Check out Lake Research Partners’ new polling data on Walmart:
On-the-ground Walmart store associates have said for years now that systematic understaffing is at the root of the company’s operational problems. After several quarters of weak earnings, bad press, and reputational problems stemming from understaffing, are Walmart execs finally—finally!—acknowledging the severity of the understaffing problem and taking steps to solve it?
Target announced the resignation of its Chief Information Officer yesterday.
As reported yesterday the Tampa Bay Times, Walmart’s promise to match competitors’ buy-one-get-one-free offers in Florida has created confusion and delays on checkout lines – and on the company’s customer service hotline.
While it’s usually a good rule of thumb to avoid internet comments sections, sometimes the internet can surprise you. The comments sections of an article on The Motley Fool published late last week actually contained interesting commentary on the trouble with Walmart’s “productivity loop” and the company’s ongoing labor concerns.
Remember a couple months ago when Forbes contributor and retail industry veteran Walter Loeb visited a Massachusetts Walmart store and found it to be in “total disarray”?
Now that its former president, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, has moved on to become director of the Office of Management and Budget and is busy sending out the official memos starting the government shutdown, the Walmart Foundation has named a new president: Kathleen McLaughlin, a senior partner at McKinsey and Co. She starts October 15.