Articles on Walmart.

  1. Trends & External Forces
Walmart allegedly fired an employee in New Jersey after he tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment screening test. The worker in question, Eric Zanetich, had not even reported for his first shift at the chain when he was let go. Marijuana consumption is legal in New Jersey and the state’s law makes clear that […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, deployments and pilots from September, including Walmart, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Kwik Trip, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Boots, Lowe’s, Ikea, and Aldi. Lowe’s is tapping NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to create interactive store digital twins in Mill Creek, Wash,. and Charlotte, N.C. “We are always looking […]
  1. Associates & Employees
The New York Times this morning writes that “by many measures, the labor market is still extraordinarily strong even as fears of a recession loom. The unemployment rate, which stood at 3.7 percent in August, remains near a five-decade low. There are twice as many job openings as unemployed workers available to fill them. Layoffs, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart and the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) have partnered to launch AutoT, a digital collectible platform featuring limited-edition figures and collectibles. The collection, which will be available both at and in stores, will feature exclusive figures and rare chase variants signed by stars and creators. Each series in the AutoT line is based […]
  1. Channel: Mass
  Walmart is targeting the next generation of consumers with interactive participatory marketing that it hopes to edify its relationship with a new generation of consumers according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   In what it hopes is branding coup, Walmart recently debuted 2 digital play experiences that tie […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on?  Which generations are […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Nike reported last week a 44 percent increase in inventory compared to the prior year period, driven by an increase in inventories from ongoing supply chain volatility. As a result, the sportswear brand plans to ramp up discounting and promotions to clear out some of its $9.7 billion in footwear and apparel before the holidays. On […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., & HILLSIDE, N.Y. Oct. 3, 2022 — Walmart and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) are proud to announce AutoT, the first of its kind revolutionary digital collectible platform featuring limited-edition figures and collectibles. Launching exclusively this month both on and in stores, AutoT collectibles will break new ground in the digital collector […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 3, 2022 — Walmart invites communities to get healthy ahead of peak flu season at Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., where customers can receive affordable immunizations like flu, pneumonia, shingles, HPV and more at pharmacies nationwide. COVID-19 bivalent boosters will also be available with […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Walmart believes that the value of its Walmart+ subscription is compelling enough to attract larger numbers to the service, even those participating in federal assistance programs. The retailer says that around 25 percent of its current members receive food assistance from the government.
  1. Trends & External Forces
ESG has been important to companies and to investors though recently there has been some blowback from certain segments of the market on whether ESG is a feel-good, hard to measure, share-holder unfriendly and fuzzy goal. This piece proposes that while ESG remains important a new ESG which is far more focused and therefore measurable, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Stannah, a specialist in lift products for public spaces, the workplace and the home, has launched a video powered retail service, Stannah Live. This will allow its customers to view live product demonstrations from the comfort of their own homes. Stannah has partnered with Emplifi Live Commerce on this initiative. Users will be connected to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Raydiant, a bricks and mortar experience specialist, has acquired Perch, a digital shopper marketing platform for in-store product engagement and sales. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “As a current Perch customer, we couldn’t be more excited about Raydiant’s acquisition,” says Kenny Endermuhle, Category Experience Design Manager at Nestlé Purina. “It accelerates meaningful AI and […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
This video features an interview with Chandra Holt, CEO and president of Conn’s HomePlus, and moderator Laura Wheeler, managing director at Ankura, at Total Retail Tech 2022 in Nashville. Named CEO and president of Conn’s HomePlus in August 2021, Chandra Holt has been hard at work the past year transforming the regional furniture and appliances retailer into a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
This video features an interview with Tim Simmons, senior vice president and chief product officer of Sam’s Club, and moderator Kathy Kimple, executive director of OSF Digital, at Total Retail Tech 2022 in Nashville. Sam’s Club, the membership warehouse club division of Walmart Inc., is well-known for being a retail innovator that’s constantly experimenting with […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hudson, which has more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks, and tourist destinations across North America, has secured two new locations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 3. As part of a 10-year agreement with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), Hudson will open Hudson Nonstop and Evolve by Hudson stores in Delta Air Lines’ concourse. […]
  1. Retailer Media
Best Buy will partner with DoubleVerify, a software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, to improve the measurement capabilities of its Best Buy Ads retail media network. The partnership will provide additional tools to both Best Buy and its brand partners to boost the efficiency of their ad campaigns. Best Buy advertisers that […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Rachel Marler, Chief Customer Officer of Haleon, the newly rebranded spinoff from GSK Consumer Healthcare.  Haleon plc is a British multinational consumer healthcare company. It is the largest consumer healthcare business in the world, with brands including Sensodyne toothpaste, Panadol and Advil painkillers […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Julian Galindo is a Client Project Manager at Bobsled, an Acadia company.   Amazon continues to rule over the eCommerce world as the largest platform in online shopping, but that also means competition is getting tougher as well. Brands need every edge they can get to stand out in a market that is constantly evolving.  […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The Chicago Business Journal reports that Walmart has opened a new, “next generation,” one million-square-foot fulfillment center in Joliet, Illinois, that will “fill and ship orders placed on” as well as “handle Marketplace items shipped by Walmart Fulfillment Services, the company’s end-to-end fulfillment service for third-party e-commerce sellers.” The retailer says that the facility […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Walmart has worked tirelessly for the past year to ensure our supply chain remains stable and strong for our customers, no matter when, where or how they want to shop this holiday season.Walmart has a long history of supporting customers, especially during the busiest and most important time of the year – the holiday season. […]
  1. Channel: Mass
JOLIET, Ill. — Walmart held grand opening ceremonies on Wednesday for a 1.1 million-square-foot Next Generation fulfillment center (FC) here. Walmart FCs work to store millions of items, available on, that are then picked, packed and shipped directly to customers – now faster than ever. The new state-of-the-art facility will also fulfill Marketplace items […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Incontinence, better known as a loss of bladder control, affects approximately 13 million Americans – 85% of whom are women. As a practicing physical therapist since 1977, Faye Pryor commonly encountered the consequences of this problem while treating patients with fall-related injuries. While assisting a patient with a bedpan, major spillage occurred on her clothes […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Big-box retailers aren’t the only ones contending with reverse logistics challenges. Returns are an expensive headache for third-party online sellers as well. Vendors on, eBay,, and must handle excessive e-commerce returns, as 20 percent of all online purchases are sent back. Online sellers must also contend with higher consumer expectations for a […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is diving into the metaverse with two immersive experiences on the Web3 platform Roblox, the retail giant announced Monday. In Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, Roblox users can shop in a virtual store of merchandise, go on a Ferris wheel, and unlock tokens and badges by playing various games and competitions. The […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
When Snapchat first hit the scene back in 2011 it was an instantaneous hit with younger audiences because it offered something that was almost impossible to find on the internet — transience. In the 11 years since, Snapchat has evolved to more closely resemble its social media counterparts (which in turn have adopted many Snapchat-style […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
On the subject of a new Walmart+ offering which provides pickup services for products that customers want to return, one MNB reader wrote: Not very green! Do not see how it is economical. Maybe not. I have no idea how closely the metrics have been examined, but if there are trucks out there making deliveries […]

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Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
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Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]