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Walmart, located at 1625 Commerce St. in Wahpeton, celebrated its grand re-opening Friday, April 13. Store Manager Lou Francisco's orange tuxedo was as bright and attention-gathering as the store's brand new artwork and remodeled, convenient merchandise departments. Walmart honored the ...
From staples like food and clothes to oddities like the famed yodeling pickle, Walmart has become a one-stop shop for just about everything. The retail giant is a force to be reckoned with in its industry. The company is known for its "everyday low prices," but you can overspend on the wrong items at ...

The acquisition of numerous multichannel retailers, its forays into shipping and customer pickup, and its willingness to experiment with initiatives designed to target millennial shoppers are examples of steps Walmart has taken to compete in the ongoing shift to e-commerce. While the company was ...
The Indian e-commerce sector seems to have turned into a battleground for two American giants. Over the recent weeks, several news reports have suggested that retail major Walmart and e-commerce behemoth Amazon are in the fray to acquire a majority stake in Bengaluru-based Flipkart. ...
A few weeks ago, I added some chai tea to my cart on Amazon, clicked the buy button, and didn't think anything more of it. That is, until it arrived a couple days later in a Walmart box. I opened the box, initially not knowing what it was because I don't usually shop at Walmart. What I found inside was the ...
Walmart is in late-stage discussions to buy a majority stake in India's online shopping site Flipkart, in what would be the company's most ambitious move yet to take on Amazon outside of the U.S., according to multiple people familiar with the talks. But Walmart will likely have to first work out a deal with ...

Flipkart is reported to be leaning towards Walmart, which -- unlike Amazon -- is not a direct competitor, and could help it take on the US tech giant. A key area of potential collaboration is grocery deliveries, which Amazon received Indian government approval to launch last year. "Flipkart will also benefit ...
Walmart stores in Howell and Brick are getting a makeover, part of an estimated $68 million the retailer will spend on its stores in New Jersey this year. The work will widen the store's aisles, lower store shelves, create a new electronics department, and make it easier for online customers to pick up ...
Walmart is remodeling 500 stores and building 20 new stores. The biggest share of the remodels will happen in Florida and Texas, where the company is spending a combined $477 million to open 14 new stores and remodel 82 others. Shoppers will see many changes including wider aisles, ...
Reuters, citing Walmart, had said the move underscores a market in China that is dividing into either the Alibaba camp with its Alipay digital payment service or the Tencent camp with its WeChat payment app. Both companies have been pouring billions of dollars into the retail market since the beginning of 2017, aiming to ...
He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation in January. Ostrem is facing six counts of first-degree murder and 30 counts of attempted first-degree murder for the shooting in November. Ostrem walked off his job one morning and then went into the Walmart and opened fire near the checkout area ...
The former CEO of Walmart has criticized the eCommerce giant and even suggested Congress look into splitting it up. “They're not making money in retail, and they're putting retailers out of business,” Bill Simon told CNBC, pointing out that Amazon has operated its retail segment at a loss for decades and subsidizes it with ...
In the interview, he claims to have made the biggest single purchase in Walmart history. He spent $70,000 in a single visit. How does that happen? What store possibly has Shaq-sized clothes in stock? If it actually had Shaq-sized clothes, how long had they been sitting there waiting for a 7-foot-1, ...
Phyllis Harris, SVP and General Counsel Legal Operations Walmart Stores, Inc., left, Karen Roberts, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Walmart Stores, Inc., center, and Kerry Kotouc, Sam''s Club General Counsel, Asset Protection and Compliance, right, stand in the produce section of a ...
"Under its current alliance with Walmart (which began in 2005), Humana stations representatives in Wal-Mart stores, Sam's Club locations and Neighborhood Markets across the country who seek to enroll Medicare-eligible individuals," explained Credit Suisse analyst A.J. Rice. "By way of background, ...
On occasion, there is a moment so pure and random that it catapults a young star onto the viral stage. This is that occasion. Meet “WalMart boy” or “Walmart boy” a.k.a. 10-year-old Mason Ramsey. He's the adorable young music man who surprised Walmart shoppers by busting out a stellar yodel at a store ...
