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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is re-shaping retail and the outlook for the sector. We highlight why Walmart will be one of the retailers that emerges stronger based on the trends currently emerging.

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South Africa-based, Walmart-owned Massmart has provided an update on its trading and discussed its current initiatives as it looks to conserve cash given the prolonged lockdown caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sales fall 11.9% due to lockdown in South Africa Massmart reported that total sales for the 19 weeks ended 10 May fell 11.9% versus the same period in 2019. It said tota...
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in January, retailers in China have responded with urgency and empathy as the situation evolves - we will continue to update this article with the latest developments... May updates Second lockdown: the cities of Jilin and Shulan in Jilin province, with more than five million populations, have been put on lockdown since mid May after the...
The retailer plans to expand its members-only warehouse chain in the next eight years. Embarking on a growth plan after the pandemic The company told employees about this goal in a townhall meeting on Wednesday. The retailer is one of the few winners of the coronavirus crisis, benefiting from its omnichannel strength. Unlike its no-frills, bulking-buying approach in the U.S., the Chin...


Last year, Walmart opened the Intelligent Retail Lab (IRL), taking an existing Neighborhood Market store and transforming it into a live retail lab. We recently visited the store to see how the retailer is using artificial intelligence to improve the in-store experience.
In this report, we discuss how grocery shopping has evolved in five different ways in China during the pandemic. These are unlikely to be short-term changes and may not go away when the pandemic is over. These changes will have a long-lasting and profound impact on path to purchase, fulfillment models, supported by new partnerships and innovations. What these changes mean to retailers and brands in other parts of the world and what actions they can take are also discussed.
We summarise learnings that can be taken from how retailers, suppliers and shoppers in Asia have responded to some of the challenges raised by Coronavirus (COVID 19).
We summarise activity from retailers as they respond with urgency and empathy to the evolving COVID 19 pandemic.
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