Walmart is becoming a technology company

The author makes the point that Walmart has embraced the need to be tech-focused as it competes with Amazon, Alibaba & other tech/retail giants. What the author misses is that Walmart, despite its 60 years of age, has often been an early adopter of tech. For example, they were one of the first uses of satellite communications to get real-time data from their far-away stores back to HQ. learn more

Walmart associates now drop off packages on their way home. 

Some years back, I heard a story about the McDonald’s in Williston, ND (home of the somewhat recent oil boom). The manager would drop by the oil workers’ camp in the AM to pick up dinner orders, then drop them off on her way home from work at night. I don’t know if its true, but maybe Walmart heard the same story. Say what you will about the giant discount retailer, but don’t say they’re not trying. learn more