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Walmart commits $25 million to global COVID-19 response effort

Walmart commits $25 million to global COVID-19 response effort

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To help meet the critical needs resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $25 million to support organizations on the front lines responding to the outbreak. “In times of need, we see communities come together to do extraordinary things. This pandemic is no different,” said Kathleen McLaughlin,

Chains do their part to ease coronavirus worries

Chains do their part to ease coronavirus worries

NEW YORK — National and regional pharmacy chains were doing what they could to ease the coronavirus fears of shoppers and employees as the contagion spread. Seattle-based Bartell Drugs shipped more over-the-counter products to stores early this month after experiencing high demand due to concerns related to COVID-19. Bartell’s has two stores in the suburb

Walmart+ being tested as rival to Amazon Prime

Walmart+ being tested as rival to Amazon Prime

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has been testing its own membership program to compete with Amazon Prime, according to published reports. Called Walmart+, the program could launch as soon as next month. The move is seen as a recognition of how effective the Amazon Prime membership program, which debuted in 2005, has been in fueling customer

Walmart reports sales gains for Q4

Walmart reports sales gains for Q4

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported sales of $141.7 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, an increase of $12.9 billion, or about 2.1%, over the prior year period. Earnings and sales fell short of analysts expectations, however, and Walmart said that holiday sales were softer than expected. Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon said

Always working with Walmart and James Van Der Beek

Always working with Walmart and James Van Der Beek

CINCINNATI — This January, Procter & Gamble Co.’s Always  brand is teaming with James Van Der Beek (actor, writer, husband and devoted father of five) to continue their mission to #EndPeriodPoverty – so no girl misses out on the confidence-building activities she loves because of lack of access to period products. Last year, Always donated

SmileDirectClub launches new line of oral care products at Walmart

SmileDirectClub launches new line of oral care products at Walmart

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – SmileDirectClub announced on Monday the roll out of an end-to-end solution to keep teeth fresh, clean, bright, and healthy: a suite of affordable yet premium oral care products available exclusively at Walmart U.S. stores and Walmart.com. SmileDirectClub is the first provider of clear aligner therapy to offer oral care products in mass retail. SmileDirectClub’s inaugural

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,

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