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Wal-Mart: private labels on parade

Propelled by strong sales of private label goods and in its international divisions, Wal-Mart has posted record sales and earnings. Net income for the quarter rose to $2.3 billion, a 15.5% year-on-year increase, in spite of sluggish US demand. Through its practices, Wal-Mart has defined innovation as the elixir for future growth.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: new expansion strategy

After Wal-Mart's fiasco in Germany and Korea, a change in its expansion strategy is emerging. The retailer is understood to be planning a move into the fragmented and fast-growing Russian market via the joint venture route rather than using its considerable financial muscle for acquisitions. If it goes ahead, Russia could re-establish Wal-Mart's credentials as a truly international retailer.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Wal-Mart: Korean exit is no sign of international retreat

Wal-Mart is to sell its loss making South Korean operations to Shinsegae for $884 million. The sale of the 16 superstores marks Wal-Mart's first withdrawal from an international market since launching its overseas expansion in the early 1990s. Although this particular venture has been scrapped, the retailer is still keen on international growth.

Published By Datamonitor
23 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: knocking off the grocery giants

Consumers are making fewer trips to traditional grocery stores. Supercenters' lower prices are the primary driver, given the continued uncertainty over the economy. Traditional supermarkets are getting involved in M&A activity to cut costs and prices, but a more important factor in tackling Wal-Mart will be matching its efficient category management system.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: home improvements

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: grocery wars continue

Wal-Mart has begun gathering signatures in the hope of overturning a Contra Costa County ordinance barring super-size retail centers from operating full-service grocery stores in unincorporated areas. The dispute mirrors battles throughout the country, as grocers fight to maintain their share of the pie.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: German retreat not the end of international expansion

US-based Wal-Mart's decision to sell its 85 German stores after eight years in the country follows the retailer's withdrawal from South Korea in May. Having made two retreats in three months, Wal-Mart now needs to convince investors that it can operate effectively outside North America.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: German closures will strengthen international focus

The recent performance of Wal-Mart is not one the company would wish for, with monthly growth at the bottom end of expectations in the US and weak performance at several international operations. Closing some of its weaker German outlets should help the company to strengthen its focus and reshape its international portfolio.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jun 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: excuses, excuses, excuses

US discount store Wal-Mart blamed high fuel prices for its 1.2% increase in sales for June, despite rival Target achieving a 4.8% increase during the same month. If Wal-Mart wants to increase sales it will need to invest in improving store environments and customer service to attract more affluent customers.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: entry into India secured

The venture between Wal-Mart and Bharti will begin with a focus on food & grocery, but could lead to a host of non-food products in the future. The scale of the opportunities means Wal-Mart cannot afford to fail in India. It needs to ensure that it is totally in touch with India's highly diverse and fickle consumers if it is to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2006

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