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∑ Walmart Rolling Out Free NextDay Delivery Service In Philadelphia
∑ Walmart-owned Samís Club launches same-day pickup across the US
∑ Walmart Workers Rebel Against Retailerís Automation Push in Chile
Walmart Rolling Out Free NextDay Delivery Service In Philadelphia
By CBS3 Philly
July 10, 2019
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) ó Walmart is rolling out NextDay delivery service in Philadelphia. The retail giant announced Wednesday that the service will be free for customers in the city.
Shoppers ordering items on Walmartís website will now be able to have them delivered to their door the following day. A membership fee is not required.
NextDay delivery is available on eligible orders of $35.
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Walmart-owned Samís Club launches same-day pickup across the US
Sarah Perez, TechCrunch
July 11, 2019
Walmartís grocery pickup business has been scaling quickly in recent years, and is now on track to reach 3,100 U.S. stores by year-end. Now, Walmartís Samís Club business is making its own move to satisfy consumersí demand for online ordering with same-day pickup. The retailer this week announced that same-day Club Pickup is now available at its nearly 600 U.S. locations.
The company began testing pickup at select locations starting last summer.
To order from Samís Club, members can either go online to SamsClub.com or use the Samís Club app to shop for items, check out and pay. The orders will be ready for pick up within four hours ó and often quicker, the retailer notes. The members will receive a text or email when their order is ready.
However, unlike Walmart, Target or Amazon-owned Whole Foods order pickup programs, Samís Club has put a cap on order size. To qualify for same-day pickup, orders canít exceed more than 15 items, the company says. To some extent, this limit makes sense, as many Samís Club shoppers use the warehouse club to shop in bulk to restock a large household ó or even their small business ó with various essentials. There may not be enough staff and time for Samís Club personnel to pull and prep more sizable orders for same-day pickup.
That said, knowing thereís a limit on how much you can order could dampen consumersí use of the same-day pickup option ó or have them turning to rivals instead.
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Walmart Workers Rebel Against Retailerís Automation Push in Chile
About 17,000 Walmart workers in Chile went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday after labour talks between the company and the union failed.
via Business of Fashion - July 11, 2019
SANTIAGO, Chile ó Walmart Inc. is facing a strike by thousands of workers in South America amid the retail giantís push to increase automation at its physical stores.
About 17,000 Walmart workers in Chile went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday after labour talks between the company and the union failed. As many as 124 of the retailerís 375 stores across the country closed as a result of the strike.
At the heart of the dispute is the demand by workers to be compensated for the increase in automation thatís forcing them to multitask in their daily jobs, for example, with cashiers now having to restock shelves next to cash registers. Walmart initially offered a 3 percent real wage increase and a one-time payment of $72, while the union asked for a 4 percent salary rise. Walmart says that it later increased the offer to as much as 8.14 percent but that union leader Juan Moreno refused to discuss the offer.
Emails and calls to the unionís phone number listed at its Facebook page werenít answered.
The automation push ďisnít Walmartís idea, itís the way our clients have decided to shop,Ē Monica Tobar, Walmart Chile vice-president of human resources, said in an interview Wednesday with the Pauta Bloomberg radio show. ďThe world is going through a digital transformation and we need to be a part of that.Ē
Tobar said that Walmart plans to ask the union to resume conversations. She also declined to say how much the strike could affect its results.
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