Tag: Walmart

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. […]

How Walmart Found Its Footing in the Amazon Era | AdAge

How Walmart Found Its Footing in the Amazon Era | AdAge

The price/convenience equation Walmart’s vaunted lower prices have made life harder for such rivals as Target, Kroger and Dollar General, even if the primary intended targets were Amazon and hard discounters like Aldi and Lidl. In a presentation to corporate officers in May, Rogers outlined Walmart’s marketing strategy, but emphasized this point: “None of this […]

Study: Digital now influences more than half of grocery sales | Food Dive

Study: Digital now influences more than half of grocery sales | Food Dive

The payoff to capture digital consumers can be huge. Deloitte found that consumers who embrace digital options — whether e-coupons, on-demand local delivery or mobile checkout — convert 9% more often than those who don’t use digital in the lead-up to their purchase decision. Kroger is one leading grocer that consistently reports gains in new digital […]

Amazon could be contributing to consumer dissatisfaction | Ragtrader

Amazon could be contributing to consumer dissatisfaction | Ragtrader

Consumer sentiment continues to drift downwards while retail spending growth has picked up over the same time period, according to the latest Deloitte Access Economics Retail Forecasts report. The report revealed that retail pricing continued to struggle in the face of improved volumes. Retail price growth was minimal, notching an increase of 1.0% over the […]

Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart, and Sears all sell the same furniture with different names and prices | Quartz

Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart, and Sears all sell the same furniture with different names and prices | Quartz

It’s that time of year when kids are heading back to school, others are graduating or just moving house, and millions of individuals are shopping for new furniture. Increasingly, people are buying stuff like sofas and dressers—things they used to test out in person—on the internet, thanks to the free shipping and low prices offered […]

Target’s Back-to-Basic Approach Works for Now | Bloomberg Quint

Target’s Back-to-Basic Approach Works for Now | Bloomberg Quint

The irony is that what seems to be working for Target isn’t a besting of Amazon at its own digital game, but rather a refocusing on retailing staples such as pricing, store remodeling and the launch of exclusive brands. In the press release announcing the boosted guidance, there isn’t one mention of “digital,” “online” or […]

The Rise of These Two Ruthless German Grocery Stores Has This Influencer Terrified About Walmart | TheStreet

The Rise of These Two Ruthless German Grocery Stores Has This Influencer Terrified About Walmart | TheStreet

“Our store visits and analysis highlighted significant price compression in private-label pricing, aggressive prices in the all-important customer traffic-driving fresh food areas and even lower branded prices, too,” Mushkin and Otway wrote. Wolfe found that Walmart lowered its prices by more than 20% at certain stores in Virginia Beach and North Carolina, where Lidl now […]