Business, Technology, Autonomous

Walmart Targets Automated ‘Middle-Mile’ Delivery to Cut Shipping Costs

Walmart autonomous vehicles Walmart autonomous vehicles by Matthew Boyle/Bloomberg

Walmart Inc. came to dominate retailing through its mastery of logistics. But even the world’s biggest store doesn’t make money selling its wares online in the United States, largely due to runaway shipping costs. So the retailer is turning to robots.

June 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Walmart’s New Pricing Tool Allows Suppliers to Factor in Cost of Tariffs

Walmart Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Walmart Inc. has updated the information network used daily by its suppliers to let them submit cost increases that are directly attributable to higher U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
June 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Walmart’s EV Stations Let You Plug In While You Shop

Electric vehicle charging stations Walmart Inc.

Electric vehicle owners will have a new reason to visit Walmart as they travel across America: Not only can they stock up on snacks and drinks but they can get electric charges.

L.M. Sixel | Houston Chronicle
June 7, 2019
Business, Safety

Walmart Driver Jason Imhoff Might Be the New Face of Trucking

Jason Imhoff Jason Imhoff of Walmart Transportation gets decorated with course props after his first place drive at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships in Sandusky, Ohio, May 18. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

A man no older than 40 dons a fresh-pressed white-collar shirt, sleeves landing just above the elbow. He has a smile measuring a million watts and perfectly groomed hair.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 29, 2019

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

Walmart A Walmart store. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

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

Walmart truck Walmart Corporate

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

Walmart Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

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.

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 | Features Coordinator
April 24, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Expands Private Fleet Delivery, Adds New Intermodal Service

Walmart Walmart Inc.

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 | Senior Staff Writer
February 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Walmart Slips as Yet Another Overseas Obstacle Materializes

Walmart Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

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.

February 20, 2019