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Timeline

September 1, 2020

Walmart announces membership service in attempt to compete with Amazon.

July 29, 2020

Walmart launches its own voice assistant, 'Ask Sam,' initially for employee use.

May 19, 2020

Walmart says it will discontinue Jet, which it acquired for $3B in 2016.

December 11, 2019

Walmart and Flipkart announces a joint strategic investment in Ninjacart, a fresh produce supply chain startup.

June 2019

Walmart announces InHome Delivery service.

May 14, 2019

Walmart announces next day shipping

Next-day delivery, which will require a minimum order of $35, will be available in Phoenix, Arizona, and Las Vegas.

April 16, 2019

Walmart announces partnership with Kidbox -- a company where parents receive a personalized, curated box of children's clothing on a seasonal basis.

The partnership with Walmart follows Kidbox's raise last year of $15.3 million in Series B funding.

2018

Walmart buys 77 percent of Flipcart, an Indian online retailer, for $16 billion.

1999

Walmart acquires ASDA.

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LinkedIn

@ OMG_KENWILL

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Abel Boilard

Investor

Andrew White

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David Shreni

Investor

Diljot Singh Shoker

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Dr. David Lay

Investor

James Lerner

Investor

Kishor Shrestha

Investor

Maraud Ford

Investor

Rob McCullough

Investor

Scott L. Mitchell

Advisor

Shannon Steele

Advisor

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Associated Press
October 14, 2020
Boston Herald
Walmart says it will spread out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November in an effort to reduce crowds in its stores during a pandemic.
Robert King
October 5, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Insurer startup Clover Health and Walmart are partnering to offer a new Medicare Advantage plan to customers in several Georgia counties, the latest healthcare expansion for both companies.
The Associated Press
October 2, 2020
CTVNews
Retail giant Walmart has agreed to sell its British chain of supermarkets, Asda, to the investors behind an international group of gas stations and food shops in a deal that values the company at 6.8 billion pounds (US$8.8 billion).
Jim Salter
September 27, 2020
Ars Technica
Gateway's GWTN141-2 is the best under-$400 laptop we've seen so far.
Paige Minemyer
September 22, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Walmart is piloting drone delivery of home sample collection kits for COVID-19 in partnership with Quest Diagnostics.
Reuters in Washington
September 19, 2020
the Guardian
President says he will allow Chinese-owned app in US while Walmart could acquire stake and seat on global board
Jeff Dunn
September 17, 2020
Ars Technica
Yes, they're probably sold out. But here's a handy reference just in case.
Jim Salter
September 16, 2020
Ars Technica
We'll give you three guesses, and one hint: Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Nicole Bogart
September 4, 2020
CTVNews
Toys that stem from digital platforms, educational games, and screen-free indoor entertainment top Walmart's list of the hottest toys for the 2020 holiday season as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape how kids play.
Michael Corkery
September 1, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Walmart+ will cost $98 a year to receive free shipping for orders over $35. The company hopes to build on the success of its pickup grocery business.
Sarah Perez
September 1, 2020
TechCrunch
Walmart today officially unveiled its new membership service and Amazon Prime rival, which it's calling "Walmart+." The $98 per year service will combine free, unlimited same-day delivery on groceries and thousands of other items, with additional benefits, like fuel discounts and access to a new Scan & Go service, similar to Walmart-owned Sam's Club, that [...]
Mike Isaac and Ana Swanson
August 31, 2020
www.nytimes.com
China's new export rules, which could delay or scuttle a sale of TikTok, have further turned giant companies into pawns in a geopolitical struggle.
The Associated Press
August 29, 2020
CTVNews
Walmart may be the world's largest retailer but it has mostly failed in its efforts to break Amazon's online dominance. Could TikTok, a fast-growing 3-year-old app filled with goofy videos, be the answer?
Mark Sweney
August 27, 2020
the Guardian
Retailer hopes deal could help target younger consumers and boost its nascent ad business
Mike Isaac
August 27, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The retail giant said it was teaming up with Microsoft, which has been negotiating for weeks to buy the popular Chinese-owned video app.
BBC News
August 27, 2020
BBC News
US retail giant Walmart is the latest firm to bid for the Chinese video sharing app's US operations.
Mike Isaac | NYT
August 27, 2020
@bsindia
The discussions are ongoing and other suitors for TikTok are involved, said two people close to the deal talks, who were not authorized to speak publicly
Sarah Perez
August 27, 2020
TechCrunch
There's been a flurry of TikTok news today, and the flood doesn't seem to be letting up. First was the announcement that Kevin Mayer, who joined the company just a bit more than three months ago, has stepped down overnight. TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns after 100 days Now, we are receiving a bunch of [...]
Kate Cox
August 27, 2020
Ars Technica
Can't do global work if the White House is forcing sale of US business, Mayer said.
Sarah Perez
August 24, 2020
TechCrunch
As the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes our world, more consumers have begun shopping online in greater numbers and frequency. According to new data from IBM's U.S. Retail Index, the pandemic has accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by roughly five years. Department stores, as a result, are seeing significant declines. In the [...]
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