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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.

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

San Francisco - Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, and Google, the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon's growing dominance in online shopping.

Woman's body found in Walmart, three days after entering store

Sand Springs - A woman was found dead at a Walmart in Oklahoma. Her body was found in the bathroom, and police have now launched an investigation.

Amazon strikes back at Walmart's free two-day shipping offer

Amazon is making it cheaper to qualify for free shipping. The retailer just lowered its free-shipping minimum to $25 from $35 for customers who aren't members of its Prime membership program.

Walmart and True Value to phase out bee-killing pesticides

Environmental groups have reacted positively to the news that Walmart and True Value have decided to eliminate neonicotinoid pesticides, linked to global bee declines, from company garden retail supply chains.

Walmart takes aim at supply chain emissions with Project Gigaton

On April 19, during its Sustainability Milestone Summit, Walmart officially kicked off a new project to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global supply chain, inviting suppliers to join them in pledging to cut GHG emissions.

Video released of two police officers shot in Arizona Walmart

Chandler - The surveillance video shows two Chandler, Arizona police officers in a local Walmart after receiving a call. The alleged trespasser pulled out a gun and shot the two officers multiple times before one of the injured officers returned fire, killing him.

Walmart to slash 7,000 in-store office jobs in U.S.

Walmart intends to shed 7,000 jobs in its American stores in the next few months. Employees will be offered employment elsewhere in the stores although many of these jobs will pay less.

Walmart Canada stops accepting Visa cards — Fees too high

Walmart Canada has joined with No Frills and Costco on a list of Canadian retailers that have stopped accepting Visa cards from their customers, citing what they call "unacceptably high" transaction fees.

Walmart is going to make its own milk for 600 stores

Walmart announced plans to build and operate its own dairy processing plan. The goal is to supply its own line of milk to hundreds of stores in 2017.

Youth football team wants Walmart to 'make things right'

Luther - One year ago, members of an Oklahoma youth football team watched their football field transform from grass to concrete when a Walmart Express moved in. In less than a year the store has closed, and the team wants their field restored.

Walmart to close 269 stores around globe, massive lay-offs

Walmart has announced today that it will be closing 269 of its aproximately 11,600 stories worldwide. Roughly half of the store closures will be in the United States and many others in Brazil.

UPDATE: Walmart will close 269 stores in the U.S. and globally

On Friday Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced plans to close 269 stores in the U.S. and globally. The closures come after an active review of the nearly 11,600 stores worldwide, taking into account a number of factors.

Police: Shoplifter bit off part of Walmart employee's finger

Myrtle Beach - A 23-year-old South Carolina woman was arrested after it is alleged she assaulted two Walmart loss prevention officers and a customer while she was leaving the store after stealing several items.

FacePalm Friday: Couple get engaged at Walmart, then shoplift

Bay City - A couple in Michigan became engaged at a Walmart store, and afterwards they decided the best way to celebrate was to shoplift from the store.

Black Friday crowds smaller, calmer in stores across the country

New York - Smaller crowds and fewer unruly bargain-hunters made the start of the holiday shopping season seem almost civilized, reports from around the country appear to indicate.

Lockheed Martin monitoring employees, union activity at Walmart

Walmart has hired an intelligence-gathering team from Lockheed Martin, one of the biggest defense contracting companies in the world, to survey its employees and keep track of union activity, Bloomberg's Susan Berfield reports.

Op-Ed: Pfizer to buy Allergan in $160 billion deal

Foreclosures and short sales dropped to 6 percent in October, down from 9 percent a year ago, and the lowest level since the National Association of Realtors stared tracking distressed sales in October 2008.

Walmart is selling a $10 LG smartphone with reasonable specs

It's still difficult to find a decent smartphone when on a restricted budget, especially if you only have $10. However, Walmart is now selling an Android phone for exactly that price and, as a basic handset, it doesn't even look too bad.
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