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Editor’s note, Feb. 27, 2020: Our automated consolidation center opened July 2019 in Colton, California. By October 2019, the center had already hired more than 400 associates. It now supports all 42 of Walmart’s regional distribution centers. The center will hire 200 additional associates by 2021 at a starting rate of more than $17 per hour.Jan.…
January 14, 2019
By Tom Ward, Senior Vice President, Digital Operations, Walmart U.S. Over the last few years we’ve been working hard to bring Grocery Pickup and Delivery to more and more customers across the country for one reason: Customers love it! It makes shopping easy and saves loads of time. But, we’re not stopping with simply rolling out the service to…
January 8, 2019
By Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S. Easy. Free. Life-changing! These are just a few of the reasons millions of customers every week say they love using Walmart Grocery Pickup. We’ve created TV commercials for Walmart Grocery Pickup and promoted the service in other ways, but with the service now available nationally and…
January 6, 2019
As 2018 comes to a close, Walmart.com is revealing the year’s top-selling items. As always, there were some products that were popular across the country. For example, we know that Americans are likely binge watching their favorite shows with HDTVs being top sellers. Mainstays Pillows were also popular across the country. There were also some…
December 19, 2018
By Matt Smith and Matt Orcutt, Walmart Corporate Affairs On Thanksgiving Day, most Americans anticipate the traditional large meal of turkey and dressing followed by an equally traditional food-induced nap. But Meika Gates and Alicia Davis have other plans – big plans.A Team of Skilled Shoppers Conquers Their List in “The Black Friday Job”For…
December 13, 2018
By Steve Bratspies, Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart U.S. With just 13 days left until Christmas, the 80 percent of Americans who have yet to finish their holiday shopping* may be starting to sweat. If that sounds a little too familiar, don’t stress. Walmart’s got your back.A Convenient New Way to Shop Walmart.com in StoresThis holiday season,…
December 12, 2018
TOKYO, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018 – Rakuten, Inc. and Walmart, Inc. officially opened the first Walmart eCommerce store in Japan, the ”Walmart Rakuten Ichiba Store,” on the Rakuten Ichiba internet shopping mall. The flagship store combines Walmart’s international expertise in delivering high-quality U.S. branded products at great prices and Rakuten’s…
December 11, 2018
Editor’s note: Walmart recently announced $4 million in support to the state of Colorado to empower the retail workforce. This grant is part of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s five-year, $100 million Retail Opportunity Initiative, which aims to make it easier for frontline employees in retail and adjacent sectors to gain new skills and…
December 11, 2018
By Elizabeth Walker, Walmart Corporate Affairs This past Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S., in addition to enjoying meals with family, shoppers all over the country poured into stores — and logged on to websites — to score great deals on gifts. Many of those Americans turned to Walmart. At the same time customers were transitioning from the family…
December 6, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 6, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Walmart announced an innovative collaboration to offer VA-led telehealth services to reach underserved Veterans. The pilot will kick off in targeted locations that consider the number of Veterans and the health resources offered. The final locations selected…
December 6, 2018
By Anthony Soohoo, SVP and Group General Manager, Home, Walmart U.S. eCommerce Ten months ago, Walmart unveiled a new digital shopping experience that provides customers a more seamless way to buy for their home. Since then, we’ve learned even more about how our customers want to shop, what inspires them, and the process they undergo to create a…
December 6, 2018
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 4, 2018 – Today, Walmart announced more than $4 million in support of the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC). The grant will allow the CWDC to partner with local workforce development boards across Colorado to launch 10 new retail sector partnerships. Through each of these public-private partnerships, representatives…
December 4, 2018
You can find a ton of items in a Walmart store. But sometimes you’re on the hunt for something incredibly specific. Like a Wonder Woman coffeemaker. Or a shade of lipstick to match a brand-new dress. Wouldn’t it be magical if that item was secured for you to order instantly in store, and you leave, having marked it off your list? We think so, and…
December 4, 2018
CHICO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2018 – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation today increased to $1 million their commitment to support California wildfire relief efforts, including shelter services for evacuees, and announced an additional $1 million from the Walmart Foundation to help address the increased needs of the local homeless population affected by…
November 29, 2018
This weekend, Walmart is helping families answer that all-too-common question, “What do you want for Christmas?” On Saturday, all Supercenters and Walmart Stores will be taking select toys out of their boxes, and letting kids try them out. Walmart will be hosting in-store demos for this year’s popular toys like Polly Pocket, Really Rad Robots,…
November 28, 2018