Walmart news 

09 June 2021
With the retailer adding a new pharmacy benefit to Walmart+, we look at what this could mean for the membership programme’s progress. Suite of benefits Walmart+ launched last September offering range of benefits. For an annual fee of $98 a year, or $12.95 per month, members have access to unlimited free delivery from stores across fresh groceries, household essentials, tech and toys and, fr...
07 June 2021
Speaking at the DbAccess Global Consumer Conference, Judith McKenna, President and CEO, Walmart International, outlined how Walmart adopts best practice technologies between various markets to activate its ‘Strong local businesses, powered by Walmart’ strategy. Refining its global footprint Over the last year, Walmart  has continued to refine its international operations, ensuring a st...
03 June 2021
We look at why Walmart is distributing 740,000 smartphones to its store associates and the features they’ll be able to access. Access to the latest technology Over recent years, Walmart has developed a suite of apps for its store teams, accessible either through their own devices or handheld units in-store. However, to enable its associates to have access to the latest technology, it will b...
02 June 2021
Walmart’s Sam’s Club operation is bringing back its sampling and demo programme, Taste & Tips. This was paused last year for health and safety reasons in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Key element of the club model The programme will initially return in a limited way, available at weekends only and in limited quantities. New safety measures will be in place, such as sealed samples. Samp...
23 May 2021
Flipkart has shared that its traditional retail partners (called Kiranas in India) have registered a 30% increase in their average monthly delivery revenue in 2020. Successful partnership of Flipkart with India’s mom and pop stores The Walmart-owned ecommerce firm has reported that these results show its commitment to grow together with India’s oldest form of retail, supplementing the incom...
19 May 2021
Walmart got off a strong start in the first quarter as it continued to experience the impact of elevated at-home demand. We outline its expectations for the year and the differences across its key markets. Walmart's key numbers Walmart's total revenue in Q1 increased by 2.7% to $138.3bn, representing an additional $3.7bn Sales in its US stores increased by 5.0%, with Sam’s Club up 10....
17 May 2021
Walmart-owned Flipkart will expand its online grocery operations by opening more fulfillment centres over the next three months.  This comes at a time when India is currently experiencing its second wave of coronavirus infections, and customers need a safe and seamless access to grocery items through a quick and contactless delivery. Five new fulfillment centres that can increase Flipkart’s use...
13 May 2021
Mother’s Day is celebrated in most countries, including the US, on the second Sunday in May. In 2021 this meant for many, Mother’s Day took place on 9 May. We highlight five takeaways from Mother’s Day event in the US and globally. 1. More confidence to celebrate With the COVID-19 vaccination programme well underway in the US and other European countries, more people felt confident about...
07 May 2021
Walmart is collaborating with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and Higher Ground Productions to launch a new interactive experience that aims to show kids that healthy food can be fun. Inspiring families to cook fresh healthy foods The interactive culinary adventure experience, The Hidden World of Waffles + Mochi, is based on the characters from the Netflix show, Waffles + Mochi. I...
04 May 2021
India’s second wave of COVID-19 infections continue to worsen, with no signs of slowing down.  The country’s overwhelmed healthcare system faces a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen, medicines and vaccines.  This has prompted another round of movement restrictions, with shorter operating hours even for grocery operators and other essential services.  And as more frontline workers report unwell, re...