Hungry for customer intelligence and incremental sales, the retail giant signals a new era of openness.
On July 24 the House Judiciary Committee convened for a hearing on the Marketplace Equity Act, one of three bills empowering states to compel online merchants to collect sales tax.
A new study from IDC and Onavo indicates that mobile shopping habits are beginning to show clear usage patterns, and that some retail brands are utilizing that information to establish so-called stickiness with their respective customer base.
Sam's Club president and CEO Brian Cornell will resign his position and be replaced by Rosalind Brewer, president of Wal-Mart U.S. East , effective Feb. 1, Sarah Spencer, Wal-Mart's director of national media relations, confirmed Jan. 20.
In addition to long-standing tenure in the retail space, Wal-Mart Stores and Sears Holdings Corp. apply a similar approach to direct marketing, including direct mail, email, social media outreach, loyalty rewards and extensive e-commerce platforms.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported on Nov. 15 third-quarter revenue of $110.2 billion, an 8.1% increase compared with the prior year.
Sam's Club will debut an iPad app in the "next few weeks," said Matt Martin, senior marketing manager at the Wal-Mart Stores-owned retailer, during a session at the ad:tech New York conference on Nov. 10.
Wal-Mart Stores has agreed to acquire social media company Kosmix Corp., the Bentonville, Ark.-based company said April 18. The retail giant will fold the Kosmix team into its newly formed @WalmartLabs division, which focuses on social and mobile commerce technologies.
Walmart is best known for its big-box stores, but the retail giant has positioned itself for a future where e-commerce plays a larger role by instituting management and structural changes.
Online marketplaces are getting a lot of attention lately since Walmart and Sears both recently made plays in this direction. Their strategies, however, aren't exactly the same.
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