Category Archives: Digital

Walmart Vs. Target in Digital “Race” — The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool weighs in on the digital efforts of both Walmart and Target: “Target (NYSE: TGT ) and Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT ) aren’t perceived as fast-growing retailers. This is an accurate assessment. However, this isn’t necessarily bad, and … Read More

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Walmart’s Online, Offline Prices Don’t Match — AJC.com

A journalist recently experienced frustration when he asked a Walmart employee to match a Walmart.com price for a Lego set. Unfortunately, a series of Kafkaesque customer service missteps ensued. It appears, however, that Walmart.com pricing can differ from in-store pricing … Read More

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Smart Coding Makes for Faster Walmart.com Load Time — InternetRetailer.com

Walmart.com has improved load time using smart coding: “Wal-Mart uses Data URI for 15 out of its 43 page elements, says Krishna Reddy, mobile performance evangelist at Keynote. ‘With this approach, Wal-Mart doesn’t require additional HTTP requests to download the … Read More

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20% of Walmart.com Products are Shipped from Stores — VentureBeat.com

Walmart continues its omnichannel sales efforts: “Mobile traffic on Walmart’s site last Thanksgiving made up 53 percent of total traffic (out of a whopping 400 million page views). Walmart also notes that new customers making purchases for the first time on mobile … Read More

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SavingStar Partners with Walmart, Target — AdAge.com

SavingStar has partnered with several retailers to offer consumers money-saving promotions: “But the expansion, which will more than double SavingStar coverage to 58,000 stores, involves mainly retailers who don’t have standard loyalty cards. To do that, SavingStar is banking that … Read More

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Is an Internet of Things in Our Future? — Forbes.com

Consumer purchasing decisions have undergone a revolution: “In the old model, a sale in a given category such as watches, lighting, TVs or sprinklers was an isolated event, unrelated to the other. In an Internet of Things world, this changes. … Read More

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@WalmartLabs Acquires Stylr App — San Jose Mercury News

@WalmartLabs has made another acquisition, an app that directs shoppers to clothing retailers: “Stylr is @WalmartLabs’ 13th acquisition in the past three years. The purchase is the latest effort by Wal-Mart, the world’s biggest retailer, to develop new digital tools … Read More

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Walmart.com CEO Stepping Down — Chicago Tribune

Walmart.com CEO is stepping down and will be replaced by Fernando Madeira: “Wal-Mart Stores Inc said Joel Anderson, chief executive of its United States website, Walmart.com, would step down, at a time the company plans to speed up investments in … Read More

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Webinar: How Top Grocery Retailers Keep Pace in a Digital World

Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT/11: 00 am PT Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A) Sponsored by Gigwalk, hosted by Progressive Grocer Progressive Grocer’s annual Super 50 ranks the leading grocer retailers based on sales performance, … Read More

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Walmart Considers Purchase of 3-D Printing Company – Zacks.com

Zacks.com recently reported on Walmart’s e-commerce plans, which may include the purchase of a 3-D printing company: “Walmart’s e-commerce business has been performing quite well owing to rising demand. It has already developed price optimization tools, improved its mobile applications … Read More

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