Tag: Walmart

Amazon Could Still Disrupt The Prescription Drug Market | Forbes

Amazon Could Still Disrupt The Prescription Drug Market | Forbes

While list prices of drugs in the U.S. continue to grow at an annual clip of around 6%, real or net U.S. drug prices, including discounts and rebates, fell 5.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) appear to be successfully lowering net prices of drugs through higher rebates and co-payment […]

With Walmart’s imminent entry, Amazon may reset growth and profitability targets | Business Line

With Walmart’s imminent entry, Amazon may reset growth and profitability targets | Business Line

Pricing strategy While Amazon entered the Food & Groceries category four years ago, which it is betting on to make it the daily, weekly, monthly shopping site of choice for Indians who spend a substantial portion of their monthly income on food, groceries and other consumables, it will have to tweak its pricing strategy to […]

Walmart and Uber Team Up to Take on Amazon | Nasdaq.com

Walmart and Uber Team Up to Take on Amazon | Nasdaq.com

Walmart’s approach vs. Amazon’s: speed vs. control The biggest advantage of Walmart’s plan to outsource the crucial last-mile delivery to Uber and Lyft is that it’s fast and cheap. In the short run, this will allow the company to quickly scale, which is apparent when compared to Amazon’s Whole Food pilot delivery service. As previously […]

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

What do you stand to lose as Amazon’s retail competition crumbles? Purchasing power. When competition is eliminated, so too are incentives to keep prices low as a market disrupter. By destroying its competitors, Amazon is also extinguishing any repercussion traditionally associated with price increases — that is, a customer choosing a competitor instead of Amazon. […]

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

What ails the retail industry is no secret: Amazon. In 2016, Amazon sold six times as much online as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Macy’s, Kohl’s and Costco. Combined. In 2017, it accounted for nearly 50% of all online sales. Imagine where Amazon will stand in 2018 and beyond. But while the e-commerce giant’s threat to retailers and […]

Amazon raises seller fees in apparel and accessories | Retail Dive

Amazon raises seller fees in apparel and accessories | Retail Dive

The fee hikes also demonstrate the conundrum for Amazon’s Marketplace sellers, who gravitate to the e-commerce giant for its extensive research, robust search and sticky Prime customers, but who also face competition from Amazon itself and the whims of the company’s seller policies. Those whims have led some sellers to turn elsewhere, notably Walmart, which […]

Costco beats Amazon on price | Retail Dive

Costco beats Amazon on price | Retail Dive

Costco is widely seen as benefiting from a treasure hunt atmosphere, where shoppers pick things off the shelves not originally on their shopping list. That, as well as its membership fees, are its saving grace — on some items Costco makes no money. It’s essentially how Amazon operates, too, with its Prime members more or […]

Walmart’s e-Commerce Sales Continue to Surge | Market Realist

Walmart’s e-Commerce Sales Continue to Surge | Market Realist

Walmart (WMT) continued to impress with its e-commerce sales in fiscal 3Q18. During the quarter, its digital sales in the United States (SPY) rose 50%, driven by strong sales for Walmart.com. Innovative delivery mechanisms, money-saving and time-saving initiatives, expanded offerings, and strategic pricing helped the company report higher sales, despite stiff competition from Amazon (AMZN). […]

Walmart Looks to Differentiate Through New Online Pricing Strategy | And Now U Know

Walmart Looks to Differentiate Through New Online Pricing Strategy | And Now U Know

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Can a new pricing strategy help Walmart differentiate itself from one of its biggest competitors? According to The Wall Street Journal, the retailer’s new move to raise online prices is effectively showing key differences between Walmart and e-commerce mega company Amazon. Avery Sheffield, Global Portfolio Manager, Brandywine Walmart’s new strategy entails a […]

Wait, Who Is Beating Walmart (WMT) on Food Prices!? | TheStreet

Wait, Who Is Beating Walmart (WMT) on Food Prices!? | TheStreet

The ongoing battles in retail, especially as it pertains to pricing, may be taking a larger toll on Walmart’s (WMT – Get Report) model than previously thought. Analysts with Wolfe Research, who recently completed trips to Walmarts and Krogers (KR – Get Report) in Houston and Atlanta, discovered that Kroger’s prices were lower in both markets. […]