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Walmart and IBM Launch Blockchain Safety Program in China — Forbes.com

Walmart and IBM are forming an alliance to improve food safety in China using blockchain: “By collaborating with one of China’s largest retailers, JD.com, a member of the NASDAQ-100 and a Fortune Global 500 company, and their suppliers, the latest effort is touted as helping to bring a safer food supply to China, and an extension of the work initiated by Walmart and IBM earlier this year in August in the US.” Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton...

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Asda Introduces Vegan Mince Pies — Huffington Post

Asda has introduced vegan mince pies, just in time for the holidays: “The six-pack of mince pies is the first on the market to carry the Vegan Society Trademark, the most credible vegan label on the market to help identify products that are free from animal ingredients.” Supplier Takeaway: Riding the Vegan Bandwagon There’s a lot of interest in plant-based foods these days. What do you have to show your buyer? Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th...

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Walmart Announces India Expansion — India Today

Walmart continues its expansion in India: “‘As we speak, we have signed nearly 20 sites as well and we are well on our way to be on meeting the commitment and targets which we have,’ Walmart India President and CEO Krish Iyer told PTI on the sidelines of the CII retail summit.” Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton Blog: The Importance of Safety in Your Holiday Planning Conference Call Podcast: Walmart’s OTIF Fireside Chat Focus...

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Walmart China’s Grocery Delivery Success — Bloomberg

  Walmart and its Chinese e-commerce partner, JD.com, seem to have the magic formula for grocery delivery success: “At the heart of Wal-Mart’s operation are what it calls “dark stores,” or convenience-store-size areas in its main locations that stock 1,500 different products such as bananas, pork ribs, frozen dumplings, and fresh chicken feet. Workers grab printouts of the online orders, zip through the aisles placing items in a bag, and exit the other side, where they hit a button summoning...

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Asda Sales Increase, Growth Slows — BBC.com

Asda continues to fight for its share of the UK grocery market: “Asda, based in Leeds, is the UK’s third-biggest supermarket, after Tesco and Sainsbury’s but before Morrisons. All four are fighting hard against the rapid rise of the German discounters, Aldi and Lidl, which are both seeing sales rise in double digits, although that is partly because they are opening new stores.” Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th & Walton Blog: The Importance of Safety in...

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Food Tracking Through China — South China Morning Post

  More on Walmart’s blockchain initiative in China:     “’Blockchain technology is a game changer in the food industry and China is probably the place to scale its adoption as the Chinese government is already interested in tracing (the supply chain of food) and Chinese consumers are so tech-savvy,’ Yiannas told South China Morning Post at a forum in Beijing celebrating the first anniversary of Walmart “Food Safety Collaboration Center” in the country.”  Resources for Suppliers: Need Help Negotiating...

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New Walmart Store Concept in Brazil — ESMMagazine.com

Walmart is launching a new brand in Brazil: “The retailer’s 120 supermarkets under the banners Bompreço, Nacional and Mercadorama will begin to adopt the new brand over the next four years, following an investment of around R$500 million (€130.5 million). The first two Walmart Supermercado stores were inaugurated this week in Curitiba, in the neighbourhoods of Jardim das Américas and Portão.” Supplier Takeaway: Don’t Overlook Latin America Don’t overlook the growing economies in Latin America. If you haven’t considered selling...

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Asda to Get New Chief Executive in 2018 — Yahoo! Finance

Asda will be getting a new CEO at the beginning of 2018: “Retailer Asda has announced that chief executive Sean Clarke will be stepping down at the end of the year, to be replaced by the company’s current deputy chief executive and chief operating officer Roger Burnley. Mr Clarke has been at Asda’s parent company, Walmart, for over two decades, during which time he has worked across five international markets. He served as president and CEO of Walmart China before...

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Canadian Retailers Lag in In-Store Pickup — Chain Store Age

Canadian retailers are lagging behind their U.S. counterparts in offering in-store pickup for goods ordered online: “Only 23% of Canadian retailers offer the service. And half of the retailers that do offer the service advertise it on their homepage – a huge missed opportunity, according to the study.” Supplier Takeaway: Getting Canada Up to Speed Do you sell to Canadian retailer? How do you feel about the country being slow to adopt in-store pickup?   Resources for Walmart Suppliers How...

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Earthquake Purchases Bump Walmart Mexico Earnings — Reuters

Walmart Mexico posted healthy third-quarter results: “’People went out to make purchases at supermarkets to support earthquake victims, and I believe Walmex knew how to best capitalize on this,’ Alejandra Marcos, an analyst with Mexican brokerage Intercam Casa de Bolsa, said before the results.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers How to Choose a Merchandising Service Provider Courses for Walmart Suppliers Podcast: Edison Energy Talks Renewable Energy and Sustainability

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