• As part of its broader sustainability strategy, Walmart "aims to reduce emissions from its supply chain by 1 gigaton by 2030 via its Project Gigaton initiative," CNBC reports, "and it is now extending its buying power to its suppliers, who will be able to group together to buy renewable energy via its Gigaton PPA Program that launched in September."
The story notes that "smaller companies can be priced out of the market for renewable energy, and there are only around 100 corporates buying renewable energy in this way, according to Walmart’s calculations and data from the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance."
• Fox News reports that Walmart plans to extend its opening hours from 10 pm to 11 pm at most of its US stores. In August, after it believed the peak of the pandemic had passed, Walmart moved its closing hours from 8:30 pm to 10 pm.
Opening time will remain at 7 am, the story says.