Superama, a subsidiary of Walmart Mexico, has started to deliver groceries through instant messaging service WhatsApp.
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Walmart is trying out a new Scan & Go system, called Fast Lane, in in Toronto. It is an improved version of an earlier, and failed, attempt in the United States.
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The list of biggest retailers in the world is dominated by American companies, with Walmart and Amazon at the top. While challengers from China are continuing to rise, Belgian-Dutch Ahold Delhaize climbes to fourteenth.
In the first quarter of its financial year 2019, Walmart managed to generate a profit that was a lot higher than expected. Not all is good, however: turnover went up only 1 %, despite a strong growth of online sales.
Walmart has unveiled a "store of the future", that is managed by AI-compatible cameras. The concept was named Intelligent Retail Lab and is housed in a Walmart supermarket in Levittown, New York.
Supermarket chain Walmart wants to start using more robots for a number of repetitive tasks such as cleaning and checking shelves, allowing the staff to spend more time on sales and helping customers.
Large, traditional companies can also reinvent themselves successfully. Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, shows how it should be done. Peter Hinssen is impressed, but warns: Europe must do more than step up.
If the British competition watchdog blocks the proposed merger between Walmart's subsidiary ASDA and Sainsbury’s, an investment fund could offer a way out.
The former Tom & Co top executive will take over leadership of Japanese retail company Seiyu as of March 15th. Seiyu is a subsidiary of retail giant Walmart.
Walmart is moving onto the Japanese e-commerce market: the American retail giant is joining forces with Rakuten to sell its products on the latter's Rakuten Ichiba market place.
Walmart is adding augmented reality to its iPhone app in a tool that helps customers to compare products.
Walmart wants to know what makes your heart beat faster. Literally: the American supermarket giant has requested a patent for shopping carts that register everything from customers' heartbeats to their conversations.
Food retailers are looking to make the food chain more transparent and more efficient using blockchain technology. In Belgium, Carrefour is about to introduce a QR code to pork and poultry this year that shows the product's entire life span.
American retail giant Walmart sells most of its under-performing Brazilian branch to an investment group. The sale fits into a strategy to focus on growing markets.
American shoppers will soon be offered a ride to Walmart... in a self-driving car. Google's sister company Waymo is rolling out a pilot in which around 400 regular customers will be taken to the hypermarket with an unmanned shuttle car.
Two major American companies join forces to try to beat the omnipresent threat of Amazon: Walmart (Amazon's biggest competitor in retail) and Microsoft (Amazon's main rival in cloud services) have signed a strategic partnership for the next five years.