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Walmart, Amazon Focus on Demand for Drivers

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As demand for speedy delivery continues to grow among consumers, retailers like Walmart and Amazon are looking for solutions to meet those needs. Both companies are approaching delivery in unique ways, with Walmart on the hunt for quality long-haul truck ... Read More »

Walmart and Microsoft Plan Technology Partnership

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Walmart has announced it will begin using Microsoft’s cloud data technology for a range of cloud, artificial intelligence and internet of things applications. The five-year agreement further deepens the bond between the two companies, which have a common foe in Amazon. ... Read More »

Big Boxes Turning to Task Automation

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Across the retail landscape, more big boxes are relying on task automation to reduce labor expenditures and enable employees to interact directly with customers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Target says it plans to add cash-counting checkout machines to 500 ... Read More »

Big Boxes Installing In-Store Pickup Options

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Home Depot and Walmart have both recently installed in-store pickup options for online orders, USA Today reports. Customers who make online purchases from Home Depot can come to participating locations, unlock one of the pickup lockers and retrieve their merchandise ... Read More »

Walmart to Fund College Degrees for Employees

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Walmart is offering to pay for employees’ college tuition, books and fees if they pursue degrees in business or supply chain management, according to the company. “Investing in the personal and professional success of our associates is vital to Walmart’s ... Read More »

Walmart Sees Sales Growth, Popularity of ‘Converged Experience’ in Q1

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Walmart reported sales and revenue increases for its first quarter of 2018, with growth in its U.S., international and e-commerce segments. U.S. sales were $77.7 billion during the quarter, an increase of 3.1 percent above the same time period in ... Read More »

Walmart Invests $16B in E-Commerce With Flipkart Deal

Walmart has confirmed a $16 billion deal to buy a controlling stake in Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce company. The acquisition “is the largest acquisition yet by the world’s largest retailer,” according to an article from the Associated Press. Within the ... Read More »

Walmart Labs and Home Depot Invest in Technology Workers

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Walmart’s technology division, Walmart Labs, is following the same steps as Home Depot as both big-box companies are searching for technology workers to add to their ranks, CNBC and Silicon Valley-based The Mercury News report. The Mercury News says Walmart Labs ... Read More »