Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Norwegian Salmon Now at Walmart — UnderCurrentNews.com

The Salmon Man Norwegian salmon filets are now available at Walmart: “With the growing demand for transparency, many Americans are rethinking their food shopping preferences,” The Food Group said in a release on Friday. ‘This has led many retailers, including Walmart, to increase their premium and organic product offerings to cater to this growing demand. As such, Walmart is introducing The Salmon Man salmon portions—pre-portioned and seasoned Norwegian salmon fillets—as part of its premium frozen seafood offerings.’” Supplier Takeaway Walmart customers are as concerned...

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What Would Walmart’s Acquisition of Bonobos Mean? — The Guardian

Walmart’s possible acquisition of Bonobos has serious implications for the retail industry: “Bonobos offers an alternative. It operates a small number of stores that act as fitting rooms but do not to fulfill orders on site, only from distribution centers. Their locations carry no inventory – customers try on its slim-fitting, fashion-conscious clothes – ranging from T-shirts and jeans to business suits and black-tie – for fit and style, and then have their acquisitions shipped to their home from a...

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Walmart Uses Big Data to Provide Disaster Relief — Forbes.com

Walmart’s logistics expertise makes it a natural leader in disaster management: “If you think about it, it makes sense that a company with the size and heft of a Walmart would be able to step into the void created by natural and man-made disasters. Disaster relief, in many ways, is about logistics, and just to stock its stores and keep products fresh and on the shelves is a mammoth logistical feat. When disaster strikes, companies like Walmart already have the...

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Walmart Names Jenny Fleiss CEO of “code eight” — CNBC

Walmart has hired Jennifer Fleiss as CEO of code eight, a startup company in Walmart’s new tech incubator: “Fleiss will run code eight, a startup that will develop personalized, one-to-one shopping experiences. Fleiss is the co-founder and former head of business development of Rent the Runway, a designer fashion rental company.“ Supplier Takeaway By hiring a CEO from another retail e-commerce startup, one that emphasized renting rather than purchasing, Walmart once again demonstrates its commitment to innovation. Do not think that...

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Walmart to Invest in Chinese, Indian Markets — ETRetail.com

Walmart plans greater investments in India and China: “‘In order to grow our business profitably, we’re making strategic choices to simplify our portfolio and be more focused. For example, we’ve sold non-core assets like shopping malls in Chile and the Suburbia clothing chain in Mexico. Our emphasis for capital allocation is on our core North American markets (Mexico & Canada) and key growth markets (China & India). We are intentionally focused on investing in markets, channels, and formats that position...

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Millennials Want Convenience in Retail — RetailWire

A new study shows that Millennials value speedy, convenient retailer transactions: “The study found, not surprisingly, that members of these groups are increasingly going online and making use of mobile technology in their interactions with retailers. More than a third of apparel shopping is done online, with a higher percentage of males (42 percent) than females (35 percent) making purchases. Speed and convenience are two traits that are becoming more important in purchasing decisions for both genders.“ Supplier Takeaway Millennials...

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Walmart Releases 2017 Annual Report, Proxy Statement, Global Responsibility Report and Global Ethics and Compliance Program Update

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today issued its 2017 Annual Report, Global Responsibility Report, an update on its Global Ethics and Compliance Program and filed its Proxy Statement in preparation for the company’s upcoming Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on Friday, June 2, 2017. “We are a company of the future. We’re operating from a strong foundation built by those before us and taking action aimed at strengthening our business this year and beyond” Annual Report Highlights“We are a company...

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Walmart Taking Private Label Offerings to New Heights — Forbes.com

Sam’s Club initiates a wine brand, Walmart pushes its own organics, and private labels are losing their stigma: “The immediate story: Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart, will be rolling out a line of private label wines under their Member’s Mark brand. On the surface, this is probably not groundbreaking news—it is merely a response to what has been an incredibly successful Costco private label effort in wine under their Kirkland label, which is said to account for 20% of...

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What Walmart Needs in E-Commerce — Forbes.com

Walmart is upping its e-commerce game with acquisitions. What is it still lacking? “Product storytelling is much more than just a product description. It’s basically the sum total of the content that a retailer can put together about an item, told in an engaging way.“ Supplier Takeaway What can you do as a supplier to provide Walmart with the engaging content it needs to sell your products online? Resources for Walmart Suppliers How to Increase Sales With Online Content Courses...

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Walmart’s New E-Commerce Strategy — Bloomberg

Bloomberg offers an analysis of Walmart’s new e-commerce strategy: “But hipper brands were willing to sell stuff through Jet.com, which didn’t have the same brand-busting reputation as Walmart. Moosejaw, Modcloth and other recent acquisitions will also help Walmart offer sought-after goods to shoppers without them ever knowing their dollars will end up in Walmart’s coffers. These deals also bring in employees that are experts in managing key online categories such as activewear and shoes, talent Walmart has lacked.“ Supplier Takeaway Walmart’s acquisition...

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