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It’s All In The Delivery

It’s All In The Delivery

The ways we eat meals continuously evolve as our lifestyles, social dynamics and workloads change. The frozen TV dinner changed the landscape of meals in the 1950s, streamlining meal prep with readily portioned trays that could be popped in the oven for easy weeknight meals. Tupperware enabled make-ahead meal prep possible, as well as proper…

Amazon vs. Walmart: Summer Showdown

Amazon has done it again. Just when we thought they couldn’t bring us anything better than free two-day shipping, they are delivering us with Black Friday in July… and, promising even better deals! To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Amazon announced July 15th as “Prime Day”. Let the countdown to midnight begin! The “Lightning Deals”, exclusive to Prime…

Shopping just got easier.

As I scroll through the many Greek yogurt options on Walmart’s snazzy new online grocery list, walmart.com/grocery, adding several quickly to my cart, I realize this is a jackpot. And, its free. I hear other retailers like Peapod, Stop & Shop and Giant offer similar services at a cost. Looks like I just found another reason to shop…

All Things Walmart

It’s that time of year again. Northwest Arkansas welcomes thousands of Walmart Associates and Shareholders from around the world to their annual Shareholders meeting. The meeting takes place on Friday, June 6 at Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas Campus in Fayetteville, but events and concerts will be taking place all over Northwest…

Bill Simon, President & CEO of Walmart U.S., Shares His Story

Today, the TPN Bentonville office attended the Benton County Single Parent Scholarship Fund luncheon. Bill Simon, President & CEO of Walmart U.S., spoke at the event. Instead of speaking about how Walmart and the Walmart Foundation give back by supporting the Single Parent Scholarship Fund, it was a much more personal speech. Mr. Simon was…

From the Westside: Fresh & Easy Exits US Market

It comes as no surprise to many retail watchers that British parent company Tesco announced this morning that it will attempt to sell all 200 Fresh & Easy stores, located in California, Arizona and Nevada. Incredibly, the chain did not make any money during its 5-year duration in the US. It’s an unfortunate situation for…

Shopper Marketing and Baseball: The Gold Standard

Baseball fans know that a Perfect Game is every pitchers dream.  Only 23 major league pitchers have accomplished this feat.  There’s an equally elusive feat in the world of shopper marketing: Perfect Compliance. Recently, our team was doing store walks with our client and stumbled upon a pallet we had designed.   The in-store execution didn’t…

Short-Term Cuts Lead To Long-Term Pain

As recently reported by Bloomberg news, shoppers are fleeing Walmart for rivals in large part due to massive cuts in staffing leading to a shortage of stock support…which in turn leads to empty shelves. According to one shopper interviewed, If it’s not on the shelf, I can’t buy it,” she said. “You hate to see…