Category Archives: International

Alibaba Courts Small Suppliers in the U.S. — Quartz

Alibaba is courting U.S. suppliers who might be willing to supply China’s growing middle class: “The Chinese e-commerce giant is pulling out all the stops to impress America at Gateway ’17, its biggest-ever public event in the United States, which starts Tuesday, June 20. At the two-day conference, founder Jack Ma is scheduled to take the stage for a June 21 keynote in which he’ll discuss the opportunity for US small businesses to tap into China’s growing middle-class. That will...

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Prince Andrew Visits New Asda Distribution Center — EPR Retail News

  Britain’s Prince Andrew visited Asda’s new distribution center: “HRH was shown around the distribution centre, which is a major investment into the UK retail market by parent company Walmart, by the site manager Tom James, alongside Asda’s Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, Roger Burnley.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers Are You an On Time In FOOL? Courses for Walmart Suppliers Podcast:

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Asda Offers Improved Terms to Small Suppliers — RetailWeek

Asda is cutting its payment terms to smaller suppliers to as little as 14 days: “Much like its big four rivals Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, Asda is bidding to better support its suppliers and strengthen its relationships with them. Asda has already simplified its terms and conditions, provides access to early payment finance options and runs a ‘Sustain and Save’ programme to help businesses become more efficient and reduce their operating costs.” Supplier Takeaway Is there an opportunity for your...

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Asda’s Produce Policy Draws Backlash — The Grocer

Asda’s decision to focus on the sale of packaged produce has drawn ire from UK consumers: “Asda’s research is believed to have shown it can drive down the in-store and supply chain costs of loose fruit & veg, which will enable it to be more competitive. ‘Price is one of the key drivers on this,’ says one source. ‘Asda is facing fierce competition from the discounters and increasingly from Tesco on fresh produce and it thinks it can keep prices down...

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Walmart Canada’s Continued Growth — Canadian Grocer

Walmart Canada continues to grow its sales: “Whereas Canadian grocery retailers continue to struggle with deflationary pressures, McMillon cited a lack of market deflation in the U.S. for a strong quarter for Walmart’s grocery sales. ‘[T]he grocery business continued to improve with food categories delivering the strongest quarterly comp sales performance in more than three years,’ he said.“ Supplier Takeaway Walmart Canada continues to do well. If you aren’t selling your products in Canada, why not? Resources for Walmart Suppliers...

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Walmart Launches Online Store in China — SCMP.com

Walmart has launched an e-commerce store on JD.com, allowing it to sell directly to mainland Chinese consumers: “That launch comes nearly a year after Walmart and JD.com, China’s biggest online retail service provider by revenue, formed a strategic alliance and more than a month since Walmart’s British supermarket chain Asda opened a store on the same platform.“ Supplier Takeaway Walmart has greatly increased its ability to sell online to Chinese consumers. What opportunities exist here for your business? Resources for...

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Chinese Consumers Can Order from Sam’s Club U.S. — ABC News

Chinese consumers will be able to buy products from Sam’s Club online: “About 200 products from Sam’s Clubs stores will initially be available for Sam’s Club customers in China to order online via JD’s website, expanding to 700 this year, says Rebecca Lui, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman. The company is focusing on personal care, baby supplies and nutritional supplies that are mostly not available in China. Products for sale include Aveeno moisturizers and Waterpik Ultra and Cordless Plus Water Flossers.“ Supplier...

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U.K. Grocers Fighting Back Against German Invasion — Bloomberg.com

It’s a tough time to be a British grocer: “The thinking goes: British supermarkets can either sit there and do nothing, and see the German discounters take more of their customers, or fight back.“ Supplier Takeaway If you supply U.K. grocery stores, what can you help them do to revitalize their industries? Resources for Walmart Suppliers Walmart Invites New and Potential Suppliers to Open Call! Courses for Walmart Suppliers Podcast: A Closer Look at On Time In Full with CaseStack

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Walmart, Feds May be Close to Deal in Mexican Bribery Case — Bloomberg

The feds and Walmart may be close to settling the investigation into the Mexican bribery incident of 2012: “The deal, which the people said was being finalized and still could change, would amount to a significant concession by the U.S. government. The Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission had sought at least twice that amount as recently as last year as they investigated bribery allegations linked to Wal-Mart’s business in countries including Mexico, China and India. The proposed penalty could be...

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Walmart Developing Italian Food Line — Italy Europe 24

Walmart is working with Italian suppliers to develop a line of authentic Italian food products for U.S. consumers: “Walmart will increase its purchases of Italian food products by 16% per year, it said. The Italian Trade Agency has focused in recent years on boosting Italian food exports to the United States and cutting down on misleading “Italian sounding” food products that are not made in Italy.“ Supplier Takeaway Are you a U.S. based supplier of “foreign” food products? How might...

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