Business, Technology, Private

Walmart Opens First in Series of Next-Gen Fulfillment Centers

Walmart Joliet warehouse Walmart's fulfillment center in Joliet, Ill. (Business Wire)

Walmart Inc. announced a 1.1 million-square-foot next-generation fulfillment center in Joliet, Ill.

September 29, 2022
Business, Logistics

Walmart, Target Begin Holiday Early to Ease Inflation Sting

Target People shop at a Target store in Clifton, N.J. (Associated Press Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

NEW YORK — Walmart and Target plan to begin offering deals and price matching offers earlier this year to keep up with Americans pressed by soaring inflation and looking for ways to ease the potential sting of holiday shopping.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
September 22, 2022

Walmart to Hire 40,000 Holiday Workers, Fewer Than Last Year

Walmart truck George Frey/Bloomberg News

Walmart Inc., the largest private-sector employer in the U.S., aims to hire 40,000 seasonal workers for the holiday season this year — a sizable decrease from 2021.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private, TCA

Walmart Drone Delivery Service DroneUp Expands

Walmart DroneUp Walmart and DroneUp join forces on drone delivery service. (Walmart)

DroneUp, the sole drone partner of Walmart, announced plans to expand its headquarters and establish a research and training facility outside Petersburg, Va., creating 655 new jobs.

Trevor Metcalfe | The Virginian-Pilot
August 24, 2022

NTDC Drivers Take On ‘Tough’ Course

A truck driver on the course at 2022 NTDC in Indianapolis Drivers' skills are put to the test on the obstacle course at Indiana Convention Center as part of the National Truck Driving Championships . (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS — The intricate course at the National Truck Driving & Step Van Driving Championships is pushing competitors to perform at a high level.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 17, 2022
Business, Private

Walmart Tops Q2 Expectations as Americans Continue Spending

Walmart store Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Walmart reported better-than-expected second-quarter results as more Americans looked to cut costs on groceries at the nation’s largest retailer in the face of surging inflation.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
August 16, 2022
Business, Private

Walmart Cuts 200 Corporate Jobs as Costs, Inventory Sap Profit

 Signage outside a Walmart store in Albany, N.Y. Signage outside a Walmart store in Albany, N.Y. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. is eliminating about 200 corporate jobs as it contends with rising costs, bloated inventories and weakening demand for general merchandise.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2022

Walmart Hawks Refurbished Goods to Inflation-Squeezed Shoppers

A customer pushes a shopping cart at a Walmart store in Burbank, Calif. A customer pushes a shopping cart at a Walmart store in Burbank, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. has a new sales pitch for consumers contending with soaring prices: Buy used goods.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
July 29, 2022
Business, Private

Walmart Cuts Full-Year Profit Outlook

Signage outside a Walmart store in San Leandro, Calif. Two months ago, Walmart had said earnings per share would only dip about 1%. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. cut its annual profit outlook for the second time this year, citing the need to lower prices to clear out bloated inventories.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Private, Top 100

Walmart Canada Adds 60-Foot Multizone Refrigerated Trailer

The 60-foot refrigerated trailer can fit as many as 30 pallets of perishable goods. By comparison, a 53-foot trailer can fit about 26 pallets. (Walmart Canada)

Walmart Canada has expanded its fleet to include for the first time in North America a 60-foot multitemperature-zone refrigerated trailer, built by Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 25, 2022