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The Pizza Cupcake, of Shark Tank Fame, Hits Walmart Shelves Nationwide
The Pizza Cupcake, known for securing a deal with Lori Greiner on ABC's Shark Tank, has signed a nationwide distribution deal with Walmart. It marks the company's first nationwide expansion in brick-and-mortar retail. The Pizza Cupcake's two flavors, Margherita and Pepperoni, are now on the shelves of over 1,600 Walmart locations in 47 states.
"We are so thrilled to be working with Walmart. We're appreciative of their innovation in the space, and support for small businesses that focus on ingredients, quality, and authenticity," said The Pizza Cupcake...
Hofmann Sausage Company Expands Southeastern U.S. Distribution
Hofmann Sausage Company announces that Walmart has added distribution in Florida. Hofmann Natural Casing German Brand Franks and Natural Casing Snappy Grillers are now available in eighty-eight Florida stores located in central Florida including Tampa/St. Petersburg and Orlando markets.
According to IRI (Information Resources, Inc.) data, Hofmann Sausage Company's Natural Casing German Franks product is the No.1 selling natural casing hot dog/frank in the U.S. Southeast (52-week timeframe ending 8/7/22). IRI provides data analytics and market research allowing clients insight into consumer behavior, shopping trends, and...
Walmart Announces Equity Investment in Sustainable Beef LLC
Walmart and Sustainable Beef LLC announced today that Walmart signed an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Sustainable Beef LLC, a rancher-owned company based in North Platte, Nebraska. Walmart’s equity investment is part of a broader strategic partnership to source top-quality angus beef from Sustainable Beef LLC’s new beef processing facility. This partnership helps supplement the current beef industry and provides additional opportunities for ranchers to increase their business. As part of the investment, Walmart will also have representation on Sustainable Beef’s board.
Walmart’s investment will help Sustainable Beef...
Shawarma Press® Announces Grand Opening of Fifth Texas Location in Georgetown
The Nation's First Authentic Shawarma Franchise Brings Healthy Mediterranean Fare to the Masses Inside Walmart Stores
Shawarma Press, the rapidly expanding quick-service Mediterranean franchise owned by Dallas-based entrepreneurs Sawsan Abublan and Dr. Ehap Sabri, announced grand opening ceremonies slated for June 7 at its newest restaurant in Georgetown. Located in North Austin at 620 S. I-35 Suite 400 inside Walmart, Georgetown is one of five Shawarma Press locations currently operating throughout Texas, including restaurants inside Walmart stores in Arlington, Plano, and San Antonio, and the...
Walmart and Symbotic Expand Partnership to Implement Industry-Leading Automation System
Symbotic LLC, a revolutionary A.I.-powered supply chain technology company, and Walmart Inc. announced an expanded commercial agreement to implement Symbotic’s robotics and software automation platform in all 42 of Walmart’s regional distribution centers over the coming years. This is an expansion of Walmart’s prior commitment to deploy Symbotic Systems in 25 regional distribution centers.
The end-to-end software-enabled high-density robotics platform plays a strategic role in supporting the retailer’s goal of modernizing its vast supply chain network and allows Walmart to transform its regional distribution...
Real Good Foods Announces Launch of Crispy Chicken Shell Tacos in Walmart Stores Nationwide
The Real Good Food Company, Inc., an innovative, high-growth, branded, health- and wellness-focused frozen food company, has announced the launch of its newest platform, crispy chicken shell tacos, in Walmart stores nationwide. Beginning today, consumers can find three varieties of crispy chicken shell tacos across approximately 3,500 Walmart stores nationwide.
Real Good Foods' tacos are made from nutritious ingredients, are 100% Grain-Free and Gluten-Free, have only 2g of net carbs, and are packed with 25g of protein per serving. Unlike conventional tacos...
'Stranger Things'-Themed Plant-Based Nuggets to Launch at Walmart
Skinny Butcher is launching Stranger Things-themed Crazy Crispy Chick'n Nuggets in US-based Walmart stores this May. In anticipation of the hit show's fourth season – of which Volume 1 releases on May 27 and Volume 2 releases on July 1 on Netflix – Skinny Butcher will debut this unbelievable plant-based chicken in a nationwide activation.
Skinny Butcher is the result of a partnership between former Garden Fresh Gourmet Vice Chairman Dave Zilko and LA-based Golden West Food Group.
Walmart Names John Rainey New Chief Financial Officer
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that John Rainey has been named Walmart’s next Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Rainey will assume the responsibilities of CFO on June 6, 2022.
“John has a proven track record of leading change at scale in customer service organizations innovating in their fields,” said Walmart President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon. “I’m confident that John’s mix of financial and digital acumen, coupled with his experience leading finance in complex, highly competitive industries, will help us deliver for our customers and shareholders as...
NRF Releases 2022 Top 50 Global Retailers
The National Retail Federation today released its annual list of the Top 50 Global Retailers. Conducted with Kantar, the 2022 Top 50 Global Retailers list is a compilation of the 50 most impactful international retailers based on their operations at the start of 2021.
Walmart continues to be the world’s largest retailer, having made significant investments in omnichannel marketplaces, in-store services and fulfillment models. Holding on to the same rankings as 2021, Amazon.com came in second, Schwarz Group came in at No. 3 and Aldi came in fourth. Costco came in as...
