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Live Nation Entertainment elects Latriece Watkins to board

Live Nation Entertainment elects Latriece Watkins to board

LOS ANGELES — Live Nation Entertainment announced Tuesday the election of Latriece Watkins to its board of directors. With over two decades of experience at the nation’s largest retailer, Watkins currently serves as executive vice president of Walmart’s U.S. consumables division where she leads all merchandising strategies for the company’s baby, beauty, household chemicals, household

Walmart selects Epic to help customers simplify their health care

Walmart selects Epic to help customers simplify their health care

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced a new partnership with Epic, the most widely-used and comprehensive health records system, to help make it simple for customers to live healthier. Through this single, unified system, Walmart Health will engage patients, health care professionals, insurance carriers and other stakeholders while enhancing communication, personalization and information sharing amongst health

Walmart closes $2 billion Green Bond issuance

Walmart closes $2 billion Green Bond issuance

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Inc. said Thursday that it has closed its previously announced $2 billion inaugural green bond offering. Net proceeds will be allocated to fund current and prospective projects to advance Walmart’s sustainability goals. The green bond is Walmart’s first offering under the company’s Green Financing Framework, published August 2021, which details the

Walmart sets $2 billion green bond offering

Walmart sets $2 billion green bond offering

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart entered the green bond market Wednesday with a record-setting $2 billion offering. The giant retailer said that net proceeds from the green bond offering will be used to fund projects designed to help Walmart achieve its sustainability goals. “It certainly seems like they’re serious about taking a sustainability leadership role within

Walmart to offer pay raises for over 565,000 employees

Walmart to offer pay raises for over 565,000 employees

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced this week that it will be issuing a new pay hike and around 565,000 employees will benefit from it. John Furner, Walmart’s US president and chief executive officer, announced the news to its workforce through a memo. It stated that starting Sept. 25, staff associates working in the company’s store

Walmart names Dr. John Wigneswaran as new chief medical officer

Walmart names Dr. John Wigneswaran as new chief medical officer

BENTONVILLE, Ark. —Walmart recently named  Dr. John Wigneswaran, a veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, as its new chief medical officer.  Dr. Wigneswaran previously served as chief medical officer of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts and before that was vice president of medical affairs at DaVita. Prior to that, he worked at Fresenius Medical Care and

United Airlines teams with Albertsons and Walmart on COVID testing

United Airlines teams with Albertsons and Walmart on COVID testing

CHICAGO –  United Airlines customers now have access even more COVID testing locations, including more than 3,000 new Walmart and Albertson Cos. locations across the U.S., through the airline’s website and mobile app in the Travel Ready Center. Customers can now easily book COVID-19 testing appointments at more than 3,800 total testing providers powered by

Grocery sales, back-to-school spending fuel Walmart earnings

Grocery sales, back-to-school spending fuel Walmart earnings

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart continued to gain share of the U.S. grocery market in its second quarter, driven in part by growth in its nearly year-old Walmart+ membership program. A strong start to the back-to-school shopping season also helped lift comps at its U.S. stores, the company reported today. Walmart raised its forecast for fiscal

Make human connections and health equity will follow

Make human connections and health equity will follow

As the retailization of health care accelerates post-pandemic, humanized commerce approaches will become a new-normal U.S. retail trend. Shoppers’ values will continue to shift even more in the direction of human concerns and human priorities. According to the CDC, health equity is when each person has the chance to reach “his or her full health

Walmart to commercialize its technology

Walmart to commercialize its technology

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced on Wednesday that it will make some of its online, in-store fulfillment, and store pickup technologies available to other businesses through a strategic partnership with Adobe Commerce. “We’ve built new capabilities to serve the evolving needs of our own customers, and we have a unique opportunity to use our experience

Walmart to pay 100% of college tuition for employees

Walmart to pay 100% of college tuition for employees

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is enhancing its Live Better U (LBU) education benefit, paying 100% of the cost of college tuition and books for associates enrolled in the program. Starting on August 16, the retailer will eliminate the $1 a day fee it had charged for participating associates, the company said Tuesday. This means approximately

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