American retail giant Walmart reportedly in talks to buy health insurer Humana


City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail

American retail giant Walmart is reportedly in talks to buy health insurer Humana.

The deal would mark a major shift in direction for the firm, which has been busy fending off challenges from online rival Amazon. 

Branching out: The deal would mark a major shift in direction for Walmart, which has been busy fending off challenges from online rival Amazon

Branching out: The deal would mark a major shift in direction for Walmart, which has been busy fending off challenges from online rival Amazon

Branching out: The deal would mark a major shift in direction for Walmart, which has been busy fending off challenges from online rival Amazon

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has a market capitalisation of £188bn, and Humana of £26bn.

The firms, which both declined to comment, already work together on prescription drugs.

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