Tag Archives: Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart’s New ‘Checkout Promise’ and ‘Price First’ Private Brand

As we discussed last month, the tough times continue for Wal-Mart. As a result, two of its various new initiatives to turn things around are a customer service pledge and introduction of the Price First brand. With regard to customer … Continue reading

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Rocky Seas for Wal-Mart

Although Wal-Mart is still by far the world’s largest retailer, it has faced some stormy seas in recent years. U.S. store sales are stagnant. Earnings have been tight. Competition from dollar stores and from online retailers has taken its toll. … Continue reading

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Home Depot and Others: The Evolving Everything Stores

Amazon is not the only firm with a huge product mix. Wal-Mart, Target, and others have also expanded their assortments to attract one-stop shoppers. This is one way for retailers to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Now comes the … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and Logistics: An Infographic

How does Wal-Mart handle its logistics? Take a look at this infographic and see why logistics is such a strength for Wal-Mart.  

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One in Ten to Shop on Thanksgiving?

Just a few years ago, almost all retailers closed on Thanksgiving to give their employees and shoppers a breather before the big shopping push on Black Friday. Things are sure different today. As reported by Andria Cheng for MarketWatch: “About … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Collaborate

Cooperative advertising is a great tool for retailers and their channel partners. Recently, Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola embarked on such a collaboration. As reported by Patrycja Malinowska for Path to Purchase Institute: “Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Co. have united to present ‘Effortless Meals’ that … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Lagging Behind in E-Commerce

Wal-Mart is by far the leading retailer in the United States and in terms of total worldwide revenues. Yet, it lags behind Amazon.com when it comes to online sales. In 2012, Amazon.com generated online revenues of $61 billion, while Wal-Mart’s online … Continue reading

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