I was extremely excited to have been invited to attend the Walmart Shareholders Meeting as a part of Hispanicize Media Group. We were included in the official media group.
I’m going to be honest, I have three Walmart Stores in a 10 mile radius, 2 just 3 miles from me, so they are my go to place for groceries and everything in between! Everything I need with unbeatable prices.
What I didn’t know was that the company is moving forward towards a new era, by merging innovation and customer-centric development. They are pushing through the competition aiming to deliver what their clients want, by adopting a faster, better, cheaper and convenient business operation.
Here are some of my highlights from the Walmart Shareholders Meeting:
The company philosophy and investment in their work force really surprised me! From the in house training to streamlined college path and career advancement options; these place the company in a very desirable employer position!
Product Showcase at Walmart
Loved hearing about new arrivals, unique offerings such as the green slime ketchup or the chicken fight floats, which I can’t wait to grab as soon as I get home to place in my pool.
From Flowers, cakes, amazing home goods;
To a grill which is the “instapot for your barbecue”
But what really surprised me, was their e-com efforts, from a partnership with Lord’nTaylor to offer higher end products such as Anne Klein bags, Kate Perry Sandals and a variety of other brands and fashion options (available on line only)! Don’t you love those sandals??
Also how they are partnering with JetBlack, a brand new company which will offer an on demand product concierge service to help moms like me navigate busy lives without becoming overwhelmed! Leading the initiative is CEO and former Rent the Runway founder, Jenny Fleiss.
I have been to their stores hundreds of times, but after our visit this past week and a behind the scenes look, I learned how their app will help us:
- navigate the store,
- make returns a two step easy process
I also learned how a robot, called Bossa Nova, keeps their inventory and shelves organized and ready for us! (Any Robot named after a Brazilian rhythm is already a winner in my book!)
I also learned how the groceries delivered, the curb pick up all delivered at an amazing price! Also loved that the automation and directly off truck operation has reduced personnel and time while sorting and stocking product deliveries.
Walmart’s friendly Bentonville welcome came with a warm smile and a how can we help you approach from arrival till the time I left! Here are some event highlights, nothing better than working with people you love, while enjoying a great event:
Every time I return to one of their stores, I will carry with me those memories. Memories of a never stopping, always evolving customer-centric store! Which makes me appreciate it even more!
Hope you have enjoyed learning about the Walmart shareholders meeting! Cheers to Walmart for bringing more innovation and putting us first!
Can’t wait to hear what you think, as usual, give me a Trendy Shout!