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News and information on merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies at Walmart.

Walmart e-commerce head Marc Lore departing

Lore, whose Jet.com was acquired for $3.3 billion by Walmart in 2016, has been with the retailer for the past four years, building out its e-commerce capabilities. 

Walmart piloting HomeValet smart box home delivery

The retailer’s HomeValet service, currently being tested by consumers in its hometown of Bentonville, Ark., allows Walmart to deliver orders directly to customers’ homes via temperature-controlled, powered smart boxes.

Walmart has administered its first COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers in New Mexico.

Walmart is moving forward with an autonomous vehicle pilot that moves groceries between stores.

The retailer said it is preparing more than 5,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The retail giant will pay out more than $700 million in additional cash bonuses to the 1.5 million full- and part-time employees working in Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

Cheryl Pegus, formerly president of consumer health solutions and chief medical officer at Cambia Health Solutions, is joining Walmart as executive vice president of health and wellness, effective Dec. 21.

Members of Walmart’s paid membership program no longer have to spend $35 to get free shipping on non-grocery items.

Walmart will put on a drone light show in the skies of select communities that also will be available for nationwide viewing through a live broadcast.

Two Walmart Health locations have opened in the neighborhoods of Chatham and Austin, with additional openings planned for 2021 in Florida.

Walmart reported another strong quarter as its e-commerce sales continued to soar amid the pandemic. 

Walmart is creating pop-up e-commerce distribution centers to meet its growing demand for delivery of online orders directly to customers.

Walmart Pet Care offers customers the ability to sign up for services such as pet insurance, dog walking and pet sitting.

Walmart will test drive all-electric autonomous delivery vehicles from Cruise in Scottsdale, Az., beginning in early 2021.

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