Walmart to Buy JoyRun Assets to Enhance Last-mile Deliveries

Since the coronavirus outbreak, the food delivery channels have seen a shift in the customer’s order decisions. Our reliance on digital technology has further paved the way for online delivery methods. And with the holiday season coming in, these consumers are likely to add more demands for online shopping. The online orders will also see an extra rise in the areas where the virus cases are high. Hence, going forward, the focus will be on delivering on-the-ground great customer service. As such, Walmart has decided to…

KKR and Rakuten to Acquire Stakes in Seiyu from Walmart

Walmart Inc., KKR & Co. Inc., and Rakuten, Inc., announced the signing of definitive agreements under which KKR will purchase a majority stake and a new Rakuten subsidiary will purchase a minority stake in Seiyu GK in a deal valuing the business at ¥172.5 billion (approx. $1.6 billion). Under the terms of the agreements, KKR will acquire a 65% stake in Seiyu, and Rakuten will acquire a 20% stake, through a newly created subsidiary focused on retailer digital transformation. Walmart will retain a 15% stake in Seiyu.…

Walmart Teams Up with Cruise to Pilot All-Electric Self-Driving Delivery

U.S. retailer Walmart and automated vehicle firm Cruise are collaborating to test the delivery of groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona. Under the scheme, consumers would be able to put an order from their nearest Walmart store and send it to one of Cruise's stand-alone, Chevy Bolt electric vehicles. Although cars can work individually, there will still be a human safety operator behind the wheel. The collaboration is part of the retailer's overall automated vehicle testing and efforts to consider the potential role of technology…

Comcast Planning to Team Up With Walmart to Develop and Distribute Smart TVs

With an annual growth rate of 4.1 percent, the video streaming service is expected to reach $26 billion this year. Netflix founded way back in 1997, is probably the first name that comes to mind when talking about online streaming services. The growth of Netflix paved the path for others to join its race and now we have a dozen online streaming services competing with each other. Some prominent names that came alongside were YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, among others. When such prominent names have already…

eko Welcomes Hershey into Camp By Walmart with First Branded Integration

eko and Hershey Bring New Halloween Activities to Camp By Walmart for a Safe and Socially-Distant Season eko, the leader in choice-driven entertainment, announced that Hershey has joined Camp by Walmart as the first branded integration in the star-studded virtual camp. Powered by eko and presented by Walmart, Camp by Walmart offers interactive online activities to keep families and kids active, creative, and engaged, and now includes Halloween activities presented by Hershey. As part of this integration, audiences can…

Everseen Appoints Former Coles and Walmart Executive to Lead Product Innovation

Everseen, the Visual AI company driving profitability for the world’s largest retailers, announces the hire of Josh Osmon as Vice President of Product Management. Osmon will work directly with Everseen’s retail clients to tailor the company’s Visual AI applications to their specific needs, as well as incorporate both common and emerging use cases into the product roadmap. Osmon joins Everseen from Coles, the Australian supermarket, retail, and consumer services chain, with over 800 physical stores. Osmon was responsible…

605 Signs Measurement and Analytics Deal with Walmart

605, a leading television measurement, attribution, and analytics company, announced that it has signed an agreement with Walmart Inc., one of the world’s leading retail and e-commerce companies, to provide television advertising insights via 605 PLATF0RM, a next-generation TV measurement and audience analytics platform for national television networks, advertisers and agencies. Walmart and 605 have worked together for a number of years in support of advanced television advertising initiatives that provided sophisticated…

Retail Giant Walmart All Set for Holiday Shopping Season with Big Customer-centric Plans

Likely Investments in the Big Retail Technology Stacks, In Addition To Boosting Efforts In Recruitment, Marketing And Customer Service; Retailer to Hire Seasonal Associates to Meet Demands of Increased Online Shopping American multinational retail corporation Walmart has announced its plans ahead of the holiday shopping season. The retailer plans on increasing the availability of holiday season gifts and essential items across all its physical brick and mortar stores, ensuring shoppers have a safe and convenient shopping…

Walmart Introduces Walmart+

Retailer launches a membership program that helps put more time back in customers’ day while continuing to save them money Walmart is launching a new membership program that brings together in-store and online benefits to save customers money and time like no other retailer can: Walmart+. Walmart+ uses the company’s unique assets to make life easier for busy families. Along with the power of its online presence, Walmart+ has the reach of more than 4,700 stores, including 2,700 stores that offer delivery as fast as same…

Nielsen And SKU Ninja + WhyteSpyder Combine Tools To Empower Walmart Suppliers To Optimize Online Content And Performance

Nielsen Global Connect and industry-leading e-commerce experts SKU Ninja + WhyteSpyder announced a joint effort to help Walmart suppliers optimize their content on Walmart.com. As SKU Ninja + WhyteSpyder joins Nielsen's Connect Partner Network, this strengthened relationship will deliver a powerful new solution for companies to enhance item discoverability, search rankings, content and sales withi data analyticsn Walmart's online ecosystem. Marketing Technology News: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Automated Digital…

Nielsen Brandbank And SKU Ninja + WhyteSpyder Team Up To Bolster Rich Media Capabilities For Walmart Suppliers

