 1.8% compared to a 1.6% increase in the same period of 2016. Comp sales at the Sam’s Club unit rose 1.2%, doubling the 0.6% growth
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported strong first-quarter sales that included gains in its U.S. business, which got a lift from aggressive pricing that lured more shoppers into its stores. Store visits rose 1.5% in the quarter, a period in which many retailers saw fewer shoppers. Heavy discounting contributed to a slight decline in average basket
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club is adding higi health screening stations to most of its more than 600 locations with a pharmacy. The Walmart warehouse club chain said Tuesday that the higi health kiosks enable customers to measure their blood pressure, pulse, weight and body mass index (BMI). In addition, consumers can track their health
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — John Furner has been named president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club. He succeeds Rosalind Brewer, who is retiring effective February 1. Furner has been chief merchandising officer at Sam’s Club, with responsibility for global sourcing, packaging and private brands. He was named to the post in October 2015. Before that
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reportedly is realigning its top management to have several executives oversee both online and in-store operations. Chief marketing officer Tony Rogers will now take on online and digital marketing efforts, including for Jet.com, according to an internal company memo cited by The Wall Street Journal. Jeremy King, head of the WalmartLabs
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — This Saturday, free health screenings will be offered at more than 5,200 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores nationwide in what Walmart called its biggest screening event ever. The company said Wednesday that Walmart Wellness Day will be held on Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in over 4,600 Walmart stores
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Rosalind Brewer is set to retire from her position as president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club, effective February 1. Brewer, who has led Walmart’s warehouse club division since February 2012, will be replaced by John Furner, who currently serves as chief merchandising officer at Sam’s Club, with responsibility for overseeing