Opinion on Retailing in North America

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: tighter purse strings mark difficult outlook

As Wal-Mart reported strong results for the three months to July 31, 2007, chief executive Lee Scott cast a shadow, warning of tougher times ahead. Blaming rising interest rates and fuel costs, Wal-Mart's exposure to lower income earners has dealt it a blow. As a result, overcoming a less than certain economic outlook in the US will be Wal-Mart's biggest challenge going forward.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Walgreen: consolidation will benefit consumers

As the drugstore market becomes more competitive and saturated in local markets, leading US drugstore retailers Walgreen and CVS are completing acquisitions as their fastest routes to growth and to compete more effectively with non-specialists. This will undoubtedly lead to consumers benefiting from lower prices.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2006
Expert View
Expert View

Walmart expands card presence with equity stake in prepaid provider Green Dot

US retail giant Walmart recently acquired a minority share in prepaid card provider Green Dot, whose cards are sold in 50,000 locations in the US and remains one of the key market players in the US prepaid space. Green Dot may provide Walmart with a foothold in the US financial services sector, despite the retailer being previously denied a banking license.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Walmart: trialing online grocery delivery in California

Walmart has launched its Walmart To Go grocery home delivery service in a bid to gain a share of rising online spend and to counteract falling domestic sales. Although high levels of car ownership and the vast size of the US make it difficult to offer such a service nationally, the rise of online retailing along with a maturing market make the trial an imperative move for Walmart.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Webvan: crashing into oblivion

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Webvan: maybe the beginning of the end

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Webvan: pureplay grocers in dire straits

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wendy's: new Latin flavor

The number three burger chain will hike media spending by 30%, specifically targeting kids, families, Hispanics, and the late-night market. Wendy's chances of taking share from McDonald's and Burger King could be strong - but to refine its value proposition and stay in Wall Street's good books, it will need to track returns on the media initiatives carefully.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wendy's: PETA breaks through

Published By Datamonitor
07 Sep 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Whole Foods Market: organic growth

While the performance of America's mainstream supermarkets continues to languish, year-on-year sales at Whole Foods Market have been growing at a double-digit rate since 1998. However, the strength of Whole Foods' organic home market is attracting intense competition - which will increase the pressure on the company to cut costs.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2002

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