Nielsen Brandbank, the world's largest provider of digital product content for eCommerce platforms, and industry-leading rich content experts SKU Ninja + WhyteSpyder will be expanding the reach of their global strategic alliance to enable brands and suppliers to add rich media to product pages. As two of Walmart's Connected Content Partners, Nielsen Brandbank and SKU Ninja + WhyteSpyder will combine top rated product content with rich media hosting modules for brands and suppliers to enrich consumer engagement and enable…

Walmart Partners with Shopify to Opens Walmart Marketplace to Small Businesses

Walmart announced that it has partnered with Shopify, an all-in-one commerce platform used by more than 1 million businesses, to open the Walmart Marketplace to its sellers. The company said that through this integration with Shopify, it is focused on U.S.-based small and medium businesses whose assortment complements Walmart's and have a track record of exceeding customers' expectations. Marketing Technology News: Talkdesk Propels Palmer Johnson Power Systems Customer Service With Cloud Contact Center Innovations The…

Tinuiti Announces New Walmart Ecommerce Acceleration Program Supported by Proprietary Technology

Available for Walmart sellers, vendors and brands looking to expand their reach Tinuiti, the largest independent performance marketing agency across the triopoly of Google, Facebook and Amazon, officially launched its Walmart Ecommerce Acceleration Program, one of the first Walmart advertising and creative offerings in the market. The full-service program is designed to apply Tinuiti's proven methodology with marketplace advertising and performance brand creative to profitably grow a brand's sales on Walmart. Tinuiti's…

Webgility Certified as Walmart Solution Provider

Leading ecommerce automation software becomes Walmart Full Service Solution Provider to help  businesses sell on Walmart Webgility—the leader in accounting automation software for ecommerce sellers has officially announced it is now a Walmart Full Service Solution Provider. As a full service provider, businesses can use Webgility software to sell on Walmart and streamline all their operations. Trusted by thousands of ecommerce businesses to process millions of orders each month, Webgility’s software enables sellers to…

Teikametrics Raises $15M to Extend its AI-Powered Multi-Channel Optimization Across Amazon and Walmart

Teikametrics, a leading SaaS provider of AI-powered optimization for brands and sellers on Amazon and Walmart, announced the completion of a $15 million strategic funding round backed by new and existing investors. The announcement follows Teikametrics’ selection as one of Walmart’s first exclusive advertising optimization partners, and the addition of Srinivas Guddanti, a 14-year senior Amazon veteran, as its Chief Product Officer. “We’re thrilled to lead this new round of capital in Teikametrics” Tweet this Jump…

The Search Monitor Set To Add Walmart.com, Target.com and BestBuy.com Search Listings

The Search Monitor announces plans to add Walmart, Target and BestBuy search listings to its competitive intelligence ad monitoring platform The Search Monitor plans to add more marketplaces to its shopping monitoring platform including Walmart.com, BestBuy.com and Target.com. The Search Monitor currently offers the feature for Amazon.com and is excited to open additional shopping engines for its clients. This exciting technology gives advertisers unprecedented access to the data they need to compete effectively in…

Walmart and Roku Launch New Atvio Roku TV Lineup in Mexico

New 32, 50 and 55 inch models available exclusively at Walmart stores in Mexico starting at $3,499 pesos Walmart and Roku, Inc. announced the launch of the new Atvio Roku TV lineup of smart TVs, exclusively available in Walmart stores in Mexico. Atvio Roku TVs will offer consumers a smart TV experience that is easy to use so they can enjoy streaming entertainment at an affordable price. Atvio Roku TV models will be available in the upcoming weeks and will include a 32 inch HD screen, and a 50 and 55 inch UHD screen,…

Meredith Corporation Extends Multiyear Licensing Contract For Better Homes & Gardens-Branded Products Exclusively At Walmart

Meredith Corporation—the leading media and marketing company, with national brands serving 185 million Americans and 90 percent of U.S. female millennials—announced an extension of its licensing agreement through mid-2024 for its successful line of Better Homes & Gardens-branded products at Walmart in the United States and Canada. "At over 4,000 stores nationwide and increasingly online, Walmart shoppers continue to demonstrate their passion and loyalty for the style, quality and value of Better Homes & Gardens…

Amazon to Overtake Walmart by 2022, Forecasts New Packaged Facts Report

Amazon Will Account for Almost Half of US Ecommerce Sales in 2022, but Walmart Will Continue to Find Success with Unrivaled In-Store Services Amazon is set to become the largest retailer in the United States. While Walmart is currently the largest retailer, its reign may end in 2022, at which time market research firm Packaged Facts forecasts that Amazon will surpass Walmart, based on the expectation that Amazon sales will continue to grow at a much faster rate. Packaged Facts made the prediction in the brand new…

Dada-JD Daojia, Walmart’s Cooperative Partner and Investment in China, Ranked 57th of 494 Global Unicorn Firms and 6th in Logistics

The Hurun Research Institute released in late October its first Hurun Global Unicorn List 2019, a ranking for non-public world's billion-dollar tech 'start-ups' founded in the 2000s. Dada-JD Daojia, China's leading on-demand logistics and omni-channel ecommerce firm, ranked 57th of 494 unicorns and 6th out of 34 logistics firms, continuing to spark with high popularity in in grocery and delivery sector. This is the first year of Hurun's global unicorn list, following the 6th quarterly Hurun China Unicorn Index. Hurun…