Walmart Tops In Brand Value: Report

Walmart Tops In Brand Value: Report

By Alan Wolf On Apr 9 2014 - 9:43am




Dayton, Ohio — Walmart retained its No. 1 ranking as the world’s most valuable retail brand, a new report shows.

According to the fourth annual “Best Retail Brands” study, produced by consultancy Interbrand, the worth of the discount chain’s nameplate dipped 6 percent in 2013, but still readily topped all others with a valuation of $131.9 billion.

Interbrand calculates brand value by considering the retailer’s financial performance, the role the brand plays in the purchase decision, and the competitive strength of the brand.

Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system:

Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:

http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html

 

 

 

 

Connect

 

PHOTOS

Enjoy the greatest pictures taken from famous shows and events this year.

Current Issue

Webcast

This TWICE webinar,  hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.

 

Walmart Entering Pre-Owned Game Trade

Walmart Entering Pre-Owned Game Trade

By Alan Wolf On Mar 18 2014 - 9:19am

Walmart will begin accepting used games starting March 26 at GameCenters within
Walmart will begin accepting used games starting March 26 at GameCenters within the CE departments of 3,100 stores.


Bentonville, Ark. — Walmart will follow GameStop’s lead and begin buying used video games next week.

Store credit will be given for the trade-ins, which can be applied to any purchase at Walmart or Sam’s Club, either in store or online.

Walmart will begin selling pre-owned games this summer.

Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system:

Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:

http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html

 

Walmart Expanding Cross-Channel Capabilities

Walmart Expanding Cross-Channel Capabilities

By Alan Wolf On Mar 7 2014 - 10:23am

Walmart may offer drive-through pick-up of online orders at its small-format Exp
Walmart may offer drive-through pick-up of online orders at its small-format Express stores.


Orlando, Fla. — Walmart is testing a wide range of pick-up options for online orders as it continues to integrate its physical and e-commerce operations.

Leveraging its supply chain, Walmart is looking beyond stores to lockers and even freestanding drive-through windows as retrieval points for dot.com purchases.

Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system:

Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:

http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html

 

Wal-Mart Posts Higher Sales, Lower Net Income

Wal-Mart Posts Higher Sales, Lower Net Income

By Steve Smith On Feb 20 2014 - 10:46am




Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores reported higher net sales but lower net income in its fourth quarter and fiscal year, ended Jan. 31.

Net sales for the fourth quarter were $128.8 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent over last year. This quarter included the negative impact of approximately $1.8 billion from currency exchange rate fluctuations. On a constant currency basis, net sales would have increased 2.8 percent to $130.6 billion. Membership and other income for the fourth quarter increased 12.7 percent vs. last year.

Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system:

Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:

http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html

 

Best Buy, Walmart Offer Mobile Incentives

Best Buy, Walmart Offer Mobile Incentives

By Alan Wolf On Feb 6 2014 - 12:23pm




New York – Best Buy and Walmart are offering gift cards and cash to goose sales of tablets and smartphones.

In a year-long promotion, Best Buy is providing a $50 gift card with the purchase and activation of a smartphone under a two-year contract with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. Customers can sign up for the promotion now through Feb. 15, and have until the end of the year to buy and activate a phone. The gift card can be applied to the purchase.

Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system:

Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:

http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html

 

Walmart Reports Weaker Q4 Sales

Walmart Reports Weaker Q4 Sales

By Alan Wolf On Jan 31 2014 - 12:52pm




Bentonville, Ark. – Walmart said comp sales at its flagship discount stores and Sam’s Club wholesale chain were down slightly for the fourth quarter, ended Jan. 31, despite positive holiday comps.

The world’s largest retailer attributed the downturn to severe winter weather that impacted traffic throughout the quarter, and the sales impact of a reduction in federal food assistance benefits on Nov. 1.

Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system:

Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:

http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html

 

Walmart Prepares Pre-Christmas Sale

Walmart Prepares Pre-Christmas Sale

By Alan Wolf On Dec 12 2013 - 10:04am




Bentonville, Ark. – Walmart said it will drop prices on popular CE, toys and other products this Friday for a post-Black Friday sale.

The discounter is also expecting its largest shipment of PlayStation 4 consoles to arrive at its stores on Sunday.

“As our customers count down the final days until Christmas, we remain focused on offering them great prices and the hottest gifts to place under their Christmas trees,” said U.S. chief merchandising and marketing officer Duncan Mac Naughton.

Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system:

Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:

http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html

 

Walmart Names New CEO

Walmart Names New CEO

By Alan Wolf On Nov 25 2013 - 10:44am

Walmart president/CEO-elect Doug McMillon
Walmart president/CEO-elect Doug McMillon


Bentonville, Ark. — Walmart Stores president/CEO Mike Duke will be succeeded in February by international division chief Doug McMillon.

Duke, 63, has held the discounter’s top post since 2009. During his tenure he managed to squeeze steady sales and income from a recessionary environment, although the company’s stock price remained stagnant. He had previously led the discounter’s U.S., international, logistics and distribution operations.

Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system:

Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:

http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html

 

Walmart Planning ‘Cyber Saturday’

Walmart Planning ‘Cyber Saturday’

By Alan Wolf On Nov 22 2013 - 5:12pm




San Bruno, Calif.Walmart said it will begin its Cyber Monday sales on the preceding Saturday, and has matched Amazon.com’s free-shipping minimum of $35 for online orders effective today.

The early online sale mirrors today’s pre-Black Friday sales event, in which the discounter matched the Black Friday pricing of Best Buy, Target and Toys“R”Us on a limited selection of CE and toys.

Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system:

Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:

http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html

 

Walmart Matching Black Friday CE Deals This Week

Walmart Matching Black Friday CE Deals This Week

By Alan Wolf On Nov 19 2013 - 1:10pm




Bentonville, Ark.Walmart has raised the competitive holiday stakes by matching Black Friday prices from Best Buy, Target and Toys“R”Us this week on select CE and toys.

The discounter’s “pre-Black Friday savings event” will be held in stores and online this Friday, Nov. 22, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing while supplies last.

Targeted items include a 50-inch LG TV that will be available for $448, down from $598, and select PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game titles for $49, down from $59.96.

Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system:

Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:

http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html