Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart is Nipping at Amazon’s Heels — Motley Fool

According to some analysts, Walmart is nipping at Amazon’s heels in the e-commerce arena: “Walmart is back in pole position Ever since acquiring Jet.com in 2016, Walmart has been on a tear on the digital front. It has dumped billions of dollars into acquisitions — both at home and abroad — as well as ample cash into its own website and online ordering capabilities. It’s all starting to pay off. Walmart handily bested Amazon on the online store growth battle...

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Fun Ways to Support the NWA Children’s Shelter

  Great businesses make it a priority to give back to the community that supports them. If you’re doing business in Northwest Arkansas, the are many ways for you to help the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter through volunteerism, donations, and community events. On this week’s podcast, we visit with Liz Anderson, Senior Director of Development and Marketing for the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter. In addition to talking about the up-coming Starlight Gala (get your tickets by clicking here!), we also...

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Sam’s Club Numbers On the Rise — Yahoo! Finance

Sam’s Club won’t be outdone by Walmart’s success: The membership warehouse is also exceeding expectations: “Walmart reported Tuesday that fourth quarter same-store sales at Sam’s Club rose 3.7%. Wall Street analysts were looking for an increase of about 3%. Traffic at the stores increased an eye-popping 6.4%. Meanwhile, gross profit margins increased 98 basis points from the prior year.” P.S. Looking to improve your relationship with your Sam’s Club buyer? Our experts can help. Schedule a consultation today.

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Walmart Pilots Garnier’s Hair Color Selector — RetailDive.com

Walmart is teaming up with Garnier for an in-store test of Garnier’s popular hair color selection tool: “Walmart is piloting Garnier’s Virtual Shade Selector, a tool that uses 3D technology from L’Oréal’s Modiface unit to help shoppers choose and “try on” hair color products, in 10 of its stores, according to a Garnier press release.” P.S. This could prove a successful partnership between two brands. Are you hoping to launch some in-store promotions soon? A consultation with one of our...

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Perspectives on Walmart’s Success — CNBC

After yesterday’s earnings call, industry analysts are weighing in on Walmart’s performance: “The retail giant saw better-than-expected returns on grocery sales and managed to grow e-commerce sales by 43 percent between the most recent two quarters, destroying estimates for the holiday season.” P.S. Things are looking up for Walmart in a challenging industry. Are you prepared to make the most of your relationship with Walmart? Get in touch today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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Walmart’s Success Formula — RetailWire.com

RetailWire recently weighed in on Walmart’s earnings call, taking note of Walmart’s continued domestic success: “On the company’s earnings call yesterday, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said the retailer had picked up market share in key categories including groceries and toys during the holiday period. He pointed to a strategy of meeting shoppers where and when they want to buy as a big factor in his company’s success. Mr. McMillon, as in the past, said that customers who shop Walmart online...

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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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Walmart Challenged by Online Sales Increases — SupplyChainDive.com

Walmart’s e-commerce business is on the upswing, creating logistical challenges that cut into profits: “E-commerce sales at Walmart were up 40% year-over-year at the end of 2018, but the company still has work to do on making those sales as profitable as the company, and analysts, would like, according to executives on the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call.” P.S. Walmart needs all-hands-on-deck in its effort to be successful at e-commerce. This includes suppliers. If you want to partner with Walmart online,...

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Walmart Releases Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings — Walmart.com

“Adjusted EPS2 of $1.41, Fiscal year 2019 GAAP EPS of $2.26; Adjusted EPS2 of $4.91, Company reiterates fiscal 2020 guidance” P.S. The future looks bright for Walmart. Are you ready to continue doing business with this evolving retailer? Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

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Sign Up Now for NWA Championship Week!

If you’re doing business in Northwest Arkansas, you’ll want to get involved in NWA Championship Week! This year, it’s happening June 24 – 30, and while that’s a few months away, NOW is the time to sign up! Click here to find out more about participation, sponsorship, and all the fun! Our podcast guest this week is Annye DeGrand, Event Director for Octagon. Annye and her team at Octagon organize everything during NWA Championship week from the LPGA 5K, BITE...

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