Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Analysts: Private Brands Essential to Retail Growth — New York Post

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

Walmart corporate headquarters

Selling the Ivy League on Walmart — Seattle Times

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

Sam’s Club Using Metadata to Improve Customer Experience — RetailDive

  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

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Walmart Announces up to $250,000 Commitment to California Wildfire Relief Efforts — Walmart.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2017) — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed up to $250,000 in support of ongoing relief efforts surrounding wildfires in California. This includes funding for nonprofit grants supporting the America Red Cross and Salvation Army for shelter and feeding efforts, as well as in-kind product donations to support first responders. “As with the devastating fires in Clearlake last year, Walmart is committed to supporting communities in California in times of need,” said Angela Wilson, Walmart regional...

Read More

Trimming Receipts Saves Walmart Millions — CNBC

  Walmart made some changes at the checkout that have reaped big savings: “A simple change to our plastic bags at Walmart U.S. resulted in an annualized savings of approximately $20 million,’ explained Brett Biggs, its chief financial officer. ‘A decision to shorten the length of the receipts, saved over $7 million.’” Supplier Takeaway: Simple Changes can Contain Costs Walmart trimmed its receipts and saved millions. Are there changes you can make to reduce costs and keep them in line...

Read More

High Praise for Walmart’s Online Innovation —

Walmart is earning kudos for catching-up on e-commerce: “Take, for example, its decision earlier this year to offer discounts on certain online purchases if you pick up the order at the store instead of have it delivered to your doorstep. That’s a valuable experiment in trying to incentivize a more-profitable form of e-commerce.” Supplier Takeaway: Things are Looking Up for Walmart Last year analysts weren’t so sure about Walmart’s efforts to compete in an omnichannel marketplace. Now the company is...

Read More

Amazon Considers Straight-to-Fridge Deliveries — TheNextWeb.com

Now it looks like Amazon might want to get into the “refrigerator delivery” game alongside Walmart: “Amazon is reported to be in negotiations with smart license plate frame manufacturer Phrame, which would allow drivers to place non-perishable items in the trunk of a vehicle, rather than leave them outside unattended. The company is also working on their own version of a smart doorbell that would, presumably, serve the same function as the Walmart offering.” Supplier Takeaway: The Chess Game Continues...

Read More

Walmart “On the Right Path” to Attracting Millennials — Marketwatch

Walmart’s efforts at cultivating relationships with Millennials are paying off: “The brand perception of Wal-Mart has improved significantly, which we believe will help bring in higher value brands and more millennial shoppers,” analysts led by Bill Dreher wrote in a Wednesday note. “Following the meeting, we are now more convinced than ever that Wal-Mart is on the correct path to secure its position in the retail landscape of tomorrow.” Supplier Takeaway: A New Demographic for Walmart, A New Demographic for...

Read More