The retail Goliath extended its streak at No. 1 on the Global 500 for a ninth consecutive year, bringing in more than $570 billion in revenue. Walmart successfully navigated a challenging 2021—sales grew by 2.4%, and profits inched up by 1.2%—owing in part to its e-commerce offerings: To better compete with delivery rivals as varied as Amazon and DoorDash, Walmart expanded its store-to-fridge delivery service, InHome; it also tested driverless delivery vehicles with Ford. Its click-and-collect curbside pickup service generated sales of $20.4 billion in 2021, a tripling over the past two years. The company’s e-commerce strategy is now in new hands: Walmart’s chief e-commerce officer, Casey Carl, retired and was replaced by Tom Ward in February 2022.
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