Category Archives: International

Cloud Over U.S. – China Trade Discussions — USA Today

Hopes are dimming for trade talks between the United States and China: “Yet the 13th round of U.S.-China trade negotiations, set to begin Thursday in Washington, is unlikely to prove any more successful than the previous 12 in resolving tensions that have rattled markets, threatened global growth and paralyzed business investment in the United States.” P.S. Tariffs could increase costs throughout the supply chain. 8th & Walton advisors help suppliers run a nimble business and keep costs down as much...

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New Tariffs on Food & Beverage from E.U. — SupplyChainDive.com

New tariffs on E.U. goods may affect the prices of delights such as olives, butter, and cheese: “The final product list from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative includes single-malt whiskey, olives, butter, cheese and olive oil. Most of the tariffs will be on products from France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, the USTR said in a release.” P.S. Tariffs could increase costs throughout the supply chain. 8th & Walton advisors help suppliers run a nimble business and...

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Amazon India and Flipkart to End Single-Use Plastic — TechCrunch

Amazon India and Flipkart will be working to reduce and eliminate single-use plastic in its supply chain: “Amazon said on Wednesday it will replace all single-use plastic in its packaging by June 2020 with paper cushions. The move follows Flipkart’s announcement last week when it said it had already cut its reliance on single-use plastic by 25% and intended to move entirely to recycled plastic consumption in its supply chain by March 2021.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and...

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Horacio Barbeito Appointed President and CEO of Walmart Canada — Walmart.ca

Mississauga, ON, August 26, 2019: Walmart Canada today announced the appointment of Horacio (Haio) Barbeito to the position of President and CEO, effective in October, pending work authorization. Barbeito joined Walmart nearly 25 years ago and developed his career through leadership roles in Argentina, the United States, Puerto Rico and Chile. “We’re pleased that Haio’s next role will be leading Walmart Canada, where the team will benefit from his engaging approach and breadth of experience,” said Dirk Van den Berghe, EVP,...

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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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