Is AmazonGo Ready for Export?
Amazon (AMZN) has secured retail space in central London, where it plans to open its AmazonGo stores, according to The Grocer.
Gauging the Blowback of Germany’s Unemployment Rate
Germany’s unemployment rate was lower at 3.8% in December 2016, as compared to the pre-crisis level of 11.3% in 2003.
Germany’s Economic Growth and the Role of Rising Inflation
Germany’s expected rise in inflation is concerning as the cost of borrowing has increased across Europe—and this amid all the political uncertainty.
Will Walmart’s Omni-Channel Strategy in China Work?
Walmart (WMT) has operations in the US and 27 other countries around the world, and it operates e-commerce sites in 11 countries.
How Walmart Is Looking to Offset Future Operating Cost Headwinds
Wage costs are expected to be a headwind for Walmart. On February 20, Walmart made the second round of wage increases for over 1.2 million staff.
Why Walmart Faces an Uphill Battle in China and Brazil
Walmart reported a decline of 3% in same-store sales in China in fiscal 4Q16. The decrease was driven by a whopping 8.5% reduction in store traffic.
When Can You Expect Walmart’s Profitability Margins to Stabilize?
Despite the revenue headwinds we discussed in the previous part of this series, Walmart (WMT) expanded its gross margin by 21 basis points to 24.6% in the first three quarters of fiscal 2016.
The Energy and Materials Sectors Pulled VEURX into the Red in 2015
The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund was the worst performer for 2015 among the ten funds in this review.
Costco’s Industry Positioning: A Porter’s 5 Force Analysis
Costco’s suppliers include companies like PepsiCo (PEP), Procter & Gamble (PG), and the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC). No single supplier accounts for over 5% of revenue.
Forex Headwinds Hold Back Walmart’s Overseas Performance
Walmart’s top line is expected to see no growth in fiscal 2016, which ends January 31, 2016. This is due to forex (foreign exchange) headwinds from a higher-than-expected US dollar.
Declining Unemployment Hints at Tightening Labor Market in the UK
According to the Office for National Statistics, the unemployment rate in the UK dropped to 5.4% in the three months to August 2015 from 5.5% in the prior period.
Amazon Fresh Is Now in the UK
Amazon will now offer perishable items with its same-day delivery service in the UK. The recent move of offering perishable items indicates the company’s plans of launching its service Amazon Fresh in the UK.
Walmart Is Losing Market Share in Key Overseas Markets
Walmart’s (WMT) performance in international markets is likely to be mixed in 2Q16. Prospects appear brighter for Walmex and Walmart Canada.
Walmart Is Optimistic about International Performance after 1Q16
Despite positive sales trends and margin expansion in four of its five-largest overseas markets, Walmart’s reported international revenue declined by 6.6% to $30.3 billion.
Walmart Is Looking For Growth In International Markets
Walmart (WMT) is the world’s largest retailer. The company reported 6,189 stores in its International segment—compared to 4,987 in the US in 3Q15.
Who’s The Greatest Retailer Of Them All? – Walmart
Walmart is among a select group of global retailers (XRT) (RTH) competing in a variety of store formats. However, Walmart dwarfs all of the other companies.