Amazon Leading All Retailers in Paid Search
December 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Amazon.com is leading the way in consumer electronics (CE) holiday paid search spend, according to a report from search intelligence provider Adthena. Adthena analyzed the search engine marketing activities of 179 CE retailers such as Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy over a two-month period, October-November 2017. More than 370,000 search ads were analyzed. According…

Wal-Mart's E-Commerce Rush Slows Delivery Network
December 8, 2017 at 11:52 am

Wal-Mart said on Wednesday that an increase in online orders have caused delays in its distribution network, according to Reuters. "The week of Thanksgiving is an incredibly busy time for all of retail. With massive volume going through our system, there were some orders that took extra time, much like other major e-commerce sites,” Wal-Mart…

Doug McMillon, CEO, Wal-Mart
November 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

"The future is not going to be driven exclusively by technology, but by people.The term that we started using inside the company is we want to be people-led and tech-empowered."

75-Plus Leading Retailers Closed on Thanksgiving
November 22, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Despite the fact that many Black Friday sales begin tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, more than 75 well-known retailers will be closed for the holiday. A list of all of the retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day — including leaders such as Costco, Neiman Marcus, and  T.J.Maxx — can be found on BestBlackFriday.com, a website…

Lord & Taylor to Launch Flagship Store on Walmart.com
November 14, 2017 at 12:52 pm

Lord & Taylor will launch a flagship store on Walmart.com in spring 2018, according to a joint announcement from the retailers yesterday. As part of the agreement, Lord & Taylor will introduce a specialized “flagship store” on Walmart.com, which essentially will be a section on Walmart’s website and an app dedicated to goods sold by…

Wal-Mart to Host Holiday Parties in its Stores
November 2, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Wal-Mart is throwing 20,000 parties in its stores across the country in an attempt to attract more holiday shoppers. According to a company press release, the parties will take place on Nov. 4, Dec. 2 and Dec. 16, and will include 165,000 in-store toy demos, visits from Santa and other activities. The Nov. 4 party will…

Wal-Mart Adding Shelf-Scanning Robots to 50 Stores
October 30, 2017 at 11:47 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said last week it's rolling out shelf-scanning robots in more than 50 U.S. stores next year, to replenish inventory faster and save employees’ time when products run out. While Wal-Mart has been testing shelf-scanning robots in stores in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and California for the past three years, by the end of January,…

How Wal-Mart is Using Data Visualization to Improve Business Decisions
October 27, 2017 at 1:21 pm

In a session this week at the Teradata Partners Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Stephen Brobst, chief technology officer of Teradata, and Heidi Daniels, director, analytics and visualization technologies, Wal-Mart, discussed how the retail chain is using visualization to turn data into action. Brobst kicked off the discussion by stressing the importance of making data visual…

Jet Launches Private-Label Brand, Uniquely J
October 24, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Jet.com launched its private-label business, Uniquely J, as it continues its push to tap urban millennials and its corporate parent Wal-Mart fortifies its fight against Amazon.com. Uniquely J will offer a variety of goods, including toilet paper, coffee and laundry detergent. In keeping with its focus on "metro millennials," Jet has placed emphasis on items that are…

Wal-Mart Aims to Handle Online Returns in 35 Seconds or Less
October 9, 2017 at 11:32 am

In its ongoing effort to compete with Amazon.com, Wal-Mart announced a new way of handling in-store returns of online purchases that it claims could shrink the processing time to 35 seconds. Starting next month, Mobile Express Returns will enable consumers to begin a return process on Wal-Mart’s app before bringing the item in question to any…