Walmart news 

15 October 2021
Through its Store No8 incubation arm, Walmart is testing a text to shop service. This forms part of its braoder plans for conversational commerce. Conversational commerce Walmart’s Store No8 and Global Tech teams are testing a beta experience which enables customers to add products to their online shopping list by text. Available in selected areas, the retailer is aiming to make this more w...
13 October 2021
For several years, shoppers have shown a growing interest in their health and well-being. Grocery retail is one of many stakeholders that has responded by improving access and choice. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified shoppers’ interest in this area, creating a new wave of interest. This aligns with one of our expectations for a post-pandemic world, which will see shoppers look to the indu...
12 October 2021
We look at three new programmes from Walmart and what they mean for the business. Netflix partnership to offer a range of music, clothing, toys and games Walmart has partnered  with Netflix to create a dedicated retail hub on Walmart.com to offer a range of exclusive merchandise and digital content. The launch of the ‘Netflix Hub at Walmart’ is the first digital storefront for the streaming...
06 October 2021
The Home Depot is the first retailer to use Walmart’s new delivery service. We look at how this is set to evolve and what it means for the potential of the business. Optimising Walmart’s fulfillment and delivery capabilities Walmart announced the launch of its new GoLocal service in August. This enables other retailers to optimise its existing suite of fulfilment and delivery capabili...
29 September 2021
With a total area of 70,000 sq m (comparable to 10 football fields), the world’s largest and China’s first Sam’s Club flagship store has opened in Waigaoqiao Bonded Zone, Pudong New Area, Shanghai on 26 September. A shopping and entertainment destination The outlet includes a Sam's store, as well as catering, entertainment, and education. " It is not just another shopping outlet, but combin...
27 September 2021
COVID-19 may have dampened consumer spending during Deepavali in 2020, but online retailers and suppliers in India are now preparing for ‘revenge spending’ that will likely boost demand during India’s biggest festive season this year. Consumers are eager to fulfil their wants vs. last year’s focus on needs Shoppers in India are now looking forward to go out and celebrate festivities with ca...
22 September 2021
Walmart has developed a new platform to make it easier for shoppers to identify products that are built better for them and for the planet. Icons used to identify two groups of products The new platform is integrated into Walmart.com. Shoppers will be able to quickly identify products that meet independent and authoritative standards for promoting personal well-being and reducing their envi...
22 September 2021
The country is seeing a wholesale store boom. Yonghui opened its first wholesale store in May 2021, it now has 45 such stores. Local retailers are rushing into the wholesale sector, encouraged by Yonghui’s good results Yonghui opened its first wholesale store in May 2021 by upgrading one of its Bravo YH supermarkets in Fuzhou. Within four months, it has upgraded 45 selected stores into wh...
16 September 2021
The company sees slowing growth of its hypermarket sales amid ecommerce shift, whilst demand for its premium goods at Sam’s Club is growing. Growth of hypermarket sales slows in China According to Bloomberg, sales in China’s supermarket and hypermarket sector fell more than 7% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a year ago, as more Chinese shoppers shift online. Walmart has also flagg...
15 September 2021
Walmex (Walmart Mexico) is the leading grocery retailer in Mexico, where it operates close to 2,700 stores. In November 2020, it launched its new Walmart Express supermarket banner and announced plans to convert all stores under its premium Superama banner to the new format, in addition to opening new stores. During the pandemic, shoppers have been seeking value and they increasingly wan...