Business, Technology, Autonomous

Ford, Walmart to Test Self-Driving Grocery Delivery Service

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Ford Motor Co. is teaming with Walmart Inc., the world’s largest retailer, to lay the groundwork for a driverless grocery delivery service.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2018

Walmart Narrows Gap, but Amazon Prices Still Cheaper, Study Finds

A Walmart employee organizes store shelves Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Walmart Inc. is narrowing the online price gap with low-cost leader and is beating the world’s biggest e-commerce company on prices for baby products, according to a new study.

November 8, 2018
Business, Logistics

Walmart Surpasses Amazon as Online Shoppers’ Most Popular Grocer

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Look out, Amazon: Walmart is coming to steal your lunch — and maybe dinner too. The world’s largest retailer has surpassed the e-commerce giant in a survey of online food shoppers, more of whom said they most recently visited Walmart’s site for groceries.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

UPS, Walmart Find Electric Vehicles Offer Benefits, Opportunities

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Representatives from UPS Inc. and Walmart Inc., two of the country’s largest fleets, said electric vehicles can provide environmental, economic and community benefits, which make efforts to work through challenges surrounding duty cycle, charging infrastructure and cost worthwhile.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
October 29, 2018
Business, Logistics

Walmart Unveils High-Tech Grocery Warehouse

Walmart worker Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Walmart Inc. is building a high-speed grocery warehouse to solidify its position as the nation’s biggest grocer.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

Smith Transport Named Walmart Distribution Center On-Site Provider

Smith Transport Smith Transport truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Diversified carrier Smith Transport Inc. announced it has been selected as the on-site transportation provider for the Walmart Inc. distribution center in Bedford, Pa.

October 9, 2018

Walmart Doubles Spending in Battle for Truckers

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Walmart Inc., pinched by the worsening shortage of truckers, plans to double its spending on attracting and retaining drivers by year-end.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2018

Walmart Bounces Back With Best Sales in More Than a Decade

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Walmart Inc. bounced back from a lackluster start to the year with the strongest sales gain in more than a decade fueled by its grocery business, brightening the outlook for the overall retail sector. The stock jumped as much as 11%, the most intraday since October 2008.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2018
Business, Technology

Walmart Favored Over Amazon to Buy India’s Flipkart

Flipkart Shirt Flipkart shirt by Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Walmart Inc. looks likely to take the next round in the battle for India’s retail market over rival

Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
April 11, 2018
Business, Safety

Walmart Relaxes Deadlines for Some Deliveries Amid Driver Crunch

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Walmart Inc. has relaxed deadlines for some supplier deliveries just months after tightening them, easing pressure on manufacturers who are grappling with a driver shortage.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
April 11, 2018