Category Walmart

We Finally Know How Walmart.com and Jet.com Will Differ From Each Other

There were two pressing questions about Walmart’s online strategy: How exactly are Walmart.com and Jet.com going to be different from each other? How do recently acquired, vertically integrated online retailers Bonobos and Modcloth fit into Walmart’s sprawling online empire? Will they just be parts of a wide-ranging portfolio of online properties held only together by […]

How Walmart’s E-Commerce Acquisition Spree Is Going

Good overview on where Walmart stands today over at Digiday: Walmart’s e-commerce sales have increased 63 percent in the first three months of this year, compared to 29 percent last quarter. (Walmart doesn’t disclose overall e-commerce sales in its quarterly report.) Acquisition spending: $4 billion, including Jet.com, which Walmart bought in 2016 At $3.3 billion, […]

How Walmart Can Win Against Amazon

Distribution is everything. Walmart is determined to give Amazon a run for its money. Thus Walmart, since last summer, has begun spending a lot of money itself. (See list of acquisitions at the end of the article) Going against Amazon with its unique Prime bundle and successful Marketplace begs the question though how exactly to […]

Walmart Is Acquiring Bonobos for $310 Million in Cash

Busy Friday. Walmart just announced the acquisition of Bonobos for $310 million in cash. From the press release: Walmart today announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Bonobos, Inc. (“Bonobos”), one of the leading apparel brands built on the internet, for $310 million in cash. Following the closing, Andy Dunn, founder and CEO of […]

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 […]