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"What supply chain crisis?" say Target, Walmart and Home Depot

Nov 17, 2021
Target, Walmart and Home Depot told investors they have more than adequate inventory to weather the holidays.
Large retailers including Home Depot, Target and Walmart have all reported well-stocked inventories ahead of the holiday shopping season.
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Netflix, Walmart team up to sell merch from "Squid Game" and other shows

Oct 11, 2021
A dedicated e-commerce hub will sell merchandise for Netflix's most popular shows, including a "Stranger Things" cassette player.
Walmart will be pairing with Netflix to launch a merchandise e-commerce hub.
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Employers' new strategy: Come for the work, stay for the college tuition

Sep 13, 2021
Big companies have started offering free tuition for workers on the front lines. Does it help with retention?
Companies like Target are offering free college to its workers.
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Walmart will make local "white label" deliveries for other retailers

Aug 24, 2021
The retail giant already has a well developed "last-mile" delivery network in parts of the country.
Walmart announced Tuesday that it will be expanding its delivery service to handle shipments from other businesses in a "white label" shipping service called GoLocal.
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Department stores rebound, but have a long way to go

Aug 20, 2021
This week, we saw positive quarterly earnings from Macy’s and Kohl's, and news that Amazon plans to open what are essentially department stores.
Customers enter a Kohl's store on Aug. 21, 2018 in San Rafael, California.
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Walmart's vaccine mandate may be a sign of things to come

Aug 2, 2021
It's a test case for other businesses considering mandates. The company has influence on the service industry at large.
A woman wearing a facemask walks in front a Walmart store in July 2020. Walmart is requiring vaccines for corporate employees but not retail workers.
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What drives corporations to sign — or not sign — a letter opposing voting restrictions?

Apr 14, 2021
Amazon, Netflix and Starbucks joined a public statement, but Coca-Cola, Walmart and others did not.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola expressed concern about Georgia's recent voting-rights restrictions but afterward did not join many other companies in making a public statement.
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How will Walmart keep its sales growth going?

Feb 18, 2021
The giant retail chain received a big boost from the pandemic, but sales are starting to drop off.
Walmart's profits rely primarily on customer loyalty.
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Walmart wants to be your bank

Jan 12, 2021
It's making a bet that people will want to bank where they already get their groceries, pet care and prescriptions.
Walmart is creating a bank that may strengthen its position in retailing.
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Walmart unleashes new pet offerings

Nov 16, 2020
Can the mega-retailer compete with specialty stores in the nearly $100 billion pet sector?
A newly adopted pup gets a belly rub in Escondido, California. More Americans have acquired pets during the pandemic.
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