The Canadian PressNovember 15, 2013 11:03
SAN FRANCISCO - Old-line retailers are opening tech test labs in Silicon Valley:
WAL-MART STORES INC.
Headquarters: Bentonville, Ark.
Lab(s): 1,200 workers at its tech office in Bruno, Calif., which opened in 2011. Smaller tech labs in Carlsbad, Calif., Portland, Oregon, and Bangalore. Opening another in Sunnyvale in January.
PROJECTS: Rebuilt the website's search engine to make it easier and faster for shoppers to find products. Developed mobile app to help guide shoppers to products and send them discount offers while they're in stores.