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Walmart health chief shares Walmart Health expansion plans, insights

As Walmart Health marks a year since its first clinic opened in Dallas, Ga., Walmart U.S. senior vice president and COO for health and Wellness, Lori Flees, shared the retailer's plans to expand the offering.

Walmart piloting drone delivery of home COVID-19 tests

Walmart is expanding its burgeoning drone delivery efforts to offer at-home COVID-19 self-collection kits via drone through a partnership with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp.

Walmart is introducing a new team-based operating model for its supercenters that includes higher wages for some of its salaried and hourly store employees.

Walmart is teaming up with drone technology provider Zipline to make on-demand deliveries of health-and-wellness items, with the potential to expand to general merchandise.

Walmart has launched flu shot availability for the coming season, accompanied by a new scheduling system and a focus on making the vaccine accessible for employees. 

Walmart announced a pilot program with Flytrex to deliver select grocery and household essentials from stores using automated drones.

Walmart+, launching on Sept. 15, will offer shoppers unlimited free delivery, gasoline discounts and access to the Scan & Go app.

Walmart has added another Walmart Health location next to its supercenter in Newnan, Ga.

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Oak Street Health clinics in three Walmart Supercenters will focus on offering value-based care to Medicare patients.

Walmart sees e-commerce and advertising potential in TikTok and has reportedly sought to partner with Microsoft in a purchase.

Walmart said the planned rollout of the spaces for breastfeeding and pumping make it the first retailer to install the free Mamava pods in a store setting.

Merlot Skin Care’s Moisturizer, Moonlight Radiance Night Cream, Grape Seed Eye Cream and Grape Seed Cream Cleanser are now available at Walmart.com.

Walmart’s total revenue rose 5.6% to $137.74 billion, and same-store sales rose 9.3% with general merchandise and food leading the way.

Walmart is extending the closing time at more than 4,000 of its stores, after reducing store hours earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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