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Walmart+ Is Coming to Compete With Amazon Prime

| Douglas P. Clement

We had just heard about Walmart’s new fulfillment service competitive with FBA, when we learned the retail giant was launching a membership program a la Amazon Prime. Recode reported Walmart will begin testing the membership program as early as March, initially as a rebrand of same-day grocery service Delivery Unlimited.

E-Grocery, Ecommerce Bright Spots In Walmart’s Q4

| Douglas P. Clement

Softer-than-expected holiday sales drove Walmart’s Q4 2019 earnings below expectations, but strong ecommerce and online grocery sales provided buoyancy and optimism for the year ahead. U.S. ecommerce sales grew 35%, fueled largely by grocery pickup and delivery, propelling walmart.com to its highest quarterly growth of the year.

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Walmart Takes on Amazon with New Pricing Program

| Daniela Forte

Walmart is launching a program called “Competitive Price Adjustment” that will temporarily lower the prices consumers pay for some items on its marketplace. Here is how Walmart is competing with Amazon with this new program.

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Not a Good Week for Walmart

| Daniela Forte

Last week was not a good one for Walmart or Marc Lore, its CEO and president of its U.S. ecommerce division. Walmart is reportedly selling personal shopping service Jetblack to outside investors, selling its online woman’s apparel brand Modcloth to Go Global Retail and trimming staff at men’s apparel retailer Bonobos.

Walmart Looks to Sell ModCloth as it Battles Ecommerce Red Ink

| Daniela Forte

As was expected since ecommerce losses are mounting, Walmart is looking to shed one or more of the several digitally native vertically integrated brands it picked up on a shopping spree that began after the game-changing Jet.com acquisition in 2016, with ModCloth being first up on the block.

Walmart Sees 37% Sales Growth in Ecommerce in Q1

| Daniela Forte

Walmart reported 37% growth in ecommerce sales in the first quarter, with online grocery, home and fashion categories as the primary drivers. Total revenue for the quarter was $123.9 billion, an increase of $1.2 billion or 1%.

Walmart Removes Products from Google Express, Shopping Actions

| Daniela Forte

Walmart is removing its products from the Google Express delivery service and the Google Shopping Actions platform, after offering them there for a little over a year in an effort to grow ecommerce sales and do battle with Amazon. Here is a look back at the Google and Walmart partnership.