Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Blockchain Useful in the Food Supply Chain

Blockchain technology is capable of providing end-to-end transparency about where food originated and traveled, which can help reduce the risk of foodborne illness and the cost of produce contamination.

John Monarch | CEO & Co-Founder, ShipChain
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology

Walmart Boosts Outlook After Beating Estimates

Walmart Julio Cortez/Associated Press

Walmart Inc. is approaching the crucial holiday season on a high note, posting solid third-quarter sales and raising its full-year outlook again, showcasing its resilience in the face of Amazon.com’s advances. Shares rose.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Walmart, Tesla Settle Lawsuit Over Fiery Solar Panels

Outside of Walmart store The outside of a Walmart store in Walpole, Mass., on Sept. 3, 2019. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire.

November 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Walmart Subsidizing Some Vendors in Price War With Amazon

Walmart vs. Amazon price war A Walmart sign (left, Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) and Amazon package (right, Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News).

Hold on to your smartphone — the holiday price wars between Walmart Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are heating up.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2019
Business

Walmart’s Vaunted Turnaround Artist, Greg Foran, Leaves for Air New Zealand

Greg Foran and John Furner Greg Foran (left) and John Furner via Walmart Inc.

Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran, the architect of the revival of Walmart Inc.’s U.S. stores, is departing to run an airline in his native New Zealand, leaving a big hole at the world’s biggest retailer on the cusp of the holiday season.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2019
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Hall of Fame to Open in Arkansas Next Year

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will build its new Supply Chain Hall of Fame in Rogers, Ark., the organization’s board of directors said.

September 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Walmart Receives Outside Interest in JetBlack Unit

Exterior of a Walmart building Walmart is mulling the future of JetBlack, its text-based concierge shopping service for busy urban families. (Shutterstock)

Walmart Inc. is weighing the future of JetBlack, a pet project of its online chief that was the first business to emerge from its internal incubation arm.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
September 26, 2019
Business, Technology

Amazon Heeds Calls for Environmental Action

Amazon fulfillment center Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com contributed more greenhouse gas emissions last year than some big competitors in retail, logistics and technology, but less than rival Walmart Inc. and the world’s biggest energy companies, highlighting the growing scale and diverse businesses of the conglomerate.

Matt Day and Eric Roston | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2019
Business, Technology

New Walmart Credit Card Looks to Boost E-Commerce

Walmart credit card Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

In a sign of how much Walmart Inc. is betting on e-commerce, the retailer’s revamped credit-card program with Capital One Financial Corp. offers better rewards for online shopping and checking out with its mobile app.

Matt Townsend | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2019
Business, Logistics

Walmart Rolls Out Grocery Delivery Subscription

Walmart employee fulfills an online order Walmart associate Alicia Carter fulfills online grocery orders at a store in Houston, on Nov. 9, 2018. (Associated Press/David J. Phillip)

NEW YORK — Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
September 12, 2019

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