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Walmart ‘moving with speed to win with customer’

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The growing convergence of its physical and digital assets has put Walmart in the retail sector’s sweet spot, according to company executives. “We have good momentum in the business, we’re executing our strategy and moving with speed to win with the customer, who is more connected than ever and embracing tools that

Emerson Group event explores changing HBA sector

Emerson Group event explores changing HBA sector

PHILADELPHIA — The health and beauty aids business is changing fast, and speakers at the recent Emerson Group Industry Day event here noted that companies will need new skills, as well as nerve, agility and vision, if they are to remain relevant. Emerson Marketing executive vice president Matt Poli set the stage for the 10th

Walmart eyes bigger piece of online sales pie

Walmart eyes bigger piece of online sales pie

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart expects that its U.S. online sales will grow 40% in its next fiscal year, which starts on Feb. 1. That forecast came ahead of the annual Walmart analysts meeting on Tuesday, during which the company announced plans to redesign its website, double its number of online grocery pickup locations (currently 1,000)

Walmart, Target give cause for optimism

Walmart, Target give cause for optimism

In late May, both Walmart and Target Corp. issued their quarterly performance numbers. Each revealed some surprises, and both left those retailing authorities who still retain some faith in the business a bit more optimistic than they had been. Here’s a look at the numbers: First, Walmart. Most surprising here was the revelation that the

Report: Walmart reorganizes executive ranks

Report: Walmart reorganizes executive ranks

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reportedly is realigning its top management to have several executives oversee both online and in-store operations. Chief marketing officer Tony Rogers will now take on online and digital marketing efforts, including for Jet.com, according to an internal company memo cited by The Wall Street Journal. Jeremy King, head of the WalmartLabs

Walmart wraps up Jet.com acquisition

Walmart wraps up Jet.com acquisition

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has finalized its $3.3 billion acquisition of e-tailer Jet.com. The discount store giant said late Monday that with the closing of the deal, which was announced in early August, Jet.com founder and chief executive officer Marc Lore becomes executive vice president at Walmart and president and CEO of Walmart e-commerce in

Tech putting shoppers in driver’s seat

Tech putting shoppers in driver’s seat

The days of retailers calling the shots are gone; technology has put the customer in charge, said longtime retail analyst/consultant Walter Loeb. In a column for Forbes on Tuesday, Loeb said retailers are undergoing a transition in which they now must meet the needs of specific customers rather than interacting with consumers on a market

Walmart to acquire Jet.com in $3.3 billion deal

Walmart to acquire Jet.com in $3.3 billion deal

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Following recent reports that a deal was in the works, Walmart announced that it’s buying online retailer Jet.com Inc. in a transaction valued at $3.3 billion. Walmart said Wednesday that under the agreement, it will buy Jet for about $3 billion in cash and $300 million in Walmart shares. Some of the