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Retailers

Walmart Reveals Grand Plans for Microfulfillment

A combination of robotic order picking and human-led selection of fresh groceries at local fulfillment centers will let Walmart fulfill online orders within an hour, the retailer says.

Products

Grocers, Food Companies Gear Up for a Very Different Big Game

Something easy, something nostalgic, a familiar flavor in a new format—whatever consumers are craving most for this year's Big Game, the bottom line is comfort.

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.

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 chief executive shares perspective on making e-commerce more profitable, training during a pandemic and where the company won't get caught short again.

For shoppers, the need isn't just speed, it's control, says Walmart's Ravi Jariwala.

"A lot of people, they don’t look at grocery stores as health centers, but they are. They’re your first health centers," says the retail entrepreneur.

Lore was the founder and CEO of Jet.com, which Walmart acquired in 2016.

The retailer sees more triple-digit growth in same-day fulfillment and announces it will be closed this Thanksgiving, too.

Secure, temperature-controlled smart boxes will keep groceries fresh and expand delivery flexibility, Walmart says.

Danielle Vogel worked on Capitol Hill before launching a grocery store. Amid the chaos of the past year and in early January, the grocery community helps everyone get through, she says.

Louisiana-based Rouses has been inundated with calls on social media to boycott the grocer after Donald Rouse Sr. attended the election-results protest that escalated into a violent attack on the Capitol.

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