Walmart news 

14 June 2022
Walmart has started a recruitment drive to get UK sellers to offer their products through its third-party Marketplace in the US. This forms part of its strategy to build range parity with Amazon and develop a meaningful new revenue stream. Scaling the platform Walmart.com has grown to be one of the world’s leading websites, combining first-party and third-party merchandise. Around 120m US m...
25 May 2022
Walmart is expanding its partnership with DroneUp to new areas, providing it with the capacity to reach 4m households across six US states. This will also enable it to start monetising the service through developing a new revenue stream. Convenience driving usage Walmart launched its partnership with drone firm, DroneUp, last year, with the retailer also investing in the business. DroneUp o...
17 May 2022
Despite a solid sales performance in the first quarter, against tough comparables, Walmart saw a sharp hit on profitability due to higher costs. We look at the impact on its performance and its updated outlook for the year. Walmart's Q1 key numbers Walmart's total revenue in Q1 increased by 2.4% to $141.6bn, representing an additional $3.3bn Sales in its US stores increased by 4.0%, w...
13 May 2022
Since the start of the pandemic, many Mexicans have transitioned their grocery shop to smaller formats, in stores closer to their homes. Initially, this change of habit was to reduce contact and mitigate the threat of the COVID-19 virus, but they have since become accustomed to the time and cost-saving benefits of shopping locally. Mexico has a huge informal economy, meaning large sections of ...
27 April 2022
Walmart has doubled the fuel discount available to members of its Walmart+ programme. This comes as fuel prices remain elevated in the US. Making it more meaningful Walmart+ was launched in 2020 offering range of benefits including free online delivery, fuel discounts, and a contactless checkout and payment experience, for an annual fee of $98 a year, or $12.95 per month. Since the launch, ...
26 April 2022
Dada’s autonomous delivery open platform helps offline stores improve efficiency and reduce costs of delivery at the 415 Intra-City Shopping Festival in China. A smart delivery solution empowers quick commerce Dada Group, a leading platform for local on-demand retail and delivery in China, partnered with JD.com, China's leading one-stop ecommerce platform, to organize the 415 Intra-City S...
20 April 2022
Flipkart, Lazada and Tmall, leading ecommerce operators from across the region, are launching new customer-facing initiatives that tap into the desire to make better choices for people and the planet. Tmall introduces carbon emission product labelling Alibaba’s online marketplace Tmall is launching new product labelling to help shoppers understand environmental impact when making shopping w...
19 April 2022
Sam’s Club is evolving its Member’s Mark private label to be a purpose-driven brand. New brand identity Member’s Mark is the retailer’s sole private-label range having consolidated around 20 different brands in 2017. Over the last five years, it has continued to invest in product development and quality, with more than 1,200 new or reformulated items launched in the last two years. Building...
13 April 2022
PayPal's John Rainey has been named as Walmart’s new CFO. He takes over the position from Brett Biggs on June 6. Biggs announced last year that he would be stepping down from his role, having spent 22 years at the retailer. Joining from PayPal Rainey joins Walmart from PayPal, where he currently serves as its CFO and EVP, Global Operations. He joined the company seven years ago, helping it ...
11 April 2022
As Walmart ramps up the expansion of Walmart Health, we look at what this means for the business and what it signifies about its wider strategic goals. Entering Florida with five Walmart Health facilities Walmart’s aiming to be a trusted healthcare partner by providing access to high quality care at an affordable price. As part of this, it launched the first Walmart Health facility in 2019....