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Aldi battles Walmart for price leadership | SuperMarket News

Aldi battles Walmart for price leadership | SuperMarket News

Aldi is responding to Walmart’s aggressive price cuts by expanding its offering of private label products and adopting a more flexible pricing strategy that will help it maintain its price leadership position, according to a Reuters report. The German-owned retailer, which earlier this year unveiled a $1.6 billion remodeling effort to expand its perishables assortments […]

Amazon lowers free shipping minimum again, escalating price war with Wal-Mart | Retail Dive

Amazon lowers free shipping minimum again, escalating price war with Wal-Mart | Retail Dive

Enter Wal-Mart, which since its $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet last year and the hire of Jet founder Marc Lore appears to believe that Amazon’s emphasis on Prime has left a segment of e-commerce to be disrupted. In an interview with Retail Dive earlier this year, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at […]

Impact Of Pricing War On Wal-Mart – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. | Seeking Alpha

Impact Of Pricing War On Wal-Mart – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. | Seeking Alpha

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) is making additional investments in its pricing strategy to ensure it remains the most affordable retailer within the U.S. A recent price comparison by Reuters in five cities for a basket of 15 items showed Wal-Mart offering the goods at 5% to 10% cheaper than Aldi. Wal-Mart’s new pricing strategy is being used […]

Walmart Gets Tough On Prices And Suppliers | PYMNTS.com

Walmart Gets Tough On Prices And Suppliers | PYMNTS.com

Walmart is launching a new price-comparison test in about 1,200 of its U.S. retail locations as it moves to try and close the pricing gap with rival grocery peddlers (like Kroger) and discounters (like Aldi). The move is widely expected to put pressure on packaged good suppliers. The test ranges across 11 states located in […]

Exclusive: Wal-Mart launches new front in U.S. price war, targets Aldi in grocery aisle | Reuters

Exclusive: Wal-Mart launches new front in U.S. price war, targets Aldi in grocery aisle | Reuters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is running a new price-comparison test in at least 1,200 U.S. stores and squeezing packaged goods suppliers in a bid to close a pricing gap with German-based discount grocery chain Aldi ALDIEI.UL and other U.S. rivals like Kroger Co (KR.N), according to four sources familiar with the moves. Wal-Mart launched the […]

Rollback: Wal-Mart to focus more on everyday low pricing initiative | The Globe and Mail

Rollback: Wal-Mart to focus more on everyday low pricing initiative | The Globe and Mail

Wal-Mart Canada Corp. is going back to the future in its discount-pricing practices. The retailer is focusing more than ever on so-called everyday low pricing (EDLP), which was a foundation of its low-cost business model. In past years, it occasionally drifted to shaving weekly prices on a short-term basis and then raising them again, as […]

Retailers’ Aggressive Pricing and Wide, Marketplace-Driven Assortments Challenge Amazon, Says Annual Boomerang Commerce Consumer Electronics Category Report | Business Wire

Retailers’ Aggressive Pricing and Wide, Marketplace-Driven Assortments Challenge Amazon, Says Annual Boomerang Commerce Consumer Electronics Category Report | Business Wire

Key findings across data from Amazon, Best Buy, Jet, Newegg, Target and Walmart show: Amazon is still the one to chase. Amazon carries millions of items in its electronics category — more than 1.6 million items in the camera and photo selection alone — and optimizes its pricing strategy based on data signals like popularity. […]

Wal-Mart e-commerce execs exit in wake of Jet merger | Retail Dive

Wal-Mart e-commerce execs exit in wake of Jet merger | Retail Dive

“You can’t acquire things in the name of growth without knowing or understanding how to rationalize it,” Cohen said. “You can’t buy growth. You can buy elements that will improve your capacity to grow, like for instance Apple’s list of modest acquisitions over the years. These ‘Hail Mary passes’ typically fail because you can’t just […]

Walmart-Jet.com could ‘own’ online pricing, sources say | Supermarket News

Walmart-Jet.com could ‘own’ online pricing, sources say | Supermarket News

The marriage of Wal-Mart Stores and Jet.com represents an opportunity to establish the biggest — and arguably the first — truly price-focused brand in the virtual shopping world, observers said. “If they can properly integrate, I think they have the ability to own a low-price position online that’s currently owned by no one,” Bill Bishop, chief […]

Wal-Mart completes US$3 bln Jet.com deal | ejinsight

Wal-Mart completes US$3 bln Jet.com deal | ejinsight

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has completed the acquisition of internet retailer Jet.com, paying US$3 billion for the e-commerce startup. Chief executive Doug McMillon announced the the deal, pending regulatory approval, Reuters reports. The acquisition will affect Wal-Mart’s 2017 earnings marginally more than the retailer’s initial estimate of a 5 cent-per-share impact as the transaction closed ahead […]