Walmart To Expand InHome Delivery, Reaching 30 Million U.S. Homes in 2022
It’s a new year and Walmart is resolving to bring the convenience of InHome delivery to even more customers in 2022. Today, the retailer is announcing plans to scale the service, going from InHome being available to 6 million households to making it accessible to 30 million U.S. households by the end of the year. To support the expansion, Walmart plans to hire more than 3,000 associate delivery drivers this year as well as build out a fleet of 100% all-electric delivery vans.
“We’ve been operating InHome..."
Shawarma Press® Announces San Antonio Opening in Walmart with Additional Locations Planned
More Texans will be able to tickle their taste buds with traditional and spicy Mediterranean cuisine, thanks to Shawarma Press opening within Walmart stores, the world's largest retailer. Based on the success of the first Shawarma Press Mediterranean Eatery & Café in Irving, rapid expansion is planned at locations in Walmart stores throughout the state, including Arlington, Plano, Georgetown, and San Antonio. According to Shawarma Press Founder and CEO Sawsan Abublan, the first location is now open at Walmart in San Antonio.
"We're thrilled that Walmart's curated..."
Tyson Foods Donates 600,000 Meals for Storm Relief in Kentucky, Tennessee
Tyson Foods is donating 600,000 meals (150,000 pounds of protein) and deploying other disaster relief efforts to help support parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and other states devastated by the recent tornadoes.
The company is partnering with Walmart to help feed families and relief workers in Mayfield, Kentucky, which is home to Tyson team members who work at its poultry complex in nearby Union City, Tennessee. Plans are also underway to provide food and other assistance in Bowling Green, Kentucky, as well as other nearby communities. Food will also...
Walmart Creates Industry First by Introducing Science-Based Targets for Supply Chain Finance Program
Walmart today raised the bar on climate action by creating a supply chain finance program that not only enables greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, but for the first time, uses science-based targets to do so in a way that aims for a 1.5-degree Celsius pathway.
Working alongside HSBC and CDP, the program will help Walmart’s private brand suppliers – particularly small and medium-sized businesses – by introducing enhanced standards, tools and capacity building to help them upskill and in turn align their operations with transparent...
Walmart Announces CFO Transition Plan
Walmart Inc. announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs will begin transitioning from Walmart during this upcoming year, after 22 years with the company, to begin a new chapter of opportunities in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
Biggs will remain in the CFO role until a successor is named next year and then support that transition, remaining as an associate until he leaves the company on Jan. 31, 2023. As part of the transition, he will also continue representing the company as a board member on Walmart’s FinTech startup joint venture with Ribbit Capital.
Walmart Serves Up Savings on Thanksgiving Meal
As we approach our second holiday season since the pandemic began, concern over rising costs and short supply has stirred up a conversation centered on uncertainty about the Thanksgiving meal. But amidst it all, here’s what we’re certain of: Walmart is ready. We planned early for Thanksgiving, and we’re setting the table with savings, assortment and convenience.
Five Years of Savings on Thanksgiving DinnerThis year, customers shopping Walmart for their Thanksgiving meal can expect to save more than $14 (or nearly 28%) compared to the national average price reported by the...
Impossible Foods Expands in Retail with New Impossible™ Meatballs Made From Plants
Today, California-based Impossible Foods is debuting Impossible Meatballs Made From Plants, the company’s third new retail product in four months, as it continues to expand its presence on grocery store shelves.
Earlier this year, Impossible Foods launched ImpossibleTM Sausage Made From Plants and ImpossibleTM Chicken Nuggets Made From Plants in grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide. The company also dramatically expanded retail availability of its flagship product, ImpossibleTM Burger, which is now available in about 22,000 grocery retail locations.
Available at Walmart stores starting this...
Walmart Selects Spartanburg County for New High-Tech Grocery Distribution Center
Today, Walmart announced plans to build a new, high-tech distribution center for fresh and frozen groceries in Spartanburg County, set to open in 2024. The new 720,000+ square-foot facility will create more than 400 full-time regional jobs and will rely on the combination of Walmart associates, automation technology, robotics and machine learning to process grocery perishables – such as produce, eggs, dairy, flowers and frozen goods – and deliver them to nearby stores. The high-tech facility marks Walmart’s largest grocery distribution center to date and...
Lightlife Expands Distribution at Walmart, Adds Plant-Based Burgers, Breakfast Links and Patties
Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of leading plant-based brands Lightlife® and Field Roast™, announced today that its Lightlife Plant-Based Burger, Plant-Based Breakfast Links and Plant-Based Breakfast Patties are now available at select Walmart locations nationwide. The plant-based breakfast items will be sold in the refrigerated breakfast meat section, the first time the retailer will offer a plant-based option in this area of the store, and the Lightlife Plant-Based Burger will be available in the frozen aisle...
How Walmart is Navigating the Supply Chain To Deliver This Holiday Season
We have all seen and heard a lot in recent months about supply chain issues across the retail industry. With so many news stories about port delays, increased consumer demand and holiday season forecasting, it’s natural to wonder whether items will make it to store shelves and how this might affect holiday preparations.
But increased demand for the products customers want is nothing new for this time of year, and it’s certainly nothing new for Walmart. We’ve been delivering the holidays for over 50 years. This year, we’re...
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