As technology enables more targeted messaging than ever before, some in the industry are shying away from the word “personalization.”
The retailer refuses to raise its minimum wage after Wal-Mart and T.J. Maxx announced boosts this year. Now one women’s group is encouraging Target customers to shop at Wal-Mart instead.
“Air conditioners” H/T/r/oldpeoplefacebook
Wal-Mart’s announcement that it will raise its minimum wage came as the retail industry faces a rising number of workers quitting their jobs. Better pay is one way retailers can keep the people they already have, rather than constantly hiring new ones.
The country’s largest employer will pay a minimum of $10 an hour by next year, and job openings are at a post-recession high. The National Retail Federation calls it “the power of the marketplace”; others say there’s still a long way to go.
The retailer is America’s biggest private employer. Its minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour this year, and $10 an hour in 2016.
Louis Demetriades made the grand gesture at a Walmart on Valentine’s Day.
The New York state Attorney General this week sent cease-and-desist letters to GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens after testing popular supplements including echinacea and St. John’s wort. Some experts have questioned the testing method used by officials.
The world’s biggest retailer has been offering more and more in the way of financial services to its shoppers.
Save money. Laugh harder.
The chain had major issues in Canada that were well-documented by the business press in the past two years. Today it announced it will shut all 133 stores it operates there, in news that came as little surprise to Canadians.
On New Years Day, Tasha Thomas, the girlfriend of John Crawford III, the man shot and killed by police inside a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio, died in a car crash. This summer, detectives suggested she was lying and threatened to put her in jail while questioning her about her Crawford’s death.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has sent cease-and-desist letters to retailers including Wal-Mart, Amazon and Sears for allegedly selling prohibited toy guns to New York residents.
Walmart really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Early start times and heavy discounts didn’t compel the same crowds as in the past. The flop raises questions about the value of store openings on a cherished national holiday.
The sales really take place on Thanksgiving and Saturday now. But do you really want to go shopping on Thanksgiving?
Protesters, who included current Walmart employees and supporters, called for full-time employment and a $15 an hour minimum wage.
The sit-down protest was the first of its kind by members of OUR Walmart, a group seeking better working conditions and pay for workers. A Walmart spokesman said the union-supported protest does not reflect the views of its other workers.
The retailer says it has a whole new kind of Black Friday — five days of deals. It’s a move away from the late-night stampedes and #WalmartFights.
“Nothing is sacred this Halloween,” reads the costume description. Update: Walmart is removing the costume from its site.
The offensive labeling of the plus-size costumes section was “unacceptable,” the retailer told BuzzFeed News.
Our get-it-now economy depends on enormous, futuristic warehouses — but the people who live in their shadows face lung-stunting pollution and, in some cases, political corruption.
The move will affect 2% of the company’s U.S. workforce, Walmart said on its blog today. Walmart is the nation’s largest employer.
“How does somebody go into a Walmart and not come out alive?”
The retailer says Morgan is at fault for his injuries because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt when the limo he was riding in was struck by a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer. “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused,” Morgan said in a statement.
Questions remain about the shooting of the 22-year-old inside an Ohio Walmart. WARNING: Graphic video.
An Ohio grand jury decided not to indict two police officers who fatally shot a man at a Walmart in August. Officials say the officers did what they were trained to do. [WARNING: Graphic video]
“I love working at Walmart! You get to check out all the hot moms and matures.”
More Walmart worker confessions (and lots of other stuff) can be found on Whisper.
You’ll never guess what happens when these men try on Spanx!