Walmart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce

2017-05-14 14:00

Walmart Stores is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce.

Walmart CEO’s 3 predictions for the future of retail

2017-01-09 11:12

It’s up to retailers to adapt to these changes – and in some areas even lead the way – or they’ll fall behind and disappear, explains Walmart CEO Doug McMillon.

Walmart-owned Massmart wins court battle against Pick n Pay

2016-11-25 10:44

Walmart-owned Masstores has succeeded in its appeal at the Constitutional Court to have the right to operate as a supermarket that sells fresh foods at a shopping centre.

Walmart’s UK job cuts show how Asda fell behind

2016-09-09 12:45

Slumping sales at Walmart's Asda supermarket chain have been accompanied by thousands of job cuts that analysts say may help explain declining fortunes.

Walmart cuts growth forecast as currency hampers sales

2016-02-18 15:27

Walmart Stores has lowered its annual sales forecast after the strong dollar pulled down the value of overseas revenue.

Walmart tops earnings estimates, CEO pursues shift

2015-11-17 16:15

Walmart has topped profit estimates and increased the low end of its annual forecast, a sign the retailer is making progress reining in costs.

Walmart, Amazon ready face-off over sales

2015-07-14 09:43

Walmart Stores has announced plans for a massive sale timed to compete with a big Amazon promotion.

UK supermarkets face possible probe

2015-04-21 10:30

Britain's embattled supermarkets face a probe by competition regulators after a UK consumer watchdog demanded an investigation into grocers' pricing practices.

Walmart, under pressure, boosts minimum US wage

2015-02-20 10:15

Walmart Stores says it would raise entry-level wages to $9 an hour, a 24% increase from the US minimum wage that some employees now earn.

Walmart ordered to pay over employee dispute

2014-12-17 09:00

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered Walmart to pay about $188m to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by employees.


Walmart upgrades app to add pharmacy refills, money transfers

2017-02-28 09:30

Walmart, looking to lock in more customers with its mobile-phone app, is updating the software so it can be used to skip the line at the pharmacy counter.

Mall monopolies keep rivals away

2016-12-11 06:19

There are cracks emerging in the grocery retail ­sector from the practice of established players trying to keep competition out by entering into “exclusive leases”.

Walmart to invest $25m in China food safety research

2016-10-19 13:31

Walmart and its foundation are investing $25m over five years in food safety research in China, as the retailer seeks to strengthen its foothold in the country.

Walmart to test grocery delivery through Uber

2016-06-03 14:15

Walmart will begin testing the delivery of groceries using Uber, aiming to match the convenience of services offered by and other e commerce companies.

Walmart’s Asda unveils more price cuts

2016-01-10 17:33

Walmart Stores Asda has pledged to invest an additional £500m in cutting prices, creating further upheaval for the UK’s largest supermarket chains.

UK's 'big four' grocers lose more ground

2015-07-28 12:30

All of Britain's so-called 'big four' supermarkets have seen sales fall over the last 12 weeks in an overall market that grew marginally.

Walmart pulls Confederate flag items after US church attack

2015-06-23 11:55

Walmart says it will remove Confederate flag merchandise from its stores as a debate rages around the banner seen by many as a symbol of racial violence in the wake of a deadly attack on a black church in Charleston.

Walmart joins growing US march on wage hikes

2015-02-27 13:45

Walmart, the largest retailer in the United States, is increasing wages, and economists are hoping to see a chain reaction.

US wage hikes to impact 1 434 Walmart stores

2014-12-24 09:20

Minimum wage increases across the United States will prompt Walmart Stores to adjust base salaries at 1 434 stores, impacting about a third of its US locations.

Walmart's chief merchandising officer to leave

2014-11-25 10:38

Walmart's chief merchandising officer is expected to announce his departure from the world's largest retailer just days before Black Friday.

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