This was a strong quarter. Every segment performed well, and we’re encouraged by traffic and grocery market share trends. Our optimism is higher than it was at the beginning of the year. In the U.S., customers clearly want to get out and shop. …. We anticipate continued pent-up demand throughout 2021.

Doug McMillon president and chief executive officer of Walmart, in the company’s earnings announcement this week. The big retailer’s results easily exceeded analysts’ expectations for the quarter, which included sales growth of 37 percent for Walmart’s e-commerce business.