Walmart asks suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton

Through release of a sustainability toolkit, Walmart asks suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton – the equivalent to taking more than 211 million passenger vehicles off of U.S. roads for an entire year BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 19, 2017), during Walmart’s annual Milestone Summit, the company […]

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Walmart opens training academy in Oklahoma — its 100th in the U.S.

Walmart opens training academy in Oklahoma — its 100th in the U.S.   Academies provide better training for associates, create better shopping experience for customers Edmond, Okla, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart is celebrating the grand opening of its 100th training academy in the U.S. at 1225 West I-35 Frontage, Edmond, Oklahoma, today ( […]

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Walmart launches its “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign

Through online acts of support, purchase of participating products and donations at the register, the campaign aims to help Feeding America secure 100 million meals on behalf of member food banks BENTONVILLE, ARK, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 17, 2017), Walmart launches its “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, a nationwide initiative that encourages […]

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Walmart and Sam’s Club partner to offer free health screenings across the country on Jan. 14

More than 5,200 locations to offer free health screenings Jan. 14 BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution for a majority of Americans, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, and by mid-January nearly 30 percent of those resolutions will be abandoned. To help customers and members […]

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Walmart unveils top products purchased on Black Friday

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2016-Nov-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart shared the following statement on how the company delivered on its Black Friday plans for customers. The retailer also unveiled top products purchased on Black Friday and how customers shopped that day in stores and online. “This Black Friday, we promised customers great deals, more availability of […]

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Walmart to invest $50 million China’s largest local on-demand logistics and grocery O2O ecommerce platform New Dada

Walmart to invest $50 million China’s largest local on-demand logistics and grocery O2O ecommerce platform New Dada   Beijing/Shanghai, China and Bentonville, Arkansas, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart (NYSE:WMT) today (Oct. 21, 2016) announced a $50 million strategic investment in New Dada, China’s largest local on-demand logistics and grocery O2O ecommerce platform. The investment […]

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Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts with $2 million donation

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $2 million to organizations helping with relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Matthew. As a part of this commitment, the Walmart Foundation is allocating $500,000 specifically toward CARE and […]

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Walmart awarded more than $200 million second quarter cash bonuses to more than 900,000 hourly associates nationwide

Bentonville, Ark., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of Walmart’s continued focus on improving and enhancing the store experience for customers, the company recently awarded more than $200 million in second quarter cash bonuses to more than 900,000 hourly associates across the United States. The bonuses, which were based on stores’ performances from May […]

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Walmart highlight grants awarded to nonprofit organizations to fund nutrition education and meal programs for youth and families

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the new school year officially underway, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are highlighting 11 grants awarded to national nonprofits over the past year to fund nutrition education and meal programs for youth and families. Totaling more than $33 million, the grants also increase access to fruits and […]

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Walmart unveiled its annual top toy list, Chosen By Kids

Walmart unveiled its annual top toy list, Chosen By Kids   BENTONVILLE, AR., 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — From the smallest to the tallest, Walmart polled hundreds of kids to find out just what they will be including in their letters to Santa this year. Today (Sept. 1, 2016), Walmart unveiled its annual top toy […]

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Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit to $1.5 million in donations to support organizations in their relief efforts across Louisiana

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit to $1.5 million in donations to support organizations in their relief efforts across Louisiana   BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2016-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (August 19, 2016 ), Walmart Foundation President Kathleen McLaughlin announced via Twitter that Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committing an additional $1 million to Team Rubicon, […]

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Walmart to acquire Jet.com for approximately $3 billion

BENTONVILLE, Ark. and HOBOKEN, N.J., 2016-Aug-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Jet.com, Inc. today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Walmart to acquire Jet for approximately $3 billion in cash, a portion of which will be paid over time. Additionally, $300 million of Walmart shares will be paid over […]

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Walmart released its ninth annual Global Responsibility Report “Using Our Strengths to Help Others”

Report Outlines Walmart’s Focus on Using its Strengths to Enhance Economic Opportunity, Sustainability and Local Communities BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2016-Apr-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart today released its ninth annual Global Responsibility Report, entitled “Using Our Strengths to Help Others,” highlighting the company’s progress and milestones during fiscal year 2016 in social and environmental responsibility. The […]

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Walmart becomes the only retailer to offer its own payment solution with the launch of Walmart Pay

Pay with any iOS or Android smartphone, any major payment type and at any checkout lane – all through the Walmart app. Bentonville, Ark., 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart knows customers want to save not just money, but also time. Today, the retailer introduced Walmart Pay – a fast, easy and secure way […]

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Walmart kicks off Holiday Sing to Salute Military Families campaign; will donate $1 million to Fisher House Foundation

Campaign will provide up to $1.5 million to Fisher House Foundation to bring more military families together while loved ones are treated at nearby hospitals BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, on Giving Tuesday, Walmart is asking the public to literally lend its voice to support military families this holiday season. The company […]

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Walmart 2015 Cyber Monday: Mobile firmly established itself as the dominant shopping trend

SAN BRUNO, Calif., 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Statement attributable to Fernando Madeira, President and CEO, Walmart.com. “Mobile firmly established itself as the dominant shopping trend, for both traffic and sales. Mobile is making up more than 70 percent of traffic to Walmart.com, and now, nearly half of our orders since Thanksgiving have been placed on […]

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Walmart’s CMO Steve Bratspies on 2015 Black Friday: Tens of millions of customers visited our digital and physical aisles

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Statement attributable to Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “Thanksgiving was an exciting day. It all started at midnight when we kicked off our Black Friday deals online. All day Thursday, Walmart stores bustled with shoppers coming to pick up last minute Thanksgiving meal fixings – pies, canned […]

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Walmart’s Cyber Monday savings will be available to customers starting Sunday evening, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET.

