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

Walmart acquires online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities

Walmart Inc said on Friday it has acquired online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities for an undisclosed amount, its second apparel-focused acquisition in less than two weeks as it seeks deeper inroads into the online fashion space. Walmart last week acquired Eloquii, a fashion startup that sells plus-sized clothing. The company also tied up with comedian… Read More Walmart acquires online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities

Walmart to partner with MGM for content creation on on-demand video service Vudu 

Walmart Inc said on Monday it will partner with U.S. movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer to create content for its Vudu video-on-demand service, which the retailer bought eight years ago. Walmart has been trying to prop up Vudu’s monthly viewership that remains well below that of competitors like Netflix Inc and Hulu LLC, which is… Read More Walmart to partner with MGM for content creation on on-demand video service Vudu 

Walmart tests delivery of grocery by independent drivers

Walmart Inc is testing whether independent drivers could deliver its groceries as the retailer races to meet its goal of offering home delivery to more than 100 U.S. cities by the end of the year. The pilot program called Spark Delivery is similar to Amazon Flex, a service from rival Amazon.com Inc where a fleet… Read More Walmart tests delivery of grocery by independent drivers

Zest Labs files $2billion lawsuit against Walmart for alleged technology theft

Walmart Inc was sued on Wednesday by a Silicon Valley company that accused the largest U.S. retailer of stealing its technology to prolong the shelf life of produce and reduce spoilage. In its $2 billion complaint, Zest Labs and its parent said Walmart’s ‘Eden’ technology to preserve fruit and vegetable freshness looks, sounds, and functions… Read More Zest Labs files $2billion lawsuit against Walmart for alleged technology theft

Walmart partners with Microsoft for use of cloud and AI technology

Retail giant Walmart Inc said on Tuesday it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corp for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of Amazon.com Inc coming together. The five-year agreement will leverage the full range of Microsoft’s cloud solutions, including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, to… Read More Walmart partners with Microsoft for use of cloud and AI technology

Walmart launches order-by-text, same-day delivery service

Walmart Inc is starting a new same-day delivery service where customers can place orders using a text message, another step in its effort to scale up its e-commerce offerings and compete with rival Amazon.com Inc. The service, called Jetblack, allows shoppers to order items from Walmart.com and even websites of rival retailers. It is a… Read More Walmart launches order-by-text, same-day delivery service