Walmart Rises After Strong Start to Year, but Tariffs Still Loom

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Walmart Inc. rose after reporting sales that met analysts’ expectations. Still, concerns are growing that Chinese tariffs could soon force the retailer to raise its famously low prices or sacrifice its bottom line.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Capable of Matching Amazon’s One-Day Pledge, Analyst Says

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Walmart Inc. could easily match’s one-day delivery gambit, according to an analyst who worked at the world’s largest retailer.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2019
Business, Logistics

Walmart Creates Supply Chain to Stock 500 US Stores With Angus Beef

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Walmart, The nation’s biggest grocer has partnered with a Texas cattle rancher and other industry-related businesses to provide a steady supply of no-hormone-added Angus beef to 500 of its U.S. stores beginning later this year.

Matthew Boyle and Lydia Mulvany | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2019
Business, Safety

New Division, Same Aim for Defending Tennessee Champion Phil Shelton

Tennessee competitor Phil Shelton Phil Shelton is switching from competing in the Tank Truck division to the Flatbed division. His father drove a tank truck and that inspired Shelton to do the same in past competitions. (Tennessee Trucking Association)

The Tennessee Trucking Association is ready for the state’s Super Bowl of safety, and reigning Grand Champion Phil Shelton of Walmart Transportation is returning to defend his title.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
April 24, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Expands Private Fleet Delivery, Adds New Intermodal Service

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Walmart has begun expanding the scope and capabilities of its private fleet, taking over store distribution from dedicated contract carriers at facilities in Maine, Indiana and Ohio, while also adding a new intermodal service using a proprietary container design and company drivers to provide drayage service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Walmart Slips as Yet Another Overseas Obstacle Materializes

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In India, an unfavorable e-commerce ruling is likely to crimp the growth for Walmart Inc. In China, the retailer says an economic slowdown has shoppers tightening their purse strings. And now in the U.K., a deal to reduce Walmart’s exposure to the slowing market there is on life support.

Matt Townsend and Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2019
Business, Logistics

Walmart Surges After Reporting Best Holiday Quarter Since 2009

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Walmart Inc. finally gave the U.S. retail sector some good news. The company brushed off the industry’s disappointing December sales with its best holiday quarter in at least a decade, soothing concerns about the sector’s outlook for 2019. Comparable sales for Walmart stores in the United States — a key performance barometer — rose 4.2% in the quarter that included Christmas, beating analysts’ estimates by a full percentage point.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
February 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Walmart Wants to Expand Reach in Online Advertising

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Walmart Inc. is big in almost every way — 4,755 stores, 1.5 million employees and $380 billion in revenue in the United States alone. But one part of the world’s largest retailer remains minuscule. “We have a tiny ad business,” CEO Doug McMillon told investors in October. “It could be bigger.”

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Cuts Deal to Unfreeze Suspended Product Listings in India

Warehouse Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg News resurrected thousands of suspended product listings in India by selling much of its stake in top local venture partner Cloudtail, a hastily arranged deal intended to comply with stringent new e-commerce regulations that upended the market.

Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon, Walmart Reel as India Curbs Plunge Market Into Chaos

Amazon Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News’s and Walmart Inc.’s grand plans for India were thrown into chaos Feb. 1 after the country implemented new e-commerce regulations, which could cut their growth in the market by as much as half this year.

Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2019