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We review Walmart's third quarter performance and the outlook for the business as it prepares for the holiday trading period.

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The divestment of 85% of its stake in Seiyu in Japan is the most recent of several retrenchments globally for Walmart. We look at how this move aligns with its international strategy and what it means for the business going forward. Last new market entry in 2011 With nine years having passed since Walmart’s last entry into a new market, its recent round of international divestments should c...
As Metro Group expands in India and acquires a business in Portugal, we round up news from the cash and carry company. Metro acquires business in Portugal In Portugal, Metro has acquired the Aviludo Group, which it describes as the second largest food service distribution company in the country. Aviludo generated sales worth €152m in 2019 and services more than 13,500 HoReCa clients nationw...
With Walmart confirming the sale of its UK-business, Asda, to the Issa Brothers and TDR Capital, we look at what the deal means for the retailer. 1. Opportunity to benefit from business improvement This transaction follows on from a similar move in Brazil in 2018, when the retailer divested an 80% majority stake of its operations in the country to private equity firm, Advent Internati...

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