- Among Walmart's priorities this year is the development of a "next-generation fulfillment network," with a same-day delivery pilot already under way and plans including a combination of its 4,000-store U.S. network's reach with dedicated fulfillment centers.
- The retail giant also plans on investing in a global e-commerce platform, which will provide it with common digital technology in several countries.
- Additionally, self-checkout counter pilots in Sam's Club stores are part of plans to cut costs and increase store efficiency in the coming year.
From the article:
... Work on the fulfillment network will begin in the U.S. "We are still in pilot phases of our same day delivery for Walmart U.S. but we know we have a very important advantage in our brand and promise," explained Walmart CFO Charles Holley in a presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Conference last week. "Along with the 4,000 stores that are within a very short distance of a large part of the population, we are also going to be using dedicated fulfillment centers. ...