Walmart suppliers get access to backroom inventory via app – RetailWire

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RetailWire reports that Walmart suppliers now have access to backroom inventory data via the recently released SPARC (Supplier Portal Allowing Retail Coverage) app:

“Suppliers who receive appropriate training will be able to use their smartphones to perform many of the functions that currently require assistance from a store associate armed with a bulky Telxon tracking device, according to With the likelihood of dozens of suppliers in a store on a given day, finding an associate with a Telxon can be a frustrating process.”

Get the full story and check out the lively discussion on the new app at RetailWire.



About Lainie Petersen

Prior to becoming the editor of, Lainie Petersen worked for several businesses in the areas of website development, retail sales, copywriting and regulatory compliance. Now she focuses on learning and writing about all aspects of retail, including product development, marketing and working with Walmart and other big box retailers. Lainie holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University.
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