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  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has relaunched its $2 billion No Boundaries private label fashion brand with styles, sizes and features designed to appeal to Gen Z consumers. Launching in Walmart stores on July 16, 2024, the reimagined line features 130 pieces spanning women’s clothing and intimates, men’s apparel, shoes and accessories, with 80% of the items retailing for […]
  1. Channel: Club
The Sam’s Club division of Walmart is supersizing crowdsourcing via its Member’s Mark Community, an opt-in network that boasts 50,000 engaged participants. The Community provides input on products before they reach Sam’s Club stores, from voting on exclusive flavors to testing and trialing new items. The retailer had relaunched the Member’s Mark private label brand […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart-owned Sam’s Club says it’s turning to artificial intelligence to speed up its own exit technology. Instead of requiring store staff to check members’ purchases against their receipts when leaving the store, Sam’s Club customers who pay either at a register or through the Scan & Go mobile app can now walk out of the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Sam’s Club will open its 37,000-square-foot design thinking studio, dubbed Clubhouse, this summer on the retailer’s Bentonville, Ark. campus. Sam’s Club, which first announced plans for the studio in June 2022, will use Clubhouse as an innovation engine for testing products and designing new, enhanced experiences for members and associates. Additionally, the retailer has digitized […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Walmart plans to build or convert more than 150 large-format stores over the next five years, it announced on Wednesday. Some of the locations will be expanded from a smaller location into a Supercenter with a full range of groceries and merchandise, but the majority will be new stores, Josh Havens, a company spokesman, said. […]
  1. Department: Food
Kroger will require its fresh produce suppliers to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices for all products they sell to the supermarket giant by 2028 or 2030, depending on the grower’s size. Medium- to large-sized growers will be expected to meet the goal by the end of 2028, while small growers will have until 2030 […]
  1. Data & Insights
The New York Times reports that Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is going to begin replacing the folks who check customer receipts as they leave the store – the stores will begin using AI “to scan shoppers’ carts so they no longer have to show a receipt at the exit upon checking out.” The move is designed […]
  1. Retailer Media
For several years now the term “retail media” has been buzzing around both retail and media circles. Whether you’re looking for a deeper understanding of the implications and applications of retail media or need a down-and-dirty explainer on what retail media actually is, you’ve landed in the right place. This special Retail TouchPoints resource hub […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Artificial intelligence is no stranger to the retail industry. Amazon.com was an early adopter of AI, leveraging it more than two decades ago to provide online shoppers with fairly rudimentary product recommendations. The use of AI in retail has advanced substantially since then and is now an important staple for brands’ e-commerce technology stacks, driving […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The CPG Guys are joined by Lex Josephs, VP/GM of Sam’s Club Member Access Platform, the retail media division of Sam’s Club, a unit of Walmart. MAP’s mission is to provide the most valuable and additive ads experience to our member. It’s our member-first approach that differentiates us, along with the combination of our platform, […]
  1. International
Walmart has announced major leadership changes within the company, with Judith McKenna, president and CEO of Walmart International, set to retire after 27 years with the retailer. Effective Sept. 11, Kath McLay will take over as the president and CEO of Walmart International, while Chris Nicholas will assume the role of president and CEO of Sam’s Club U.S., Walmart President and […]
  1. Channel: Drug
In-store digital media startup Cooler Screens is suing Walgreens, previously one of the highest-profile adopters of its technology, which integrates smart screens onto cooler doors to power in-store advertising. Cooler Screens is seeking $200 million for breach of contract and is seeking to prevent the retailer from removing the screen technology from its stores. A […]
  1. Data & Insights
Available to clients in the IRS Payments dashboard. “Q: Do you think tax — lower tax refunds impacted you guys at all with all your data any way to tell which of your customers may have been impacted by that…?  A: Mike, Look, we don’t have tremendous data on this. We never had a great […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Sam’s Club has launched a partner program for its Member Access Platform (MAP), the platform through which brands can access and manage their ad campaigns on the retailer’s media network. Through the Sam’s Club MAP Partners Club, brand advertisers can now easily connect with agencies and technologies to plan and execute their marketing campaigns. The […]
  1. Department: Food
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club is marking its 40th anniversary this month with in-club events and special deals, including the chance for first-time members to join for as little as $10. The Walmart division plans to continue the celebration throughout the year with surprises and special offers for members. The first Sam’s outlet opened on […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The CPG Guys are joined by Lex Josephs, VP/GM of Sam’s Club Member Access Platform, the retail media division of Sam’s Club, a unit of Walmart. MAP’s mission is to provide the most valuable and additive ads experience to our member. It’s our member-first approach that differentiates us, along with the combination of our platform, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
BJ’s Wholesale Club has entered a partnership with Simbe to roll out the solution provider’s automated business intelligence robot, Tally, to all 237 stores. The retailer plans to utilize the AI-powered solution to provide greater visibility into club conditions and drive deeper business insights. Tally autonomously roams club aisles multiple times per day, leveraging its […]
  1. Data & Insights
Walmart-owned Sam’s Club announced that “real-time, intelligently retargeted display advertising is now available across tens of thousands of sites on the open web through Sam’s Club Member Access Platform (MAP). This feature — provided in partnership with The Trade Desk and LiveRamp (RAMP) — leverages first-party member data, advertiser data and AI-powered, real-time behavioral insights […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Buoyed by record membership growth, Sam’s Club announced plans to open more than 30 new clubs across the country, starting with a unit in Florida that is slated to open next year. The Walmart division also revealed a multiple-year plan to invest in and modernize its supply chain through new distribution and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Sam’s Club is known for being an innovator within the retail industry. In this video clip from Total Retail Tech 2022 in Nashville, Tim Simmons, senior vice president and chief product officer of Sam’s Club, speaks about the technology foundation fueling the retailer’s culture of innovation. You can watch the full recording of Simmons’ keynote session from […]
  1. Channel: Club
The Los Angeles Times, prompted by the fact that Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is now undercutting Costco on the price of a hot dog-and-sodas combo – $1.38 vs. $1.50 – decided to do a taste test. Costco:  “The dog, in a soft sesame seed bun, is very good. It’s juicy, salty and has a pleasant snap […]
  1. Stores & Formats
CNBC reports that Walmart-owned Sam’s Club plans to “open more than 30 new stores in the U.S., marking its most aggressive expansion in years. “The warehouse club’s next store is expected to open in Florida in 2024. Sam’s Club also plans to open five fulfillment and distribution centers this year, with the first of those […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
[[ Getty Images Walmart-owned Sam’s Club on Thursday said it will open more than 30 new stores in the U.S., marking its most aggressive expansion in years. The warehouse club’s next store is expected to open in Florida in 2024. Sam’s Club also plans to open five fulfillment and distribution centers this year, with the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Sam’s Club is embarking on an ambitious expansion of its physical footprint, beginning with five new fulfillment and distribution centers opening this year — the first, in Georgia, in Q3 2023. The club retailer also plans to open more than 30 larger-format stores, most of which will include enhanced perimeter departments, bigger healthcare spaces and […]
  1. Stores & Formats
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Buoyed by record membership growth, Sam’s Club on Thursday announced plans to open more than 30 new clubs across the country, starting with a unit in Florida that is slated to open next year. The Walmart division also revealed a multiple-year plan to invest in and modernize its supply chain through new […]
  1. CPG: HBC
The Black Friday sale no longer lasts only a day – retailers have already started discounting in the run-up to 27 November. Here’s a roundup of some of the offers: o Aldi is running a Black Friday sale online and waiting until the day itself to launch its deal. It is offering a Nintendo Switch […]
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