Microsoft building cashierless check-out tech

Microsoft is reportedly aiming to take on Amazon when it comes to cashierless retail by developing its own platform and in talks with Walmart on the initiative. The news, according to a Reuters report, comes within months of Amazon opening...

Walmart testing new check-out service

Walmart is piloting a new "Check Out With Me" service in lawn and garden centers at more than 350 store locations nationwide. The service, according to a press release, is aimed at helping customers save time by having associates use...

Walmart, DoorDash team up on grocery delivery

Walmart and DoorDash are teaming up to expand Walmart's online grocery delivery service, beginning with the Atlanta metro market. The collaboration, according to a press release, is the beginning of a strategy that will extend the service to reach more...

Amazon on track to lead the apparel segment

Amazon is likely shoring up its fashion apparel strategy and according to Morgan Stanley it's on track to be the top U.S. apparel player this year. The big driver is the millennial shopper who has no qualms about buying fashion on line, according to a CNBC report.

Pickup towers coming to Long Island Walmart stores

Two Long Island, New York-based Walmart stores are among the 500 nationwide getting the retailer’s newest delivery option — automated pickup towers. The towers will come to Valley Stream and Islandia locations, which are being renovated, according to a Newsday...

Electrify America prepping EV stations for Walmart, Target

Electrify America will install "ultrafast" electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 retail, convenience and refueling locations across the U.S., including Target and Walmart, boosting convenience for consumers who drive an electric vehicle or are considering the purchase of one....

Walmart building, remodeling and tapping interactive displays

Walmart is building 20 new stores and remodeling hundreds of existing locations, mostly in Florida and Texas, with new designs on everything from aisle layout to shelving and deploying interactive displays in revamped electronics departments. The new store/redesign strategy, according...

Walmart prepping hundreds of high-tech pickup towers

In the quest to provide consumers fast and easily product pick up, Walmart plans to expand its 'high-tech' pickup towers at stores. In the past year Walmart has established the towers in nearly 200 locations, according to a company blog...

Walmart mulling PillPack delivery service acquisition, claim reports

In yet another move to expand way beyond typical retailing Walmart is reportedly mulling the acquisition of medication delivery player PillPack. Discussion on the purchase, estimated by CNBC as under $1 billion, have been going on for months, according to...

Walmart now eyeing move into healthcare

Walmart is pondering a merger with healthcare provider Humana, according to a Bloomberg report published on Fortune. The rumored partnership would provide home healthcare services.

No more Cosmo at Walmart checkout aisle

Hyper sexual content has no place in the Walmart checkout experience as the nation’s top retailer is booting the Cosmopolitan magazine off the aisle racks. "Walmart will continue to offer Cosmopolitan to customers that wish to purchase the magazine, but...

Walmart expanding CarSaver car-selling kiosks

Walmart is increasing the number of store locations featuring a CarSaver car-selling kiosk, according to Adweek. In an email to the publication, a Walmart rep wrote that CarSaver locations will open in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana and Virginia in the near term.

Walmart expanding grocery delivery across the country

In the latest shot fired in the battle to provide greater delivery options, Walmart plans to expand its online grocery delivery to more than 40 percent of the U.S. by 2019. Right now, the service is available in six markets...

Walmart debuts new meal kits

In its quest to remain competitive with the growing number of food kit makers, Walmart is debuting a slew of its own meal kits and rolling them out to more than 2,000 stores during 2018. The meals will also be...

Walmart moves into the mattress business with new brand

The mattress industry just got a big new competitor as Walmart is moving in. The mega-retailer has launched its own online mattress brand, according to a New York Times report. The product line also includes bedding accessories and has its own website.

Walmart's Marc Lore: I’m not leaving my job

Marc Lore, chief of Walmart's digital ecommerce for the U.S. and co-founder of Jet, which Walmart bought last year, says he's not leaving his job. As Retail Customer Experience reported last week, a news report claimed Lore was looking to...

Walmart shares take a bit of a tumble

A boom in online sales is being cited as the main driver in an 8.6 percent share drop for Walmart. While the global retailer enjoyed robust holiday sales, lower product prices and online sales growth, the latter, which typically represents... founder Marc Lore mulling leaving Walmart, claims report CEO Marc Lore, founder of, which is owned by Walmart, is reportedly considering leaving his role, according to a New York Post report. Walmart acquired just about a year and a half ago for $3.3 billion. The news comes within days of Walmart experiencing one of its biggest stock dips.

Walmart tech lab buys VR startup

Walmart's technology innovation lab, called Store No 8, is buying a virtual reality startup to develop VR products for the omnichannel retailer's website and store locations. The two companies are no strangers to each other, according to a Reuters report,...

Williams-Sonoma hires ex-Macy's tech leader as CTO

Yasir Anwar, former CTO at Macy's, is taking on the same role at Williams-Sonoma. He will report to President and CEO Laura Alber.

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