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Retailers

Walmart, Meredith Team for In-the-Moment Meal Planning

Walmart and Des Moines-based media mega-player Meredith Corp. want to help Millennial moms get dinner, again, on the table.

Retailers

Unpacking Walmart’s ‘White Label’ Delivery Shift

The move to commercialize delivery behind ‘GoLocal’ could bring new revenue and opportunity to Walmart, but sources foresee a hard sell to competitors.

The retailer met analysts' expectations in a second quarter that saw comp sales rise 8.9% on higher traffic and a 10% increase in digital comps.

Strong momentum for both Walmart and Sam's Club and the businesses' underlying strength will help the retailer maintain its footing in a still-unsteady environment, executives told investors.

Schnuck Markets is expanding curbside pickup in partnership with Instacart to an additional 12 locations in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, bringing the total number of Schnucks stores offering the service to 82.

Focusing on a true omnichannel strategy—the combination of “bricks and clicks”—is essential to retailers’ loyalty-building strategies, says Charisse Jacques of Symphony RetailAI.

How much COVID-19 will disrupt consumers' fall and winter holiday plans again this year remains to be seen. Regardless, some holiday-shopping habits adopted last year are likely to stick, 84.51°'s Michael McGowan says.

"Even to this day we're experiencing really low fill rates on a lot of these popular items," says Chris Jones, asserting that grocery's biggest names are unfairly using their pricing power to crowd out smaller players.

For retailers, the back-to-school shopping season could set the tone for the rest of the year.

The retailer says the new fulfillment center, opening July 26 in Caledonia, Mich., will more than double capacity to fulfill Fast Lane online orders.

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