Although Wal-Mart Stores has picked up the pace of its Neighborhood Market openings, the chain is losing aggregate share in roughly one-third of its markets in which it operates those stores, according to an analysis by BMO Capital....More
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Now that digital and social media are reaching what Walmart U.S. Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Quinn calls "critical mass," the retail giant is reshaping its marketing team and changing how it works with suppliers — including buying media for them....More
Kroger Co. on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire Vitacost.com, a leading Internet retailer of vitamins, supplements and healthy living products, in a deal the company said would accelerate its nascent e-commerce strategy....More
Canada’s Supreme Court has upheld an arbitrator’s ruling determining that Wal-Mart Stores violated provincial labor laws when it closed a store in Jonquierre, Quebec, shortly after workers at that store gained union representation....More