Walmart, Suppliers Looking For Success In Online Grocery Space

As Walmart continues to rapidly expand its online grocery pickup business, the retail giant says it’s important for suppliers to lean-in and try new strategies.

“We are in this together and we can’t run a good grocery business without your items. We are constantly trying and learning new things which is crucial if we are going to win in this space longterm,” Brock McKeel, a senior director of central operations at Walmart, told suppliers Thursday at the Greater Bentonville Chamber’s WalStreet Fireside Chat session on online grocery.

The room at 21C Museum in Bentonville was packed with suppliers eager to hear more about Walmart’s online grocery pickup strategy which can be a challenge to monitor from a supplier’s perspective given the lack of data available for online sales compared with brick and mortar.    MORE

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