Wal-Mart

Walmart to Launch Membership Program to Compete With Amazon Prime
July 12, 2020 at 12:39 pm

Walmart is launching a new subscription service later this month called Walmart+ that closely resembles Amazon Prime, multiple sources told Recode last week. According to the sources, Walmart+ will cost $98 a year, and will include perks such as same-day delivery of groceries and general merchandise, discounts on fuel at Walmart gas stations, and early…

Analyzing Walmart's New Partnership With Shopify
June 18, 2020 at 9:00 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Ashley Chiaradio and Kristina Stidham discuss Walmart’s recent announcement of a partnership with e-commerce shopping platform Shopify. This is big news in the industry, as the deal will open Walmart’s Marketplace to Shopify’s small business sellers, with the goal of bringing 1,200 Shopify sellers to the marketplace…

How Retailers and Brands Are Responding to the Ongoing Coronavirus Crisis
March 27, 2020 at 12:50 pm

Total Retail is continuing its daily coverage of how retailers and brands are responding to the coronavirus global pandemic. As retailers try to figure out how to navigate these uncertain times, it's helpful to look at the ways others in our community are responding. Below are examples of retailers giving back during this time, as…

Retailers Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic
March 16, 2020 at 2:01 pm

Many retailers are closing their doors or reducing their open hours across the U.S. in an effort to blunt the spread of the coronavirus. While the closures may help stop the spread of the virus, they will also hamper the already-stressed retail industry. Here's a list of major retailers that are closing stores (more are…

Analyzing Walmart's New Paid Membership Program
March 6, 2020 at 1:03 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss Walmart’s announcement that it's going to launch a paid membership program, similar to Amazon Prime. The service will be called Walmart+, and will expand on the retailer’s grocery-delivery subscription service. Walmart is launching a paid membership program to develop a tool…

Walmart Rolls Out Fulfillment Services for its Marketplace Sellers
February 25, 2020 at 1:46 pm

Walmart announced today that it's rolling out a new service called Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS) that offers selected marketplace sellers access to its supply chain capabilities, including storing, picking, packing and shipping items, as well as the handling of returns and customer service. The retail giant said in a statement emailed to Total Retail that WFS…

Walmart Plans to Open 500 New Stores in China
November 21, 2019 at 11:13 am

Despite an economic downshift, Walmart plans to expand in China, CNN reported. The retailer announced it will be opening 500 new stores in China over the next five years to seven years, which would be more than double Walmart's current footprint in the country. Earlier this year, Walmart announced plans to invest more than a…

Bonobos Cuts Jobs After Push From Parent Company Walmart
October 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Men's apparel retailer Bonobos, which is owned by Walmart, announced earlier this week that it laid off dozens of employees following a push from Walmart to cut its e-commerce losses, reports The Wall Street Journal. Walmart acquired Bonobos in 2017, but the brand is still not profitable for the retail giant, even after its expansion…

Walmart Moves Further Into Healthcare Market With New Clinic
August 30, 2019 at 10:45 am

Walmart is moving further into the primary care and mental health market, according to CNBC. The world's largest retailer is opening a new clinic in Dallas, Georgia called Walmart Health. The company has launched a website for the new clinic, Walmarthealth.com, where patients can make appointments for immunizations, optometry and more. Walmart is testing the…

Walmart Sues Tesla Over Solar Panel Fires at 7 of its Stores
August 22, 2019 at 2:14 pm

Walmart is suing Tesla, Elon Musk’s electric vehicle and clean energy company, after its solar panels atop seven Walmart stores allegedly caught on fire, CNBC reported. The lawsuit, which details evacuations, damaged property and inventory, claims breach of contract, gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards. Walmart is asking Tesla to remove its solar panels from…