Walmart

30
APR
2014

Walmart Cutting its Use of Plastics in Packaging

Walmart has been one of the world’s largest companies for good number of years and it enjoys a reputation as the world’s most successful retailer. Constant innovation and improvement helped create exponential growth compared to its rivals. And the company is loath to rest... Read More →
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26
MAR
2014

Walmart Packaging Guidelines

Walmart’s New Guidelines for Materials and Processes For most consumer product manufacturers, WalMart shelves are the holy grail of marketing. Your product not only has to meet their product quality and sales requirements, it must also meet the WalMart packaging sizing,... Read More →
05
FEB
2014

Walmart Canada to Grow Significantly in 2014

Walmart Expanding in Canada WalMart is feeling positive about the Canadian retail market in 2014 — and their battle with Costco and Amazon.  They’re expanding their retail service in Canada and have just announced they will spend almost a half billion dollars in new store... Read More →
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27
NOV
2013

What You Need to Know about the Rising M Shoppers

m-Shoppers – Capture A Growing Segment Armed with Smartphones A growing segment of retail shoppers is going to take more of your time and attention. There’s no getting around them. They’re called m-shoppers or showroomers; those armed with their ever-present smartphones. Here’s... Read More →
23
APR
2013

Why Outsourcing Fulfillment Is Vital for Big Time Retail Suppliers

You’ve just received a huge, new permanent order for your products and you’re wondering how you’re going to get them packed and distributed on time on an ongoing basis. Bigger orders, more frequent small orders, shipped nationally — you’re now plunged into the realm of... Read More →
12
MAR
2013

Are Big US Companies about to Alter the Retail Landscape?

More US Retailers Invading Canada While a lot of hype surrounds the arrival of Target stores in Canada, there are a number of other big US retailers crossing the border too.  Is this the critical mass period where we see a landslide into Canada as big US companies find it easier... Read More →
02
JAN
2013

Walmart vs Amazon – Where is Retailing Headed?

The competition between online and offline retail is heating up.  Online contender Amazon has reached $34 Billion in sales while brick and mortar Walmart dwarfs that with its $300+ Billion in sales.  Doesn’t seem like much of a match, but as the charts below reveal, Amazon... Read More →
17
DEC
2012

Blister Packaging – High Visibility Solutions for Retail

One of the most evident proofs of high technology used in packaging today is blister packaging. The paper, metalics, printing, embossing, and plastic manufacturing employed in blister packs is amazing. It’s a high tech product that can help you sell more at point of... Read More →
24
SEP
2012

POP Display Survey – What Makes A Display Work?

Think about your most successful product displays for a moment. List each of its most prominent features that you recognize. Why did the designer choose those features and do you believe they helped make the display successful? Please take a moment to tell us what you believe are... Read More →
14
SEP
2012

Shopper Marketing 5.0: Creating Value with Shopper Solutions

The 5th annual Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) shopper marketing research study focuses in on what is really important in shopper marketing and POP display and advertising – creating motivation, value, and driving sales instore. Of course, marketing has always strived to... Read More →
29
AUG
2012

Retail Shopping Trends 2012

Consumer shopping habits and preferences continue to evolve this year as personal budgets shrink, retail merchandising becomes more creative, and new shopping centers appear in Canadian cities. If you’re planning this year’s or next year’s POP campaign, you’ll be interested... Read More →