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Walmart names McLay Sam’s Club CEO

Walmart names McLay Sam’s Club CEO

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has promoted Kathryn McLay to lead Sam’s Club as the division’s new president and chief executive officer. McLay succeeds John Furner, who was elevated last month to the role of president and CEO of Walmart’s U.S. division. McLay’s promotion comes less than a year after she was named executive vice president

Digimarc brings Scan & Shop technology to Walmart’s Toy Catalog

Digimarc brings Scan & Shop technology to Walmart’s Toy Catalog

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Digimarc Corp. said that Walmart has activated its seasonal toy catalog utilizing Digimarc technology. For the first time, customers with Apple iOS and Google Android devices can use their phones to shop for the hottest toys of the holiday season right from the pages of Walmart’s toy catalog. The new digitized experience

Walmart Q3 earnings surge to $3.3 billion

Walmart Q3 earnings surge to $3.3 billion

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday reported that its third-quarter revenue rose 2.5% to $128 billion on strong sales at its U.S. stores and websites. U.S. comparable sales increased 3.2%, extending a four-year streak of quarterly gains. U.S. e-commerce sales increased 41%, driven by gains in Walmart’s grocery business, which is gaining competitiveness thanks to

Walmart unveils newest edition of its online Toy Lab

Walmart unveils newest edition of its online Toy Lab

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart and eko, the leader in choice-driven entertainment, Wednesday unveiled the Walmart Toy Lab for the 2019 holiday season at www.walmarttoylab.com. A free, online interactive experience, the Walmart Toy Lab invites kids to test this year’s most-wanted toys from their tablet or computer. The Walmart Toy Lab brings fun to holiday shopping,

John Furner named to lead Walmart U.S.

John Furner named to lead Walmart U.S.

BENTONVILLE — Walmart said Thursday that John Furner will become the president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., effective November 1. John Furner Furner, who currently serves as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, will succeed Greg Foran, who has led Walmart U.S. for five years. Foran is leaving Walmart to become CEO at

Walmart brings One Drop’s diabetes kits to retail stores

Walmart brings One Drop’s diabetes kits to retail stores

NEW YORK — One Drop, a leader in digital therapeutics solutions for diabetes and other chronic conditions, Tuesday announced that its wireless glucose meter kit and supplies are now available at hundreds of Walmart stores in the United States. Each kit includes a Bluetooth glucose meter, lancing device, carry case, test strips and lancets, as

Mighty Spark rolls out all-natural poultry at Walmart and CVS stores

Mighty Spark rolls out all-natural poultry at Walmart and CVS stores

MINNEAPOLIS — Mighty Spark – an independent company that donates a meal with each purchase consumers make of their all-natural premium poultry – is expanding its assortment and presence at retailers nationwide with the launch of patties and ground blends at select Walmart stores, and chicken snack sticks at 2,500 CVS locations. “In addition to

Walmart taps digital upskilling platform to prepare workers for health care jobs

Walmart taps digital upskilling platform to prepare workers for health care jobs

BOSTON — Penn Foster announced Wednesday that its unique upskilling platform for health care has been selected by Walmart as part of an ambitious initiative designed to prepare workers for opportunities in high-demand health professional fields. A pioneer in middle-skills training, Penn Foster’s digital platform enables employers to deliver on-demand, career-specific coursework through a blended

Walmart adds health care to Live Better U’s offerings

Walmart adds health care to Live Better U’s offerings

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Less than two weeks after providing a first glimpse into its pioneering “Walmart Health’ concept, the company has unveiled a plan to train associates for occupations in health care. Beginning September 24, Walmart’s 1.5 million associates in the United States can apply for one of seven bachelor’s degrees and two career diplomas

Retailers take action following gun violence

Retailers take action following gun violence

NEW YORK — With mass shootings becoming an all too frequent occurrence in American life, the debate over gun control continues to be a hot-button topic for the nation. As many politicians, including presidential candidates, as well as a growing number of citizens, call for tighter gun control measures, many retailers are adhering to the

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

WASHINGTON – The Business Roundtable on Thursday tapped Walmart president and chief executive Doug McMillon to serve as its next chairman. He will serve a two-year term starting January 1. McMillon will succeed Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, as chairman of the association of corporate chief executive officers, which aims to promote

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