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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Grocers are scrambling to face another pandemic panic

Sep 28, 2020
And they can't rely on their usual algorithms to decide what to stock up on.
People keep social distance as they line up in front of a supermarket in New York City.
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The next TikTok could well be on the way to the U.S. before long

Sep 22, 2020
The wildly popular video-sharing app may be the beginning of a new era in Chinese tech.
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A TikTok office in Culver City, California. Both Oracle and Walmart are interested in data.
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Walmart launching new service to compete with Amazon Prime

Sep 1, 2020
But customer loyalty and just pure laziness might get in the way.
A Walmart store in Washington, D.C. The retail giant is launching a subscription service that includes unlimited shipping.
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Walmart was prepared for how customers are shopping in the pandemic

Aug 18, 2020
The company's second quarter earnings show a big jump in e-commerce sales.
People walk past a Walmart in Washington, D.C. The company's sales surged in the second quarter.
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The changing labor market could affect hazard pay

May 20, 2020
Bonuses for many essential workers is being rolled back this month. And high unemployment could push wages down, even for risky jobs.
An Amazon employee at the company's Staten Island distribution facility. The giant retailer is phasing out its hazard pay.
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Curbside pickup, delivery poised to boost Walmart sales

May 18, 2020
Walmart reports earnings this week, and is expected to show big gains in e-commerce amid the pandemic.
An employee restocks a shelf at an Ohio Walmart. Employees shop for customers for the chain's popular curbside pickup option.
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Crisis cuts many workers’ hours, extends workday for some

May 6, 2020
A Marketplace Edison Research poll found a third have lost hours but 16% are working more.
An employee restocks milk at a grocery store. Some businesses are seeing strong demand during the pandemic and increasing staff hours.
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Workers at Walmart, Amazon and beyond strike for better conditions

May 1, 2020
Employees are asking consumers to refrain from buying these companies' products or services.
Workers at Amazon — along with several other major companies — went on strike on Friday, calling for better working conditions.
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