The first-ever Future Leaders Summit, co-produced by Mack Elevation Forum and Drug Store News in May, saw the industry speak honestly and openly about leadership with a special group of innovators, transformers and disruptors in the world of consumer brands, retailers and entrepreneurs.
While Walmart has more than 100 clinics in its more than 5,000 stores nationwide, the company plans to expand its network of clinics over the next few years to offer a cost-effective way for patients to receive acute and chronic medical care.
For Walmart, the alliance greatly expands its opportunity in China e-commerce and provides its stores and Sam’s Clubs with potential traffic from JD.com’s significant base of customers and same-day delivery network.
Walmart is working with a robotics company to develop a shopping cart that helps customers find items on their lists and saves them from pushing a heavy cart through a store and parking lot. (Bloomberg)
"This first half analysis highlights the themes that we believe are driving that change and that we feel are most important to those trying to sell more effectively and profitably in retail today,” noted Bryan Gildenberg, chief knowledge officer of Kantar Retail.
In a new study released exclusively to Adweek, Boston-based consultancy C Space homed in on consumer loyalty among the big retail players, attempting to flesh out some insights about what makes shoppers come back. (Adweek)
Watch highlights from a roundtable discussion at Drug Store News and Mack Elevation’s New General Market Forum, featuring insights from Walmart’s Jody Pinson and a host of CPG executives about how they are rethinking the category experience.