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Walmart buys shipping startup Parcel to beef up same-day delivery in New York

Walmart has been trying to break into the New York City market for years. Now, they’re making headway—not with a store, but by zeroing in on the hectic city delivery scene with its latest acquisition, a small Brooklyn-based startup called Parcel. The idea is for Parcel to help Walmart with the most expensive final stretch...CONTINUE READING

Walmart’s Jet.com is launching its own line of groceries to compete with Amazon

Walmart‘s Jet.com is the latest retailer to double down on the online grocery war. The site announced Thursday that it’s launching its own in-house grocery label that will encompass household staples like coffee, olive oil, laundry detergent, and paper towels. SEE ALSO: Walmart is getting hip, but it’s keeping it a bit of a secret...CONTINUE READING

Walmart wants to deliver groceries to your fridge while you’re not home

Walmart is now offering to stock your fridge for you—even if you’re not home.  The big-box giant is teaming with a smart lock startup called August Home to test a service in which workers would use a temporary door code to deliver groceries straight to your kitchen. “Think about that—someone else does the shopping for...CONTINUE READING

Walmart will donate up to $20 million in cash and supplies for Harvey relief and recovery

Walmart has announced a significant effort to help victims and survivors of Tropical Storm Harvey in affected areas of the Gulf Coast. The retail giant has pledged to match up to $10 million in customer donations with cash and supplies, primarily supporting American Red Cross shelters, according to a press release published Wednesday. An additional...CONTINUE READING

Amazon takes aim at Walmart with an even lower minimum for free shipping

If you’re excited about easier-to-get free shipping on Amazon, you have Walmart to thank.  Amazon just lowered its free shipping minimum back to $35 from $49. The lowered minimum, spotted by The Verge, came about three weeks after Walmart introduced free two-day shipping for $35 online orders.  Walmart‘s move signaled an aggressive play against Amazon...CONTINUE READING

Walmart is definitely buying Bonobos for $310 million

After two months of speculation, Walmart has confirmed it’s buying Bonobos for $310 million.  The retail mega-giant will buy the men’s e-commerce site to join its growing roster of online brands. Walmart has been on an acquisition spree this year, led by Jet.com founder and now Walmart U.S. e-commerce CEO Marc Lore.   Walmart bought...CONTINUE READING

Oreo releases a tasty new flavor just in time for National Doughnut Day

What could be better than having an Oreo, you ask? Try having a delicious Oreo-doughnut hybrid bound to make all of your sweet tooth dreams come true. Last year, Oreo asked cookie lovers everywhere to vote from three potential flavors to create Walmart‘s 2017 cookie, reports Popsugar. Although Cookies & Cream beat out the competition...CONTINUE READING
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