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Business, Safety, Top 100

Walmart Plans 150,000 New Hires, Virus Testing Sites

Walmart headquarters Walmart says it is ready to begin virus tests in the Chicago area, primarily for health care workers and first responders. (Wochit News via YouTube)

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
Business, Logistics

Walmart Developing a Membership Program to Rival Amazon Prime

Packages move along a conveyor belt inside a Walmart fulfillment center. Packages move along a conveyor belt inside a Walmart fulfillment center. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is developing a paid membership program to challenge internet giant Amazon Prime's offering. It will be called Walmart+.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2020
Government, Business

Walmart Denied Rehearing in $54 Million Back Pay Case

Walmart John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Walmart Inc. a rehearing in a lawsuit that now leaves the carrier with a lower court judgment to pay a large certified class of its California truck drivers more than $54 million in back pay for mostly layovers and rest breaks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2020
Business, Logistics

Walmart Loses Another Home-Delivery Provider Amid Amazon Clash

A shopping cart inside a Walmart location in Burbank, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. is parting ways with grocery-delivery partner Skipcart, the latest defection from its network of logistics companies that often struggle to make ends meet schlepping cola and cantaloupes for the nation’s biggest food retailer.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2020
Government, Business

ATA Among Trucking Stakeholders Asking Appeals Court to Rehear Walmart Case

Walmart truck at NTDC John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Walmart should not be required to pay a large court-certified class of its California truck drivers $54 million for layovers, rest breaks and pre-trip and post-trip inspections, according to an amicus curiae brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by two large trucking trade organizations and a pair of large motor carriers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 11, 2020
Government, Business

Walmart Asks Appeals Court to Reconsider Decision to Award Drivers Back Pay

Walmart truck Walmart says there is still a question about whether it controlled the drivers during their layovers and breaks. (Walmart)

Attorneys for Walmart Inc. have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its ruling that affirmed a district court’s judgment that the company must pay a court-certified class of its California truck drivers more than $54 million in back pay mostly for layovers, but also some rest breaks and pre-trip and post-trip inspections.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 24, 2020
Business

Walmart Shuffles Leadership as Nervous Investors Await Results

Walmart Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Walmart Inc.’s new U.S. chief wasted no time putting his stamp on the unit, appointing his former top lieutenant as second in command and parting ways with the retailer’s head of merchandising.

January 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Walmart Recruits Robots in Online Grocery Battle With Amazon

Walmart's Alphabot Walmart Inc.

Walmart has unveiled the Alphabot, an automated, 20,000-square-foot warehouse that could make its grocery pickup service faster and more efficient.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

Ruling That Awarded Walmart Drivers $54 Million Stands, Appeals Court Says

A Walmart store Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg News

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court’s judgment that Walmart pay a court-certified class of its California truck drivers more than $54 million in back pay for layovers, rest breaks and pre-trip and post-trip inspections.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 7, 2020
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

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