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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.

Walmart terminates inventory robots from aisles

- Retail
Walmart Inc. has cancelled its plan to use shelf-scanning robots to help with inventory in stores.

Walmart supplier expands fresh-cut fruit recall

- General News
Country Fresh is extending their voluntary recall issued on October 2, 2020 to include various containers of “Freshness Guaranteed “cut and/or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples and cantaloupe distributed by Walmart.

Walmart agrees to sell majority stake in Asda

- Retail
Under the new ownership structure, the Issa brothers and TDR Capital are acquiring a majority ownership stake in Asda. Walmart will retain an equity investment in the business, with an ongoing commercial relationship and a seat on the Board.

Electric trucks by 2040 part of Walmart’s regenerative company goals

- Retail
Building on more than 15 years of sustainability leadership, Walmart today announced it is doubling down on addressing the growing climate crisis by targeting zero emissions across the company’s global operations by 2040.

Walmart+ launches with unlimited grocery delivery

- Retail
Walmart+ uses the company’s unique assets to make life easier for busy families. Along with the power of its online presence, Walmart+ has the reach of more than 4,700 stores, including 2,700 stores that offer delivery as fast as same day.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – August 21, 2020

- General News
Summer is salad time, but Pamela and Greg discuss how the leaf items coming from the Salinas, CA, area will face disruption because of heat and fires in the area.

Walmart, Target show strength of food

- Analysis
Right now, I bet Kohls wishes it had made a bigger deal with Aldi than it did with Planet Fitness.

Big Lots names Walmart grocery vet to EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer

- Retail
Jack Pestello joins Big Lots following seven years in leadership roles at Walmart and with over 25 years of global retail experience spanning merchandising, sourcing, category and brand development. At Walmart, he most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for Walmart's Grocery business.