Posts from ‘November, 2011’

Multichannel, exclusivity key for UK Christmas

An extra long one this week to share our thoughts on UK Christmas this year. The below is an excerpt of a broader opinion piece which is being published this week.
Subdued consumer environment
Challenging will be an understatement when describing this year’s Christmas trading period. Consumer budgets remain under a tremendous amount of pressure, particularly [...]

Q3 shows a vulnerable Walmart

After nine consecutive quarters of declining comps, Walmart has finally broken into positive territory. Comps at its core domestic division were up 1.3% in Q3, a sign that some of Walmart’s initiatives such as restoring EDLP, adding back SKUs and improving in-stock levels, are beginning to bear fruit.
But let’s not get too excited here. Not [...]

Walmart thinks small in Argentina

A new supermarket concept debuted in Buenos Aires last week. Its significance to the global community? This wasn’t just any grocery store launch but Walmart’s latest development in the world of small-box retailing, following on from similar bite-sized launches across the US, UK, China and India.
Like all of the retailer’s small formats, Walmart Supermercado follows [...]