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Retailers

Franciscan Sisters Take Walmart to Task Over Associates' Wages

A La Crosse, Wis.-based congregation of Roman Catholic Sisters is calling on Walmart shareholders to back a proposal calling for greater pay accountability from the retailer.

Stores

2021's Takeaway? Big Retail Still Has Big Influence

"Retailers can still control consumer behavior," CBRE's Karly Iacono says, predicting: "This is going to be the year of proactive retail rather than reactive retail."

Declutter or bust: Mass merchandisers debut new storage lines to help their customers keep track of everything else they're buying.

Consumers all-too-familiar with the "prices up, inventories down" storyline look to Walmart for lower prices and bigger assortments, company executives say—and that's been a boon for grocery and other categories.

At the Jefferies Consumer Conference, Kath McLay, CEO of Walmart's $64 billion sidekick, talks Scan and Go tech, omnichannel growth and managing rising costs.

After partnering with DroneUp on delivery of at-home COVID-19 test kits, Walmart is investing in the Virginia Beach, Va.-based drone services provider.

A new store on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Georgia's first small-format Target are among 12 locations Target has opened so far this year.

The retailer said it's ready to support mass distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, including in rural and underserved areas where it already is a go-to.

The retailer is issuing bonuses to more than 375,000 team members and leaders, including seasonal hires, for a total investment of more than $200 million.