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Walmart pays out $282 million in foreign corruption charges

Walmart has paid out $282 million to settle several allegations of overseas corruption. These include channeling more than $500,000 to an intermediary in Brazil in relation to construction projects.

Some Walmart employees are not happy working with robots

Some workers at Walmart are uncomfortable working alongside robots, due to the types of work tasks that the robots have taken away from the humans and the monotonous work environment the deployment of robots has created.

Walmart takes a jab at rival Amazon's one-day shipping

It could be that Walmart is telling Amazon that "anything you can do, I can do better," after Amazon announced its one-day free delivery for Prime members. Walmart took to Twitter, teasing "one-day free shipping without a membership fee."

Walmart unveils its 'store of the future' to test out new tech

New York - Walmart has presented its vision for the retail store of the future, a space where the major commerce giant can test out various emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and new displays.

Walmart assembling army of thousands of robots to work in stores

Walmart is doubling down on adding robots to its stores. These machines include autonomous floor cleaners, shelf-scanners, conveyor belts, and "pickup towers."

Q&A: How Walmart's workforce is beating Amazon Special

Walmart has recently seen earnings growth, much of this fuelled by online growth and based on investments in its workforce. This means, according to Micah Rowland of Fountain, Walmart starting to challenge Amazon online.

Walmart plans to launch inexpensive Android smart tablet

Walmart is preparing to launch a low-cost tablet, under its ONN brand, and equipped with Android technology. The tablet will be made by a Chinese manufacturer to be shipped to the U.S.

Walmart takes a page from Amazon's play book to drive profits

Walmart Inc, the world's largest retailer, is taking on marketing titans Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc by consolidating advertising sales for its stores and websites in a bid to increase profits.

Q&A: Brain Corp to provide AI services to Walmart Special

Brain Corp recently announced it will provide AI services to the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, by rolling out over 360 BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers in stores nationwide by the end of its fiscal year. Brain Corp explain more.

Digital strategy is behind Walmart's impressive Q4 earnings Special

Walmart has reported very strong fourth-quarter results. As well as showing sales success, Walmart is investing heavily in e-commerce to compete with Amazon. Digital Journal discusses the digital success behind Walmart's earnings with three experts.

Q&A: How Walmart is challenging Amazon with digital technology Special

Walmart hare recently announced 43 percent increase in e-commerce sales that was fueled by increased investment in digital assets. This places Walmart in a stronger position to challenge Amazon. Keith Ryu, CEO of Fountain looks at what’s been happening.

MEPs urge Amazon's Bezos to drop Soviet-themed goods

Vilnius - Members of the European Parliament on Friday called on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling Soviet-themed merchandise on the global online shopping platform insisting that it is offends victims of the regime, according to an open letter.

Walmart to test the future of retail

Walmart, which has pioneered various forms of retail technology, is opening an experimenting store in Texas to test out different types of retail technology based on a mobile-first approach. If successful, the technology will be rolled out more widely.

Amazon's minimum wage hike to 15 dollars per hour may boost sales

Amazon will raise the wages of over 250,000 minimum wage employees to $15 an hour. This is more than twice the present federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The wage hike goes into effect on November 1.

Raising the minimum wage helped Walmart boost sales

Walmart, Amazon's biggest rival in online shopping, increased its minimum wage back in 2016. That same year, the retailer saw a boost in sales, which the CEO attributed to the pay raise.

Walmart to place food products onto blockchain

Walmart and its membership-only retail warehouse Sam’s Club will require leafy greens suppliers to implement real-time, farm-to-store tracking systems using blockchain technology.

Walmart warns Trump's trade war will hit regular Americans hard

About two weeks ago, Walmart Inc sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The company warned that American consumers will end up being the ones hurt by the $200 billion in new tariffs on Chinese goods.

Lithuania urges Walmart to drop Soviet-themed shirts

Vilnius - Lithuania on Friday urged American retail giant Walmart to stop selling T-shirts and hoodies with Soviet hammer and sickle symbols, insisting that the image insults victims of often deadly Soviet-era persecution.

Is Walmart aiming to get rid of cashiers and checkout lines?

Will the adoption of technology from Microsoft mean the end of checkout lines at Walmart, not to mention the loss of cashier jobs? New technology has the potential to make this happen.

Walmart may pay $15 billion for 75% of Flipkart Online Services

Bangalore - The board of Flipkart On Line Services has approved an agreement that will see it sell about three quarters of the company to Walmart Inc. for approximately $15 billion according to people familiar with what is happening.

Walmart to test grocery deliveries by partnering with DoorDash

Atlanta - Walmart will partner with delivery service DoorDash to provide its online grocery delivery service. The service will begin in Atlanta Georgia but the company hopes it will expand throughout the United States.

Walmart moves 'hyper-sexualized' Cosmopolitan from checkout lines

On Tuesday, U.S. retail giant Walmart partnered with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) to announce it is removing Cosmopolitan from its checkout lines - moving the magazine to the magazine and books section of its stores.

Walmart files for six patents related to the use of farm drones

Walmart has taken the first step in ensuring foods such as apples, pumpkins and almonds remain on shelves in the event of a bee extinction.

Walmart to develop a block-chain-based shipping system

Walmart has filed a patent application for a "smart package" that will enable the company to track products sold more efficiently and also better authenticate customers.

Walmart also raises minimum age for firearm purchases to 21

Walmart Inc, the nation's largest retailer, announced on Wednesday it was raising the minimum age for the purchase of firearms and ammunition to 21 from 18. Walmart stopped selling assault-style firearms and accessories in 2015.

Walmart announces closing of dozens of Sam's Club stores

Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country, laying off thousands of employees, on the same day it announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers.

Judge halts clearing of rare forest targeted by Walmart

Miami - A Miami District Court judge gave environmentalists fighting a construction project a victory on Friday, issuing an emergency injunction halting bulldozers clearing land for a Walmart shopping center near Zoo Miami.

Walmart and Amazon want to enter your home — is this good?

Last month, Walmart announced it was testing a home delivery service where employees come inside the home to restock the refrigerator. Amazon, not to be outdone, has announced its own home delivery service, mirroring its competitor.

CEO helped Pentagon track insurgency — now tracks Walmart trends

-Primer is a company coming out of stealth, with $14.7 million in funding. -Previously, Primer CEO Sean Gourley had an illustrious career in academia and the public sector, including a stint in Iraq using algorithms to predict insurgent activity.

Walmart buys into voice shopping with new Google partnership

Google has announced a partnership with Walmart that will let you order household items using Google Assistant and your voice. It comes amid a surge in interest in voice shopping and transformative retail experiences. Google also offers free delivery.
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