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Walmart buys ad tech startup Polymorph

Walmart is buying San Francisco-based ad tech startup Polymorph Labs as it looks to compete with online rival Amazon in targeting shoppers online.

Walmart buys ad tech startup Polymorph

12/04/2019  |  Full story...

Retail Week Live: Shop Direct rebrands, Walmart talks automation

This year's Retail Week Live event brings together 200+ world-class speakers from across retail and beyond to create the opportunity for industry's leaders to take stock, find inspiration and reconnect with the sector. We lok at some of the key tends at this year's event.


29/03/2019  |  Full story...

Walmart completes FlipKart purchase: Rival Indian traders plan shutdown protest

Walmart has finalised its $16bn acquisition of Indian online retail giant FlipKart, as the US supermarket chain looks to take on Amazon in one of the largest growing markets in the world.


21/08/2018  |  Full story...

Walmart to launch shopping via text service

Walmart is testing a new service that lets paid members shop and receive product recommendations via text message, going live in in Manhattan and part of Brooklyn before a national roll-out across the US.


07/06/2018  |  Full story...

Walmart buys majority stake in India's Flipkart for $16bn

Walmart is buying 77% stake of Flipkart, worth $16bn, eventually wanting the Indian online retail giant to become a publicly-listed subsidiary.


09/05/2018  |  Full story...

Walmart plans online home shopping platform

Walmart is set to launch an online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.


26/02/2018  |  Full story...

Walmart pushes same day pick up with Halloween costume ad

Walmart is encouraging you to "Be who you want to be" this Halloween in an ad that showcases its new same day pick up feature in its mobile app.


18/10/2017  |  Full story...

Target signs up to Google Voice shopping service

Target has joined other major US retailers Walmart and Home Depot in allowing customers to make purchases on Google Express, after a successful test on the platform in California and New York.


16/10/2017  |  Full story...

Google teams with Walmart for voice-enabled shopping

Walmart and Google are teaming up to enter the voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon’s Alexa.


24/08/2017  |  Full story...

Asda cuts food waste with supplier matchmaking app

UK supermarket chain Asda Has launched a food waste matchmaking app, letting suppliers buy and sell food that would otherwise be dumped.


31/01/2017  |  Full story...

Asda debuts Walmart Exchange ad platform in the UK

Walmart has extended its private ad exchange, dubbed "Walmart Exchange", to Asda in the UK, giving brands access to its lucrative shopper data for targeted ads.

30/01/2017  |  Full story...

Walmart buys Amazon rival for $3.3bn

Retail giant Walmart has bought online retailer for $3.3bn (£2.5bn), one of Amazon’s biggest online challengers, in a major statement of intent from the superstore giant.

09/08/2016  |  Full story...

Walmart takes on Alibaba and Amazon in China

Walmart has launched a new e-commerce service that aims to bring ‘quality’ overseas products to Chinese consumers.

01/04/2016  |  Full story...

Asda to shun Black Friday Sales- too little too late?

Asda has said it is pulling back on Black Friday deals in favour of spreading savings across the holiday period, to avoid what it calls "shopper fatigue".

11/11/2015  |  Full story...

Amazon bigger than Walmart after surprise profit jump

Amazon shares have surged more than 18% in after-hours trading after it reported a surprise profit and better-than-expected sales figures that value the online retailer higher than Walmart for the first time.

24/07/2015  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence November 2014

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence November 2014

The winning formula for digital strategies continues shifting, as this month Facebook finally kills free organic reach after 3 years of reducing the earned media brands enjoyed. Earned is still possible in many social platforms, but without paid budgets, most people will never see your content.

Here are other big developments:
- Christmas ecommerce sales set to break all records
- High street retailers like Walmart now match Amazon prices
- Effectiveness of pre-rolls are compared to banners
- Twitter's market value downgraded as it struggles to maintain audience
- Google tests an "ad-free" web

Email us back if your team could use extra support for their 2015 digital plans. All these themes are included in more depth in our 2015 digital training.

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Walmart to start price matching Amazon in-store

Consumers will soon be able to get Amazon's bargain prices at their local Walmart in the US, as the supermarket giant looks to win back lost sales online and the growing phenomenon of ‘showrooming’.

17/11/2014  |  Full story...

Asda expands digital sales to Europe with HookLogic

UK retail giant, Asda, has partnered with ecommerce performance marketing company, HookLogic, to launch the company’s first venture into the European market as it looks to boost product exposure for it brand.

11/11/2014  |  Full story...

Wal-Mart vs. Apple: US retailers revolt against iPhone payments

A number of high-profile retailers have rejected using Apple Pay in their stores, despite growing popularity of the new contactless payment service.

29/10/2014  |  Full story...

Biggest spenders on Google AdWords: Amazon tops the list in US

With Amazon poised to launch a major contender to AdWords, it’s ironic that the ecommerce giant is actually the biggest spender on Google’s online ad platform, according to new research.

07/10/2014  |  Full story...

Asda’s YouTube shopping channel gets 2m views

Asda’s recently launched YouTube shopping channel ‘Mum’s Eye View’ has proven a hit, generating impressive traffic figures that show a growing appetite for branded digital TV channels.

Watch a sample of the show below:

30/09/2014  |  Full story...

Apple now second biggest online retailer in US

Amazon dominates the online retail market in the US, but Apple’s iTunes now generates more sales than Staples and Walmart on the web, according to new data.

09/05/2014  |  Full story...

7 marketing lessons for brands: The best (and worst) of Coca Cola, Apple and Walmart's strategies

The rise and fall of key global brands are both a warning and a model to follow for marketers, according to a new report looking at the top 100 global brands.

06/05/2014  |  Full story...

Twitter’s biggest ad deal yet- SMG clients get top placement on social network

Twitter has secured a sponsorship deal with Publicis’ Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), in a deal that could be worth several hundred million dollars in extra ad revenue for the social network.

24/04/2013  |  Full story...

Walmart claims ‘best ever day’ in online sales

Walmart has claimed that Thanksgiving marked record sales for its website, with its revenues beginning to match Amazon. Walmart issued the statement Friday morning describing its “best ever” Black Friday.

28/11/2012  |  Full story...

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