Walmart

  • Walmart is developing personal shopping services and cashier-free stores

    Walmart is developing personal shopping services and cashier-free stores

    Walmart’s Code Eight, led by Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Fleiss, has started testing personal shopping services for moms in New York City, Recode reports. Code Eight is part of Walmart’s startup incubator Store No. 8. The idea with Code Eight’s service, according to Recode, is for “busy NYC moms” to get product recommendations and buy them via text message. Read More

  • Instacart signs deal with Albertsons

    Instacart signs deal with Albertsons

    Instacart has inked a deal with Albertsons to offer same-day delivery from the grocery store chain. The deal will include 1,800 of Albertsons stores across the country by mid-2018, helping Instacart deliver on its promise to be available in 80 percent of markets across the U.S. by the end of 2018. This isn’t Albertsons first foray into the tech space. Earlier this year, the company… Read More

  • Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

    Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

    Tesla’s Semi is off to a promising start, despite there being no official pricing information available yet: In addition to a Walmart pilot, Canadian grocery giant Loblaw is purchasing 25 of the heavy duty all-electric transport trucks (via Canadian Press), with a $5,000 deposit for each upfront even though pricing is TBD for the vehicle, which is supposed to start shipping in… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

    Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

    Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by: Sarah Buhr
    Hosted by: Sarah Buhr
    Filmed by: Chris Gates
    Edited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito continues his journey in the Outback this week so you’re with me til Friday. Let’s… Read More

  • Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

    Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

    Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the first” to test the new vehicle, and to see how it might help them achieve “long-term sustainability goals” including decreasing their overall emissions footprint. The retailer will… Read More

  • Deliv to power same-day grocery delivery for Walmart in San Jose

    Deliv to power same-day grocery delivery for Walmart in San Jose

    Walmart is further expanding into same-day delivery with the help of its existing delivery partner, Deliv. The companies today announced they will now be working together to power same-day grocery delivery in the San Jose area, where users will be able to shop online then schedule deliveries from 8 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week. Deliv and Walmart have been working together for some time… Read More

  • Lord & Taylor will start selling on Walmart.com

    Lord & Taylor will start selling on Walmart.com

    Walmart and Hudson’s Bay-owned department store Lord & Taylor just announced an interesting partnership — Lord & Taylor will start selling its catalog of high-end fashion merchandise on Walmart.com this Spring. Of course this deal doesn’t mean you’ll see designer pants on the same page as $19.97 Wranglers. Instead, Lord & Taylor will have its own… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Hey Dillon Francis, iPhone X Is Now Available For Pre-Order

    Today we’re hanging out with EDM artist Dillon Francis, Apple opens for iPhone X pre-orders and releases a sleeve for MacBooks, Walmart starts using robots in stores and Russia condemns Twitter for banning two of its media companies from advertising on the platform. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Walmart is rolling out shelf-scanning robots in stores, but says they won’t replace people

    Walmart is rolling out shelf-scanning robots in stores, but says they won’t replace people

    Any automation evangelist will tell you that the goal of industrial robotics is to replace work that’s “dull, dirty and dangerous.” As someone who’s worked a fair number of retail gigs, I can tell you that inventory falls squarely into the first category. Walmart employees likely won’t miss out on that bit as the mega-retailer begins rolling out shelf-scanning robots. Read More

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