Retail Radar: Walmart Holds Open Call; Lowe's Grows Delivery
Path to Purchase Institute members have access to regularly updated retailer profiles, which can be accessed here. Recent news includes Instacart's smart carts making their way to Schnucks' locations, and Kroger celebrating one year of its Boost program.
Walmart is holding its annual Open Call event— this time with a road trip planned — so entrepreneurs can pitch their products for a shot at being sold at the retail giant or Sam’s Club. Elsewhere, 7-Eleven is inviting brands to apply for a chance to be sold at its convenience stores.
The grocer’s paid loyalty program marks its first year with news that it has saved members big bucks. To celebrate, and draw new enrollments, Kroger is sweetening the sign-up process with bonus fuel points.
The discount retailer is expanding its partnership with Ibotta Performance Network, allowing shoppers to add offers through its app or DollarGeneral.com and earn dollars that can be used toward future purchases.