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Walmart’s digital marketing arm, Walmart Media Group, has launched a new programme which provides advertisers with expanded access to their ‘Sponsored Products’ campaigns.

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Press reports have outlined several ways in how Walmart plans to re-position its network of Supercentres to drive sales growth and invest in new income streams. Structural challenges Walmart’s network of over 3,500 Supercenters, most of which are in excess of 15,000 SQ M, is often considered to be a future-challenge for the business. The on-going shift of its general merchandise business on...
Countdown is set to open New Zealand's first darkstore in Auckland in April 2020. Increased capacity for Auckland shoppers The retailer will open its first online dedicated fulfillment centre in response to growing demand for the service. Countdown has been rapidly growing its online sales in recent years, announcing that it now accounts for 7.7% of sales in recent results. The facility wil...
In the US, Amazon has made significant improvements to its grocery offer. Amazon usually launches new initiatives in the US and then replicates elsewhere, so these developments might provide a guide for your market. There are three key reasons Amazon is prioritising the US. It’s Amazon’s largest market, it’s estimated it has over 100m Prime members, it delivered $160bn net sales (68% o...

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