U.S. investigators find toxic heavy metals in some baby food

U.S. congressional investigators found “dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals” in certain baby foods that could cause neurological damage, a House Oversight subcommittee said in a report released on Thursday in calling for new standards and testing requirements. The panel examined products made by Nurture Inc, Hain Celestial Group Inc, Beech-Nut Nutrition and Gerber, a… Read More U.S. investigators find toxic heavy metals in some baby food

U.S. files lawsuit against Walmart for alleged role in opioid epidemic

The U.S. Justice Department sued Walmart Inc on Tuesday, accusing the retailer of fueling the opioid crisis in the country and ignoring warning signs from its pharmacists, according to a court filing. The retailer’s shares fell about 2% following the news. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. district court in Delaware, alleges Walmart failed to… Read More U.S. files lawsuit against Walmart for alleged role in opioid epidemic

Walmart partners with TikTok to sell fashion merchandise on livestream

Walmart Inc, which is looking to invest in TikTok, said on Thursday it would partner with the Chinese-owned video-sharing app to sell items seen on a livestream by creators featuring the retailer’s fashion merchandise. Walmart said here viewers on TikTok, which reaches 100 million U.S. users a month, can shop for fashion items featured in… Read More Walmart partners with TikTok to sell fashion merchandise on livestream

ByteDance seeks $60billion in TikTok’s U.S. valuation

China’s ByteDance Ltd is seeking a valuation of $60 billion for TikTok as Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc take stakes in the short-video app’s business to address U.S. security concerns, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed person familiar with the matter. Oracle will take a 12.5% stake in TikTok Global and store all… Read More ByteDance seeks $60billion in TikTok’s U.S. valuation

U.S. judge blocks order banning WeChat downloads on app stores

A U.S. judge early Sunday blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late Sunday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to the merits… Read More U.S. judge blocks order banning WeChat downloads on app stores

Walmart set to test drone delivery of grocery and household products

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it would run a pilot project for delivery of grocery and household products through automated drones, along with end-to-end delivery firm Flytrex, as the U.S. retailer looks to beef up its delivery business. Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart said the test would start on Wednesday in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with cloud-controlled drones… Read More Walmart set to test drone delivery of grocery and household products

Two dead, four injured following shooting at Walmart distribution center in California

A shooting at a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, California, killed at least two people and injured four others late on Saturday, officials said. The incident started around 3:30 pm Pacific Time, according to the office of the local sheriff. Tehama County’s assistant sheriff said the attacker circled the center’s parking lot four times… Read More Two dead, four injured following shooting at Walmart distribution center in California

Walmart’s Mexican unit launches mobile phone service

Walmart’s Mexican unit has launched a mobile phone service available throughout the country, the retailer said on Wednesday. Called “Bodega Aurrera Internet y Telefonia,” or BAIT, the service offering prepaid calls and internet usage is available at Bodega Aurrera, Mi Bodega and Walmart store formats. Mexican media first reported on BAIT’s availability in April. Walmart… Read More Walmart’s Mexican unit launches mobile phone service