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Retail Trends

Walmart, Target, Kohl’s see the light at the end of Toys R Us’ tunnel

June 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers are already preparing for the disappearance of Toys R Us from the market. Since the toy retailer filed for bankruptcy last fall, media and analysts have speculated on who might grab Toys R Us’ market share should it close […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

Text It to Get It: Walmart Launches Personal Shopping Service Jetblack

June 1, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

As retailers clamor to find the right mix of art and science to perfect their personalization efforts, Walmart has launched a new shopping service that combines the convenience of e-commerce with the customized attention of a personal assistant. Last week […]


Retail Trends

Walmart e-commerce growth rebounds

May 17, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

After last quarter’s lackluster e-commerce growth, analysts began to wonder if Walmart e-commerce chief Marc Lore was losing his touch, or even if he might leave the company (a notion he has publicly shot down multiple times). In the first […]


Retail Trends

JP Morgan: Amazon will catch up to Walmart in 2-3 years

May 16, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon looms large as the biggest disrupter of retail in the last two decades, but that doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to catch up to Walmart. The problem is that what is being calculated as retail sales by many analysts really […]


Suppliers

Walmart’s Uber and Lyft partnerships end

May 9, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Delivery through Uber and Lyft seemed promising to Walmart and its investors because of the large footprint both ride-share companies have, and because adding grocery trips seemed like a natural fit. The retailer could quickly scale up in target markets […]


Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Walmart Labs Hiring 150 Retail Tech Positions

April 27, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walmart Labs has launched a huge hiring effort for retail technology positions in San Bruno and Sunnyvale, CA, to continue the company’s digital transformation. The retailer is seeking to fill 150 positions, Jenn Drago Ericksen, director, corporate communications, Technology / […]


Retail Trends

Amazon generates five times more web traffic than Walmart

April 26, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart overshadows Amazon as a retailer in many if not most respects, except when it comes to Amazon’s turf of online performance. But Walmart, through a series of acquisitions and improvements to its digital operations, has begun to turn that […]


In-Store Media, Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Will Walmart’s BOPIS plan tower over rivals?

April 25, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart is back in build-out mode. Last year, the retailer rolled out 200 Pickup Towers across its vast store fleet — and at least another 500 are on their way. At Shoptalk last month, Walmart e-commerce chief Marc Lore said […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Walmart files patents for expanded blockchain use

April 23, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart is getting closer to the possible implementation of blockchain technology for payment processing and beyond. While these patents do not point to a creation of a Walmart cryptocurrency, the company is looking to maximize the potential of blockchain, meaning […]


Retail Trends

In the Toys R Us void, toy makers should target grocery

April 5, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Sadly for millions of Americans, Toy R Us may soon be a relic of our collective, nostalgic history. The $10 billion company’s announcement of its pending liquidation has sent tremors across the toy industry. The retail giant helped pave the […]