Cancel OK

PHOTOS: Walmart refreshes produce department

- Produce with Pamela
Gone are the citrus fruits and purple organics signage along the wet rack, replaced with the signature Walmart blue denoting “Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Local, Organic.”

Kroger pilots drone grocery delivery

- Retail
Kroger is designing bundled product offerings ideal for meeting customer needs within the current weight limits for drone delivery, which is about five pounds.

EFI named qualified certifying organization for Walmart

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced that it has been recognized as a third-party-verified certification program for Walmart U.S.’s new pollinator health commitments.

Walmart to require IPM from all produce suppliers to protect pollinators

- Retail
Walmart announced a landmark pollinator health policy today, the most far reaching to date of any U.S. food retailer.

Carrefour to acquire Walmart’s Grupo BIG in Brazil

- Retail
Regulatory News: Grupo Carrefour Brasil has entered into an agreement with Advent International and Walmart for the acquisition of Grupo BIG Brasil SA, Brazil’s third-biggest food retailer.

Walmart to use IFCO RPCs for fresh produce

- Retail
IFCO Systems, the world’s largest operator of Reusable Plastic Containers for fresh food packaging, and Walmart, today announced the completion of a multi-year business agreement that will expand the retailer’s use of IFCO RPCs and make IFCO Walmart’s exclusive RPC packaging provider for select fresh fruits and vegetables distributed in the U.S.

UNFI names Walmart veteran senior vice president of produce

- Retail
Dorn Wenninger brings to UNFI more than 25 years of experience in the procurement, sales, marketing, and operations of several prominent packaged foods and retail companies.

Walmart expands automated micro warehouses to expand online grocery

- Retail
The company isn't taking humans entirely out of the process, particularly for items like fresh produce. 

Report: Nearly half of online shoppers choose Walmart for grocery

- Retail
When asked about purchasing grocery items online in the coming year, supermarket shoppers register the lowest intent with 32% saying they will do so more (a decrease from 44% earlier this year), compared to 48% of Walmart shoppers and 54% of Amazon shoppers.

Walmart adds digital initiatives as eCommerce surges nearly 80 percent

- Retail
Bentonville, AR-based Walmart Inc. reported third quarter earnings on Nov 17, which included a nearly 79 percent increase in eCommerce sales and 6.4 increase in same-store sales.