Category Walmart

Walmart Wants to Build Its Own Dash Replenishment Service. Can It Succeed?

CBInsights has found an interesting patent application by Walmart. “Walmart’s IoT Patent Application Takes Aim At Amazon Dash”: Using our patents search engine, we have unearthed a newly published Walmart patent application (originally filed in October 2016) for an IoT platform to track the way products are used in shoppers’ homes. The system places automatic […]

Store No. 8

Walmart’s Tech Incubator Gets Jenny Fleiss, Co-Founder of Rent The Runway, to Join

Money makes the world go ’round? From the official blog post announcement: […]we are thrilled to announce today that Jenny Fleiss will join us as Co-founder and CEO of our first portfolio company. This new company will develop highly-personalized, one-to-one shopping experiences. Jenny is a trailblazer in her field and has spent her career advancing […]

Shoptalk 2017

From Amazon to Wish: Videos from the #Shoptalk17 Keynotes Are Now Online

We covered at length the Shoptalk conference over the last weeks. Now, you can watch most of the keynote sessions online. Hier are our top 5 picks: Wish presented itself as the big attacker: Amazon as brand’s best friend: Walmart made clear the company is on the offensive: And eBay?. Well. Last not least, here’s Amazons Prime Now boss: And if […]

Amazon Is Pressuring Walmart into a Price War That Will Change the CPG World Forever

Quite the bombshell story at Recode: Last month, Walmart gathered some of America’s biggest household brands near its Arkansas headquarters for a tough talk. […] Walmart wants to have the lowest price on 80 percent of its sales, according to a presentation the company made at the summit, which Recode reviewed. […] […]this time around, […]

Target

Target and Walmart Tackle the E-Commerce World Quite Differently

The Star Tribune contrasts how Target and Walmart presented themselves at last week’s Shoptalk conference: Target Chief Executive Brian Cornell told the audience he is doubling down on stores, envisioning them as “shoppable distribution centers” where people can come in and browse core products such as apparel and accessories or grab an online order and […]

The Headscratcher That Is Marc Lore’s Online Strategy for Walmart

Business of Fashion has a long article on Walmart online boss Marc Lore and how he approaches online fashion and the positioning of Jet.com and those recent acquisitions for Walmart’s online portfolio. Let’s look at a few of his statements from last week’s Shoptalk conference: On ModCloth: “There’s a lot we can learn from that […]

Walmart’s Tech Incubator ‘Store No. 8’ Sounds Not That Appealing to Startups

Walmart’s new e-commerce boss Marc Lore unveiled ‘Store No. 8’, the company’s new tech incubator located in Silicon Valley, at the Shoptalk conference. Bloomberg: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is creating a technology-startup incubator in California’s Silicon Valley to help identify changes that will reshape the retail experience in the next few years, including virtual reality, autonomous […]