Sam’s Club will deploy autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in all of its US locations

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The past six months have seen a fairly aggressive acceleration in the option of robotics and automation as companies look for ways to augment (and, likely, replace in some instances) human workers. The appeal is certainly clear during massive pandemic-fueled shutdowns.

Sam’s Club has been into robotic floor cleaning for a bit longer, having already deployed Tennant’s T7AMR scrubbers in a number of locations. But this week the Walmart -owned bulk retailer announced that it’s adding another 372 this year, bringing the technology to all of its 599 U.S. stores.

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Sam’s Club to Offer Small Business Loans to It’s Members

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Sam’s Club will offer loans to it’s small business members.

Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club chain is partnering with a lender to offer loans of up to $25,000 to its small-business members.  The program is one of several moves the retail giant has made to offer banklike financial services to customers, in part to help them spend. It also comes as the retailer tries to improve profitability at its warehouse-club chain.

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