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Walmart’s Ecommerce Growth Declines - Shares Tumble

Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon, and the world's largest retailer yesterday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower ecommerce sales during the busiest time of the year.

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Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon, and the world's largest retailer yesterday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower ecommerce sales during the busiest time of the year.

In what would be one of its biggest overseas deals, the U.S. retailer is looking at buying new and existing shares in Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon in Asia’s third-largest economy.

Walmart announced new "On Time & In Full" or OTIF guidelines for suppliers, and is the next evolution of the Supply Chain Reliability program, the last big buzzword was "Must Arrive By Date" or MABD, which generally required you to deliver your products within a 4 day window, but the big change with OTIF is that you now need to deliver your products within a 1 day window and on the exact date, and it must be the full purchase order.

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After 47 years known as Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s largest company said on Wednesday that it is dropping “Stores” from its name in a nod to how much important e-commerce is to the business as it continues to compete with Amazon.com.

Walmart is testing automation to handle tasks that are repeatable, predictable and manual, like scanning shelves for out-of-stock items, incorrect prices, and wrong or missing labels.

IBM has introduced the first fully integrated, enterprise-ready IBM blockchain platform to accelerate food safety adoption and provide new academic and developer initiatives to advance blockchain skills.

Walmart is marrying the power of the Walmart App with its brick-and-mortar retail stores and hoping to slash returns from what used to take roughly 5 minutes to 30 seconds.

The newest member of the Walmart e-commerce family is Parcel, a technology-based, same-day and last-mile delivery company specializing in perishable and non-perishable delivery to customers in New York City.

“Amazon vs. Walmart” has become shorthand for the competition between online and offline retailers, yet those two channels are likely to become one as brick-and-mortar retailers go online, and e-tailers seek a closer relationship with consumers.

By coupling airborne drones with smarter RFID systems, MIT researchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags in large warehouses, possibly making missing packages a thing of the past and saving retailers billions lost through faulty inventory records.

Google and Walmart have entered into a partnership to make hundreds of thousands of Walmart products available to purchase through the Google Home voice-controlled speaker, the tech giant’s answer to the Amazon Echo.

Walmart to expand use of hydrogen fuel cells in its distribution center material handling fleet by $80 million.

Walmart has thousands of stores that sell hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of goods, and it's particularly strong in suburban and rural areas and among low- and middle-income consumers, but it’s playing catch-up with online retailer Amazon, who is on a collision course with Walmart to try to be the predominant seller of pretty much everything you buy.

Taking steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its supply chain, retail giant Walmart recently announced it has rolled out an initiative, entitled Project Gigaton, which is geared towards helping the company achieve its goal of eliminating 1 gigaton, or 1 billion tons, of emissions from its supply chain by 2030.