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(Credit: iStock) Walmart is betting big on drones becoming an integral part of the shopping experience. Patents filed by the company detail drones that go shopping for you, scan shelves for problems, carry out home deliveries, and there's even a floating blimp warehouse being considered. But Walmart isn't stopping there, it wants drones on farms, too. As Reuters reports, 56 percent of Walmart's revenue is from the sale of groceries. If the company can save money on the production of groceries, it's going to have a big impact on profit margins. With that in mind, the company has filed six patents relating to the use of drones on farms. The patents describe drones capable of monitoring crops and precisely spraying insecticides when those insects or the damage they cause is spotted. Not only would this mean better monitoring due to drones being able to function 24 hours a day, it would also allow for much more limited use of chemicals compared to today where whole fields are … [Read more...] about Walmart wants drones tending crops
NEW YORK — Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture — it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too. The world's largest retailer is expanding a deal with on-demand online services platform Handy.com, allowing shoppers to hire helpers at 2,000 of its stores nationwide to mount a TV on their wall or assemble a bookcase. Other retailers offer similar services as they seek to make shopping more convenient so customers buy more. Wayfair, the online furniture seller, also offers Handy's services. And Ikea bought Taskrabbit last year and is rolling out the service to its stores. Walmart, which first tested Handy in 25 stores in Atlanta, said Monday shoppers can hire a Handy professional when then check out at a store or on its website. … [Read more...] about Not handy? Walmart offers TV installers, furniture builders
I'm sure you've heard all the Walmart ads on TV, newspaper and even the radio, boasting about their lower food prices. They are even daring you to "take the test" and compare their prices against Cub Foods (which has the largest marketshare here in the Twin Cities). So, I decided to visit a neaby Cub Foods and then a Walmart store to compare the two. While this was not "scientific" study, it did give me a feel for the price differences. Who do you think was cheaper? This is how I ran the test: I sampled 10 random items at each store that (I'm assuming) end up in a lot of shopper's carts. Of those, one was eliminated because I could not find the exact product at Cub. Also, I just matched - price to price - not including any coupons. I wanted the straight-up price for what I could get each item for - that day. Here's what I discovered. Grocery Item Walmart Price Cub Price Ragu Chunky Garden Sauce (24 oz) $1.88 $2.29 Kikkoman Soy Sauce (10 … [Read more...] about Is Walmart Really Cheaper Than Cub?
As the great health care debate rages on, one of the companies most vilified for not providing adequate benefits for workers has swooped in to Minnesota to offer free major surgeries for its workers. And in another stroke of genius, the company did it in the backyard of its primary competitor -- Target. Walmart announced a partnership with Rochester-based Mayo Clinic and to offer its insured workers free heart, spine and transplant surgeries. Besides Mayo, which also has facilities in Florida and Arizona, the program, dumbed “Centers of Excellence” also includes five of the country’s other top hospital and health systems, including the Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., Mercy Hospital Springfield in Springfield, Mo; Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas; and Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. “We devoted extensive time developing Centers of Excellence in order to improve the quality of care our … [Read more...] about Walmart to offer free surgeries for insured workers