Major Changes Coming to U.S. Walmart Stores

Joel Eisenberg

The changes are packaging-related in an effort to cut waste and, subsequently, cost.

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In recent days has come word that Walmart is undertaking key operational changes.

Let us explore.

Walmart, 2023

According to a June 1st report from, entitled “Big Change Coming to Walmart Online Pick-Up Orders Nationwide,” the titular “Big Change” is actually several and all related to eliminating waste via modifications in packaging.

As excerpted from the report: Walmart announced packaging changes on Thursday designed to cut down on waste. Among the changes is one that will impact those using the nation’s largest retailer’s popular grocery pick-up service. Customers will soon have the choice to opt-out of single-use plastic bags for their online pickup orders. Walmart expects complete rollout nationwide by the end of the year.

In an official statement, the company expressed the hope of helping to eliminating millions of single-use bags each year from circulation.

The report went on to state: In another change, Walmart said “nearly all” items shipped from its fulfillment centers, stores and marketplaces will arrive in recyclable paper bag mailers... Walmart is also transitioning to what’s called “right-sized packaging technology” in about half of its fulfillment centers. The technology helps create a cardboard package that’s custom fitted to the order.


The collective changes coming to Walmart is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to this matter, inclusive of progress and official announcements of any milestone dates, I will share them here on NewsBreak.

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