ROCKVILLE, Md. — Among many of today’s consumers, retailer loyalty extends only as far as conveniently and cost-effectively getting the best price on the product they want. The retailer that meets that need wins the sale. Based on this logic, it’s no wonder Walmart continues to essentially go toe-to-toe with retail juggernaut Amazon. Analysis featured in
ATLANTA — Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, today announced it will be participating in Walmart Wellness events on Saturday, September 22 at more than 4,600 locations across the country. Sharecare’s participation in the largest health fair in the country is the latest expansion of its strategic partnership with
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — With a catastrophic storm, flooding and power outages hitting the Eastern Seaboard, Walmart and Sam’s Club are launching a customer campaign to assist impacted communities with hurricane relief. As part of the Walmart 2018 Relief Fund at Foundation, Walmart will match customer donations two-to-one with cash donations up to $5 million for disaster
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Among major retailers, Walmart is far and away the retail leader by number of shoppers. In 2018, 64% of U.S. adults (about 162 million) have shopped at Walmart in the past three months, according to market research firm Packaged Facts in the new report Walmart as Omnichannel Competitor, which focuses on omnichannel (online,
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Anthem, Inc. announced an arrangement with Walmart to advance the companies’ mutual goals of reducing healthcare costs and providing consumers with increased access to over-the counter (O-T-C) medicines and services that can improve their health. The Anthem-Walmart program, launching in January 2019, will enable consumers who are enrolled in Anthem’s affiliated Medicare Advantage
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Marybeth Hays, one of Walmart’s highest-ranking female executives, will be leaving the company in January 2019. Hays, who had served as executive vice president of consumables and health and wellness for just over a year, will leave the company early next year, according to an internal memo sent Friday from U.S. chief
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday reported fiscal second quarter earnings and sales that topped analysts’ forecasts, as digital sales ticked higher and more shoppers visited its stores and spent more per visit. Same-store sales in the United States increased 4.5%, the retailer’s strongest comp growth in more than a decade. Sales were particularly vigorous
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has hired health care industry veteran Sean Slovenski to serve as senior vice president of health and wellness at Walmart U.S. He will report directly to Walmart U.S. president and chief executive officer Greg Foran. “Sean is a proven leader and entrepreneur with an established track record in defining and building
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Of 67 million pet-owning households in the U.S., two-thirds do any type of shopping at Walmart or Sam’s Club, with Walmart alone claiming 43 million pet-owning households in its customer base, according to data published in U.S. Pet Market Focus: Walmart as Competitor, the third report in a four-part series on Walmart Inc.
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.
ATLANTA and BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, and Walmart Inc. have announced a strategic partnership aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the retail giant’s associates and their families and friends, as well as the people living in the communities in which
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
NEW YORK — Walmart is reportedly in talks to acquire health insurer Humana Inc. in a move to keep up with the consolidating health care marketplace and be competitive with Amazon.com. The proposed deal, reported by The Wall Street Journal, would squarely position a Walmart-Humana combination against the CVS Health-Aetna union that is expected to
NEW YORK — According to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Walmart and health insurer Humana are in early talks regarding a possible merger. WSJ says it isn’t clear what terms the companies may be discussing, and the story said there is no guarantee they will strike a deal. However, if they