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Timeline

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

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Andrew White

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David Shreni

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Diljot Singh Shoker

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Dr. David Lay

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James Lerner

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Kishor Shrestha

Investor

Maraud Ford

Investor

Rob McCullough

Investor

Scott L. Mitchell

Advisor

Shannon Steele

Advisor

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Walter Thompson
August 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Leveraging data, hardware and biological solutions can help brick-and-mortar stores remain relevant and continue churning out cash.
Sarah Perez
July 29, 2020
TechCrunch
Walmart is expanding its use of voice technology. The company announced today its taking its employee assistance voice technology dubbed "Ask Sam" and making it available to associates at over 5,000 Walmart stores nationwide. The tool allows Walmart employees to look up prices, access store maps, find products, view sales information, check email, and more. [...]
Manish Singh
July 23, 2020
TechCrunch
Flipkart said on Thursday it is launching a wholesale marketplace to serve small and medium-sized businesses and neighborhood stores in India, entering an increasingly crowded space that has attracted several players including India's richest man, Lightspeed-backed Udaan, Amazon, and Facebook in recent years. To launch the wholesale marketplace, called Flipkart Wholesale, the e-commerce giant said [...]
BBC News
July 20, 2020
BBC News
The US giant is talking to possible investors in its UK supermarket, 15 months after Asda's failed Sainsbury's merger.
Associated Press
July 15, 2020
Boston Herald
Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements.
Paige Minemyer
July 8, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Walmart's latest step into healthcare will have the retail giant operating an insurance agency.
The Canadian Press
July 7, 2020
Toronto
Uber Technologies Inc. is getting into the grocery delivery business and is using some Canadian cities to help it launch the venture.
Andrew J. Hawkins
July 7, 2020
The Verge
Uber will start delivering groceries in Latin America and Canada in partnership with Cornershop, a startup it acquired in 2019. The announcement comes on the heels of Uber's deal to purchase Postmates in an all-stock transaction.
Paige Minemyer
July 6, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Startup pharmacy benefit manager Capital Rx is teaming up with Walmart to bring greater transparency to specialty and mail-order prescriptions.
Brian Heater
July 2, 2020
TechCrunch
Just ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Walmart announced a partnership with Tribeca Enterprises (most notably the purveyors of the film festival of the same name) that's set to convert 160 store locations into makeshift drive-in movie theaters. The move is an extension of the existing Tribeca-led Drive-In program that has already announced events [...]
July 1, 2020
WebWire
Starting a new career can be daunting for anyone. And that goes double for U.S. military veterans cycling into civilian life. Earlier this year, Walmart fulfilled its commitment to hire 250,000 military veterans by 2020. I caught up with one of our proud military veterans, Jessica Huntsman, to share her story. Jessica has been with Walmart for ten years, and she says she'd do it all over again. A Decade of Success Now working at Walmart's Home Office in Bentonville, Jessica Huntsman h...
Reuters
June 29, 2020
@bsindia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve bought $428 million in bonds of individual companies through mid-June, making investments in household names like Walmart and AT&T as well as in major oil firms, tobacco giant Philip Morris International Inc, and a utility subsidiary of billionaire Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway holding company.
Jim Salter
June 21, 2020
Ars Technica
EVOO's 11.6" EV-C-116-5 has more substantial problems than its low specs imply.
Heather Landi
June 16, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Walmart is upping its digital health and wellness tools by snapping up technology and key intellectual property from startup CareZone. Find out how the newly acquired technology fits into Walmart's digital health efforts as it competes with Amazon's PillPack and other retail pharmacies.
The Canadian Press
June 15, 2020
Ottawa
Shopify Inc. has formed a partnership with Walmart Inc. to allow the tech company's U.S. merchants to sell their products on the retailer's website.
Peerzada Abrar
June 13, 2020
@bsindia
As the Coronavirus outbreak hits small enterprises, many of them are pivoting businesses to tap new opportunities in the post-Covid-19 world
June 12, 2020
WebWire
Even before the current economic climate, Walmart's response to an economy going through a technology-fueled transformation with evolving consumer habits has been focused on investing in associates. Over the last few months, Walmart has committed to invest almost $1 billion in U.S. associate bonuses and today announced the expansion of Live Better U (LBU) education benefits to include in-demand skilled trade and digital skills programs, beyond their traditional college programs. LBU is de...
Shira Ovide
June 11, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Are big tech companies now too powerful to play fair?
Sarah Perez
June 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Walmart's online grocery business has been a significant contributor to its growing e-commerce sales, particularly now amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now the retailer is expanding access to curbside pickup at its warehouse club chain, Sam's Club. Today, Sam's Club announced the nationwide launch of curbside pickup, bringing the service to all its 597 clubs across [...]
Reuters Editorial
June 10, 2020
U.S.
The Mexican unit of U.S. retailer Walmart said on Wednesday a shareholder meeting would discuss the absorption of two internal units, Holding de Restaurantes y Servicios and Tiendas Wal-Mart.
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