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Business, Technology, Autonomous

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

Cruise vehicle Paul Sancya/Associated Press

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

To Retain Workers, Walmart Moves More of Them Full Time

 Customers wait in line outside a Walmart Supercenter store April 7 in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press) Customers wait in line outside a Walmart Supercenter store April 7 in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Walmart is moving more of its workers full time, with the goal of having two-thirds of its U.S. store hourly jobs be full time with more consistent work schedules by early next year.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
April 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 100

Walmart Opens E-Commerce Marketplace to Non-US Vendors

A Walmart sign at a store in Duarte, Calif. (David Swanson/Bloomberg News) A Walmart sign outside a store in Duarte, Calif. (David Swanson/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. has removed rules requiring sellers on its marketplace website to be registered in the U.S. — an attempt to close the e-commerce gap with Amazon .com Inc. and tap into China’s vast network of manufacturers.

March 19, 2021
Business

Walmart to Spend on US Products, Create 750,000 Jobs

A customer pushes a shopping cart after at a Walmart Inc. store in Burbank, Calif. A customer pushes a shopping cart after at a Walmart Inc. store in Burbank, Calif. (Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. pledged to support American manufacturers by spending an additional $350 billion on items made, grown or assembled in the U.S. over the next 10 years.

Henry Ren | Bloomberg News
March 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Walmart to Build More Robot-Filled Warehouses at Stores

Walmart Alan Diaz/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Walmart is enlisting the help of robots to keep up with a surge in online orders.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
January 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise, Walmart Team Up for Driverless Delivery

A Cruise autonomous vehicle is seen with a Walmart-branded bag outside it. Cruise is just the latest partner for Walmart, which has been doing similar self-driving car tests with Waymo and Nuro, as well as pilot programs for drone delivery. (Walmart)

Walmart Inc. is about to team up with Cruise, the self-driving car unit majority-owned by General Motors Co., to experiment with delivering customer orders using driverless vehicles.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

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

Walmart recently has ramped up its drone delivery efforts. Walmart recently has ramped up its drone delivery efforts. (Walmart Inc.)

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, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Aims to Eliminate Emissions From Its Fleet by 2040

Walmart is committing to cutting emissions from its truck fleet by 2040. Walmart is committing to cutting emissions from its truck fleet by 2040. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. on Sept. 21 outlined its goals to achieve zero-emission operations, which include fully converting its fleet to electric trucks.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Walmart Tests Drone Delivery Amid Escalating Competition With Amazon

Walmart has started testing drone deliveries in Fayetteville, N.C. Walmart has started testing drone deliveries in Fayetteville, N.C. (Walmart)

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

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

Walmart’s Challenger to Amazon Prime Will Launch Sept. 15

Walmart's new subscription program, Walmart+, will be available Sept. 15. Walmart's new subscription program, Walmart+, will be available Sept. 15. (George Frey/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc.’s answer to Amazon Prime finally has a launch date.

September 1, 2020

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