Walmart Raises Forecast on Desire to ‘Get Out and Shop’

Walmart Inc. posted strong quarterly sales growth and boosted its profit outlook, an impressive feat as the retailer faced a difficult comparison with last year’s pandemic-fueled stockpiling. The shares rose in premarket trading.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Kroger Joins Drone Delivery Race With Pilot From Ohio Store

Kroger Co. is diving into drone delivery, starting a pilot at a store near its Cincinnati headquarters.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Walmart Invests in Cruise, the GM-Backed Autonomous-Car Startup

Walmart is taking an undisclosed stake in Cruise, the autonomous-vehicle technology company that’s majority-owned by General Motors Co.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

Walmart Expands Drone Program With COVID-19 Test-Kit Delivery

Walmart Inc. will test using drones to drop COVID-19 diagnostic kits at customers’ homes, the retailer’s latest move in the pandemic-fueled arena of contactless deliveries.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Walmart Tests Drone Delivery Amid Escalating Competition With Amazon

Walmart Inc. is entering the drone delivery wars, its latest move to counter Inc.’s dominance in e-commerce as more Americans choose to shop from home.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Business, Logistics

Walmart Is Eliminating Hundreds of Corporate Jobs

Walmart Inc. has eliminated hundreds of corporate positions, according to people familiar with the matter, as retailers around the country slim down at the back-office level.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
July 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Jumps With Amazon Prime Challenger Nearing Debut

Walmart Inc. will introduce a subscription service this month to compete with Inc.’s Prime program, according to a person familiar with the plans.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Shopify Advances After Deal With Walmart Expands Reach

Walmart Inc. has partnered with e-commerce giant Shopify Inc. to expand its third-party marketplace site and grab more of the pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping. Shares of the Canadian technology company rose June 15.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2020
Business, Top 100

Walmart Sales Soar on Consumer Stockpiling, Online Shift

Walmart Inc. jumped May 19 after reporting coronavirus-related stockpiling led to a surge in quarterly sales, underscoring the company’s strong position amid widespread carnage in the U.S. retail sector.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Walmart Plans 150,000 New Hires, Virus Testing Sites

Walmart Inc. is hiring 150,000 temporary workers and readying its parking lots for coronavirus tests as the world’s largest retailer girds itself to deal with the unprecedented challenges of the fast-spreading outbreak.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2020