Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Gen-Z and Food Choices — FoodDive.com

Gen-Z loves to cook and knows a bit about nutrition: What does this mean for retailers and food suppliers? “Generation Z is considered the most educated group of teens on the topics of health and wellness, but they are not letting related concerns impact their food and beverage choices yet, according to a new Hartman Group study.” P.S. Food suppliers: How do you plan to target this demographic? Our experts can help you develop a plan that will impress your Walmart...

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Brick & Mortar May be Key to Walmart’s Success — CNBC

Former Walmart U.S. chief Bill Simon believes that Walmart’s physical locations are what will give it the advantage over Amazon: “Walmart’s brick-and-mortar stores could give it an advantage over Amazon at a time when combined online and in-person retail prevails, former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon told CNBC on Thursday.” P.S. Where do you see your supplier business in the next five years? Growing your partnership with Walmart is often a matter of understanding how Walmart operates. Get in touch...

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Report: Walmart Applies for VR Patents — Bloomberg

Bloomberg reports that Walmart has applied for patents that would allow it to sell through virtual showrooms: “The company has applied for two patents that detail a ‘virtual show room’ and fulfillment system that would connect shoppers clad in VR headsets and sensor-packed gloves to a three-dimensional representation of a Walmart store. Customers could wander digital aisles from home and ‘grab’ items, which would be immediately picked and shipped from a fully automated distribution center.” P.S. As Walmart expands its sales...

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Walmart Posts Strong Q2 Sales Growth — Reuters

Things are looking bright for Walmart: Strong sales and now surging stock prices: “Walmart Inc posted its best quarterly U.S. sales growth in a decade and upped full-year sales and profit outlooks on Thursday, sending shares surging as a jump in online and grocery purchases showed it can hold its own against Amazon.com Inc.” P.S. Walmart’s strategies seem to be paying off. Are you ready to grow your supplier business along with Walmart and Sam’s Club? Connect with one of...

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Most Americans Don’t Shop Groceries Online, Buy Meal Kits — FoodDive.com

Despite the hype around online grocery and meal kits, most Americans don’t make use of either service: “A new Gallup poll shows that few Americans are buying groceries online or subscribing to meal prep kits, despite the prevalence and growth of these services. Among the key findings, 84% of those polled say they never order groceries online, while 81% of Americans surveyed say they shop for groceries in person once a week or more.” P.S. Media reports are one thing, consumer...

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Walmart Pushes for “Zero Waste” by 2025 — SupplyChainDive.com

Walmart continues to set ambitious sustainability goals. The 2018 Global Responsibility Report calls for “zero [Walmart] waste” ending up in landfills: “The company is working toward the goal of “zero waste” to landfills by 2025 from its supply chain and operations in Canada, Japan, the U.K. and U.S. According to the Zero Waste International Alliance, this means the company must achieve “at least 90% diversion from landfills, incinerators and the environment,” along with future goals that lead to a continuous progression toward...

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Walmart Faces Tough Choices on Price — Bloomberg

As the cost of raw supplies and transportation increase, so do retailer and supplier costs. This results in higher prices for consumers. How does Walmart plan to maintain its everyday low prices? “Now it’s Walmart’s move. The world’s biggest retailer faces some hard choices as it prepares to release second-quarter results Thursday. It may choose to pass along those price hikes to consumers. But that’s a riskier move nowadays as shoppers can easily defect to Amazon.com Inc. or deep-discounters like...

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Retail Analytics and Storytelling Part 2

The second half of our Retail Analytics and Storytelling podcast picks up with Terry Clear deep-diving into your data! This week’s show couldn’t be timelier. As we talk about the need for suppliers to build compelling arguments for their Walmart buyers, this reality is hitting a major brand: Hostess Snack Cakes. Hostess recently reported a significant loss in second-quarter Walmart sales. Data shows the dramatic downward trend began with Walmart’s decision to cut back on the feature and shelf space...

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Ellen Teams Up with Walmart on Clothing Line — Walmart.com

Ellen DeGeneres is teaming up with Walmart on a new denim-focused clothing line: “I’m thrilled to announce that we are working with Ellen to introduce EV1, a new women’s line that will debut this September and will feature nearly 60 items, ranging from denim and tees to accessories and footwear. The core of the EV1 collection is denim – an iconic American staple. We, along with Ellen, wanted to make a line that worked for everyone (EV1). Designed to be...

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Walmart’s Road to Sustainability — QZ.com

Ever wonder how Walmart became involved with sustainability efforts? It turns out that the birth of former CEO Lee Scott’s granddaughter set the company down a greener path: “For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only convinced him the threat of global warming was real but set him on a course that altered the very DNA of the world’s largest retailer. He decided he wanted to use its size and resources...

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