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Walmart and FedEx Office Join Forces

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As the competition between Walmart and Amazon continues to intensify, the big-box chain now has a new partner against the e-commerce giant—FedEx Office. Walmart and FedEx have tested a store-within-a-store concept in about 50 locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, …

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LED Lighting Helps Walmart Save $100M

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Walmart has saved more than $100 million in energy costs after installing more than 1.5 million LED light fixtures at its stores, industry publication Electric Light & Power reports. The company announced its energy savings at the National Retail Federation’s …

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Walmart CEO Talks Technology, Training and Embracing Change

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Attendees of the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) industry event, NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show, were able to network with peers, scout out new trends and learn from the top talent in the industry. One of the biggest benefits of attending …

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Walmart to Cut 1,000 Corporate Jobs

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Walmart is planning to slash more than 1,000 corporate jobs this month, The Wall Street Journal reports. The news comes shortly after the big-box retailer announced plans to raise its hourly minimum wage and close 63 Sam’s Club locations. “We’ve …

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Walmart to Close 63 Sam’s Club Locations, Lay Off Thousands

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Walmart unexpectedly announced it is closing 63 Sam’s Club locations across the U.S., potentially impacting up to 11,000 workers, Business Insider reports. According to Business Insider, many employees were unaware of the store closures until showing up for shifts to …

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Walmart Raises Its Minimum Wage, Gives Bonuses

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Walmart has announced plans to raise its starting wage for hourly associates to $11. In many states, that boost in the starting wage will be higher than the legally required minimum wage. The retailer is also offering a one-time bonus …

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Amazon, Walmart Online Prices Closer Than Ever

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A new study from financial data firm Market Watch finds that Walmart and Amazon’s online prices are closer than ever, Business Insider reports. The study, which tracked prices on Amazon and Walmart’s website, spanned 700 days. Walmart’s online prices were …

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Walmart Makes Official Name Change to Reflect Modern Retail

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As Walmart continues to compete with omnichannel retailers, the company has made a legal name change to reflect how modern customers shop the brand. On Dec. 6, Walmart announced plans to change the company’s legal name from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to …

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