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Walmart piloting drone delivery of COVID-19 at-home test kits

Walmart piloting drone delivery of COVID-19 at-home test kits

BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Walmart has teamed up with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp to pilot drone delivery of at-home COVID-19 testing kits in North Las Vegas, beginning on Wednesday. “There’s a lot we can learn from our drone delivery pilots to help determine what roles drones can play in pandemic response, health care delivery and retail,” Tom

Companies embrace broadened missions

Companies embrace broadened missions

In a recent video marking the first anniversary of the Business Roundtable’s adoption of a revised statement of purpose for a corporation, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon spoke about how the new definition — which was expanded from a tight focus on shareholders to one that also includes customers, employees, suppliers and communities — reflects the

Walmart teams up with Zipline to test drone deliveries

Walmart teams up with Zipline to test drone deliveries

BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Walmart announced that it is working Zipline to test drone delivery early next year. Beginning in 2021, Zipline will begin making on-demand deliveries for Walmart for “select health and wellness products with the potential to expand to general merchandise,” Tom Ward, senior vice president of customer product at Walmart, said in a blog

New Walmart Health opens at Newnan Supercenter

New Walmart Health opens at Newnan Supercenter

BENTONVILLE, Ark.. — Walmart has opened its fourth Georgia Walmart Health location, this one in Newnan, Ga. next to its Supercenter. The new state-of-the-art facility provides primary care, urgent care, labs, dental, hearing, counseling, x-ray and diagnostics services all in one location at affordable, transparent pricing regardless of a patient’s insurance status. “As we expand

Balbale to lead beauty business at Walmart

Balbale to lead beauty business at Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Continuing the transformation of its beauty department, Walmart has named Musab Balbale as vice president and general manager for beauty. He will lead all merchandising strategies for the retailer’s omnichannel beauty business. Balbale has been a part of the Walmart Beauty team for almost four years, leading the e-commerce sector of the

Walmart rolls out Walmart+

Walmart rolls out Walmart+

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Tuesday launched its Walmart+ membership program, which is designed to compete with Amazon Prime by leveraging both in-store and online assets that include fuel discounts and unlimited free delivery from stores. Membership, available to Walmart customers beginning on September 15, will cost $98 a year or $12.95 a month and

Walmart hosting online wellness event

Walmart hosting online wellness event

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is bringing together experts in nutrition, mental health and cardiac care for a three-day wellness event, being staged online this year in lieu of the in-store health fairs it typically offers. The free event, dubbed Walmart Wellness Live, begins August 28 and will feature recording artist Patti LaBelle, cardiologist Juan Rivera

Walmart posts record online sales on pandemic boost

Walmart posts record online sales on pandemic boost

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart’s second-quarter results beat Wall Street estimates, as the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic drove sales gains. Comp-store sales were up 9.3% for the quarter, led by strength in general merchandise and food. Walmart U.S. e-commerce sales grew 97% with strong results across all channels. Total revenue for the quarter was

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