Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Drops Supplier Over Environmental Concerns — KeloLand.com

Walmart has dropped a supplier accused of not accurately reporting environmental data: “Water Gremlin has been under scrutiny since the beginning of the year for failing to accurately report the release of toxic chemicals for more than 15 years. Walmart says once current inventory is sold, it will discontinue the companies items.” 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 standards. Book...

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Part 2: Preparing for Your First Walmart Buyer Meeting

Our friend Joel Graham, Director of Retail Link® and Sam’s Club Insights for 8th & Walton, returns to the show this week for the second half of our discussion. Last week’s podcast covered what to do before and immediately after your first Walmart meeting. In case you missed it, have a listen by clicking here. If you’re a supplier that just landed the Walmart account, or if you’re thinking of approaching Walmart in 2020, the advice on this week’s podcast...

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Toy VP Anne Marie Kehoe Talks Holiday Gifts — Walmart.com

Walmart’s own Toy VP, Anne Marie Kehoe, has some advice for adults purchasing holiday gifts for the children in their lives: “Finding the right items for kids does not have to be overwhelming for adults. In fact, with customers able to choose free two-day shipping or store Pickup, shopping for toys can be part of a regular grocery run. Walmart makes shopping for toys so easy, even a grown up can do it.” P.S. Walmart wants to be the toy...

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Consumers Make Sustainable Retail Choices — RetailDive.com

Consumers are increasingly aware of sustainability issues and how retail purchases affect the environment: “Increasingly, consumers are turning to brands and retailers that adhere to their values, such as environmental sustainability and charitable giving. Additionally, they are changing their consumer habits to lessen their environmental impact during the holidays, experts told Retail Dive.” P.S. Sustainability starts in the supply chain. 8th & Walton experts can help you optimize your supply chain and meet Walmart’s standards. Book an appointment today.

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Walmart Triumphs Over Black Friday Trends — CNBC.com

Walmart and Target came out as this year’s Black Friday winners: “Walmart and Target bucked the overall trend of a calmer Black Friday, as the big box retailers saw strong in-store foot traffic despite a large portion of retail moving online, according to Wall Street analysts.” P.S. Walmart is on track with both online and in-store sales. Is your supplier business keeping up with Walmart’s success? Book a consultation today with one of our experts.

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Doug McMillon to Participate in Upcoming Barclays Conference — Walmart.com

Walmart has announced that CEO Doug McMillon will participate in an upcoming Barclays conference: “Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that Doug McMillon, Walmart president and chief executive officer, will participate in a discussion at the Barclays Eat, Sleep, Play – It’s Not All Discretionary Conference on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. EST. The session will be webcast live through the “Events” link at www.stock.walmart.com. A transcript of the session will be available after the event and will be...

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Convenience Drives Retailer Competition. . .and Success — Forbes.com

One analyst believes that Amazon, Target, and Walmart’s primary area of competition is convenience: Which Retailer can make it easiest for consumers to buy the products they want? “The goal is to make customers enjoy their experience so much that they won’t leave, but remain a loyal customer – even a brand advocate. As these retailers – and others – duke it out, the consumer gets the benefit. It all comes down to a better customer experience. In this case,...

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Walmart’s Successful Black Friday — Walmart.com

Walmart enjoyed a successful Black Friday with plenty of deals on offer to both online and offline customers: “Millions of customers joined us online and in stores across the country for our Black Friday event. Our most popular deals included our great assortment of TVs from brands like Samsung, onn. and Philips, Ryan’s World and Frozen toys, and Apple Airpods.” P.S. How did your products sell over Black Friday weekend? Optimize your sales, along with your Walmart buyer relationship, when...

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Supply Chain Efficiency & Retailer Success — RetailWire.com

Analysts believe that increased supply chain efficiency, pre and post sale, will be critical to retailer success in 2020: “Consumers will increasingly select retailers based on the quality of their delivery, returns and after-the-order service. Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCO) will upgrade the people, processes and technology needed to flawlessly execute. Retailers will improve transparency, efficiency and satisfaction by implementing a strategic supply chain based on integrated ordering and inventory management, augmenting their supply chain suites with new technologies like...

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Walmart Launches “Spark” Ad Campaign — Walmart.com

Walmart has launched a new ad campaign that features its customers and associates: “The ad campaign – Spark – is focused on telling our story … showing off the customers and associates who do amazing things in their communities day-in and day-out … the spark they bring to the places we all call home.” P.S. Walmart does a lot for its associates. Improved morale leads to improved product sales. If you want to optimize your relationship with your Walmart or...

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