December 7, 2010

The phrase coined by Sam Walton — “Stack ’em high and let ’em fly!” — is reverberating throughout Walmart again.

The retailer’s back-to-basics strategy is good news for OTC suppliers, because going back to basics at Walmart also means going back to a broader product selection. Between the resumption of Action Alley and a recommitment to assortment, Walmart already has grown its carrying inventory by 4%, and the company plans to grow its inventory at a rate of half the 
expected sales lift.

July 8, 2010

Recently departed chief merchandising officer John Fleming will be remembered for a lot of things...

June 30, 2010

When Simon joined Walmart a little more than four years ago, he didn’t bring with...