Sen. Bernie Sanders to Crash Walmart Annual Meeting

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to crash Walmart Inc.’s annual shareholder meeting next month, but he won’t get the VIP treatment the retailer usually extends to famous guests. Sanders, a longtime critic of labor practices at the nation’s biggest private employer, will introduce a shareholder proposal at the June 5 meeting in Rogers, Ark., a spokeswoman […]

Walmart Says Price Increases Are Coming Due to China Tariffs

Shopping at Walmart is about to get more expensive. The nation’s largest retailer commented on the effects of the Trump administration’s increased tariffs on goods made in China Thursday in an earnings call. And it wasn’t good news for bargain hunters. “We’re going to continue to do everything we can to keep prices low,” said […]

Walmart International CEO Says It’s Moving On After a Major U.K. Setback

That was then, this is now. That’s the attitude Walmart International CEO Judith McKenna is adopting for the company’s British grocery business Asda just weeks after U.K. regulators blocked Sainsbury’s proposed $9.5 billion (7.3 billion pounds) takeover of Asda, a major setback for both chains. “Life moves on fast, and that’s really what it’s all […]

Eye on A.I.— Retail Has Big Hopes For Artificial Intelligence. But Shoppers May Have Other Ideas

Walmart has opened a store in Levittown, N.Y. that is intended to showcase the power of artificial intelligence. The store, announced last week, is packed with video cameras, digital screens, and over 100 servers, making it appear more like a corporate data center than a discount retailer. All that machinery helps Walmart automatically track inventory […]

It’s Not Just Amazon: Free One-Day Delivery Is The New Normal

Amazon may have scored points on Wall Street last week with plans to invest $800 million so its Prime member subscribers can receive merchandise in one day. But analysts aren’t concerned the e-commerce giant’s brick-and-mortar competitors like Walmart and Target, with hefty online businesses themselves, have been caught off guard. Delivery is part of today’s […]

Walmart Exec Explains Latest Play in Fashion Destination Plans: Kids’ Brand-Name Clothing Subscription Box

Walmart.com is further burnishing its ambition as an affordable go-to fashion retailer by embracing the e-commerce trend of customizable subscription boxes. But instead of elbowing into the crowded women’s apparel subscription arena, the discount giant is delivering upmarket kids’ clothes–such as C&C California dresses, BGBG pants, and Puma hoodies–through a partnership with Kidbox, announced earlier […]

Walmart Is Planning to Develop Tablets as the Retailer Makes Moves Into the Tech Industry

It looks like Walmart is planning to start making its own tablets. In a product application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the retailer included photos of the device, which will be made by a Chinese supplier and run on Google’s Android operating system, Bloomberg reports. The tablets will be sold under Walmart’s ONN brand, […]

The FDA Calls Out 15 Retailers For Selling Tobacco to Minors

The Food and Drug Administration has put 15 national retailers on notice for allegedly selling tobacco products to minors including Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger, and 7-Eleven. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that he plans to contact the companies in question and ask them about their policies regarding tobacco sales and where they plan to improve, CNBC […]