Beyond TikTok, Walmart Looks to Transform

Walmart’s planned investment in TikTok is being called “transformative.” Another analyst predicted the deal could “redefine retail” across the industry. “It is a bigger-picture opportunity,” said Oliver Chen, a retail analyst at Cowen. Known for its homogeneous big-box stores in rural and suburban America, Walmart has turned more than a [...]

2020-09-24T22:20:30+00:00September 24th, 2020|Tags: , |

Supermarkets are rewriting their playbooks to deal with demand, safety. Here’s how things stand in metro Phoenix

A trip to the supermarket — once no more than an afterthought for most people before the coronavirus pandemic hit — now represents one of the few "normal" activities for many people. Once inside, though, things are changing from what shoppers were used to, as stores remain one of the few [...]

2020-04-09T19:49:08+00:00April 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Traffic at Walmart, Costco and Target falls for the first time in weeks as coronavirus stockpiling behavior shifts

Traffic at Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and Target Corp. dropped for the first time in the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic ramped up in the U.S., according to Placer.ai. Walmart traffic was down 6.7% year-over-year for the third week of March. The previous week, traffic was up 18.4%. At Costco, [...]

2020-04-02T20:11:56+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Welcome to Walmart. Your doctor will see you now

In Calhoun, Georgia, a city of around 16,000 residents 70 miles outsideof Atlanta, Walmart is testing out a new health center. If successful, Walmart may expand its initiative across the United States, potentially upending the way millions of Americans receive medical care. At "Walmart Health," which has a separate entrance [...]

2020-03-03T22:08:45+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |

Ocado wages a grocery war against Amazon, Walmart and Alibaba

Panic is sweeping through supermarket aisles. Profits are meagre, convenience is king, discounters are rife. Even Amazon, Walmart and Alibaba, the worldʼs three biggest retailers, are trembling. No one has fully mastered the art of selling groceries online. The business represents just 2.3%, or $160bn, of a worldwide grocery market [...]

2019-11-19T23:34:40+00:00November 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |
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