Walmart news 

17 March 2022
Walmart is establishing new hubs in Atlanta, USA and Toronto Canada for its Global Tech teams, which will enable it to accelerate its progress in infusing its business with new technologies. The scale and scope of its tech presence can only be matched by a few retailers globally.  Reimagining the future of work and shopping Walmart’s Global Tech teams develop and manage the foundational tec...
17 February 2022
As Walmart’s revenue approaches $570bn, we look at what’s driving its continued strong performance and consider what’s next for the business as it starts to gain traction with its flywheel model. Walmart's key numbers Walmart's total revenue in Q4 increased by 0.5% to $152.9bn, negatively impacted by divestments of $10.2bn Sales in its US stores increased by 5.7%, with Sam’s Club up 1...
30 January 2022
In the next phase of Walmart’s Supercenter development programme, the retailer has revealed a bold new look for its core hypermarket concept. We take a look inside this store and consider what it means for the wider business and its long-term strategy. Phase two: revolution  Following the launch of a new look Supercenter in 2020 , focused on wayfinding and integrating offline and onlin...
25 January 2022
Walmart is investing in Plenty, a leading vertical farming company, by participating in its $400m Series E funding round. Strategic partnership Walmart plans on leveraging its investment in Plenty to deliver fresh produce to stores in California. The two companies plan on working strategically to create a new, market-leading product category in vertical farming. The retailer will start to sou...
25 January 2022
Walmart de México y Centroamérica, also known as Walmex, operates 864 stores (Q3 2021) across five markets in Central America; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.   The retailer is assessing “strategic alternatives” for its operations in Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua, which could lead to forthcoming sales or joint ventures. “We believe there may be attractive ...
15 January 2022
Janey Whiteside, chief customer officer, and Scott McCall, chief merchandising officer, are leaving their roles at Walmart US. Customer-centric approach The departure of these two key executives was announced in an internal memo, as reported by Talk Business and Politics. Janey Whiteside joined the business in 2018 as the retailer’s first chief customer officer. Over the last four years she...
12 January 2022
Following a test of the service with Walmart last year, HomeValet’s smart boxes are being made available for purchase for the first time. This will support the expansion of the retailer’s InHome delivery service. Roll-out starting in Florida Last year, HomeValet partnered with Walmart to pilot online grocery deliveries directly into smart boxes located outside customers’ homes. The smart bo...
05 January 2022
Walmart plans to recruit 3,000 associates as delivery drivers to support the expansion of its InHome delivery programme. Scaling the service Launched in 2019, Walmart’s InHome service enables customers to have their online grocery deliveries delivered directly into their homes. This includes their kitchen or garage refrigerator. With the service currently available to 6m households, t...
04 January 2022
In December 2021, Walmex (Walmart Mexico) opened its first gas station stores in Mexico. These small units are built adjacent to its Walmart and Bodega Aurrera (Walmex’s discount banner) gas stations.    The launch of Bodega Aurrera Gas Walmex’s first Bodega Aurrera Gas store is located in Celaya, central Mexico. The 60 sq. m store is built adjacent to a Bodega gas station. Source: ...
09 December 2021
Walmart is partnering with HSBC and CPD to provide suppliers that with early payment on their invoices based on their sustainability efforts. This is designed to help them unlock investment in sustainability initiatives linked to the retailer’s Project Gigaton. Financing linked to progress on sustainability goals Through Walmart’s Sustainable Supply Chain Finance programme (SSCF), which was...