March 27th, 2017
Analysts believe that if Amazon’s grocery initiatives can be challenged, Walmart is the best company to do so: “Based on our analysis, we determined that Wal-Mart was the winner (low exposure to Amazon Fresh/Prime Now markets and low EPS impact from exposure to those exposed markets),” Citi said in the 43-page report. “Whole Foods Market came in last place overall in our analysis, largely due to their urban store exposure, which overlaps highly with Amazon Fresh and Prime Now, as...Read More
March 27th, 2017
Walmart has offered some details on its India expansion: “Sources told TOI that Walmart, which currently has 20 stores across the country, is planning as many stores in the two northern states, where BJP recently swept to power. In addition, the US retailer plans to open 10 stores each in Maharashtra (where it currently operates its ‘Best Price outlets in Amravati and Aurangabad), Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.“ Supplier Takeaway Are you interested in beginning or expanding your international business? Is...Read More
March 24th, 2017
Walmart’s acquisition of several higher-end e-commerce brands indicates that the company is seeking to shift its core demographic: “In an economically-divided America, Walmart has begun working to sell to two separate groups: shoppers looking for extreme discounts and upper-income shoppers seeking higher-quality items. Walmart has been working to grow sales from more affluent customers for years, especially when it comes to e-commerce.“ Supplier Takeaway The “Walmart Demographic” may not be what it once was. How is this going to affect your...Read More
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