Category Archives: International

Walmart Brand Exits Brazil — Reuters

The firm that acquired Walmart Brazil’s grocery stores will be dropping the Walmart brand name: “Nearly 100 stores currently using the Walmart brand will be rebranded to BIG and BIG Bompreço, regional brands Walmart already used in the past. Another 27 Walmart stores will be turned into cash-and-carry stores Maxxi and membership-only retail chain Sam’s Club.” P.S. Are you interested in selling your products in other countries? Our experts can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Walmart India Plans to Launch Video Streaming Service — The Verge

Walmart India will launch a streaming video service via Flipkart: “The Walmart subsidiary will face stiff competition from India’s video streaming market, which is no less crowded than it is in the US. Along with international players like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, India also has its own collection of services like JioCinema, Hooq, and Voot that will be less familiar to Western audiences.” P.S. Walmart continues to pursue overseas opportunities and is investing in strong executive leadership for its...

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Walmart Invests Over 1 Billion In China — Reuters

Walmart continues to invest in its Chinese interests, particularly in the area of logistics: “Walmart Inc (WMT.N) plans to invest 8 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) in China over the next 10 years to upgrade logistics, the U.S. retail giant said on its social media account on Monday.” P.S. Walmart continues to pursue overseas opportunities and is investing in strong executive leadership for its international division. Are you interested in selling your products in other countries? Our experts can help. Contact...

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Report: Canada to Ban Single-Use Plastics — CBC.ca

Canada is reportedly planning to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021: “According to the source, the full list of plastics to be banned by the federal government will follow the model chosen by the European Union, which voted in March to also ban products made of oxo-degradable plastics, such as bags. Oxo-degradable plastics include additives that don’t completely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces and remain in the environment.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and asks suppliers to...

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Walmart Canada Debuts “Urban Supercentre Concept” — Walmart.ca

Walmart has unveiled a new urban concept store in Canada: “Walmart has chosen its Toronto-Stockyards location to bring new “Fast Lane” checkout technology to the store and to fully integrate the My Walmart app to allow customers to scan their own products as they shop. Store associates – including new full- and part-time associates – work alongside state-of-the-art technology to help make shopping as easy and convenient as possible for customers. A second Supercentre Concept will launch in Thornhill next...

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Walmart Considers Asda IPO — TheStreet.com

Walmart is considering the possibility of an IPO for Asda: “The news comes just weeks after U.K. antitrust regulators blocked a planned merger between Asda, Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket, and rival J Sainsbury. ‘While we are not rushing into anything, I want you to know that we are seriously considering a path to an IPO,’ Judith McKenna, the company’s international chief, told employees at an event in Leeds, according to a summary of the event provided by Asda.” P.S. Regardless of...

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Walmart Brazil Focuses on Traditional Retail, Wholesale Focus — WHTC.com

Walmart Brazil plans to close current e-commerce operations, focusing instead on brick & mortar and wholesale operations: “‘The company is working in a new omnichannel strategy which will be later announced,’ Walmart Brasil said in a statement on Friday, without giving details. News of the decision was first reported by newspaper Valor Economico.” P.S. Walmart makes changes in its operations in response to local markets. How responsive is your supplier business? Our experts can guide you to a more profitable...

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Walmart China Reports Reduced Emissions — Walmart.com

Walmart China announced that it has reduced emissions by almost three and a half metric tons: “Walmart announced today that its suppliers have reported avoiding 3.46 million metric tons (CO2e) of greenhouse gas emissions in the Chinese value chain as part of Project Gigaton China.” P.S. Walmart remains committed to its sustainability goals. All suppliers need to do their part to keep costs, and waste, down. Our experts can help you streamline your logistics so that you have more time...

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Seiyu’s New CEO Doesn’t Plan to Sell Company — Reuters

Seiyu’s new CEO has publicly dispelled rumors that Walmart intends to sell off the Japanese retail brand: “’I’m not here to sell a business,’ Lionel Desclee told reporters in Tokyo in his first public remarks since his appointment on Friday. ‘Absolutely not at all.’” P.S. Walmart’s international plans are seemingly always in flux. Learn how you can keep up to date with Walmart’s expectations for all suppliers through 8th & Walton’s classes. Check out our catalog today.

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Walmart’s International Woes — Bloomberg.com

Walmart’s domestic success is tempered by concerns about its overseas operations. The company’s most recent setback is in the United Kingdom, where attempts to sell Asda to a competitor have hit a regulatory snag: “It’s yet another international headache for Walmart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon. While the struggles abroad are outweighed by strength in the U.S., the company’s shares fell on Wednesday — a sign that investors are concerned by its growing array of hurdles overseas.” P.S. Like any...

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