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Target joins Walmart in closing for Thanksgiving this year

Target stores will be closed on Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus pandemic, joining Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart - but plan to start rolling out its biggest deals of the year in stores and online in October.

Nationwide ground beef recall for possible E. coli contamination

Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,922 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The products were sold nationwide.

Walmart, Kroger among stores adjusting hours due to COVID-19

Retailers across the nation. from Walmart to Kroger and Publix, are trimming store hours temporarily to focus on deep cleanings and to restock store shelves.

NBCUniversal in advanced talks to acquire Vudu video service

NBC Universal is in the advanced stage of talks to purchase Vudu, the video service owned by Walmart. While the talks may not end up in a deal it appears that NBCUniversal part of Comcast has a number of ideas as to how it would develop Vudu.

Walmart will go to 'open market feel' for its produce aisles

Walmart Inc., wary of Amazon.com Inc.’s encroachment into the grocery space, is revamping the produce department in its U.S. stores.

Walmart drops suit against Tesla's Solar City over solar panels

Walmart has agreed to drop a lawsuit against Tesla filed because of a rash of solar panel fires installed by SolarCIty a subsidiary of Tesla. The suit is dropped in a new filing with the New York State Supreme Court.

Walmart considering selling its video streaming service Vudu

Walmart is considering a sale of its video streaming service Vudu.according to a recent report. It is not known how much the company expects to sell the service for nor whether is has hired bankers to help with the sale.

Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes

Citing regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding the products an internal memo indicates the company will stop sales after they sell off their present inventory. The decision was confirmed by Walmart in a statement to the Verge.

Op-Ed: Walmart and Sam's Club halt e-cigarette sales over vaping deaths

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, announced Friday that it will discontinue e-cigarette sales in its stores after a rash of vaping-related deaths and illnesses.

Kroger follows Walmart's lead in banning open-carry in stores

Kroger followed Walmart’s lead Tuesday in banning customers from openly carrying weapons in its stores even in states that allow it, a spokeswoman said.

Walmart shows strong earnings and will speed up digital services

Walmart has increased its full-year guidance after notifying the stock market of second-quarter earnings which exceeded market analysts’ expectations. Much of this was driven by a growth in online sales, signalling further transformation to come.

Walmart to keep selling guns despite recent shootings at its stores

New York - Despite two deadly shootings at its stores in less than a week, American retail giant Walmart has no plans to stop selling guns and ammunition, a spokesman said Sunday.

El Paso mass-shooting deadliest in the United States this year

A 21-year-old white man from Allen, Texas, is in police custody after a shooting at an El Paso shopping center that killed 20 people and left 26 others injured, according to El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen.

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.
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