The company announced it has opened its mini store in Shenzhen on Monday, reports Reuters. The brick-and-mortar store is designed to help the company compete against online retailers in the country. The store is part of a “smart retail” trend in China, which sees retailers and tech giants teaming up to ...

Former Walmart Inc. (WMT) CEO Bill Simon is calling on Congress to consider breaking up online retail behemoth Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN). Simon says Amazon is “destroying jobs, and it's destroying value in the [retail] sector,” according to a CNBC report. “They're not making any money and they're ...
NITRO, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been charged after he made a threat about having a bomb inside a Walmart store. Nitro Police say they arrested Leonard Simpson after he made threats about having a bomb in his backpack while inside the Walmart in Nitro. They say a Subway employee questioned ...
One day you may be able to pick up health insurance on a trip to Walmart. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Walmart and health insurer Humana may be partnering up, while Reuters reports that the companies are discussing a partnership, and a full acquisition is also on the table.
More than three years later, on Wednesday night, Ibrahem was again running from police, this time as he fled a shoplifting attempt at a Walmart in Lower Macungie Township. But this time, instead of surrendering to the state trooper who had been ordering him to stop during the foot chase through the ...
Borders worked at the O'Fallon store, and alleges that when her doctor said she should avoid climbing ladders and lifting heavy objects, Walmart placed her on unpaid leave instead of reassigning her to less-physical work. When she returned after pregnancy, she was not reinstated to her job in the store ...
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A man is dead after a shootout with police in a Walmart parking lot. State police say they chased a shoplifting suspect out of a Walmart in the Lehigh Valley and that's when he pulled a gun and shot at them. A trooper shot back and killed that suspect. It happened ...
Melissa Blake is a freelance writer and blogger from Illinois. She covers disability rights and women's issues and has written for The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Glamour and Racked among others. Read her blog, So About What I Said, and follow her on Twitter. The views ...
“The strategy is aimed squarely at the senior market, to leverage Wal-Mart's retail presence to redefine primary care in Medicare Advantage,” John Gorman, the executive chairman of Gorman Health Group, a consulting firm for government health businesses, said in an email. “Walmart has hundreds of ...
Shaquille O'Neal claims to own the biggest purchase in Walmart history, and it's hard to doubt him. In an interview on HBO's "Real Sports," O'Neal said after the Miami Heat traded him to the Phoenix Suns in 2008, he didn't have anything for his apartment, so he turned to Walmart to get some essentials. Once there, O'Neal ...
Walmart Inc., the biggest retail outlet for magazines in the country, is banning Cosmopolitan from its front checkout counters and moving it to more obscure store locations where its racy cover lines are obscured. The magazine has long been the most profitable title for publisher Hearst. But it can ill afford to ...
Three people are in custody after a double shooting at Walmart in the New Hope Commons shopping center. Tammy Sofield of Durham said she was near the exit of the store and there was an argument between a man and a woman. They left the store and she heard "three pops." Sofield said she saw the ...
Longmont officials contacted Walmart in late August following reports of transient campers occupying the old buildings, Planning and Development Services Director Joni Marsh said in an email. City staff has since deemed the building unsafe due to asbestos and lead contamination, but people have ...
Walmart (WMT), the world's largest retailer known for its “everyday low price,” has become more popular with Democrats in the U.S. in the last five years, according to new data released by YouGov BrandIndex, a global market research company. Five years ago, Democratic shoppers held a negative view of ...
Walmart customers looking to toss the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine into their shopping carts will have to search the superstore a little harder. The retailer has decided to remove the magazine from its checkout aisle displays in its 5,000-plus stores in the United States, in a move announced by a ...
After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Walmart raised the minimum age to purchase firearms and ammunition to 21. The gunman used a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle in the shooting, which killed 17 people. Walmart ended sales of the AR-15 rifle in 2015.
"In my view, there is no business better positioned to take advantage of the opportunity ahead than the combination of Walmart and Jet." Belsham joins Jet.com at a time when Walmart is ramping up its online grocery business in the face of competition from Amazon-owned Whole Foods, Kroger and Target.
