Walmart news 

07 July 2014
Yihaodian and FamilyMart have entered into a partnership that will allow customers to collect and pay for orders made online at Yihaodian at 300 FamilyMart stores in Shanghai. Customers will need to show some identification and present a verification code, sent by Yihaodian to their mobile phone, when they collect the order. Both retailers seeking to provide multichannel offer Click & coll...
02 July 2014
For Indian grocery retailing 1 May 2006 will go down in history. As India's first international modern trade hypermarket threw open its doors in Mumbai, things would never be the same again. Big change has happened since then, however less than a handful of modern retailers have actually managed to make a profit. We examine some of the challenges they face and show why the size of the prize is ju...
30 June 2014
Asda has ambitious plans to become the most convenient retailer in the UK by investing in its multichannel strategy. Multichannel delivery methods With only 53% of the UK population within access of an Asda store, the retailer plans to change this by leveraging evolving shopper habits within the online and digital arena. Instead of just focusing on store expansion, Asda has plans to incr...
20 June 2014
Walmart Canada has appointed Dirk Van den Berghe as president and CEO, effective August 1. Experienced retail leader Mr. Van den Berghe will report to Shelley Broader who was recently promoted to president and CEO of Walmart's EMEA region, covering its operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada, having previously led the business in Canada. Mr. Van den Berghe joins Walmart fr...
19 June 2014
Speaking at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Paris, Walmart’s former President and CEO, Mike Duke, shared his thoughts on his time leading the retailer and its future prospects. Remaining true to business principles Mike Duke oversaw a period of significant change at Walmart, initiating major investments in technology and ecommerce, and continuing with its push into international ...
19 June 2014
As retailers set out investment plans for markets across sub-Saharan Africa; we round up news from Carrefour, Massmart, Nakumatt and Zimbabwe. Carrefour sets out expansion plans for Africa Carrefour has updated on its strategy for Africa, where it will expand under its joint venture agreement with CFAO. The two companies have confirmed that their first hypermarket will open in the Ivory Coa...
18 June 2014
A number of US retailers, including Walmart, Costco and Fresh Direct have committed to displaying unit-pricing information on their websites. Enabling consumers to make quick price comparisons Walmart, Costco, Fresh Direct, Walgreens, CVS and Drugstore.com will make this information available on their websites and mobile apps within the next nine months. This will benefit consumers, enabli...
16 June 2014
Walmart is unlikely to open new cash & carry stores in India before 2015, but plans to introduce ecommerce to support current operations. In both channels, Walmart will encounter strong competitors: Metro Group is expanding fast in cash & carry, while Amazon is investing in new distribution centres. Launch of ecommerce to serve B2B Walmart will invest in ecommerce in India, with a launch im...
11 June 2014
Asda has revealed its plans to trial a new format that will focus on specific categories and reduce space for bigger items that sell well online. Focus on key categories The format initiative will be trialled at the end of the year in Colney, Coventry and Grantham. The trial will see the removal of white goods and electrical items in favour of additional space for growth categories such as...
10 June 2014
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