Tag Archives: Wal-Mart

This Ad Is from Sam’s Club, Yes Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club (a part of Wal-Mart Inc.) is the second-largest membership warehouse club in the United States, after Costco. It has annual revenues of nearly $60 billion, more 650 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and has 47+ million … Continue reading

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How Good Are Walmart’s Debt Ratios? Very!!

For a while now, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s financial performance across several measures, especially in the United States, has not been up to the expectations of stock analysts — or the retailer’s own senior executives. Consider these recent headlines:  “Walmart Slashes … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart No Longer in the Express Lane

Wal-Mart’s store brands include Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Neighborhood Market. Until recently, the firm had high hopes for its Wal-Mart Express stores. Now, the world’s largest retailer has decided to abandon this concept and close those stores. So, what happened? … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Finally Getting Social Media — Big Time!

Wal-Mart has really stepped up its online and social media activities this holiday season. Its TV ads and social media efforts have been focused around a singing Craig Robinson (who is an actor, comedian, and singer). Here are some examples, with their … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Again Presses Its Suppliers

As by far the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart is a key reseller for many suppliers around the globe. However, many potential suppliers have a tough time meeting Wal-Mart’s requirements and the reduced profit margins requested of the suppliers. The retailer … Continue reading

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Where Consumers Shop by Age

Among popular retail chains, where are people most likely to shop by age category? InfoScout recently conducted research on this subject. As reported by Jack Neff for Advertising Age, there were some unexpected results: ” What’s the hottest big retailer with … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Improving Its Working Environment

The often-criticized Wal-Mart is launching a number of initiatives to improve employee working conditions and morale — in addition to its recently announced wage increases for lower-paid workers. As Tom Ryan reports for RetailWire: “Beyond its widely covered wage increases, Wal-Mart … Continue reading

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