Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Why Walmart Is Beating Amazon in Some E-Commerce Metrics — StamfordAdvocate.com

Walmart’s efforts against Amazon are working because Walmart has exploited several opportunities for its growth and transformation: “Both Walmart and Amazon have programs that reward individuals for driving people towards products via specially created links and images. Many of these affiliates will be content creators. By creating attractive rates of commission and avoiding program-subscription fees, Walmart has cultivated a strong affiliate culture. But there are several other key reasons for Walmart’s success.” P.S. Walmart is accomplishing what some people believed...

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Analyst: Walmart’s Robots Don’t Cause Unemployment — Walmart

A look at how Walmart’s use of robots on the sales floor hasn’t resulted in a loss of associate jobs: “If the robots do the job faster and more efficiently, why don’t Walmart’s human shelf scanners lose their jobs when the robot scanners take over? The short answer is no one’s job is at risk because Walmart doesn’t employ associates whose job is scanning shelves.” P.S. Walmart does a lot for its associates. Improved morale leads to improved product sales....

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Walmart Strengthens Private Label Efforts – Fool.com

Walmart’s recent development of a beef distribution center is central to its private brand grocery initiatives: “Even more meaningful than transparency is cost. By eliminating one of several intermediate levels — the wholesale level in particular — Walmart should dramatically reduce its costs. Though the exact numbers can vary from one product to the next, CB Insights estimates that a grocer’s profit margin on nationally branded goods can be in the low single digits, while margin on self-sourced products can...

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Walmart Encourages Recycling, Reduced Use of Plastics — TheRising.co

Walmart is encouraging consumers and businesses to more carefully reduce their use of plastics: “Earlier this November, Walmart piloted the “Walmart Recycles Together” program in 110 of its stores. As a part of the initiative, the retail giant developed an in-store and digital campaign to engage its customers on the importance of recycling packaging.” P.S. Walmart has taken the initiative when it comes to green business practices. Our experts can help you learn how you can remain in compliance with Walmart’s...

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Part 2: Supply Chain Solutions for Small Suppliers

We continue our conversation with Colby Beland of CaseStack this week about the advantages of small to medium-size suppliers partnering with a consolidator. If you missed out on the beginning of the conversation, have a listen by clicking here. Before jumping into the conversation, we take a few minutes to discuss Walmart’s new fiscal year beginning in February. For suppliers wanting to grow their Walmart business this year, we talk about: Planning better by downloading this FREE Walmart Planning Calendar...

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Walmart Makes Changes to Management Team — Chain Store Age

Walmart is making some changes to its executive management team: “Walmart…appointed Scott McCall as executive VP and chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S., effective Feb. 1. McCall, who joined the company more than 25 years ago and most recently served as senior VP for entertainment, toys and seasonal, succeeds the departing Steve Bratspies. In other changes, the retail giant named Dacona Smith as executive VP and COO of Walmart U.S, effective Feb.1. Smith previously held the title at Sam’s Club...

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Walmart’s “Average” Shopper — BusinessInsider.com

The average Walmart shopper is maybe not who you think she might be: “The results show that the average American Walmart shopper is 46 years old and white and has an annual household income of just over $76,000. By comparison, Amazon’s average customer is also 46 years old and white and has an annual household income of $84,000.” P.S. Are you surprised by this research? You aren’t alone. Our experts can help you stay on top of your Walmart supplier...

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Remembering David Glass — Walmart.com

8th & Walton joins Walmart in remembering former CEO David Glass. “It is with great sorrow and eternal gratitude we share the news that David Glass has passed away. For those of you who knew him, you know what an extraordinary leader and person he was. David joined our company in 1976 and served as our CEO from 1988 to 2000. He was a great partner to Sam and Rob Walton and led the company as CEO through the important...

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More on Walmart’s New Meat Distribution Facility — GroceryDive.com

GroceryDive.com offers additional insight into Walmart’s new meat distribution center: “Meat from the facility will include Angus cuts like steaks and roasts and will be distributed to 500 Walmart stores in southeastern states including Georgia, Florida and Alabama.” P.S. Fresh remains a huge opportunity for discounters, big box stores, and other retailers. Are you interested in optimizing your fresh grocery supply chain? Get in touch with us at 8th & Walton today and schedule a consultation.

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Target Has a Tough Holiday — StarTribune.com

Things were looking up for Target in 2019, but the holiday season marked a significant, and unexpected, slowdown: “CEO Brian Cornell called it a “tough miss” and noted that the biggest weaknesses were in toys and electronics, which account for a larger portion of Target’s business over the holidays compared to the rest of the year.” P.S. These are tough times in retail. Want to stay ahead of the curve and partner with successful brands like Walmart and Sam’s Club?...

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