Wal-Mart

Walmart Announces New Training Programs for Skilled Trades
June 6, 2024 at 2:27 pm

Walmart will begin offering new training programs and certifications to fill high-demand roles across its business, such as HVAC technicians, opticians and software engineers, reports CNBC. The big-box retailer said it will also offer hourly store workers a bonus of up to $1,000 per year. Walmart’s new programs give employees more ways to move into…

Walmart, Capital One End Consumer Credit Card Agreement
May 28, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Capital One Financial will no longer be the exclusive issuer of Walmart-branded credit cards, the companies said on Friday, as they scrapped their agreement following disputes, reports Reuters. The world's largest retailer had accused Capital One of being too slow in updating transactions in cardholders' accounts and failing to promptly replace lost cards. Walmart partnered…

How Walmart Business Makes it Simple for SMBs to Shop, Fundraise and Engage With Customers
May 20, 2024 at 6:55 pm

In episode 452 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Ashley Hubka, senior vice president and general manager of Walmart Business, the retailer's dedicated omnichannel experience for businesses and nonprofits. Listen in as Hubka provides an overview of the business unit (1:25), how Walmart identifies small business shoppers at its physical locations (3:00), her…

Walmart to Buy TV Maker Vizio for $2.3B
February 20, 2024 at 5:40 pm

Walmart has agreed to buy TV maker Vizio, the companies announced Tuesday, as the largest U.S. retailer grows its high-profit ad business, reports CNBC. Walmart will acquire Vizio for $2.3 billion, or $11.50 per share, in cash. The big-box retailer announced the acquisition as it reported its fourth-quarter earnings. Walmart and its Sam’s Club warehouse…

Reports: Walmart to Enter Buy Now, Pay Later Payment Space
December 12, 2022 at 4:28 pm

A Walmart-backed fintech startup called One plans to launch a buy now, pay later (BNPL) payment service as soon as next year, according to three people familiar with the matter. The news could put the world’s largest retailer in competition with other fintech lenders. One, which Walmart hopes will morph into an all-in-one app where consumers can…

Walmart Launches Healthcare Research Institute, Increasing Provider Offerings
October 11, 2022 at 8:54 pm

Walmart announced on Tuesday the launch of the Walmart Healthcare Research InstituteSM (WHRI) to increase community access to healthcare research that may help lead to safer, higher quality and more equitable healthcare. WHRI will be focused on innovative interventions and medications that can make a difference in underrepresented communities, including older adults, rural residents, and women and…

Walmart Unveils Virtual Try-On Tool
September 19, 2022 at 6:35 pm

Walmart has rolled out a virtual try-on tool that helps shoppers see how a shirt or another piece of clothing would look on their own bodies. It's the latest feature the company has added to its website, and it comes following the acquisition of Zeekit, a virtual fitting room startup. Walmart launched its first iteration of the tool…

Walmart Launches College2Career Program
May 16, 2022 at 8:13 pm

This summer Walmart is piloting a new College2Career program, which will give young professionals the chance to fast-track their careers by helping to run a multi-million-dollar business: one of its Walmart stores. According to a blog post on Walmart.com, the program is for recent college graduates and current college students within 12 months of graduating,…

Walmart to Open 2 New Tech Hubs, Hire 5,000 Tech Workers
March 15, 2022 at 7:12 pm

Walmart announced Tuesday it's making a significant commitment to expanding its global technology operation. The Walmart Global Tech (WGT) division is adding hubs in Toronto and Atlanta, and also plans to hire more than 5,000 technology associates globally during fiscal 2022. According to the company, Atlanta and Toronto have been chosen as its newest tech…

Reports: Amazon, Walmart No Longer Requiring Masks for Vaccinated Employees
February 14, 2022 at 6:16 pm

Walmart and Amazon.com both said last week that it will not will no longer require vaccinated employees to wear masks while working in their facilities. In an internal memo to employees, Amazon said vaccinated employees in the U.S. have the option to work without masks beginning Feb. 11 where permitted by local regulations, Reuters reported last week. Amazon…