October 16th, 2017
Analysts continue to support private labeling as a key to retail brand growth: “Sales of private brands at big chains like Walmart, BJ’s, Dollar General and Target grew 4.6 percent last year compared to the 1.1 percent increase for national brands, according to the Private Label Manufacturer’s Association.“ Supplier Takeaway: More Proof that Private Label is Hot We’ve posted a lot about the importance of private label brands and here is another article that’s singing the same song. If you...Read More
October 16th, 2017
More details on how Walmart is actively recruiting Ivy League graduates: “Still, having the world’s largest retailer as a parent company has advantages. One student, a sophomore from the Bay Area, said working for Wal-Mart appealed to her because ‘I can see my work on the shelf. It’s tangible.’’’ Supplier Takeaway: Is Arkansas a Deal Breaker? At the end of the article, a student notes that moving to Arkansas would be a “deal breaker” for her. Is the location of Walmart’s...Read More
October 13th, 2017
Sam’s Club has partnered with Medallia to collect and distribute metadata that associates can use to serve customers better: “‘Associates in every location have the information they need at their fingertips, 24/7, in an easy-to-use app. That empowers them to take action to solve member problems, and we’re seeing member satisfaction scores rise as a result,’ Tracey Brown, Sam’s Club’s chief experience officer, said in a statement.” Supplier Takeaway: Using Big Data is No Longer an Option Big retailers...Read More
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