Wal-Mart

Amazon Expected to Continue to Crush Walmart and Target This Holiday Season
December 13, 2018 at 10:17 am

Amazon.com has become synonymous with online shopping. Just as “google it” or “I need a Band-Aid” have become colloquialisms, so has “order it on Amazon.” I work with dozens of millennials and have a 5- and 7-year-old at home, and whenever they need something, their first response is “get it on Amazon.” The “culture of…

Walmart Reconfigures Employee Delivery Program
July 30, 2018 at 1:34 pm

A program Walmart announced last summer that lets store associates opt into delivering e-commerce ship-from-store orders quietly ended in January, according to company documents obtained by Reuters. The program was tested at three stores — two in New Jersey and one in Arkansas — and the idea was that store employees would bring online orders directly to…

Why Walmart’s CIO Believes in Failing Fast
May 2, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Clay Johnson, executive vice president and CIO, Walmart, isn't afraid to fail. This was a key revelation gleaned from a discussion he had with Debbie Hauss, editor-in-chief, Retail TouchPoints, at the Retail Innovation Conference in New York City this week. “I’m one of those people who uses a fail fast model,” Johnson said. “The pace…

New Executives Named at Jet.com, ModCloth, Tapestry
March 26, 2018 at 3:31 pm

A flurry of management changes have taken place at leading retailers recently, including Jet.com, ModCloth and Tapestry. Jet.com: Walmart's Jet.com has named Tesco veteran Simon Belsham as president of the e-commerce company, effective immediately, the company told CNBC on Monday. Belsham will be responsible for expanding Jet's online grocery business, Walmart E-Commerce CEO Marc Lore…

FedEx to Open Small-Format Shops in 500 Walmart Stores
March 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

FedEx Office, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Walmart said yesterday that FedEx Office will bring its small-format stores for printing, packing and shipping into 500 of Walmart's stores nationwide in the next 24 months. The announcement comes after completion of a successful pilot program spanning 47 locations within Walmart stores across six states. Besides…

Walmart to Raise Age Restriction to 21 for Gun Purchases
March 1, 2018 at 11:53 am

Walmart said yesterday that it's raising its age restriction to 21 for firearm and ammunition purchases. In  a statement published on its website yesterday, the retailer said it made the decision in light of recent events and will try to implement this change "as quickly as possible." Walmart also pointed out that in 2015 it ended sales of certain sporting rifles…

Walmart Rolls Out New Apparel Brands for Women, Kids and Plus Sizes
February 19, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Walmart is introducing new low-cost apparel brands for women, kids and plus-size customers — and phasing out older brands — in an effort to lure shoppers away from Amazon.com, which is steadily increasing its apparel sales, according to a Bloomberg report. The store brands include Time and Tru in ladieswear, which will replace the jettisoned DanskinNow label,…

Walmart Restructuring Store Management Positions
February 15, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Walmart announced this week that it is eliminating two department manager positions in some of its 4,700 U.S. stores, including managers who oversee cellphone departments and online grocery pickup areas, in a new restructuring plan, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. The stores facing cuts either have lower sales in those departments or are increasingly…

Retail Right Now: What Corporate Tax Reform Means for Retailers
February 2, 2018 at 10:14 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Executive Editor Joe Keenan and Senior Editor Caitlin Sullivan discuss what corporate tax reform could mean for the retail industry, including the actions already taken by some leading brands — Walmart, Home Depot, Apple, Starbucks — to invest these savings into their employees as well as…