Walmart Signs with Workplace

Walmart has signed on to Workplace, the enterprise productivity tool owned by Facebook, Workplace said in a blog post on Tuesday. The retail giant, the world’s largest with some 2.2 million employees, is phasing in the system, beginning with its Sam’s Club warehouse unit and a few other teams, TechCrunch reports. Sam’s Club associates are…

Costco Accelerates Online

Costco Australia is ramping up its online offering, launching a new wholesale delivery service that will provide bulk delivery to metropolitan Melbourne from the company’s Docklands Warehouse. The service has a minimum order of $1,000 and delivers within a 10-kilometre radius of the Docklands location, offering everything from meat and seafood to office supplies. The…

Unions Unhappy on Boxing Day

Unions have condemned NSW legislation relaxing Boxing Day trading laws, saying the move by the state government amounts to a betrayal that will “ruin Christmas” for workers. The changes to the Retail Trading Act, which passed NSW parliament on Wednesday night, allows shops across the state to open on Boxing Day after a two-year trial…

Walmart Delivers to the Fridge

Walmart is partnering with Deliv and a “smart locks” company to test a new service that would deliver food products inside customers’ homes and refrigerators even when they are not home, the retail giant said in a press release emailed to Retail Dive. Customers who order groceries can request that delivery people put their fresh…

Aldi US Accepts Payment Forms

ALDI wants to help you get through the grocery line even faster — all you need is your smartphone. Affordable grocery retailer ALDI announced in a press release today that its nearly 1,700 stores across the U.S. will now be offering consumers the option to pay for their items with contactless payment methods like Apple…

Myer Facing Attack from Lew

A new front has opened against the embattled Myer department store chain, with its biggest two shareholders joining to call for greater retail experience on its board. Criticisms by Myer’s second biggest shareholder, fund manager Anton Tagliaferro, of Investors Mutual, follow a scathing attack on Myer’s performance by major shareholder Solomon Lew, whose Premier Investments…