HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

Walmart To Acquire AR Optical Tech Company Memomi

Walmart and Memomi | June 30, 2022

Walmart To Acquire

Walmart and Memomi, an augmented reality optical tech company announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart to acquire Memomi. This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to frictionless and omnichannel optical care.

Since 2019, Memomi has enabled digital measurements for all Walmart and Sam’s Optical customers, across more than 2,800 Walmart Vision Centers and 550 Sam’s Clubs, and also powers the Optical eCommerce experience on SamsClub.com. Acquiring Memomi, an AR company, is the next step in Walmart’s journey of offering personalized, affordable access to optical care. This acquisition furthers Walmart Health & Wellness’ strategy to deliver integrated, omnichannel healthcare, leveraging data and technology to improve engagement, health equity and outcomes.

Customers are looking for access to care digitally, in their homes, and purchasing eyeglasses is no different. This acquisition supports our Health & Wellness mission to provide accessible care to the communities we serve.”

David Reitnauer, Vice President, Specialty Services, Walmart Health & Wellness

Memomi is a leading provider of technology to enhance virtual optical try-on experiences, helping customers virtually “try on” eyewear in real-time for a seamless, easy and fun omnichannel experience.

“Walmart’s ability to roll out our virtual try-on and contact-free digital measurements service in a short period of time shows how committed Walmart is to its customers’ need for digital care in-stores and at home,” said Ofer Saban, Chief Technology Officer, Memomi.

The acquisition is expected to close in the coming weeks, and Memomi employees will join the Walmart Global Tech organization.

“We’re excited to welcome the Memomi team to Walmart and add their capabilities to our leading virtual reality technology that is transforming the retail experience for our customers and members,” said Cheryl Ainoa, Senior Vice President, New Businesses & Emerging Tech, Walmart Global Tech.

“We are looking forward to joining Walmart and offering our innovations and user experiences to such a large scale both in-store and online,” said Salvador Nissi Vilcovsky, CEO, Memomi.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 220 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2021 revenue of $559 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.  

About Memomi

Memomi Labs Inc is a leading provider of cutting-edge technology to enhance virtual try-on user experiences through artificial intelligence, deep learning and augmented reality. Memomi helps customers virtually “try on” eyewear in real-time for a seamless, easy and fun omnichannel experience. In addition to the try-on experience, Memomi technology has created an accurate, easy measurement experience in-store once glasses are selected, leading to time savings for the customer and cost savings for the store. Memomi was founded in 2014 by Salvador Nissi Vilcovsky and Ofer Saban, experts in conceptualized solutions and interactive design.

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