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

Walmart set to hire 50,000 more workers to meet demand surge

Walmart Inc said on Friday it would hire 50,000 more workers at its stores, clubs and distribution centers to meet a surge in demand for groceries and household essentials from consumers stockpiling during the coronavirus outbreak. The retailer said it had reached its earlier target of hiring 150,000 workers six weeks ahead of schedule, taking… Read More Walmart set to hire 50,000 more workers to meet demand surge

Amazon to invest $1billion to aid small, medium Indian businesses

Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will invest $1 billion to bring small and medium-sized businesses online in India and expects to export $10 billion worth of India-made goods by 2025. Bezos’ visit comes amid strident criticism from small business owners who accuse the company and Walmart’s Flipkart of unfair business practices. The… Read More Amazon to invest $1billion to aid small, medium Indian businesses

India orders anti-trust investigation of Amazon, Flipkart

India ordered an investigation of Amazon.com Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart on Monday over alleged violations of competition law in the latest setback for U.S. e-commerce giants operating in the country. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it was ordering a wider probe following a review of allegations that Amazon and Flipkart were promoting some… Read More India orders anti-trust investigation of Amazon, Flipkart

Traders plan protests against Amazon boss Jeff Bezos during India trip

Thousands of small-scale traders in India are planning to organize protests against Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, who will visit the country next week for a company event and potential meetings with government officials. Bezos will participate in an Amazon event in capital New Delhi aimed at connecting with small and medium-sized enterprises, three sources… Read More Traders plan protests against Amazon boss Jeff Bezos during India trip

Three dead following shooting at Walmart store in Oklahoma

Three people were shot at an Oklahoma Walmart on Monday, a spokeswoman for the Duncan Police Department said. She said she had no immediate information on the victims’ condition. In August, a man killed 22 people at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart and injured 26 others. He is accused of deliberately targeting Mexicans and has… Read More Three dead following shooting at Walmart store in Oklahoma

Walmart raises minimum age requirement to purchase tobacco products

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 across its U.S. stores starting July 1, responding to growing regulatory and political pressure to curb a surge in teenage use of e-cigarettes. It also pushed the world’s largest retailer to say it discontinue the sale of fruit-and… Read More Walmart raises minimum age requirement to purchase tobacco products