Tagged: amazon

Matthew Yglesius: Why Wal-Mart's E-Commerce Efforts Will Fail

by Lance Turner 10/22/2013 09:32 am

Slate's Matthew Yglesius considers Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s plans to compete head-to-head with Amazon in online retail and thinks the brick-and-mortar powerhouse will almost certainly fail.

J.B. Hunt Makes Supply Chain Savvy a Focus

by Chris Bahn 8/19/2013 12:00 am

Now a Fortune 500 company, J.B. Hunt branches out and makes rank in other lists as a third-party logistics provider - moving and installing products for consumers.

Video: WSJ Looks at Wal-Mart's High-Stakes Battle With Amazon

by Lance Turner 6/19/2013 11:27 am

The Wall Street Journal reports how Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is rethinking its supply and distribution chain to better compete in e-commerce.

How Wal-Mart Is Building a Better Online Store

by Mark Friedman 5/13/2013 12:00 am

Since 2011, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has poured millions of dollars into its e-commerce division, and its investments are paying off.

Wired: Amazon Growth Looks Like Wal-Mart Back in the Day

by Mark Carter 2/1/2013 09:27 am

Amazon's sales in the fourth quarter of last year were more than it made in all of 2008. Wired suggests Amazon's current growth curve resembles that of Wal-Mart in the '90s.

Fast Company Goes Inside Wal-Mart's E-commerce Strategy

by Lance Turner 11/26/2012 11:04 am

Tech writer Farhad Manjoo takes a look at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s growing e-commerce arm and how the world's largest retailer plans to improve online sales by leveraging social media, mobile and other tools.

Report: 'Showrooming' Is Real, Could Influence Up to $1.7 Billion in Purchases

by Lance Turner 11/20/2012 07:18 am

The number of shoppers engaging in showrooming during the 2012 holiday season is expected to increase by 134 percent, according to a report by IDC Retail Insights.

Wal-Mart Waits While Other Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Match Online Prices

by Lance Turner 10/18/2012 12:57 pm

This holiday season, Best Buy and Target Corp. plan to price-match their rivals, including online competitors like Amazon. But Wal-Mart Stores Inc. still hasn't decided what it will do.