Walmart news 

13 August 2013
Dallas is among the best cities in which to see a broad representation of US retailers, particularly those with a focus on the supermarket format. We take a look at some of the key stores to see in North Dallas. National operators dominate As one of the largest cities in the US , it is an attractive prospect for a large number of retailers, and consequently it is a great city to see a variet...
08 August 2013
The 'SuperCard' credit card has launched in Argentina this week, aimed at boosting business and lowering costs for consumers and retailers. Aim is to lower costs for consumers and retailers Argentina's domestic trade secretary, Guillermo Moreno, met with retailers in March to agree the launch of the SuperCard. It is valid for use in various retailers, including Coto, Carrefour, Jumbo, Dis...
06 August 2013
In the third of this year's regular updates on the world's top retailers, we look at developments at Carrefour, Tesco, Metro and Walmart. We see how they have fared in last quarter, and look at priorities ahead. Carrefour better positioned for improvement Carrefour reported sales growth of 1.3% for the second quarter of 2013. The French business is showing signs of improvement , wit...
06 August 2013
India's government announced three amendments to FDI multi-brand retail policy, serving to relax the conditions of investment in the market. Three key changes to policy Fifty percent of first $100m invested to be on back-end infrastructure. This amendment puts a $50m cap on the original policy which stated fifty percent of investment in the first three years must be spent on back end i...
05 August 2013
Latin America's a region of great and diverse natural beauty, vibrant cultures and larger than life personalities - the late Hugo Chavez of Venezuela to name but one. But there's more to it than carnivals and salsa. Here are three reasons why consumer goods companies should keep an eye on the region... 1. Expanding urban populations Ever heard of a megalopolis? It's a city home to more than...
30 July 2013
Mexican retailer Soriana has reported a 0.4% increase in total revenue for the second quarter of 2013, hit by the slowdown in consumer spending. Economic difficulties a common theme in Q2 Other retailers who operate in Mexico - Oxxo , Chedraui and Walmart de México y Centroamérica - have all released results in the past week and all have pointed to the weak economic climate as a factor i...
29 July 2013
The e-commerce sector in China is booming and set to become the largest in the world. IGD's Head of Asia, Vicky Santini, updates on the key players dominating the market. The e-commerce sector in China is booming and set to become the largest in the world. It already has 214 million online shoppers, more than any other country. By 2015, it is predicated that those consumers will be spending $1,0...
29 July 2013
Walmart de México y Centroamérica has reported solid results in Central America and a difficult period in Mexico for the second quarter of 2013. Difficult economic environment in Mexico As highlighted by Oxxo in its results statement, the economic environment in Mexico was weak, with 0.8% economic growth in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 4.9% in the same period of 2012. Poor growth...
24 July 2013
@WalmartLabs has acquired Torbit, a technology company specialising in front-end optimisation. Its primary focus has been to develop measurement, analytics and performance improvement tools to help companies identify and enhance their overall site performance. Talent acquisition an important element of the deal Strategic acquisitions have been a key element of the growth and development str...
24 July 2013
Speaking at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference, Neil Ashe, CEO of Global E-commerce at Walmart, said that the success of its multichannel initiative will be defined at a point when the retailer does not care where its sales come from. “Success is when we don’t care. An ultimate measure of success is when you decide you want to buy something from Walmart, and we don’t care if you buy it on y...