Millions of customers can finally sleep well the night before Cyber Monday as all of Walmart’s Cyber Monday Deals Launch Early on Sunday SAN BRUNO, Calif., 2015-11-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the first time ever, all of Walmart’s Cyber Monday savings will be available to customers starting Sunday evening, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET. […]

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Walmart opened new Supercenter in Sacramento; 300 jobs created

New Walmart provides about 300 jobs and seamless savings on wide selection in store and on Walmart.com New store located at 8915 Gerber Road Sacramento Walmart creates about 300 jobs Store open 6 a.m. to midnight Grand opening event Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 a.m. Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart3081 Sacramento, CA, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ […]

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Walmart celebrates 10 years of progress towards aspirational sustainability goals at Milestone Meeting

Company celebrates 10 years of progress towards aspirational sustainability goals at Milestone Meeting, announces new commitment to preserve wildlife habitat BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — In front of an audience of associates, suppliers and nonprofit organizations at its Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting, Walmart today announced the completion of commitments to reduce 20 million […]

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Walmart announces the completion of commitments to reduce 20m metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and expanded commitment to preserve wildlife habitat

Company celebrates 10 years of progress towards aspirational sustainability goals at Milestone Meeting, announces new commitment to preserve wildlife habitat BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In front of an audience of associates, suppliers and nonprofit organizations at its Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting, Walmart today announced the completion of commitments to reduce 20 million […]

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GED Testing Service partnered with Walmart, KFC, Taco Bell and Southeastern Grocers to create GEDWorks(tm)

Louisville, KY, 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — GED Testing Service has partnered with some of the nation’s largest employers and most recognizable brands – including Walmart, KFC, Taco Bell and Southeastern Grocers – to create GEDWorksTM, a comprehensive program free for employees who want to earn their GED credential. The GEDWorks program includes everything […]

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Walmart estimates more than 210 million visits to its mobile app over holiday season

Retailer will wow customers with simplified shopping experience and enhanced eCommerce offering; Predicts more than 210 million visits to its mobile app over holiday season BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — America moves from candy corn to candy canes November 1 and Walmart is ready. The retailer has been combing through data, predicting trends and preparing […]

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Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Team Red, White and Blue, Team Rubicon, Hire Heroes USA, Blue Star Families joined Walmart to launch Greenlight A Vet

Greenlight A Vet shines a light on the impact transitioning veterans make in and out of uniform in communities across the country BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — With 250,000 members of our military transitioning back to civilian life each year, veterans are returning to schools, workplaces and neighborhoods across the country to take on […]

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Walmart plans $20 billion share repurchase program over two years

The company provided a three-year strategic framework intended to strengthen its U.S. and e-commerce businesses. Net sales growth is expected to range between 3 and 4 percent annually over the next three years, translating to $45 to $60 billion over the period. Investments in people and technology to drive strong shareholder returns over time. Capital […]

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Walmart helps its customers live healthier lives; focus on preventive care and supporting overall well-being across its entire assortment

Retailer builds on long-standing commitment to make health and wellness more affordable and accessible BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Building on its commitment to making healthcare and healthier food more affordable and accessible, Walmart today outlined additional ways the company is helping its customers live healthier lives. The retailer will focus on preventive […]

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Walmart kicks off its first-ever Toy Week

BENTONVILLE, AR., 2015-8-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart is gearing up for the 2015 holiday season by kicking off its first-ever Toy Week with a sneak peek at some of the top toys for the holidays as chosen by kids. The retailer’s Toy Week reveals some of the biggest holiday trends and comes in front […]

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Walmart opens new fulfillment center in Bethlehem, Pa. to support its rapidly growing e-commerce business

New State-of-the-Art Center Brings Nearly 400 New Full-Time Jobs to Bethlehem; Enhances Retailer’s Ability to Deliver Online Orders Faster and at Lower Cost BETHLEHEM, Pa., 2015-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart today held a sneak preview event at its new fulfillment center in Bethlehem, Pa. The facility, one of two Walmart centers in the Lehigh Valley […]

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Walmart expands its assortment of baby products and services

Company announces significant expansion in assortment of baby products and services BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — After listening to parents across the country, Walmart today announced it has significantly expanded its assortment of baby products and services. The retailer also shared its commitment to lead the baby industry in three key areas: product […]

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More than a dozen leading US companies to create the nation’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for America’s young people

Top U.S.-Based Companies Create Pathways to Economic Opportunity for Young Americans Alaska Airlines, Cintas, CVS Health, Hilton Worldwide, HMSHost, JCPenney, JPMorgan Chase, Lyft, Macy’s, Microsoft, Porch.com, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Target, Walgreens and Walmart Come Together With the Goal to Create the Nation’s Largest Employer-Led Coalition to Hire or Train 100,000 Opportunity Youth  […]

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