Starting in early March, store employees will make between $14 and $19 an hour. About 340,000 store employees will get a raise because of the move.
Walmart will be investing nearly $1 billion over the next five years to help roughly 1.5 million part-time and full-time Walmart and Sam’s Club associates in the U.S. earn college degrees or learn trade skills.
The retailer claims its insulin options will save customers between 58% to 75% compared to branded products.
Walmart U.S. will source 100% of the fresh produce and floral items it sells in its in-store produce department from suppliers that adopt integrated pest management practices, as verified by a third party, by 2025.
To reach zero emissions without carbon offsets, Walmart says it will power its facilities with 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 while introducing zero-emission vehicles for all of its fleet, including long haul trucks by 2040.
Walmart, the biggest gun seller, announced late in the afternoon that it would not sell any gun to anyone under 21 years of age. It also said it would no longer sell items resembling assault-style rifles, including toys and air guns.
L’Oréal, Mars, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, Walmart, and more pledge to recycle 100% packaging
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, 11 companies have announced that they will work towards using 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025 or earlier
The increase for the nation’s largest private employer also comes amid political pressure to bolster minimum wages and comes amid a hot streak for the retailer.