Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Amazon Expands B2B Targeting — RetailDive.com

Amazon has launched a store exclusively for licensed beauty industry professionals: “Amazon announced Monday the launch of the Amazon Professional Beauty Store ‘to offer professional stylists, barbers, and estheticians a convenient, custom shopping experience with great selection,’ according to a company press release.” P.S. Interested in selling on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to improve your sales on these platforms? Our experts can help. Book a consultation today.

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Online Private Label Sales Continue to Grow — FoodDive.com

The online popularity of private brands continues to grow: “Private label’s online dollar share more than doubled over the past year, according to Nielsen. CPG private label sales now account for 3% of online dollar sales, up from 1.3% two years ago.” P.S. Walmart is growing its private label offerings. Are you interested in entering the arena of private brands? Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.

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Walmart Home Office Construction Update — JoplinGlobe.com

Walmart’s new home office complex is now under construction: “Walmart has begun work on a new home office complex, and the plan is for more than 20 new buildings on 350 acres of land on the east side of J Street between Central Avenue and 14th Street (Highway 102). The project also will include 15 acres of lakes, coffee bars, a fitness and child care center, and other amenities.” P.S. 8th & Walton is located in Bentonville. Walmart is our...

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Walmart Expands Next-Day Delivery — Bloomberg

Walmart has expanded its one-day shipping offer to thirteen more states: “The offer, which debuted in May for customers in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California, is now available in the South and Midwest, including in parts of Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Wisconsin, according to researcher Marketplace Pulse and Walmart’s website. Walmart has already said it plans to reach about three-quarters of the U.S. by the end of the year.” P.S. Interested in selling on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to...

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Walmart Labs Touts “Returnships” — RetailDive.com

Walmart Labs is encouraging those who have left the workforce to consider applying to Walmart for tech jobs: “That day the outpost of Walmart Labs, Walmart’s technology-focused subsidiary, hosted a classroom of people interested in a ‘returnship’ with the company. The program, operated in partnership with the nonprofit Path Forward, aims to reel talented mid-career individuals who’ve left the workforce into Walmart’s talent pool. Before walking up for handshakes with on-site staff, attendees got a bit of a pep talk.”...

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Walmart Plans Pre-Prime Day Sale — CNet.com

Walmart is launching its own special buys and Rollbacks in anticipation of Amazon’s Prime Day: “Like eBay and Target, Walmart is hoping to steal some of Amazon’s thunder by kicking off its sale a day before Prime Day, which will start July 15. Walmart said Wednesday that it’ll release thousands of special buys and Rollbacks on Walmart.com during an online sale that begins July 14 and runs through July 17.” P.S. The future looks bright for Walmart. Are you ready...

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Seiyu store in Japan

Walmart Plans to List Seiyu — Reuters

Reuters reports that Walmart plans to list Seiyu, its Japanese retail brand: “But Japan has proven a difficult market for Walmart and other foreign entrants such as Tesco PLC and Carrefour SA. Japanese media reported last year that Walmart considered selling Seiyu, and that a sale could amount to around 300 billion to 500 billion yen ($2.69 billion to $4.48 billion).” P.S. Walmart continues to pursue overseas opportunities and is investing in strong executive leadership for its international division. Are...

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Walmart Rolls Out SNAP Grocery Pickup — TechCrunch

Walmart has rolled out grocery pickup for SNAP (food stamp) recipients throughout all stores that offer the pickup service: “As Walmart and other retailers have explained, online shopping should not be considered a luxury. Low-income shoppers can often save money by going online where there can be better deals available than at local stores. In Walmart’s case, however, online groceries are priced the same as they are in store.” P.S. The future looks bright for Walmart. Are you ready to...

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Walmart Supporting Innovative, Healthy Food Brands — FoodNavigator-USA.com

Walmart has become increasingly supportive of natural and health food brands: “Another misconception that deters some entrepreneurs from approaching Walmart is the idea that emerging or better-for-you brands won’t resonate with the retailer’s consumers. But as Semon points out, 90% of US households have shopped at Walmart at least once in the past year, 66% have shopped there in the past month and 80 million households shop there every week on average.” P.S. Walmart is not the same store that...

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Update on the Update: Walmart’s New OT & IF with CaseStack

Walmart’s On Time and In Full (OT&IF) continues to evolve, and the reality of the latest update is beginning to hit suppliers. Separating the On Time and In Full as independent measurements changes the game drastically on the scorecard as well as the chance for penalties. To get a better idea of the impact on supply chain and consolidators, Colby Beland of CaseStack joins the podcast this week. Colby has been working with suppliers on Walmart’s OT&IF since it was...

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