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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
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Walmart Cuts 230 Million Tons of Emissions, With Supplier Help

A Walmart truck in front of the company's fulfillment center in Bethlehem,  Pa.  (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News) A Walmart truck in front of the company's fulfillment center in Bethlehem, Pa. Walmart's report says it will maximize the sustainability of its fleet. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. has cut 230 million metric tons of greenhouse gases out of its supply chain in the past three years, putting the world’s largest retailer on track to achieve its 2030 emissions goal.

Emily Chasan | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2020
Business, Logistics

Walmart Is Eliminating Hundreds of Corporate Jobs

A nearly empty parking lot stands outside the Walmart World Headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., on Ma A nearly empty parking lot stands outside the Walmart World Headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., on May 28. (Terra Fondriest/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. has eliminated hundreds of corporate positions, according to people familiar with the matter, as retailers around the country slim down at the back-office level.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
July 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Jumps With Amazon Prime Challenger Nearing Debut

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

Walmart Inc. will introduce a subscription service this month to compete with Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime program, according to a person familiar with the plans.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2020

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