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Walmart's Investment in Digital Paying Off?

Walmart has placed big bets on e-commerce with its recent string of acquisitions, and announced strong growth in digital sales in the retail giant's latest market update.

By Grant Arnott | 22 May 2017
How Retailers in the US are Responding to Amazon

There were lots of gizmos, new ideas and doodads at this year’s National Retail Federation’s conference in Manhattan last month, but what you couldn’t find there was Amazon.

Amazon Fast Tracks Warehouse Staff Training

With the flood of holiday online retail orders, Amazon is using technology to fast track its training for newly hired warehouse staff. 

Wal-Mart Axes 7000 Jobs

The largest private sector employer in the US, Wal-Mart, has announced that it will be cutting around 7000 back-office roles over the next few months.

By Julian Thumm | 02 Sep 2016
Wal-Mart Rolling Dice With Jet

Wal-Mart's $3.3 billion acquisition of Amazon rival Jet.com is all the talk of the business world this week. How will it work?

By Grant Arnott | 11 Aug 2016
Wal-Mart Announces Acquisition of Jet.com for US$3.3 Billion

Wal-Mart has announced the acquisition of Jet.com for US$3.3 billion, meaning the world's largest retailer has made the largest ever purchase of a US e-commerce start-up.

By Julian Thumm | 09 Aug 2016
Is Wal-Mart Looking to Acquire Jet.com?

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is reportedly looking to acquire discount online retailer Jet.com, with sources citing a price around US$3 billion.

By Julian Thumm | 04 Aug 2016
Amazon Prime Day is Back

Amazon Prime Day is in full swing and with it comes all the fun of bargain hunting, weird and wonderful deals and, of course, disgruntled shoppers throwing shade on social media.

By Julian Thumm | 13 Jul 2016
Visa Counter-Sues Wal-Mart, Alleging Manipulation of Payment Terminals

Visa has filed a counterclaim against Wal-Mart, alleging the retailer has reconfigured its payment terminals to only accept debit-card PIN transactions.

By Julian Thumm | 01 Jul 2016