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These 5 Priorities Reshaped Walmart’s Business in 2020

Commerce

How America’s largest retailer faced two reckonings: the pandemic and racial justice.


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Inside Marc Lore’s Walmart Legacy

Commerce

In his LinkedIn post, Lore said he’s most proud of growth in online grocery, the new app experience and next-day delivery.

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Dollar General to Pay Hourly Workers to Receive Vaccine

Commerce

Dollar General said its top priority during the Covid-19 pandemic was and is to ensure the health and safety of its employees, customers and local communities, and incentivizing employees to [...]

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Ikea’s New U.S. App Bridges At-Home and In-Store Shopping

Commerce

Among the new features is more options for delivery and pickup.

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Cruise Lines Still Awaiting Guidance From CDC to Set Sail

Commerce

Government approval for test voyages could take weeks.

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How Dick’s Sporting Goods Thrived During the Pandemic

Commerce

“The future of malls still obviously impacts us, but we've been thankfully sort of immune from that short-term effect,” she said.

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6 Retail Trends to Expect in 2021

Commerce

Retail trends to shape 2021, via CES.

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Cannes Lions to Roar in Person; How Not to Redesign a Logo: Wednesday’s First Things First

First Things First

Welcome to First Things First, Adweek’s daily resource for marketers. We’ll be publishing the content to First Things First on Adweek.com each morning (like this post), but if you prefer [...]

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Bombas Adds Underwear Line With Ambitions to be a Multi-Product Brand

Product Innovation

The intent was to solve a pressing problem by creating a sustainable business, no matter if that resulted in a company with $20 million in sales or $200 million in [...]

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General Motors Gets Into the Delivery Business With BrightDrop

Commerce

Carmaker will build technology, including a new all-electric van, for clients including FedEx.

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Retail M&A Grew in 2020, With More Deals Expected in 2021

Commerce

Total value of 2020 deals outstripped 2019, and there's plenty of liquidity among major players.

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How Retailers Are Rethinking the Pain Point That Is Returns

Commerce

Despite the pandemic, in-store options are in vogue, while free return shipping is falling out of favor.

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Nelly Gives Flamin’ Hot Lay’s His Seal of Approval

Commerce

“Frito-Lay does not have any additional nostalgia campaigns planned for this year,” a spokesperson said.

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Shopify Permanently Bans Trump’s Official Online Stores

Commerce

Trump merchandise is still widely available on Amazon, Walmart and eBay.

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The Covid-19 Vaccine Is Cementing Retail’s Role in US Healthcare

Commerce

Retail and healthcare, which were long two distinct entities, continue to merge in 2021 as retailers seek to address Americans’ health needs. Case in point: Walmart has begun administering the [...]

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Wondery Will Make Amazon an Even More Formidable Force in Advertising

Commerce

The Wondery deal demonstrates Amazon intends to now compete in audio as a more significant player.