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Walmart takes on Amazon Prime with free, next-day deliveries

Walmart has introduced its answer to Amazon's one-day shipping for Prime subscribers. The retail giant's NextDay delivery offering is rolling out in Phoenix and Las Vegas today, May 14th, and will be available for online customers in Southern Califor… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Walmart battles online retail by adding more robots to its stores

Brick and mortar stores have been hit hard by online retailers like Amazon. Walmart (which has its own online presence) believes it has an answer to dwindling sales. Its solution, robots that take care of mundane jobs (like cleaning up … Read the rest of this entry

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Walmart will use blockchain to ensure the safety of leafy greens

Walmart is anxious about the safety of its food following bacterial outbreaks for lettuce and other food, and it's hoping technology will set shoppers' minds at ease. It's telling its leafy green suppliers to use a blockchain system (designed with … Read the rest of this entry

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Walmart turns to VR and Oculus Go for associates’ training

Walmart is harnessing the power of virtual reality to train over a million associates across the country. The big-box retailer will deploy 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to almost all of its 5,000 stores in an effort to provide its employees … Read the rest of this entry

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Walmart orders 30 more Tesla Semi trucks for its fleet

Walmart must be enthused with Tesla's vision for electric trucking, since it's quadrupling the size of its Semi order. The retailer is buying 30 additional Semis on top of the 10 it purchased back in November 2017, with the latest … Read the rest of this entry

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Walmart tweaks employee-based delivery tests after setbacks

Walmart started testing employee-based deliveries in 2017 with the hope that it could counter Amazon using its existing workforce — store staff would deliver your orders after their shifts to speed up your orders while minimizing costs. That doesn'… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Walmart teams up with Kobo to sell ebooks and audiobooks

Later this year, you'll be able to buy ebooks and audiobooks straight from Walmart's website. The big box retailer has teamed up with Japanese e-commerce titan Rakuten to launch a business that can take on Amazon's Kindle offerings. Walmart will … Read the rest of this entry

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Walmart is testing personal shopping and cashier-free stores

Walmart's quest to counter Amazon at every turn has taken its next logical step: helping you avoid as much human interaction as possible. Recode has learned that Walmart has started testing a pair of services that cut the usual retail … Read the rest of this entry

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Order from Walmart by chatting with Google Home

Last month, Google announced that Walmart would be the next retail partner to use Express, Google's shopping and delivery service. At the time, it wasn't totally clear when the integration would go live, but as of today you can order … Read the rest of this entry

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Walmart wants to deliver groceries straight to your fridge

Walmart is hoping you trust the company enough to let its delivery drivers into your home even if you're not in. The retailer has teamed up with smart home accessories-maker August Home to test a new delivery method in Silicon … Read the rest of this entry

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