Walmart is adding vet clinics to 100 stores and launching a pet pharmacy as millennials spend thousands on their pets and treat them ‘like their firstborn child’ (WMT)

Walmart is adding vet clinics to stores and launching an online pet pharmacy. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Walmart is launching an online pet pharmacy and adding veterinary clinics to 100 stores. The vet clinics will offer services such as exams, vaccinations, and treatments for minor illnesses at discounts of up to 60% off, according to Walmart.…

Walmart isn’t using its biggest weapon against Amazon for next-day delivery — here’s what it’s doing instead

Walmart won’t use its stores for next-day delivery. Associated Press Walmart is launching free, next-day delivery without using any of its 4,700 US stores. Instead, Walmart will fill next-day orders from its six US fulfillment centers. This is a cheaper and more efficient strategy than filling orders at stores, according to Walmart ecommerce CEO Marc…

Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma says it’s a ‘blessing’ for his staff to be working gruelling 12-hour shifts, 6 days a week

Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Alibaba cofounder and chairman, Jack Ma, came out in support of China’s gruelling working hours in a speech to employees on Thursday.He referred to China’s infamous “996” schedule – a 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. workday, six days a week – as being a “blessing” for young…

A rising hedge fund star is shorting the Australian wine company that owns popular brands Beringer and 19 Crimes

Richard Sauret demonstrates the irrigation system at his vineyard in Paso Robles, California. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Angela Aldrich, one of Sohn’s rising stars, revealed her fund’s short in Treasury Wine Estates, the world’s third-biggest wine producer. The company trades on the Australian stock exchange and owns popular American wine brands Beringer and 19 Crimes, as well…

Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma says it’s a ‘blessing’ for his staff to work gruelling 12-hour shifts, 6 days a week – Danbury News Times

Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Alibaba cofounder and chairman, Jack Ma, came out in support of China’s gruelling working hours in a speech to employees on Thursday.He referred to China’s infamous “996” schedule – a 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. workday, six days a week – as being a “blessing” for young…

I went to an auction at the world-famous Christie’s auction house, which sold $7 billion worth of art, jewelry, and luxury goods in 2018, and it was nothing like I’d expected

The auction was nothing like I’d expected. Katie Warren/Business Insider I went to a jewelry auction at Christie’s auction house in New York City. More than $30 million worth of jewelry was sold, including a Van Cleef & Arpels retro zip necklace for $483,000 and a twin-stone fancy vivid blue diamond ring for $6.7 million.…

Direct-to-consumer brands that built their businesses without traditional advertising are now embracing it in key ways to fuel growth

Direct-to-consumer brands have been heralded as disruptors, and have shaken up traditional advertising and retail. But as DTC brands grow and scale their businesses, they are now taking a page out of the traditional brands’ playbook. Many are not only embracing traditional advertising more than ever before, but are also hiring key executives with traditional…