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Walmart Likely Shopping for Cashierless Technology

Retail
Walmart

TLDR: We predict Walmart acquiring a cashier-less tech startup like Grabango. Cashierless forced into mainstream COVID is also pushing retailers to try radical changes. Walmart is testing cashierless checkout by replacing people with self-checkout machines. Customers may not enjoy self-checkout so much. Researchers found that more than 60% of shoppers who use self-checkout don’t use...

Amazon, Walmart, Target prepare for uncertain COVID-19 demand; Costco parties on.

Retail
Amazon , Costco , Target , Walmart

TLDR: Costco is most confident in growth during and post-COVID. Target least. Surge in temp hires during COVID-19 Amazon, Costco and Walmart all appear to be investing to grow during COVID. The three retail giants posted more new job postings from April to July 2020 than they did in the same time period last year....

COVID-19 Accelerates Threat Walmart Poses to CVS

Retail
Walmart

Surprise: COVID-19 test operations in Walmart parking lots may give Walmart’s healthcare ambitions an awareness boost. Data: Walmart’s primary care ambitions in its infancy: Only a dozen new jobs open every month compared to hundreds for its pharmacy and optometry operations. Opportunity: Everyday low prices for checkups and convenient locations may be a winning formula,...

Walmart goes on offense against Amazon on apparel, re-invests in Bonobos

Retail
Walmart

Walmart is unexpectedly boosting investment in Fashion. October data shows the number of new positions in apparel and fashion retailing increasing 10x, from 15 in September to 150 in October. Bonobos hiring for 121 positions one month after layoffs Bonobos is responsible for the bulk of this hiring spree. A complete reversal from the situation...

Walmart ramps up fight for upper-middle class USA, re-invests in Sam’s Club

Retail
Walmart

“Let’s Try Again” series investigates why companies attempt to do something they failed at previously. Walmart is ramping up growth at Sam’s Club a year after it closed 63 stores and laid off almost 1,000 workers. Our data shows the number of new positions posted at Sam’s Club grew from 84 in April to 2,300+...