Category Archives: International

Walmart China Announces More Store Openings — China Daily

Walmart China is opening new stores and introducing new private label items: “Meanwhile, the retail giant said it will launch more products of its own brands, including snacks and tissues, at its hypermarkets in China. Wal-Mart said the proportion of the products in its own brands will increase from 5 percent to about 10 to 15 percent, and they will carry price tags that are about 30 percent cheaper than the peers.“ Supplier Takeaway: China Keeps Growing China is a...

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Walmart Canada Premiers Branded Content Series on YouTube — AdWeek

Walmart Canada is premiering a scripted “dramady” about Millennial life that will air on YouTube: “Upstairs Amy, a dramedy that will be available on YouTube, follows the lives of three modern women and is about millennial parents and the differences between what their lives are now and what they thought they’d become. The titular Amy has moved apartments with her family and enlists her friend’s help to find out more about her fabulous new neighbor. They document their search in a...

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Feds Act on Salmon Processed by North Korean Workers — Washington Post

U.S. Customs may be restricting the import of some salmon into the United States: “An Associated Press investigation tracked salmon, squid and cod processed by North Korean laborers working abroad to American stores, including Walmart and ALDI. The North Korean workers found in Chinese factories aren’t allowed to leave, and receive only a fraction of their pay — most goes straight to the North Korean state. This means that American consumers buying seafood labeled “Caught in the USA, Processed in...

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Walmart Mexico Invests in Yucatan Distribution Center — The Yucatan Times

Walmart is developing a distribution center in Yucatan: Since last July, the international firm has shown interest in choosing Yucatan to host its 14th Cedis in the country, a decision that took into account the security, connectivity, qualified human resources and legal certainty offered by the state. Supplier Takeaway: More Investment in Mexico Walmart is upping its investment in its Mexican business. What do you have to sell to the people of Mexico? Resources for Walmart Suppliers How to Deal...

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Walmart India Features Indigenous Products — Economic Times

Walmart India will be featuring domestically made products in its Best Price stores: “Walmart India will host discounts and offers on storage jars, glass container sets, stone, ceramic and glass serving bowl sets, glass jars, wall clocks, stainless steel vacuum bottles, luggage, among others.” Resources for Walmart Suppliers How to Deal with OTIF Grief Courses for Walmart Suppliers Podcast: Walmart’s On Time In Full (OTIF): Timelines, Baselines, Deadlines, and Punchlines

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Walmart to Open Best Price Warehouse in Mumbai — TheHinduBusinessOnline.com

  Walmart will be launching its B2B wholesale business in Mumbai, India: “Members will be able to shop from their premises in four ways — by browsing and placing orders through its website www.bestprice.in, through Best Price mobile app, by dialling the Call Centre and through various Kirana Relationship Managers, the statement explained.” Supplier Takeaway: Walmart’s India Expansion is Happening Walmart has struggled with India’s restrictions on foreign companies doing business in the country. However, Walmart has persisted and is...

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Walmart Foundation Announces $565,000 towards Mexico Earthquake Relief and Recovery — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 20, 2017 – In response to the recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico, the Walmart Foundation has committed $565,000 (10 million pesos) to help organizations providing immediate recovery and relief. This commitment builds upon to the $2.2 million (40 million pesos) commitment of cash and 300 tons of product donations made by Walmart de México y Centroamérica to assist those in need. “Our thoughts are with the people of Mexico City in the aftermath of this devastating earthquake,”...

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Walmart Canada Expands Online Marketplace — Drug Store News

Walmart Canada has launched its third-party marketplace on its Walmart.ca e-commerce site: “With the launch of marketplace on Walmart.ca, the site will double its online product assortment with a vision to quadruple the number of products for sale online by the end of this year. All 27 sellers being featured at launch have been carefully selected for their strong online reputation and customer service and provide the broad selection of quality products that Canadians are looking for.” Supplier Takeaway If...

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Walmart Pushes Forward With Blockchain — Forbes.com

Walmart is teaming up with IBM and suppliers to protect the food supply: “By using blockchain, when a problem arises, the potential is to quickly identify what the source of contamination is since one can see across the whole ecosystem and where all the potential points of contamination could be – using the data to pinpoint the source. As such it is ‘ideally suited’ according to IBM to address these challenges because it establishes a trusted environment for all transactions.”...

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Asda Opens on the Isle of Wight — Island Echo

The first Asda store has opened on the Isle of Wight: “Hundreds of shoppers gathered outside the entrance on St George’s Way in Newport for the 10:00 ribbon cutting, which was carried out by Isle of Wight Council Chairman Lora Peacey-Wilcox. The first shopper through the door was Lorraine Wheeler from Newport.”   Resources for Walmart Suppliers How to Partner for Your International Business Growth Courses for Walmart Suppliers Podcast: Short Podcast for Big Job: The Analyst  

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