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On November 5 Walmart Mexico (Walmex) opened the first store under its Walmart Express banner. Following our in-depth look at the strategy and expansion plans for the new banner, we now take a closer look at the pilot store and its new features.

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Walmart plans to acquire the talent, technology platform and IP of JoyRun, a technology start-up based out of Silicon Valley, which operates a peer-to-peer delivery platform. Optimising local networks JoyRun essentially enables users to pickup and deliver items for friends and neighbours. It is used as a last-mile delivery platform by more than 500 companies, with over 30,000 people serving...
Walmart Canada is expanding is partnership with San-Francisco based Focal Systems for the deployment of shelf-edge cameras. Improving product availability Building on a pilot programme, Walmart Canada will expand Focal Systems’ out-of-stock solution to additional stores next year. This forms part of a $3.5bn investment programme announced earlier this year. Focal’s cameras automatical...
Walmex has launched an innovative new supermarket banner in Mexico. Its first Walmart Express store opened November 5 in Lomas del Valle, in the city of Puebla. With an initial investment of MXN1.3 bn (US64m), the business plans to convert existing Superama supermarkets to the new format, as well as opening new stores. Source: Walmex Stores will be a mix of conversions and new stores ...

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21/07/2020
As Walmart Canada looks to implement many of the technologies that have proved successful for Walmart in the US, we look at how the retailer has built its leadership in this area and what else Walmart Canada could draw-on to make a step-change in its business.

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02/12/2020
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Walmart.
01/12/2020
Walmart Canada is expanding its partnership with San-Francisco based Focal Systems for the deployment of shelf-edge cameras. Building on a pilot programme, Walmart Canada will expand Focal Systems’ out-of-stock solution to additional stores next year.
26/11/2020
This revamped hypermarket store provides a one-stop service of eating, drinking, playing and shopping. It is also a trial store for Walmart China’s latest innovations, where cutting edge technologies such as smart trolleys, AI powered self-service scales and lockers are being tested.
18/11/2020
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
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