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Pegus leaves Walmart for Morgan Health

Pegus leaves Walmart for Morgan Health

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Dr. Cheryl Pegus, who led Walmart’s health and wellness business, has left the retailer to become a managing director of Morgan Health, a JP Morgan Chase unit investing in innovators in the sector. As executive vice president for health and wellness at Walmart, Pegus launched programs designed to raise the standard of

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Army veteran Oh serves culturally diverse community for Walmart

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Army veteran Oh serves culturally diverse community for Walmart

DULUTH, Ga. — John Oh was introduced to his future profession by a pharmacy officer when he was serving as an Army ammunition specialist in 2001. “He motivated me to pursue a career in the pharmacy profession to assist our soldiers and community providing pharmaceutical service,” Oh says. After graduating from Mercer University College of

Alert Innovation to be acquired by Walmart

Alert Innovation to be acquired by Walmart

ANDOVER, Mass. – Alert Innovation, a market leader in e-grocery fulfillment automation, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Walmart. Alert Innovation has been working with Walmart to customize technology for Walmart’s market fulfillment centers (MFCs) since 2016 and began piloting the Alphabot System in Walmart’s first MFC in Salem, New Hampshire in 2019.

Lawsuits against chains over generic Tylenol autism risk consolidated

Lawsuits against chains over generic Tylenol autism risk consolidated

NEW YORK — On Wednesday a panel of federal judges ordered that more than 80 cases accusing CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walmart of selling generic Tylenol (acetaminophen) without warning of a potential link to autism if taken during pregnancy be consolidated. The cases have been consolidated for multi-district litigation to Judge Denise Cote

Walmart Wellness Day highlights flu immunizations, updated boosters

Walmart Wellness Day highlights flu immunizations, updated boosters

BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Walmart is inviting communities to get healthy ahead of peak flu season at Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., where customers can receive affordable immunizations like flu, pneumonia, shingles, HPV and more at pharmacies nationwide. COVID-19 bivalent boosters will also be available with no out-of-pocket costs

Walmart opens first of four next generation fulfillment centers

Walmart opens first of four next generation fulfillment centers

JOLIET, Ill. — Walmart held grand opening ceremonies on Wednesday for a 1.1 million-square-foot Next Generation fulfillment center (FC) here. Walmart FCs work to store millions of items, available on Walmart.com, that are then picked, packed and shipped directly to customers – now faster than ever. The new state-of-the-art facility will also fulfill Marketplace items

Howard Hacker to join Walmart as VP, Health and Wellness Compliance

Howard Hacker to join Walmart as VP, Health and Wellness Compliance

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced that Howard Hacker will be joining the company on October 17 as the new VP, Health and Wellness Compliance, reporting to Matt Miner, Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. “Howard Hacker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role and will be responsible for overseeing health and wellness

Walmart expands its virtual presence with Roblox

Walmart expands its virtual presence with Roblox

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As part of its ongoing quest to meet its customers wherever they are, Walmart on Monday launched two new immersive virtual experiences on Roblox, a metaverse gaming platform. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces are meant to offer unique interactive content and entertainment for Gen Z shoppers, allowing

Walmart gearing up for holiday season

Walmart gearing up for holiday season

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is ready to serve its customers this holiday season, offering better value and more convenience than ever as customers start their holiday shopping. More than half of Walmart customers will start their holiday shopping research in October and Walmart is prepared to meet their needs and help them make the most

West Virginia settles with CVS, Walmart over opioid crisis claims

West Virginia settles with CVS, Walmart over opioid crisis claims

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Walmart and CVS Pharmacy have settled with the state of West Virginia for a combined total of $147 million in a lawsuit over the companies’ roles in contributing to the oversupply of prescription drugs that fueled the opioid epidemic in the country’s most impacted state, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday. Walmart and CVS were

Walmart shows where work really gets done

Walmart shows where work really gets done

Walmart’s Bentonville headquarters office is once again open for business, and the retailer’s home office associates are returning to the desks, cubicles and spaces they had diligently occupied before the now-legendary pandemic disrupted their routines, schedules and lives so many months ago. The significance of this event far outweighs the renewed shuttling of bodies and

Walmart Q2 sales, earnings beat expectations

Walmart Q2 sales, earnings beat expectations

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported stronger than expected second quarter sales and earnings on Tuesday, and revised its full-year earnings outlook. The company said it delivered strong top-line growth globally, partially driven by inflation. Total revenue was $152.9 billion, up 8.4%, or 9.1% in constant currency. Comp sales for  Walmart U.S. grew 6.5%, and 11.7%

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