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Walmart has made a series of leadership changes at its US stores and Sam’s Club operations, including appointing a new chief merchandising officer for its core domestic business.

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Rakuten and Walmart's Seiyu are planning to open a new logistics site in Yokohama, Japan, later this year. New site to service growing online sales The new logistics site will service growing online sales from Rakuten Seiyu Netsuper. The platform recorded a 30% sales increase year-on-year between late October and end of December. High delivery and logistical costs in Japan have historica...
Asda has joined forces with some of the UK leading brand owners to launch its first ‘test and learn’ sustainability store with a mission to find new ways to reduce plastic and encourage customers to reuse and refill. Three month refill station trial From May, Asda's Middleton superstore in Leeds will become the retailer's first location to offer refill stations for dispensing loose products...
South Africa-based, Walmart-owned Massmart has said it has recently completed a store optimisation project. It noted the process ‘ highlighted a number of underperforming stores in its portfolio ’, which could lead to their potential closure. Closures would focus on non-grocery banners… Massmart said the store optimisation project had led to a potential store closure consultation process. I...

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