Inside 50 of Walmart's U.S. stores, robots resembling vacuum cleaners affixed with small, sleek towers, patrol the aisles, checking whether the shelves are stocked with enough toilet paper and that laundry detergent has the correct price tag. Walmart is testing the robots, built by Bossa Nova Robotics, to see ...
A woman was arrested in the Walmart Thursday afternoon after threatening to shoot up the store when employees refused to exchange her items, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. Latonja Tucker, 38, was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man arrested for trying to steal $5,000 worth of jeans from Dillard's last year has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a rash of thefts from Walmart stores in Tallahassee. Cameron Eustace, 46, plead guilty to robbery and six counts of petit theft on Wednesday. He was ...
A Metairie man walked with a machete into a Kenner Walmart and used the weapon to try to kidnap a 2-year-old boy and then an infant, swinging the blade at store employees before he was tackled and arrested Friday (March 23), police said. At one point, police said, Billy Yoe Budier-Herrera, 33, forced a ...
According to Cayuga County 911, at around 1:25 p.m., a Walmart employee called police after a customer said there were two men wearing masks and holding rifles in a vehicle outside the store. The employee allegedly told dispatchers that the customer had called the store to notify management of a ...
Walmart is envisioning a high-tech future for its stores, based on the patents it recently filed. In fact, the devices it's considering sound like they'd be perfect for use in cashier-less stores similar to Amazon's, including a smart cart that can help shoppers navigate Walmart's aisles and find specific products.
A new Bossa Nova robot rolls down an aisle at Walmart in Burbank on Wednesday. The robot, with technology similar to self-driving cars to prevent it from bumping into anything, moves up and down store aisles scanning shelves for inventory that needs restocking. (Tim Berger / Burbank Leader).
The Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) stock rally ran out of steam when the company reported that online sales growth dropped from 50 percent in the third quarter to 23 percent in the fourth quarter. This week, Walmart reassured investors that online sales growth will bounce back in 2018, and the company may ...
Walmart filed a host of patents today related to how it keeps track of inventory — and the technologies could change the way its customers shop, as reported by Gizmodo. One of the patents is clearly for the in-store experience, and proposes a sensing device to make shopping carts smart and communicate ...
The Walmart project on Victory Drive is a game changer for south Columbus but the project was off the table before the city revived the proposal. Economic development, fighting poverty, crime and transportation projects were among the topics highlighted Thursday during the 29th “Let's Talk With the ...
Matt Kaness, the former CEO of ModCloth who sold the women's fashion retailer to Walmart one year ago, has recently left the mammoth brick-and-mortar retailer, multiple sources have told Recode. Walmart acquired ModCloth in March of last year to help boost the fashion assortment of its subsidiary ...
American retail giant Walmart is looking to increase their role in the food-growing business by investing in new drone technology to monitor and take care of crops. Reuters reports that Walmart filed six patents with the US Patents and Trademark Office in 2017, all of which pertain to to fertilizing or ...
The Bentonville retailer opened a technology incubator in Austin late last year, and recently revealed plans for an office in Plano opening April 5. Each tech hub will employ between 50 and 60 workers who will focus on emerging technologies for use in Walmart's stores and enterprise operations.
Broomfield police found two pipe bombs inside a stolen vehicle Sunday morning in the parking lot of a Walmart and arrested three people. Officers were patrolling the lot, near West 120th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, shortly after 4 a.m. when three people got out of their car and hurried into the store.
Walmart understands the need to update its grocery business to fend off competition from Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Kroger, new entrants such as Aldi and Lidl, and others. The retail giant has already opened 1,200 grocery pickup stations at stores across the country, and expects to add another 1,000 ...
Walmart has been expanding the reach of its grocery business for several years, and may be looking to use technology to make its supply chains more efficient. The retail giant has filed patents for six drones that would help automate the farming process, Business Insider reported. The full details of the ...
Runaway balloons are being blamed for a power outage that forced Walmart to temporarily close its doors on Friday. A Duke Energy technician said the ... The aluminum-coated balloons are believed to have sparked an electrical surge that caused Walmart to lose power. Customers were turned away from ...


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