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South Africa-based, Walmart-owned Massmart has published a sales update for its 2020 financial year, noting trading its fourth quarter improved as ‘many of the previously imposed Covid-19 related trading restrictions [were] lifted, which allowed trading to resume in most categories. However, the continued restrictions on the sale of liquor had a strong impact on its overall performance.

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Marc Lore, president and CEO, Walmart US ecommerce, is leaving the business at the end of January. He will remain as a strategic advisor to the retailer until the end of September. Transformed Walmart’s ecommerce operations Lore joined Walmart in 2016 as part of the acquisition of Jet.com, the ecommerce business he founded. In addition to being able to optimise the capabilities of Jet.com, ...
Walmart is partnering with HomeValet to pilot online grocery deliveries directly into smart boxes located outside customers’ homes. Temperature controlled, IoT enabled Starting this spring, customers in Bentonville, Arkansas, will be able to receive deliveries from their local Walmart directly into a temperature-controlled smart box. This features an IoT (Internet of Things) enabled platfor...
Walmart is partnering with Ribbit Capital to create a new fintech startup organisation with a focus on developing innovative and affordable financial solutions. Optimising Walmart’s scale This new partnership brings together Walmart’s retail knowledge and scale with Ribbit’s fintech expertise to deliver tech-driven financial experiences. The global investment firm is focused on investing in...

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21/07/2020
As Walmart Canada looks to implement many of the technologies that have proved successful for Walmart in the US, we look at how the retailer has built its leadership in this area and what else Walmart Canada could draw-on to make a step-change in its business.

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21/01/2021
We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Latin America in 2021.
21/01/2021
In 2019, Walmart began an autonomous vehicle pilot with Gatik to move customer orders on a two-mile route between a dark store and a Neighborhood Market in Bentonville, Arkansas.
14/01/2021
In spring 2021, participating customers in Bentonville, Arkansas, will be able to receive deliveries from their local Walmart directly into a temperature-controlled HomeValet-powered smart box placed outside their home.
11/01/2021
We take a look at Walmart Mexico's flagship store under its new Walmart Express banner. Key features include: - An enhanced omnichannel experience - Forward-thinking store design that simplifies the customer journey - New ready-to-eat meal solutions and grab-and-go offer - Implementation of self-checkouts - Café Marketside in-store café
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