Category Archives: International

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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India Cracks Down on Foreign Retailers — Reuters

  Trouble ahead for Walmart, Amazon and other foreign multinationals that want to do business in India: “New Delhi is clamping down on a long-standing policy to keep foreign investment out of big retail. It means Walmart, which recently ploughed $16 billion into India’s Flipkart, and Amazon can no longer sell products from companies in which they own a stake, nor push vendors to hawk goods exclusively through their online services. They must also ensure they account for no more...

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Walmart Canada – Flipkart Collaboration — Walmart.com

Walmart Canada and Flipkart’s fashion platform, Myntra, have developed a program that serves Indian and South Asian consumers living in Canada: “Enter Walmart.ca and their new collaboration with Flipkart’s fashion focused platform, Myntra. By working together, they can connect Indian sellers with Indian and South Asian customers living in Canada. Plus, customers can take advantage of Myntra’s wide array of private branded housewares and clothing, such as the All About You line from Bollywood actress turned celebrity designer, Deepika Padukone.”...

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Walmart, Amazon Join Forces to Oppose India Retail Restrictions — Bloomberg.com

Walmart and Amazon are working together to ease restrictions on foreign retailers in India: “The bitter rivals have come together in India to lobby the government on regulations that threaten to dampen their expansion ambitions. Among other things, the giant retailers are asking for an extension on a Feb. 1 deadline for implementing those rules, according to people with knowledge of the matter.” P.S. While Walmart and Amazon may be business rivals, the leadership of both companies understands the importance...

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New Rule Adds Wrinkle to Walmart’s India Plans — Fortune.com

  India has passed new laws that further restrict the ability of foreign retailers to sell to consumers: “Now, big foreign firms will no longer be able to treat the third parties, such as RetailNet, Super-ComNet, and OmniTech Retail, as effective extensions of their businesses. “Inventory of a vendor will be deemed to be controlled by [an] e-commerce marketplace entity if more than 25% of purchases of such vendor are from the marketplace entity or its group companies,” the new...

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Walmart China Tests Smaller-Format Store — PYMNTS.com

Walmart China is testing a smaller-format store: “The new store that Walmart is testing is located in the smaller city of Chengdu in Sichuan province and was opened earlier in December. It is about 5,000 square meters, which CNBC noted is close to half the size of a typical Walmart store. The amount of merchandise Walmart sells in the store is also about half of what it normally does so that it can focus on fresh produce. Customers check out...

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Why Walmart Chose Flipkart — CNBC

An analysis of why Walmart decided to invest so heavily in Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce retailer: “The U.S. retail giant bought India’s largest online retailer Flipkart in May 2018, looking to take advantage of both its technical expertise in e-commerce and the burgeoning Indian middle class.” P.S. Opportunities to sell through Walmart’s international partners are growing. Contact us today to set up a consultation with one of our experts.

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