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Retail Trends

Why retailers are flooding the Sunshine State

May 15, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Florida is known by many for its crystal-clear beaches and amusement parks. But for those in the grocery business, the Sunshine State these days looks more like a battleground than a breezy getaway. A longtime stronghold for the beloved Publix […]


Suppliers

Walmart adds 1-day shipping as delivery battle heats up

May 14, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

As it has for much of its existence, Amazon upped the ante for competitors around customer convenience. Amazon Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky said at the time that the change to its Prime delivery time was “all about the core […]


Retail Trends

Box Retailers Imitate Indie Retailers with Small Format Stores

May 6, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Ever since the retail-apocalypse media frenzy took hold a few years ago and chain stores across the country started shuttering underperforming locations, many box stores have announced a switch to smaller format stores. Walmart and Target were among the first […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Suddenly, free 1-day shipping is the new normal

April 29, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

At first, Target and Walmart seemed blindsided by Amazon’s announcement last Thursday that its free two-day Prime shipping offer is already on its way to becoming free delivery in just one day for many items. Those retailers’ shares took a […]


Suppliers

Walmart rewards supplier emission cuts

April 23, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

“Embedding sustainability in global supply chains is not only beneficial for the environment and society, but also for companies’ bottom lines,” Blyth​ said. Climate change creates a risk for many large corporations as a changing environment can disrupt operations; 48% […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Walmart Adds Apparel Subscription Boxes to Its E-Commerce Strategy

April 22, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walmart is furthering its foray into becoming a go-to fashion retailer by embracing the subscription box trend. But it’s not starting with the crowded women’s apparel space. The retail giant is partnering with KidBox, an online subscription-based service that sends […]


Others, Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Walmart adds nearly 4K robots to stores

April 10, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart’s latest announcement to add nearly 4,000 robots into stores further adds to the retailer’s growing emphasis on technology. Throughout 2018, the retailer piloted autonomous floor scrubbers, shelf-scanning robots, FAST Unloaders and pickup towers in several stores. This comes in […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

Walmart launches voice-activated grocery shopping

April 3, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Voice ordering is still in its infancy across all industries, Jon Reily, vice president of commerce strategy at Publicis.Sapient, told sister publication Grocery Dive in a recent interview. But Walmart, known for its e-commerce and tech advancements, is staying ahead […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Stores

Walmart to close 8 Neighborhood Markets

March 27, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Eight Neighborhood Market stores is a mere fraction of the banner’s total footprint, but the closures are notable for a retailer that is otherwise white-hot when it comes to grocery sales. Walmart Neighborhood Market was first launched in 1998 and […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart CTO departs after laying digital groundwork

March 21, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

King came to Walmart during a pivotal time. As the company raced to provide for the digital customer, King facilitated partnerships with Microsoft, Google and NIVIDIA. Walmart has been heads down with its approach to technology, expanding its technology center […]